Deputy HR Director (HR Manager)

  • Region:

  • Work schedule:

    Roster 6/3 weeks
  • Category:

  • Date:

    31 October 2018
  • Salary:



      We are looking for an experienced HR professional with a proven track record and fluency in both French and Russian languages to work at our gold mine in Burkina Faso.

      It’s a unique opportunity to become part of an international gold mining company, where one will support and drive employee productivity through professional and technical training and incentive schemes.

      The job holder will deal with various local aspects of HR and administration including policies & procedures, recruitment, training, career planning, inductions, appraisals, HR administration, localization, compensation and benefits framework, KPI reporting, HR systems, travel, visas and work permits for non-nationals, camp management supervision.


      • Facilitate employee engagement by building positive team spirit and inspiring corporate culture based on Nordgold values and ethical standards;
      • Supporting business leadership and line management in continuous upgrade of organizational capability through talent assessment and development instruments with particular focus on local talent growth;
      • Equipping operations with high quality manpower through effective and efficient recruitment, selection and on-barding processes and skillful application of reward instruments;
      • Participation in the long-term strategic business planning and annual budgeting processes with responsibility for devising manpower and personnel cost plan for the supported businesses;
      • Participation in Cost Dialogue around all personnel related expenses; rigorously managing agreed budget; finding and executing opportunities for continuous improvement and cost optimization;
      • Ensuring alignment between business performance goals and employees’ objectives by driving a rigorous Target Dialogue process with clear objective setting, feedback sessions and year end rewards;
      • Leading internal communication to ensure that employees are heard and well informed;

      While focusing on issues related to the assigned geography the role is key to Nordgold Group in promoting / implementing and internalizing company - wide HR practices:

      • Corporate values
      • Corporate ethical standards
      • Recruitment policy
      • Talent management practices: talent reviews, succession planning, high-potential employees identification & development, individual development for key employee categories, Nordgold leadership development program, technical training for front-line
      • Compensation & Benefits practices: annual salary reviews; annual bonus payouts; job grading
      • Performance Management: target dialogue
      • Tracking personnel –related costs & productivity and other personnel related KPIs
      • Using SAP HR


      • Extensive experience in HR generalist roles – no less than 5 years; prior experience supporting more than one business is a plus
      • Degree in Human Resources or related areas
      • Exposure to African environment
      • Experience working in multi-cultural teams
      • Fluent French and Russian languages
      • Strong leadership, ability to drive, inspire
      • Extensive change management experience
      • Strong numerical skills & experience managing budgets
      • Great negotiation skills
      • Assertive written and verbal communication skills
      • Continuous improvement and right-sizing experience
      • Understanding labor code and personnel-related requirements of BF
      • Ability to multi-task
      • Background in mining industry or production is a plus


        • Work location – Bissa mine (Burkina Faso)
        • 6 weeks on - 3 weeks off rotational basis
        • Competitive package of salary, benefits and annual bonus scheme.

        For more information, interested persons can contact:


        Thank you! Your message has been sent

        Application form

        Dear candidate,
        We are happy to welcome you as a participant of The Fast Track program selection process. Please fill in the application form below. Please ensure that the content of application form is accurate before submitting. Please carefully save the form and be aware it was submitted by the first time. Unfortunately you couldn't save the form and return for it's editing later. We wish you good luck during the selection process and will be happy to see you in Nordgold.

        Photo upload

        Contact information

        Career disciplines*

        Currently the applications flow is open for all 4 career disciplines. Please choose one of them if your professional specialization is relevant

        Relocation possibilities*



        Add new

        Work experience*

        Add new

        Upload attachment*


        Upload resume

        Cover letter*

        Dear candidate,
        You are welcome to leave a cover letter. Among the other things, you may answer the following questions: Why do you want to work at Nordgold? And why are you our best choice for this program?

        Upload letter

        Additional information

        Add new