Senior Human Resource Officer

Senior Human Resource Officer

Established in 1968 as The Australian Foundation for the Peoples of Asia and the Pacific Limited (AFAP), our organisation has adopted a new name – Action on Poverty (AOP). AOP is a fully-accredited, secular Australian organisation that empowers local changemakers to break the cycle of entrenched poverty in their communities. For nearly 50 years, AOP has successfully worked with local partners to implement cost-effective development programs in 20 countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

AOP in Vietnam has been working with poor communities in 9 provinces across the country since 1989 and became registered in Vietnam in 1996. Our program focuses on improving health, income generation, good governance, social monitoring, food security and resilience to the effects of climate change. AOP has developed a solid reputation as a principled, innovative, and pioneering NGO working with a wide spectrum of stakeholders ranging from policy makers and local authorities to civil society organisations (CSOs) and vulnerable communities.

We are seeking a well-qualified, experienced, highly motivated candidate who is ready to undertake a long-term commitment to the not-for-profit sector, for the position of Senior HR Officer, to commence in March 2019. The purpose of this position is to ensure HR processes and issues are handled in accordance with AOP’s Admin and Personnel Policy and current local law.

  • Position: Senior Human Resource Officer
  • Type of contract: Full-time fixed-term contract
  • Work location: Hanoi office with possible travels to project office(s)
  • Reports to: Operations Manager
  • Salary: Negotiable based on qualifications and experience


1. Staff recruitment and selection

  • Provide effective and timely support in recruitment and selection to ensure integrity and merit;
  • Candidate database management;
  • Develop and provide induction package.

2. Contract and personnel management

  • Coordinate labour, consultancy and service contracts signing;
  • Ensure appropriate and timely actions for renewals of contracts, promotions, within-grade increments, and performance evaluations;
  • Develop and implement plans for contract reviews, renewals and terminations;
  • Update relevant information for HR Policy and prepares annual HR report;
  • Issue and manage labour and outsourced contracts;
  • Manage and maintain contract database properly.

3. Administrative support and inputs for HROD strategy and policies

  • Support HR-related processes for staff such as policies compliance, travel and perdiem, training and development, appraisals, etc.;
  • Provide counselling and promote equity, transparency and consistency in the interpretation, determination and administration of HR policies and procedures;
  • Conduct training needs assessment and propose training and development plans.

4. Others

  • Contribute to the budget preparation and review process;
  • Participate in management meetings;
  • Other tasks as deemed necessary and appropriate.



  • Relevant Degree and/or equivalent professional qualification, preferably in human resources, social sciences or other relevant disciplines e.g. business administration, psychology, international relations;
  • Master degree or additional professional trainings in human resource management is an advantage.

Work experience

  • At least 5 years of experience in relevant positions;
  • Practical work experience with INGOs is preferable.

Technical knowledge/skills

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of international organisation’s HR policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge and proficiency of relevant office technology application and personnel database systems;
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to oversee, coordinate and perform activities related to personnel administration and systems;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Willingness to travel.


  • Advanced business English and Vietnamese, both spoken and written.

For more information, please see the attached job description.

How to apply:

Please email your CV and cover letter in English with the subject line of: “SHRO Application – Your name” by 25th February 2019 to [email protected]

Candidate reviews will commence immediately upon publication of this announcement and will continue until suitable candidate has been identified. While we appreciate all responses, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

AOP in Vietnam is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on grounds of ethnic origin, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation. All employees, volunteers and interns are required to comply with AOP Policies.

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Mon, 2019-02-25