Job Title

HR Officer


Erbil- HQ, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (KRI), with occasional travel to other areas of KRI.

Type of Position

Employment contract

Length of Contract

6 months

Compensation and Benefits

Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with skills and experience. National Compensation Package

About SEED Foundation

SEED Foundation is a locally registered NGO in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. SEED’s mission is to protect, empower, and support the recovery of survivors of violence and others at risk. SEED is committed to delivering quality and holistic approaches, combining international expertise and local know-how to achieve results for the people of Iraq and Kurdistan. SEED’s programming focuses on four key objectives: 1) the delivery of transformational, comprehensive MHPSS services including case management, mental health, and legal services, as well as psychosocial support activities; 2) strengthening the capacity of service providers through education, training, and capacity-building programs; 3) promoting policy and social change to strengthen the rights of, and protections for, vulnerable groups and individuals; and, 4) supporting the protection and recovery of survivors of trafficking, including through SEED’s shelter for victims of trafficking and those at risk, after care services, and prevention work to reduce the risk of trafficking through public awareness, technical assistance, and advocacy for legal, regulatory, policy, process, and institutional changes.

Role HR Officer

The HR Officer is a full-time position based in HQ- Erbil with travel to other sites within KRI when required. The HR Officer will support the work of SEED’s management, perform a full range of HR duties and support administrative requirements for the office.


HR and Personnel

  • Support the recruitment cycle (coordinate and schedule interviews) identical with recruitment process and procedure and produce when needed.
  • Support all staff related entry and exit documentation upon hire and at exits after the end of assignments, especially final entitlement 
  • Maintain and update the personnel records and filing system regularly and the HR database, ensuring that information is completed in an orderly and timely manner.
  • Prepare payroll and maintain/update absences, leave, overtime, new hires, exit staff, etc.
  • Maintain the HR database (inclusive of the leave database, timesheets tracking of staff probationary periods, Semiannual appraisal, and annual performance appraisal 
  • Administer medical insurance, and disability programs by advising employees of eligibility; providing application information; helping with form completion; verifying submission; notifying employees of approvals
  • Process employees’ requests and provide relevant forms and guidance
  • Coordinate HR meetings, seminars, and required training
  • Prepare SSPC report
  • Handle employee relations in professional grace, and escalate code of conduct or other relevant cases to the HR Manager and the Complaint and Grievance committee

Essential criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management or any other related degree.
  • Three years’ experience as a HR Officer.  
  • Experience of supporting a team of at least 80 personnel.
  • At least one year experience in preparing payroll, and contracts.
  • Good interpersonal skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships.
  • Good diplomatic and persuasion skills.
  • Strong ability to work independently.
  • High standard of spoken and written English and Arabic or Kurdish.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Ability to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments.    
  • Salary benefits and allowances dependent on skills and qualifications.

How to Apply

  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via this link:
  • In order for an application to be considered valid, SEED only accepts online profiles duly completed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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