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Job Title:
CSDP Human Resources Officer

Annual Salary: Php848,474.00 plus bonuses and benefits, non-negotiable

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
Indeterminate, full-time at 37.5 hours per week



Levels 6-8 Tower 2 RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue, Makati 1200

Closing date for applications:
27-05-2019 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the direction of the Common Service Delivery Point (CSDP) Operations Manager, the CSDP HR Officer assists a portfolio of missions with their staffing activities; advises on recruitment strategy and Area of Selection Guidelines; provides and/or reviews Statements of Merit Criteria (SoMC) and job posters; provides and/or reviews assessment tools such as written exams and interview questions; develops or reviews the rating guides; is responsible to ensure that the applicants are screened in line with the staffing guidelines and that all materials are translated into both official languages with the support from an HR Assistant; may participate in being on the selection board for some competitions; advises on recruitment best practices sets up suitable psychometric tests when appropriate.

Acts as the Secretary at Virtual Classification Committee Meetings (VCC); gathers information to present to the Committee; answers questions posed by the Committee and writes a report for the committee members outlining their classification decision; liaises with program managers as required to obtain relevant information; conducts desk audits as required and informs missions of the outcome of the process.

The accurate storage and retention of files is paramount in this role for future reference using agreed naming conventions.

Whilst this is a summary of the current main areas of focus of the role, additional responsibilities may be allocated as the Common Service Delivery Point (CSDP) environment evolves.

Essential qualifications:

Language: Fluency in English (read, write, speak)

Education: A university degree; preference may be given to those whose degree is in a related field

- At least three (3) years of recent* work experience in a Human Resources discipline in the key areas of staffing or positions classification
- Experience in researching and analyzing information and in providing recommendations to managers in human resources disciplines, e.g., staffing and classification
- Experience in using corporate Human Resources systems to extract and analyze data
*”Recent” is defined as within the last seven (7) years


- Ability to plan and organize workload, as well as to establish and manage priorities in a high-paced work environment
- Proficiency in acting in an advisory capacity to client
- Demonstrate the ability to create and maintain complex spreadsheets

Behavioural Competencies:
- Thinking things through
- Judgement
- Confidentiality
- Showing initiative and being action-oriented
- Working effectively with others
- Demonstrating integrity and respect
- Adaptability and flexibility
- Client service orientation

Knowledge of:
- Best practices Human Resources and procedures
- Microsoft Office suite including the use of Excel software

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications:

Education: Professional qualification in Human Resources

- Professional experience within a High Commission or Embassy
- Experience working in a Human Resources environment using psychometric tests
- Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, regulations. and policies governing Human Resources disciplines
- Experience in supervising a team providing administrative Human Resources support

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
Working hours:
Mondays-Thursdays: 07h30-16h15
Fridays: 07h30-12h00

Condition(s) of Employment:
The successful candidate must:

1. Obtain and maintain the required level of security clearance from the Government of Canada. This involves, among other things, criminal record checks, credit checks and validation of qualifications.

2. If non-citizen of the Philippines, have the possession of or ability to procure a valid working permit in the Philippines for an indeterminate period.

3. Meet the employer’s medical requirements by undergoing a medical evaluation by a physician.

4. Be able and committed to working additional hours as required, and on short notice, during evenings and weekends.

5. Be able to travel both locally and abroad.

Area of selection:
Open to Philippine nationals and expatriates with or eligible for a work permit, who meet the Essential Qualifications and are currently residing in the PhilippinesOpen to Philippine nationals and expatriates with or eligible for a work permit, who meet the Essential Qualifications and are currently residing in the Philippines

Important Notes:

Candidates will initially be screened on the Essential Qualifications and must demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet these criteria. Only those candidates who meet all the Essential Requirements will proceed to the next stage of the process.

Applications must be submitted through this website by 23h59 on 27 May 2019, Manila time. Only applications received through this website will be accepted.

Candidates must meet the Essential Qualifications to be invited to the competition process. Candidates will be assessed on Abilities, Behavioural Competencies, Essential, and Asset Qualifications. A written examination and/or interview may be administered. References will be required and reference checks may be conducted and evaluated.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but we will only contact those who pass the initial screening. Candidates must provide contact information so that they can be easily reached (e-mail, mobile, etc.).

The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list for similar openings in the Embassy which might arise in the twelve (12) months following the completion of this competition.


1. Travel costs to and from the exam and interview sites as well as relocation costs will not be reimbursed.

2. Candidates who fail to confirm their attendance at our written exam and/or interview will be considered withdrawn from the process.

3. Applicants are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language (English or French) in their application.

4. Candidates are advised that the exam and interview will only be re-scheduled under these exceptional circumstances:
a. Medical reason with certificate
b. Pre-arranged travel with proof
c. Pre-scheduled training with proof
d. Death in the family
e. Other exceptional reason deemed acceptable by the Selection Board

Sorry, this vacancy is closed.

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