Human Resources Specialist

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It’s a complicated process, but Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) is uniquely positioned to guide it. Using our strong technical expertise and years of experience in the field, our strong relationships with the Zambian government, and our ability to leverage funding from multiple international donors, we are uniquely positioned to identify and address health problems in the country and the African region. The CIDRZ approach is effective. We conduct intensive needs assessments to understand the ongoing challenges for the local health systems. We engage relevant partners to design and implement realistic solutions. We monitor our progress towards improved health outcomes, both at the individual and population level. The interplay between each step is critical and the result is a continuous loop that allows us to take past experiences to inform future decisions. Through this process, we have steadily expanded access to care and improved healthcare quality across a range of services. In addition, because our sole focus is on Zambia, we have a nuanced understanding of health systems on the ground and are able to nimbly respond to priorities identified by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Community Development Mother and Child Health.


Human Resources Specialist – Resourcing Ref No. HS/HR/

Reports to HR Manager – Resourcing and Development

The incumbent is part of a team responsible for planning and executing staff recruitment activities and supporting the overall recruitment strategy at operational level

Works with HR Manager – Resourcing and Development to develop a complete understanding of CIDRZ objectives to effectively shape and plan recruitment requirements

Understanding CIDRZ resourcing needs in order to meet business objectives and acts as the resourcing subject matter expert

Be externally focussed and curious about best practice in the external labour market and ensures the organisation is continually updated with labour market conditions

Assists with Job analysis and job evaluation to ensure jobs are properly graded

Assists with change management initiatives by conducting readiness assessments, job-impact analysis and capability assessments Effectively and efficiently maintains and updates Job descriptions and competence profile. Correctly implement and interpret HR policies and labour laws and provide guidance to Project Heads and Managers on handling resourcing issues. Conducts and coordinates the recruitment cycle for the entire organisation and ensure interviews, selection, placement and orientation enhance acquisition of staff. Ensures new staff are placed at correct salaries and negotiating with prospective candidates were need arises. Timely Processing of work permits for expatriate staff, initiating follow ups with immigration department. Conducts yearly organisational man power planning in consultation with the Manager and maintains the organisation establishment spread sheet to ensure optimum staffing numbers. Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports. Prepare periodic special reports to reflect staffing trends by project, grade and staff turnover analysis


Advanced Diploma in HR; Five (5) years’ relevant work experience in a fast paced environment; working knowledge of Zambian Labour Laws; Excellent interpersonal and communications skills; Job analysis and evaluation training is an added advantage; Trainings in specialised recruitments is an added advantage; Membership with ZIHRM is a must

How to apply

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply; however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send application letter quoting the reference number above, relevant academic and professional certificates, and detailed CV with day-time telephone number(s) to:

The CIDRZ Human Resources Director,

PO Box 34681,