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Job ID
KPVPHR 11/18
Kingdom of Bahrain
Full time
Educational qualifiations
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university.
  • Knowledge of HR best practice
Experience required
  • At least 10 years professional HR management, ideally with experience in the financial services sector.
  • Strong working knowledge of HR in the GCC, with insight into the various legislative and regulatory environments.
  • Experience of working within an international organization and cross-cultural environments.
  • Experience of supporting challenging talent acquisition activities across a wide variety of roles and professional disciplines.
  • Ability to work under pressure and build strong relationships across functions and geographies.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Arabic language an advantage but not essential
Job responsiblities
  • Reports to Head of Human Resources (West)
  • Responsible for delivering a comprehensive Human Resources (HR) service to the business across the Bank’s offices in the GCC.
  • Talent acquisition across all levels: developing job descriptions, sourcing, interviewing and selecting candidates.
  • Developing, with line managers, HR solutions to address immediate and long term staffing and talent requirements.
  • Running induction and orientation programs for all new joiners; including relocation of employees.
  • Administering payroll and maintaining employee records.
  • Contribution to the annual compensation benchmarking process and salary surveys through appropriate networking within the local HR communities.
  • Updating and implementing new HR policies, processes and systems.
  • Developing and maintaining all HR related documentation in keeping with the firm-wide standards.
  • Dealing with disciplinary/ grievance/ absence and implementing disciplinary procedures.
  • Management of staff benefits programs, including liaison with brokers and insurance providers to negotiate contracts and premiums.
  • Performance management: supporting managers and employees with appraisal and related processes.
  • Advising on labor law and appropriate liaison with local labor counsel.
  • Learning and development: analyzing training needs; providing guidance on training for managers and their teams; planning and delivering training.
  • Managing HR budgets.
  • Monitoring employee engagement and satisfaction, and identifying areas that require improvement.
  • Working with Senior Managers, coaching them and advising on all talent issues.
  • Representing the Bank at key government organizations relating to employment and/or HR in Bahrain and the other countries as appropriate, including the Ministry of Labor, Central Bank of Bahrain, Bankers Association of Banks, and Embassies.
  • Assisting with special projects/ events and other tasks as required.


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