HR Officer

International Union for Conservation of Nature

Bonn, Germany

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: HR and Admin

The gross annual salary for this position is in the range from EUR 46.160 to EUR 57.700 subject to deductions for social security contributions and health insurance.

Job Description:

Main Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Support the implementation of HR policies, strategic plans and initiatives in the European Regional Office;
  • Act as a primary point of contact for the employees and managers in the Bonn office, developing a trusting and consultative relationship with all levels of managers and employees.
  • Develop and maintain a strong understanding of EURO and Bonn office strategies and work and build relationships with senior management to improve overall capacity to manage people in the unit.
  • Build manager and staff knowledge of HR policies and practices through regular information and training.
  • In conjunction with IUCN HR teams, manage the recruitment and hire of internal and external applicants from initiating terms of reference and position requirements to reference checks, offers and relocation support.
  • Oversee and manage the EURO personnel data in the Human Resources Management System (HRMS) and ensure the successful delivery of operational HR services to all staff;
  • Manage end of employment and departure processes and advise line management accordingly;
  • Provide leadership and support to the Bonn and Brussels offices on the complete range of human resources activities including employee relations, conflict management, employee grievances, benefits and compensation, full employee life cycle, including separations, inclusion and workplace health initiatives, learning and development, workforce planning, organization structure, etc.
  • Ensure the timely completion of all activities of the performance development cycle, build managers and staff capacity to develop their performance and others through feedback conversations.
  • Coordinate and supervise preparation of employment contracts, renewal and extension of residence permits;
  • Ensure that the accurate Job Descriptions are in place for all staff, advise and assist line managers with writing job descriptions;
  • Handle staff immigration processes, including visa applications, and register new staff for the German social system;
  • Prepare IUCN internal taxation certificates for non-German staff members;
  • Supervise all matters relating to IUCN payroll in Germany;
  • Support the EURO Director in the strategic organizational development of EURO and develop and conduct measures for employee development;
  • Develop local Conditions of Service and make sure they are kept up to date and in line with local legislative requirements;
  • Ensure the implementation and compliance with IUCN global compensation policies in Bonn and Brussels office and ensure staff are paid competitively within the approved pay structure;
  • Provide support and guidance to the Office Manager and HR Officer in Brussels in ensuring a coherent approach to HR management in EURO and a consistent implementation of HR global policies and programmes;
  • Draw the attention of the EURO to any instances of HR risks, issues, legal compliance, performance and conduct, employee relations, among others, and possible resolutions;
  • Regularly update the organigram and the IUCN Policies, such as the Safety & Security Policy and the Conditions of Service;
  • Actively take part in in budget planning and implementation; lead the annual headcount and workforce planning process for EURO and the Bonn Office.
  • Perform other duties as may be reasonably required.


  • Bachelor's degree in a subject related to human resources management, business administration or equivalent;
  • At least 7 years of professional experience of which 3 years in an HR generalist position;
  • Excellent knowledge of German labour law and social security regulations;
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with colleagues;
  • Experience in staff planning, onboarding, coaching, and conflict resolution;
  • Ability to maintain workplace privacy;
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Proactiveness at work and ability to work independently;
  • Timely and accurate handling of tasks and assignments;
  • Excellent command of English and German; knowledge of other IUCN languages (French and/or Spanish) is an asset;
  • Ability to work with in multi-cultural and diverse environment.