Human Resources Officer (Ref# 67/173 I L1)

Human Resources

Deadline Date: Sunday, April 2, 2023
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Qualifications and Experience
The successful candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university, which
should be in Social Sciences, Psychology or a closely related field.

Candidates should also possess:

  • At least five (5) years’ experience in a similar position
  • At least three (3) years’ experience operating at a supervisory level
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • HR certification such as PHR or SHRM-CP
  • Experience operating within a unionized environment
  • Knowledge of HR and Talent Assessment and Talent Management strategies

The following would be considered assets:

  • Knowledge of HR policies and practices in Higher Education
  • Knowledge of job evaluation – HAY Methodology
  • Knowledge of local labour laws and regulations


Key Responsibilities

  • Supervising a team of human resource professionals including coaching and advice, training, performance management, etc.
  • Overseeing the recruitment and selection of assigned staff groups
  • Administering and interpreting employee selection tools and assessments including Psychometric assessments, ability tests etc.
  • Overseeing the development and maintenance of Job Descriptions and Specifications
  • Leading the effective administration of the Performance Management policies and procedures for assigned staff groups, ensuring compliance
  • Reviewing gaps identified in performance appraisals for assigned staff groups and making recommendations for development intervention
  • Leading the development and execution of annual training plans, and evaluation of
    training interventions
  • Administering Talent and Succession planning initiatives
  • Providing support on organizational and staff development initiatives and programs
    including Coaching and Mentoring programs
  • Reviewing, approving, and administering recommendations and requests for temporary
    staff allowances, acting appointments, temporary assignments, and promotions
  • Preparing and presenting of papers to the ATSS Committee for approval
  • Overseeing the preparation of relevant staff letters and notifications including changes
    to employment terms letters, promotion letters, payroll notifications, memos, payment
    vouchers etc.
  • Leading the conduct of the job evaluation process
  • Ensuring the administration of staff exit procedures including conducting exit
  • Participating in drafting of HR policies, procedures, and programs in support of HR
    strategies and processes
  • Advising on the application of human resource policies, procedures, and programs
  • Participating in the reviews/audits of human resource systems and processes and makes
    recommendations for improvement
  • Preparing and submitting reports as and when required


Personal Attributes
The Campus places high priority on individuals of integrity who are client focused and can work
well in a team and student friendly environment. Candidates should also possess good
communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of both oral and written English is
essential. Candidates should also:

  • Be attentive to detail
  • Display organizational awareness
  • Exhibit strong ethical standards
  • Have good problem solving abilities
  • Have excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Be able to foster relationships with various stakeholders
  • Be able to manage conflict
  • Be able to manage resources to achieve planned goals
  • Be a continuous learner


Detailed application and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, c/o HR
Division (Appointments Section), Main Administration Building, The University of the West
Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. via e-mail:
Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated.

Application forms may be obtained at in the Faculty & Staff, Staff
Vacancies section. Further particulars including remuneration package may also be obtained at
the above address. To expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their
referees to send their signed references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the
Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by the University.

Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 2023 April 02