HR & Admin Director

Ref: TIQ-553

Permanent only
Human Resources


This leader position serves as the Head of HR & Admin functions and as a key business partner and peer to senior management team in HQ in leading and creating initiatives, systems, and best practices to recruit, develop and train, and retain a diverse and high- performing workforce. s/he will have responsibilities across, and the integration of, organizational effectiveness, talent management, talent acquisition, employment branding, learning and development, people operations, total rewards, change management and comprehensive administrative support. With the objective to continue to improve both employees experience over the lifetime at the company as well as ensure we are set to attract, onboard, retain and develop the best talents.


Collaborates to develop robust talent management plans to attract, retain, develop, and engage talent in critical roles particularly for a niche and technical arena of engineering and technicians.
Lead and develop a plan for internal communication processes, performance management, and leadership and professional development.
Reviews HR practices and their proper implementation by management to ensure legality and consistency while looking for opportunities to increase productivity and contain costs.
Build an organizational culture that supports advancement of Taqa’s mission and strategic plans.
Drive strategies to support Taqa’s efforts to attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce and encourage innovation, learning, and cross-cultural collaboration.
Develop budgets, strategies, policies and procedures to support the functional infrastructure in conjunction with other members of the Executive Management Team.
Build and implement frameworks that achieve consistency of practices, efficiency, and fairness in HR operations.
Design and communicate Taqa’s core values through effective programs, events & touchpoints that promote diversity, engagement & inclusion.
Design, develop, and implement a future-focused and effective HR strategies with the aim to thrive our talent attraction, as well as employee engagement, development, reward, and retention.
Function as a strategic business advisor and HR Business Partner by providing HR support to the CM, MD, and the global team to drive business strategies and business performance, optimize organization design, and resource utilization.
Help the organization increase overall employee productivity and retention – work to optimize hiring costs and ROI and promote social responsibility across the organization.
Manage the HR department’s annual budget.
Directing change management and organizational development.
Assessing and creating a plan to ensure that the people target operating model is sufficient for the goal of having the right people in the right roles to growing revenues and ensure operational excellence.
Support in developing a long-term management development program to develop the future leaders of the business.
Enhance and develop the youth development program (at both apprenticeship and graduate level).
Partners with the global team to identify and articulate the HR needs of Atrush and deploys programs and processes in ways that bring value to the business.
Drive organizational commitment to leverage diversity to Taqa’s competitive advantage.
Demonstrate the ability to understand business goals and market trends and leverage this insight to recommend and influence new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in business objectives, productivity and development of HR within the company.
Coaches senior leaders on complex leadership and HR issues including development and talent performance and issues which could have the potential to create a competitive advantage for the business.
Lead the negotiations of contracts and maintaining facility leases and service contracts with vendors.
Overseeing inventory, procurement, and maintenance of furniture, equipment and supplies.

Maintaining safety, first aid and disaster prevention programs in compliance with Taqa’s policies and procedures and current Health & Safety rules and guidelines.




Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or Business Management or related studies.




Minimum of 12 years HR experience, preferably in an international environment.
Extensive experience as an HR business partner with significant leadership skills and experience building and leading global, diverse teams of HR and Admin professionals.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving approaches and the ability to influence company leaders.


Strong understanding of all HR functions and proven experience in driving a strategic workforce plan.
Demonstrated success in working effectively at senior management levels to impact and influence decision making.


Strong communications skills, including the ability to listen to the needs of others
Strong strategic skills and the ability to act as a visionary for a company
In-depth knowledge of labor laws and HR practices
Strong leadership qualities to lead an HR team and fulfil an executive function
Strong business and financial skills, including financial planning, budgeting and financial reporting
The ability to remain calm in stressful situations and deal well with conflict
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask
Strong morals and ethics and sound judgement.
Ability to take concepts from inception to execution.
Ability to make sound decisions and demonstrate a high degree of trustworthiness in handling confidential and sensitive information.

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