Asia Justice and Rights, or AJAR, is a non-profit regional human rights organization, recognized as a center of excellence for the promotion of human rights, justice, and accountability. Its work is based on strong knowledge and evidence, and is supported by an effective network of respected and committed human rights defenders and survivors. The head office is based in Jakarta, with country teams located in Bangladesh, Timor-Leste, and Thailand (which temporarily hosts the Burma team). The organization was established in Indonesia some 12 years ago, with a core team of six individuals. It has since expanded incrementally and, as of February 2022, has offices in four countries, with projects across Asia and the Pacific, and with a staff compliment of some 50 individuals
The purpose of this consultancy is to identify oversights and gaps in AJAR’s management of human resources, and to develop a practical plan that addresses these shortcomings as preparation for the recruitment of a permanent Human Resource Manager. The consultant will be expected to interview members of staff in each of the country programs, using participative methodologies, to properly identify and understand the main issues hindering the smooth and harmonious running of the organization. Identified issues will include, but will not be limited to:
- Transparent and objective recruitment processes;
- A standardized organizational structure, with job positions, and roles and responsibilities, consistently applied and compensated across the organization;
- A transparent salary structure applied across the organization, with cost of living determining country differentials;
- Annual performance appraisals routinely conducted, that reward good performance and determine salary increases; and
- A human resource policy that is understood by all staff, including policies on sexual harassment, COVID, security, whistleblowing, staff travel allowances, and so on.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Consultant will:
- Carry out a desk review of AJAR’s human resource policies and procedures from the perspective of parity and equality, identifying gaps and recommending improvements, and using the policies of likeminded organizations as comparators;
- Interview staff from a range of positions, and from all AJAR locations, to identify and list issues and concerns;
- Develop a practical step-by-step plan that addresses identified issues and concerns, and can be implemented over a reasonable time period, given the organization’s budgetary constraints;
- Develop terms of reference for the recruitment of a fulltime or parttime Human Resource Manager, to ensure the future harmonious and smooth running of the organization;
- Provide a full report to senior management detailing outstanding issues, and ways AJAR might improve its human resource management.
- A presentation to management detailing outstanding issues and suggesting improvements;
- A written report with detailed recommendations;
- A step-by-step plan to implement recommendations; and
- Draft terms of reference for the recruitment of a permanent fulltime or parttime Human Resource Manager.
Qualifications and experience
- A solid academic background, or equivalent experience, in human resource management;
- An excellent understanding of human resources in the not-for-profit sector in Asia;
- Experience working with diverse, multi-cultural teams;
- Excellent English language and report writing skills;
- Self-motivated and able to work without supervision; and
- Disciplined and understands the importance of working to deadlines.
Preferably Jakarta, but Bali is also an option.
Duration and timeframe
20 days from 01 to 31 March, 2022
Galuh Wandita <email@example.com>
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