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Advisor, Human Resources, University of Calgary in Qatar

Job ID: 19628

Updated: November 20, 2019

Location: Qatar

Position Overview

The University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ) is currently seeking an Advisor, Human Resources. The Human Resource Advisor supports the University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ) through the provision of human resource expertise and advice.  The position facilitates the faculty's achievement of their operational goals and objectives in alignment with the Academic Plan.

Reporting to the Director, Human Resources at UCQ, the Human Resources Advisor provides senior level support to the faculty's Canadian and Local employees and the senior leadership group.

The successful applicants ideally would be able to relocate to Doha, Qatar in early or mid January 2020.  This is a 2-year contract renewable upon mutual agreement.

Position Description

The Advisor, Human Resources provides operational Human Resources services and generalist consulting services to support the values and strategic direction of UCQ.

Under the direction of the Director, Human Resources, and working collaboratively with the UCQ HR team and main campus HR specialists, this role advises, coordinates and administers the operational aspects of human resources processes within UCQ, especially within assigned portfolio (Academic, Local hire and/or Canadian hire, and Support Staff and MaPs), and ensures these processes are effectively planned, coordinated and communicated across the UCQ. This position makes recommendations regarding the development of policies, processes and systems that reflect and support the international environment of this faculty.

Provides consistent advice to clients on a range of human resources functions which may include On-boarding, Employee Relations for Canadian and Qatari laws and jurisdictions, Workplace Wellness, Talent Management (Attraction and Retention, Organizational Effectiveness, Learning and Development), Total Rewards (Compensation and Recognition, and Workforce Planning and Analytics).

Qualifications Requirement:

  • University graduation in a related field plus minimum of 3 years related experience in a human resources generalist role, preferably gained in an international and/or academic work environment
  • CPHR or equivalent designation an asset
  • Knowledge of applicable human resource legislation, policies and practices
  • Knowledge of best practices in human resources areas such as Employee Relations, Talent Management and Organizational Development, Compensation and Total Rewards, Staff Wellness
  • Familiarity with PeopleSoft will be an advantage
  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced, constantly changing environment, using good judgment, tact and diplomacy in handling multiple simultaneous priorities with positive outcomes

Compensation Package

All successful candidates will receive attractive compensation, including:

  • Competitive salary + overseas living allowance
  • Generous vacation allowance
  • Annual airline trips on contracts of two years or more
  • Transportation allowance
  • Fully furnished accommodations 
  • School fees for children up to 18 years of age
  • Expatriate healthcare plan

In addition to the above, University of Calgary in Qatar employees enjoy a positive, family centered work environment in a country with one of the world's strongest economies. The State of Qatar provides a safe living environment and its location presents countless opportunities to travel and explore. This is truly an opportunity not to be missed - an adventure of a lifetime.

Application Deadline:  

All employment applications must be submitted online through our career page, preferably no later than December 7, 2019.

Please note:

  • Priority will be given to Canadian passport holders and Canadian Permanent Residents; 
  • Applications submitted through the general inquiries e-mail address is strongly discouraged; and,
  • Due to anticipated volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Successful candidates will be required to provide copies of their passports (valid 6 months prior to travel), police clearance, academic/professional credentials, and marriage and/or birth certificates (for those travelling with a family.)  Appointment is contingent on the successful fulfilment of requirements of the State of Qatar visa process.

Please visit our website to know more about the University of Calgary in Qatar:

Additional Information

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here.


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