The UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education offers graduate education in Delft, The Netherlands, and carries out research and capacity building projects all over the world. The mission of UNESCO-IHE is to contribute to the education and training of professionals and to build the capacity of sector organizations, knowledge centres and other institutions active in the fields of water, the environment and infrastructure in developing countries and countries in transition.
UNESCO-IHE has a permanent staff of 194, of which 106 are scientific staff, while about 250 guest-lecturers from academia and industry contribute to the educational programme. Each year 750 participants (incl. about 200 new MSc students per year) from all over the world attend the various regular and short courses at UNESCO-IHE. The institute has an international staff & student community with English as working language.
The process management unit Human Resource Management (HRM) offers specialized advice and services to facilitate the Heads of Department and Managers in their HR related responsibilities. In the coming years HRM will be going through a transition which includes more integral management and decentralized tasks. HRM consists of an HR Manager, three HR Advisors and an Employment Benefits Officer. For HRM we are currently seeking an:
HR Advisor 0.84 – 1.0 FTE (m/f)
The HR Advisor is responsible for the HRM support to the departments, within the scope of the collective Labour Agreement for Universities (VSNU) and the institutes’ HRM policies.
The position reports to the Manager HR.
- Maintains the Performance Development Management policy, in coordination with related areas such as Recruitment, education & mobility, etc.
- Advice and support internal clients in the recruitment & selection process and contracting of staff.
- Assume responsibility for the intake of new staff.
- Advise management on tactical and/or operational aspects of HRM policy and HRM issues with a high level of organisational complexity.
- Inform and advise employees and superiors on the interpretation and application options of provisions and regulations in the area of HRM.
- Advise and act as a mediator in working relations when required.
- Jointly develop and implement HRM policies and instruments.
- Bachelor’s degree in the field of Human Resources.
- A minimum of 5-8 years of relevant work experience in HR.
- Working knowledge of the academic environment is a pre-requisite.
- Knowlegde of Dutch Labour Law.
- Demonstrated experience in policy development and implementation, preferably with a specialisation in expat management or staff development and evaluation policies.
- Demonstrated writing and editing skills, with a very strong command of English.
Terms of Employment
This position is, in principle, a permanent one. Following two consecutive temporary contracts, candidates will be considered for a permanent contract after 2 years. The position is based in Delft, The Netherlands. A competitive salary (grade 9/10) is offered depending on qualifications and experience in accordance with the conditions of employment for Dutch Universities. The appointment implies entry into the Netherlands' Civil Service Pension Fund (ABP).
Information and application
Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Juliëtte Terlaak, Manager Human Resources (E: j.terlaak @ unesco-ihe.org / T: +31 15 215 1789).
Applications (in English), should respond specifically to the requirements, and can be sent un till 21 September 2016 including curriculum vitae, motivation letter and the names and contact details of two contactable referees, to UNESCO-IHE, (as one PDF file with your family name as the filename), attn. Human Resource Management (E: vacancies @ unesco-ihe.org ), PO Box 3015, 2601 DA Delft, The Netherlands, stating vacancy-number 16-HRM-02.
Acquisition by staffing agencies and other 3rd parties is not appreciated.