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Job Information

Job Code: ASU2611201811438
Department: Administration
Opening Date: 26 November 2018
Reporting to: Assistant Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance

Director of Human Resource

Job Content


The HR Director has ultimate responsibility for all people based activity within University from both an operational and strategic perspective.  The Head of HR is involved in areas such as: strategic resource planning and recruitment, training & development, compensation benefits, managing a variety of employee related issues and being the first point of contact for all employee related issues.

Provides  advice  and  counsel  to  management on  a  range  of  personnel  matters. Participates  in  Human  Resources  initiatives  and  ensures  delivery  of  system wide  services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Strategic Planning and Organizing:
  • Develops the strategies by identifying and researching human resources issues; contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to University strategic thinking and direction; establishing human resources objectives in line with University objectives.
  • Implements human resources strategies by establishing department accountabilities, including talent acquisition, staffing, employment processing, compensation, health and welfare benefits, training and development, records management, safety and health, succession planning, employee relations and retention etc.
  • Develops human resources operations financial strategies by estimating, forecasting, and anticipating requirements, trends, and variances; aligning monetary resources; developing action plans; measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances.
  • Plan, design, develop and evaluate human resource-related initiatives that support organizational strategic goals
  • Supports management by providing human resources advice, counsel, and decisions; analyzing information and applications.
  • Guides management and employee actions by researching, developing, writing, and updating policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines etc.
  • Annually reviews and makes recommendations to the management for improvement of the current policies, procedures and practices on personnel matters.
  • Provide leadership role in developing a culture that enables employees to perform in accordance to a University’s objectives
  • Providing  professional  level  advice  and  counsel to Directors, Supervisors,  faculty  and  administrators  and  Managers  across  entire  range  of  employee  relations  and  organizational  matters including  performance  assessment  and  management,  labor  relations,  corrective  actions,  dispute  resolution,  compensation  and  classification;  recruitment  and  retention;  and  organizational  structure  and  staffing.
  1. Leadership
  • Lead the Department including Manpower Planning & Talent Acquisition, Compensation and Benefits, Employee Relations and HR Administration, Training and Development
  • Directs and supervises the department that provides assistance in smooth running of operations.
  • Lead HR meetings, HR Employee appraisals
  1. Professional Development:
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in conferences and educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  1. HR Operations
  • Lead, Oversee and Monitor human resources operations
  • Oversee, Monitor and Implement HR Operation Plan
  • Oversee, Monitor and Implement HR KPIs



Master or Bachelor degree in HR, Business Administration or management from an accredited University.


More than 10 years’ experience in the related field, 4 years of which in a supervisory position.

Job Competencies

  1. Knowledge of Principles,  practices  and  techniques  of  human  resources  administration,  organization  and  operation
  2. Knowledge of Oman Labor Law related to the employment, other issues etc.
  3. Principles and practices of effective management, training and supervision.
  4. Ability to effectively plan, implement and manage assigned programs and functions.
  5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals at all levels of the University.
  6. Accurately  analyze,  interpret  and  evaluate  complex  administrative  and  technical  issues  and  data  and  make  appropriate  recommendations  for  action.
  7. Ability to plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
  8. Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and fluent in English and Arabic.
  9. An advance level command of computer competence.