This is an excellent opportunity for a professional HR practitioner to join Christian Aid’s Department of Organisational Development and Performance. You will be part of a team focussed on building high performance across the whole of the organisation’s work.

In this role, you will take the lead on all regional human resources and learning and development activities in the Latin America and Caribbean region. You will work closely with the Head of Region and other managers to deliver a high quality HR service, raise the profile of HR and contribute to the organisational goals. You will provide sound guidance and professional advice in accordance with employment legislation, organisational policies and best practice, in the areas of change management, recruitment and retention, employee relations, development, reward, policy development and performance management.

You will have strong business acumen and experience of preparing information and reports for senior management. You must possess presence and credibility to build relationships at all levels and have excellent communication and influencing skills. Added to this you must have the ability to provide reactive support on a timely basis to meet the business needs, balanced against proactive assignments.

You will have a strong background in operational and strategic HR, be qualified to degree level and also possess a professional qualification in a HR-related discipline with a sound knowledge of Employment Law. You will need to communicate fluently verbally and in writing, both in English and Spanish. Basic communication in French or Portuguese is desirable.

Please show your suitability for this post by giving answers to the following questions: Using the guidance notes may help you formulate your answers.

Innovation and creativity

Tell us about a time when you provided high quality service based on your ability to assist a client to resolve a complex issue.

Effectiveness and accountability

Describe a time when your ability to communicate effectively in a highly sensitive situation helped to produce a successful outcome.

Team work

Describe a time when you had to work with a colleague who had a different perspective from yours on an issue which you both had to work through. How did you handle this and what was the outcome?

Leading and managing change

Describe a time when you needed to coach others to help them successfully cope with their resistance to a change to their work or to the organization.

We value the contribution each person makes to the success of our organisation. That is why you can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance.

As this post is based in Peru, all applicants must ensure they possess current and valid permission to work in Peru.

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To apply for this post, please download an application pack and email your completed International application form to:

quoting the reference number below.

Please that note CVs will not be accepted.

Job reference: HR-LAC-001-2010

Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 23 July 2010

Interview dates: 5 and 6 August 2010

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Christian Aid values diversity and aspires to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.