Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. This means that we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 21 organisations (affiliates) plus the Oxfam International Secretariat, all working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. All our work is led by our core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality.


General Information

Deadline for Applications: 3 December 2021 (midnight, CET)
Unit: HR, People and Culture
Department: Finance and Operations
Duty Station: The Hague, The Netherlands
Salary Scale: 7
Working Hours: 36 hours per week


Job Summary

The HR Assistant is the first point of reference for Oxfam Novib staff regarding HR issues and is able to carry out the full range of HR administrative tasks independently. The HR Assistant also provides operational support to the HRP&C unit across the full range of the HR cycle.


Key Tasks

  • Facilitate and perform all HR-related administrative tasks, starting with recruitment and onboarding until the moment someone leave the organization;
  • Act as focal point for employees for HR related questions;
  • Ensure that the payroll mutations are accurate and processed in a timely manner;
  • In charge of recruitment & selection administrative task such as reviewing vacancy texts, positing vacancies, liaising with candidates as needed and making offers;
  • Responsible for the timely onboarding process of new employees (gathering and processing required paperwork and registrations, holding an HR induction meeting, and, if needed, provide assistance with regards to work and residence permits or 30% tax applications);
  • Guide employees exiting the organization through the offboarding process including an HR exit interview;
  • Responsible for accurate sickness absence records, monitor sickness absence in accordance with the Wet Verbetering Poortwachter;
  • Provide reports on key indicators based on the staff information system;
  • Suggest improvements to professionalize and streamline current HR processes and contribute to on-going HR projects;
  • Ensure that HR information is accessible to employees via the relevant internal communications channels and update this on a regular basis.


Who we are looking for?

  • You have a Bachelor in human resources, public or business administration, information systems or another relevant social science;
  • You have 2 to 3 years of experience in a similar HR administrative/operational role;
  • You have knowledge and experience with SuccessFactors;
  • You have strong organizational and problem-solving skills;
  • You have strong attention to detail and are able to work with confidential information;
  • You are people-oriented and are able to ensure employee experience is at the heart of what you do;
  • You are able to handle requests from multiple sources and work effectively individually as well as in a team in a multi-cultural environment with a focus on promoting diversity and inclusivity;
  • You are fluent in the English and Dutch language (both verbally and written).


What do we offer?

Oxfam Novib is determined to offer you a motivating workplace. We believe that people flourish in a working environment where the values of equality, empowerment, solidarity, inclusiveness, accountability and courage are central.

Oxfam Novib offers a competitive and fair employment package, which we can justify to our donors. The gross salary for this full-time position is between €2.374,- and €3.652,- per month, excluding secondary benefits such as holiday allowance.



Diversity and inclusion are important core values for Oxfam Novib: we start from the power of difference in our organization. Therefore, we encourage people from all social backgrounds to apply for this position.

In case you are interested, you can apply via this link with the deadline of 3rd December 2021, 23:59 CET.

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