The success of the HD Centre's operations is dependent on the quality and the commitment of its Human Resources. Our team is made of individuals driven by meaningful objectives who find creative approaches to “getting things done”.

The HD Centre recruits professionals who have an entrepreneurial approach, are able to reflect on their work and are dedicated to making a difference in peace and mediation efforts. With a staff of more than twenty different nationalities and an equal number of men and women employees, the HD Centre offers a unique working environment in a challenging field.

Permanent and short-term career opportunities are posted below when they become available.

Internships

The HD Centre is willing to offers students an opportunity to acquire direct exposure and allow them to contribute to the organisation’s work through internships. Each intern will be paid a stipend for the duration of their internship.

When positions become available, the HD Centre will give preference to students undertaking degrees in political science, international relations, peace and conflict, human rights, humanitarian law or equivalent. Eligible candidates must also be fluent in English.

Knowledge in pre- and post-conflict situations, conflict resolution and peacemaking, with experience in researching, analysing and writing on political contexts will be strongly favoured.

Motivated students should send their resume together with an application letter by email to: hrmanager(at)hdcentre.org

 

 

Current vacancies

Administrative Assistant, Bangui, Central African Republic

The HD Centre is looking for an:

Administrative Assistant

for its programme of work in the Central African Republic. Based in Bangui and reporting to the Project Manager, s/he will provide financial, administrative and logistical support. In particular, s/he will:

  • Prepare the monthly office report package for the headquarters; in doing so, ensure all financial transactions have adequate supporting documentation and ensure invoices and claims are adequately approved by the relevant
    supervisor(s);
  • Prepare bank reconciliations for all bank accounts on a monthly basis;
  • Process cash payments and record expenses in the office report;
  • Manage the office’s local bank account and petty cash;
  • Control and process expense claims as per the HD Centre’s travel policy;
  • Support monthly/quarterly accounting closure and the HD Centre’s year-end and local office statutory closure in a timely manner;
  • Ensure expenses and income are correctly allocated as per donor budgets and requirements;
  • Act as a liaison person with the CAR government agencies (tax / labour authority, etc…), company auditors;
  • Manage company register, the business renewal permit of the organisation and government regulatory reporting;
  • Provide support before and during audits;
  • Ensure that the HD Centre’s internal rules, policies and controls are applied consistently and adequately;
  • Prepare consultancy agreements and manage leave balances;
  • Arrange and manage travel arrangements for staff and consultants, including following-up on required travel documents;
  • Prepare and support the organisation of events;
  • Manage the administration of the office, including inventory and procurement.

Qualifications: The relevant candidate should have at least three years of relevant international experience in an administrative support function, including accounting. Prior experience in the management of logistics and travel arrangements would be considered an asset. S/he should possess excellent spoken and written English skills, in addition to being fluent in French.

The successful applicant should also have prior experience of working in an international environment, independently but in co-ordination with relevant departments at headquarters.

If you are interested in this position, and meet all of the above-described qualifications, please send your resume (maximum 2 pages) with a short introduction before 21 October 2014 to hrmanager(at)hdcentre.org.

The HD Centre is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, please visit http://www.hdcentre.org.

Office Administration and Accounting Manager, Bamako, Mali

The HD Centre is looking for an:

Office Administration and Accounting Manager

for its programme of work in Mali and in the Sahel region. Based in Bamako and reporting to the Project Manager in Bamako as well as co-ordinating with the Francophone Africa regional Co-ordinator in Geneva, the Office Administration and Accounting Manager will ensure the smooth running of the HD Centre’s office in Mali with regards to logistics, finance, as well as general and personnel administration. In particular, s/he will: 

  • Set-up the administrative structure to support the HD Centre’s operations in Mali and in the Sahel region;
  • Ensure compliance with the HD Centre’s standards, policies, procedures, as well as with the HD Centre’s internal controls;
  • Prepare the monthly office report package for the headquarters office ensuring that all financial transactions have adequate supporting documentation and signatures;
  • Manage the office’s local bank account and petty cash; prepare bank reconciliations on a monthly basis and process cash payments;
  • Review, monitor and follow-up on donors requirements;
  • Support the preparation of project budgets, forecasts and audits; provide support before and during audits;
  • Control and process invoices and expense claims as per the HD Centre’s travel policy;
  • Act as a liaison person with the Malian government agencies (tax / labour authorities, etc…) and the auditors;
  • Oversee logistics and maintenance of the office; manage inventory and procurement;
  • Organise travel arrangements for the HD Centre’s employees, consultants and invited guests in the Sahel region, including booking of flights, transfers, visa applications, accommodation and meeting places;
  • Manage personnel administration, including payroll, consultants files and leave balances;
  • Organise induction programmes for new staff and consultants and brief employees and consultants on the HD Centre’s policies and procedures;

Qualifications: The relevant candidate should have a university degree in finance and administration, as well as at least seven years of relevant experience, in a generalist function, managing accounting, personnel administration and logistics; prior experience of working in an international environment, independently but in co-ordination with relevant departments at headquarters; and knowledge of local labour laws as well as of the not-for-profit sector. Prior experience in payroll processing would be an asset. The successful candidate should possess strong command of written and spoken English, in addition to being fluent in French. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft office suite is also required.

Personality: The successful candidate should be structured, flexible and detail-oriented. S/he should have excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines. S/he should be a team player with solid communication skills.

If you are interested in this position, and meet all of the above-described requirements, please send your resume (maximum 2 pages) with a short introduction before 21 October to hrmanager(at)hdcentre.org.

The HD Centre is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, please visit http://www.hdcentre.org