IDB2265 - Manager, HR Business Partners

Business Unit: Administration Complex
Division: Not Applicable
Department: Human Resources Management Department
Contract type: Conditional Regular (Indefinite) Employment
Country: Saudi Arabia
Location: Saudi Arabia - Jeddah
Closing date: 14-Mar-2019
Role Purpose:

To be responsible for the translation of business needs into HR solutions and to provide strategic guidance and support to the business on HR related matters.


1- General Responsibilities

  • Understands the overall strategy and business challenges of IDB in general, anticipates workforce trends and risks, and advices the leadership team on how to adequately address these
  • Assists in the formulation, implementation and updating of the People Strategy, the Human Resources Strategy and related policies/ plans to promote IDB as an attractive place to work and to retain staff for satisfying its business needs
  • Acts as the representative of the business towards the conceptual work of HR Center of Competences
  • Advises the business on strategic and operative decisions and on strategy/initiative implementation (e.g. expansion, downsizing, restructuring, outsourcing) from an HR perspective, helps to shape and manage decisions and processes, dives change and pro-actively supports business transformation
  • Supports the business with the coordination of activities along central HR processes, including job design and grading functions, workforce planning, recruitment, new hire onboarding, leadership and staff development, talent management, performance management, succession planning, compensation, and employee relations
  • Supports the identification of talent
  • Provides input to the HR Center of Competence Sourcing & Recruiting to develop suitable sourcing & recruiting strategies
  • Coordinates all HR related tasks with regards to expatriation and impatriation
  • Supports the implementation of policy frameworks and standards for internal staff recruitment and redeployment system, ensuring that the mechanism is transparent, credible and competitive with similar organizations and relevant markets
  • Defines mid and long-term staffing requirements and advises recruitment and training measures with business
  • Participates in the candidate selection process for assorted positions
  • Engages the HR community to develop and deploy effective HR solutions for the business in line with IDB-wide workforce and HR strategies and the need of the business
  • Ensures consistent use of HR processes in business (incl. Talent, Performance, Compensation and Learning Management, strategic workforce planning)


2- Leadership  Responsibilities

  • Acts as a coach and mentor to the assigned HR Business Partner
  • Provides motivational and inspirational leadership to the assigned HR Business Partners, and communicates to direct reports clear performance expectations
  • Manages the performance and resources of the assigned HR Business Partner through delegation of responsibility, setting stretch objectives and providing regular feedback, promptly addressing areas of underperformance
  • Monitors and assesses the skills and capabilities of the assigned HR Business Partners and determines actions needed to increase their impact
  • Acts as a role-model to communicate to the unit’s staff IDB's values and leadership competencies and provides direction and support in times of change
Academic qualifications

-Bachelor's degree or equivalent in any relevant discipline for bank (business, etc.)

-Master's degree or equivalent in or equivalent in any relevant discipline for bank (business, etc.) is preferable.

Required languages

  • English (Mandatory)
  • Arabic and/or French (Preferable)

Minimum number of years and nature of experience

3+ years of human resources experience in a related sector
4+ years of business experience in a related sector
2+ years of managerial/ supervisory experience


  • Adaptability
  • Teamwork
  • Client Centricity & Stakeholder Management
  • Motivation to Learn and Share Knowledge
  • Drive for Results
  • People and Leadership Management 
  • Innovation and Future Orientation
  • Change and Transition Management
  • Solution and Result Management
  • International Mindset and Multicultural Sensitivity
  • Communication and Building Partnerships
  • Bank Knowledge
  • Business Process Knowledge
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Problem and Incident Management
  • Performance Management
  • Talent Demand and Supply



Travel requirements:  Travel as needed.
Location: Jeddah, Head Office

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