HR Manager - KIAT

HR Manager

The role

The Human Resource (HR) Manager will lead on and/or provide support on a range of human resources services including organizational development, employee and consultant relations, recruiting, compensation, benefits, performance management, training, and research. The HR Manager will work closely with Facility staff, Cardno HR and program management teams, and key external stakeholders (DFAT, GoI, subcontractors) by providing guidance, support, and policy development on a range of HR related topics. The HR Manager will report directly to the Facility Operations Manager within the Facility.

This role also involves the following key activities:

1.     Lead and/or support the delivery, coordination and implementation of human resources programs, services and initiatives;

2.    Advise and guide the Facility on best practices in HR management and compliance with DFAT and Government of Indonesian regulations;

3.   Identify and support strategic, planning, implementation and improvement efforts throughout the HR lifecycle, including gender equity and social inclusion across the Facility.

4.   Provide advice and support to management in talent management and workforce planning, with a particular focus on providing support in the areas of staffing and recruitment, staff development and performance management;

5.   Develop guidance and provide advice to staff and managers to ensure effective workplace management practices are implemented across the Facility, including remote working arrangements.

6.   Develop and implement initiatives aimed at strengthening workforce engagement and team morale.

7.   Lead the development of a Learning and Development framework for the Facility and oversee its implementation.

8.  Develop Facility HR policy and procedures manual, ensuring compliance with local regulations, Cardno policies and global standards;

9.  Research, recommend and support in the implementation of gender and social inclusion initiatives throughout the Facility;

10. Manage ongoing local salary and benefits surveys and grading structures, including recommendations to revise local salary structures and/or annual salary adjustments;

11.  In coordination with the hiring manager, coordinate recruitment efforts, work with hiring managers to develop position descriptions and provide counsel and recommendation on job classifications and compensation levels to ensure alignment with Facility policies and practices, as well as internal equity;

12.  Provide on-the-job training, guidance and mentoring to staff on recruitment processes and procedures, compliance and systems including merit selection

13.    Manage employee relations matters, providing counselling and coaching to managers and staff on employee relations issues, ensuring effective resolution, and escalating issues when necessary consistent with internal policies such as grievance;

14.    Maintain an employee and consultant database (International and National) as well as HR filing system and provide required data for reports as identified;

15.    Serve as a key focal point and liaise with GoI, DFAT, subcontractors, consultants and staff on HR matters related to the Facility.

16.    Ensure that consultations, meetings, and decision-making processes include representations of gender

17.    Ensure that all key activities consider opportunities to strengthen Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) outcomes during implementation, and where relevant consider the feasibility of engaging with civil society to enhance these outcomes.

Please copy paste this link to access the Terms of Reference detailing responsibilities and selection:;

About you

You will be a motivated and proactive HR Manager with the right combination of talent, energy and a commitment to technical excellence. You have the following selection criteria:

1.      Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, International Business, or related field. Master’s degree is preferred.

2.   Demonstrated experience managing all areas of HR and developing and implementing best practice HR policies and procedures; experience working for a government contractor or an international development organization is preferred.

3.     A thorough understanding of Indonesian legislation related to personnel employment; working knowledge of DFAT and the Government of Indonesia compliance requirements is preferred.

4.    Well-developed conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills, and a proven ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders to achieve results.

5.     Ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders from diverse backgrounds including people with disabilities.

6.   Knowledge and understanding of the different needs of different stakeholders such as women, the elderly, people with disabilities and others with special mobility needs.


Successful Indonesian nationals will be engaged under a local contract in Indonesia Rupiah and subject to Indonesian employment regulations and tax obligations.

Why join KIAT?

The Australia Indonesia Infrastructure Partnership (Kemitraan Indonesia Australia untuk Infrastruktur - KIAT) offers meaningful opportunities for each individual member of our team to grow, make an impact and leave a legacy for local communities, globally.

By joining KIAT, you will be part of an environment where you can collaborate with leading experts from diverse backgrounds, access development programs to achieve your career goals, and be challenged to take a global outlook.

How to apply

1) CV

2) Statement (of up to 1,000 words) addressing the candidate’s skills and experience, and outlining the relevance to the role

3) Two referee names, position details and contact information

4) Please apply through this link :;

Closing Date

The position closes on 30 November 2020

About Cardno

We are a global provider of integrated professional services which enrich the physical and social environment for the communities in which we live and work. Our team of multidisciplinary specialists has more than 70 years’ experience in designing, developing and delivering sustainable projects and community advancement programs.

Notice to recruitment agencies: Please note that Cardno does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or recruitment agencies.

 Cardno is an equal opportunity employer.

Cardno is committed to child protection and safeguarding the welfare of children in the delivery of our international development programs. Recruitment and selection procedures reflect this commitment and may include relevant criminal record checks.

Cardno is committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), Child Protection and bribery prevention. We want to engage with the right people to deliver our client programs. As part of our approach you will be subjected to formal background screening, criminal record checks, employment verification, and periodic compliance checks. All Cardno staff receive safety, compliance and safeguards training and are responsible for contributing to a safer working culture.

Due to the anticipated volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.