Job Description:Job Title: HR MANAGER Reports to: COUNTRY DIRECTOR, INDIA AND CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER Location: AHMEDABAD Introduction: Founded in 2003, a client of Third Sector Partners which is a leading UK based educational charity striving to meet the needs of rural disadvantaged children. The mission is to transform the lives of children by bringing effective and sustainable primary education to remote and rural communities. They believe education provides a foundation to enable people to create better lives for themselves and their communities. It provides funding and its team of leading primary educators work with local NGO partners and the State to develop and deliver high quality rural education programmes. It brings a unique approach based on global best practices and latest research on education, focusing on the following five main areas: (a) Teacher training (b) Teaching and learning skill development, (c) Teaching materials development, (d) Education assessment, (e) School governance and pupil attendance. Reason for Hire: It is expanding its footprint and profile in India and seeks to hire an experienced HR Manager to manage all aspects of HR for the Indian based staff. It is looking for a dynamic individual, with at least 8-10 years of experience in HR and Administration. The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing and managing all HR, Administration, Infrastructure and facility management activities. S/he will also be responsible for recruitment, induction, change management, retention and development, reward and compensation, employee engagement and employee relations. Roles and Responsibilities: This role includes managing the operation of HR in India. This involves ensuring the smooth operation of our HR processes, assisting with the recruiting and induction of new staff and managing the operation of our staff development process. Manage HR Processes: oMaintain personnel files and provision of information to London office on staff. oMaintain staff handbook. oEnsure staff policies and procedures are kept up to date and are being followed by all staff. oMaintain staff holiday and leave records. Staff recruitment, induction and leavers: oAssist line managers with preparation of job descriptions. oEnsure high quality and consistent process for hiring new staff. oWork closely with recruitment agencies to ensure smooth and timely selection and recruitment. oPreparation of staff contracts for sign off by Country Director and CFO. oProvide induction to new employees on HR policies and practices ensuring all required documents are signed and filed. oCoordinate induction process for new hires. oConduct exit interviews for all leavers. Staff professional development process oManage probation review, annual review and half year review processes for India staff. oSupport line managers in facilitating personal development plans for staff. Assist line managers with the administrative processes for addressing HR issues. Work with the Finance Manager to ensure smooth monthly payroll process. Provide support to our partners on HR policies and procedures as required. Assist the Finance Manager with HR aspects of our partner audits. Keep up to date with all changes in Indian labour laws and policies and work with CFO and Country Director to ensure compliance with existing labour laws and government reporting. Note: The roles and responsibilities outlined above are not meant to be an exhaustive list of tasks. The need for flexibility is required and the job holder is expected to carry out any other related duties that are within the employee' s skills and abilities whenever reasonably required. Must Haves: A MBA in HR management or any other relevant degree with minimum 8 -10 years experience in personnel management and related functions with at least 2 years in a managerial role. Experience in the Not for Profit sector is preferable. In-depth knowledge of HR laws and practices Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, coupled with the professional credibility required to influence and motivate others Ability to deal with difficult situations and use judgment to solve problems. Interest in development issues and experience of working with NGOs/development sector. Preferable: Experience in the not for profile sector would be preferable. Location: Ahmedabad Third Sector Partners, a leading senior management and board search firm in the Not for Profit sector has been retained for this position. Interested candidates can send in their CVs along with three references and a cover note to email@example.com with the subject line indicating HR Manager or contact us at Tel: +91 22 43493333. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.