Sayara International is hiring an experienced Human Resources Officer to join its Sudan team. This role is full-time and is based in Sayara’s Sudan office. Please read the full Terms of Reference below and guidelines on how to apply for this role. We look forward to hearing from you. 

This role is only open to Sudanese Nationals 

Position Description:

We are looking for a results-driven and confident Human Resources Officer to join Sayara International’s team in Sudan.  

The Human Resources Officer will be responsible for managing all aspects of human resources (HR) functions, including recruitment, HR policy development and implementation, and staff care. 

The Human Resources Officer will report to Sayara’s Operations Manager (also based in Khartoum) and will also work closely with their counterpart in the global team as needed to ensure that the company’s HR priorities and policies are implemented in Sudan. 

This person will liaise closely with Sudan’s senior management to understand the strategic requirements for our programs, and to develop plans to address them from an HR perspective. 

The ideal candidate should have a proven track record of HR management, working with international organizations and donors specifically in Sudan.  

The Human Resources Officer will contribute to the work Sayara does to build positive change in societies that most need it. You will be working as part of a welcoming and diverse multicultural team of experienced professionals. 

About Sayara International:

Sayara International is a social enterprise combining rigorous research and communication to create positive change in fragile and conflict-affected societies.

Sayara provides complex monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) and social and behavior change communication (SBCC) in the most challenging environments. We work on countering disinformation, measuring social cohesion, and assessing education, migration, inclusive governance, climate change, and health.

Diverse perspectives and an emphasis on equity bring strength to Sayara. Gender, inclusion, and intersectional identities are cross-cutting themes across all our internal practices and our programs for governments, civil society organizations, and international institutions.

Sayara has evolved across unstable contexts. Our decentralized structure – with a global leadership network and investment in local talent – enables agility and rapid start-up, while equipping us with unique values and competencies.

Founded in 2003, Sayara operates in 30 countries across Eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Central Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Our teams of professionals are based in field offices in Khartoum, Kyiv (until recently), and Nairobi, with support from our offices in Dubai, London, Marseille, and Warsaw.


  • Manage all staff recruitment processes – including, but not limited to, position posting and advertising, shortlisting and selection, background checks. 
  • Generate offer letters, contract letters, manage negotiations for selected candidates.  
  • Organize and conduct induction and onboarding sessions for all new employees. 
  • Responsible for continuous staff training and career development plans i.e. assessing staff training needs and scheduling training sessions in coordination with staff supervisors and work activities. 
  • Identify and organize external training organizations for specialized training programs. 
  • Oversee and coordinate the performance evaluation process as well as Performance Improvement Plans.
  • Track daily attendance of all staff as per company requirements. 
  • Provide payroll inputs based on supporting documents such as attendance summaries and leave summaries. 
  • Provide other deductions to employees’ payroll in specified format for processing payroll. 
  • Maintain a complete database of all employees in payroll and update them regularly. 
  • Track employees’ probation period reviews with timelines and ensure outcomes are communicated formally through letters. 
  • Responsible for tracking and renewing all contracts in a timely manner. 
  • Conduct exit interviews, and ensure proper handover of Sayara’s assets and equipment, as well as ensuring the handover of all tasks and duties to the line manager. 
  • Follow up and ensure all administrative documentation is executed (clearance certificate, final settlement, and others). 
  • Support the Research and Programs department with project-based recruitment of necessary personnel or service providers as needed (including data researchers and field coordinators, among other roles). 


Desired Qualifications/Skills:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management, or other fields of relevance. 
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in HR, specifically in Sudan. 
  • In-depth knowledge of Sudan’s labor laws. 
  • Must be a team player. 
  • Good communication skills. Excellent written and spoken English and Arabic language skills. 
  • Strong IT skills (Office 365 and other relevant software). 
  • Strong commitment to high-quality work and integrity in all interactions. 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. 
  • Experience in the International Development sector is an added advantage.  


Location & Travel:

This position is office-based. Candidates must be based in Sudan. 


Salaries are locally competitive and based on experience and qualifications. 

Job Type:

This is a full-time position (40 hours per week), Sunday-Thursday. 


The Human Resources Officer will be offered a one (1) year employment contract, with a three (3) month probation period and the option for renewal, based on the discretion of, and mutual agreement between Sayara and the Human Resources Officer 

Application Process:

Please submit your detailed CV and cover letter with up-to-date contact information via email to Please use “Human Resources Officer” as the subject line of your email.  

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2022. Note that CVs will be screened on a rolling basis and Sayara will offer the position to the candidate who meets the requirements – even if it is before the deadline.  

Equal Opportunities: 

Sayara International is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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