Posted: 24/Feb/2020

The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) was established on 22 May 1964 in N’Djamena, Republic of Chad.  The Commission was established upon recognizing the need to formulate principles of the use of resources of the Basin for economic purposes, including the harnessing of water resources. The mandate of the Commission is to sustainably and equitably manage the Lake Chad and other shared water resources of the Lake Chad Basin, preserve the ecosystems of the Lake Chad Conventional Basin, to promote regional integration, peace and security across the Basin.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head of Division, Human Resources and Administration

Location: N’Djamena, Chad
Contract Duration: Three (3) years renewable subject to performance evaluation

Job Profile

  • The Executive Secretariat of the LCBC is currently searching for a Head Of Division, Human Resources and Administration.

The responsibilities of the position include particularly (but are not limited to):

  • Ensure a close rapport with the strategic development and the requirements of the LCBC;
  • Ensure that HR practices are in alignment with LCBC´s strategy;
  • Monitor the annual HR budget in terms of finance and the staff appointment scheme;
  • Ensure compliance with organisational rules;
  • Supervise and monitor the recruitment and retention of a talented and diverse workforce;
  • Inform and advice the management on new HR developments;
  • Implement Learning and Development Plans;
  • Oversee plans and supervise organisational succession planning and key performance indicators (kpi´s);
  • Advise the management to ensure an employee- and performance-oriented culture for the LCBC;
  • Provide an annual HR report;
  • Ensure the competitive level of wages on the labour market,
  • Focus promotion on performance;
  • Ensure compliance with the collective agreement and labour law;
  • Provide leadership and guidance for following clusters reporting to the position: Planning and Development; HR Administration.
  • Under the guidance and direct supervision of Director Finance and Administration, the Head of Division is responsible for providing advice to Senior Management on implementation of HR strategies, effective delivery of HR services and management of the Commission’s HR Unit.
  • S/he assesses client needs, interprets and applies HR strategies and policies, rules and regulations, establishes internal procedures and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex HR issues.
  • The HoDHR promotes a collaborative, client-oriented approach and contributes to the maintenance of staff morale.
  • The HoDHRA supervises and leads staff and support Human Resources. S/He works in close collaboration with the Programmes, and project teams in the Commission, Field offices and donors as necessary to analyse strategic business needs, formulate HR strategies and implement corporate Human Resources programs to attract, develop, motivate and retain the most suitable talent at the Commission and ensure successful performance management.
  • Reporting line: The Head of Division, Human Resources and Administration reports to the Director of Administration and Finance

Qualifications and experiences

  • Masters’ degree in Human Resources or Public Administration or Law;
  • Certification or Experience in Programme management, Procurement, HR, Accounting and Finance an added advantage
  • 15 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing HR advisory services and/or managing staff and operational systems;
  • International Experience in conflict settings; Knowledge of Staff Regulations and Rules and Personnel Guidelines;
  • Experience in developing HR Policies & Procedures, rules and regulations in an international organization;
  • Experience in developing Performance management systems desirable,
  • Experience in HR planning desirable,
  • Experience acquired in the private and public sector or an NGO, preferably in a multicultural setting, would be an advantage.
  • The Mastery of IT tools, i. e. MS Office and other specialized software is required;
  • Have good organizational skills and be able to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Good communication skills Experience acquired in the public and private sectors as well as within a multicultural team.
  • Languages: Fluency in English and/or French;
  • Maximum age: 53 years

Application Closing Date
1st March, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Complete Application files to the Office of the Executive Secretary of LCBC at the following address:
Place de la Grande Armée,
P.O. Box 727, N’Djamena,

Or email at: vacancy@cblt.org and should include the following documents:

  • A handwritten application,
  • A letter of motivation,
  • A certificate of non-conviction not more than 3 months old,
  • A certificate of nationality,
  • Employment certificates,
  • Certified true copies of certificates,
  • A signed CV,
  • Two passport-size photographs.