Employee Relations Advisor at ORICA | April 2024

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Job Description

Date: 24 Apr 2024

Location: Mikocheni, Dar es Salaam, TZ, 14111

Company: Orica

About Orica

At Orica, it’s the power of our people that leads change and shapes our futures.  Every day, all around the world, our people help mobilise vital resources essential to progress. Established in 1874, we have grown to become the world leader in mining and civil blasting with a diverse of team of more than 13,000 across the world. 

It’s an exciting time to join us – we are shaping the future of mining through digital and automated technologies, embracing new ways of thinking, pioneering innovation and reimagining the way we work.

About the role

We are currently on the lookout for an Employee Relations professional who will assume the role of an HR Advisor to work at our Dar- es Salam offices in Tanzania forming part of the EMA HR team supporting the Africa South business portfolio.

As an Employee relations professional you will have an exciting opportunity to partner with our Africa South HR BP, providing sound, effective services, advice and support on labour (employee) relations matters to line managers and the broader HR team.

The primary purpose of the Advisor – HRBP will be providing proactive value-added advice and support of employment law, people policies and practices HR support to leaders and managers across Africa, delivering effective implementation of initiatives and effective outcomes for the business.

The role reports to the Africa South HR Business Partner. The role will serve as a support function to the HRBP’s across multiple Africa sites. Travelling to remotes sites to our African operations will be as and when required.  

In return for your professional commitment, we can offer a permanent, stable career with a global market leading company, a healthy salary, genuine career pathways and support into future senior leadership roles.  

What you will be doing

•    Supporting the Africa South HR BP to ensure that sound, effective services, advice and support on labour (employee) relations matters, appropriate disciplinary and incapacity procedures are implemented;

•    Assisting HRBP’s with consultation processes with trade unions and third parties;

•    Maintaining and providing accurate ER statistics and information and prepare reports as required;

•    Keeping abreast of relevant IR legislation and events in appropriate industry and statutory bodies and advising management on IR legislative compliance;

•    Assisting with ER policies and procedure creation and or amendments;

•    Supporting business in managing disputes and attend to Employee Relation matters (including arbitrations and collective disputes) on behalf of the Group;

•    Maintaining and establishing relationships between trade unions and management across all African operations; 

•    Building ER capability through means of formal training initiatives across Africa and ensure line managers are well equipped to manage employee relations.

What you will bring

•    Experience working with at least one, preferably two or more labour laws in Tanzani, Zambia and South Africa;

•    Experience in building and maintaining collaborative relationships with trade unions and hiring managers in a complex and global environment;

•    Ability to communicate challenges and influence a variety of stakeholders effectively;

•    Ability to maintain confidential and personal effectiveness when working under pressure;

•    Strong written and verbal communication skills to present strategic logic and recommended pathways, coupled with the ability to present to key stakeholders;

•    Ability to travel and support internal stakeholders based across the Africa region where Orica operates;

•    Fluent in English, Swahili and other languages will be advantageous.

Your qualifications

 Degree in HR/ER/Law or related field;

•    Minimum 4-6  years’ experience post qualification;

•    Extensive knowledge of Labour Legislation and developing and implementing policies;

What we offer

As part of a truly global company, you will have the ability to grow and learn in a diverse, collaborative culture. We foster relationships and learning through connected global and local teams, promote flexible and diverse career paths and support the development of your knowledge and skills. 

You will be paid a competitive salary, learn from talented individuals across multiple disciplines and be able to thrive in a safe workplace within a collaborative culture. Ignite your career at a place where your distinct potential can find its home.

We respect and value all

Orica promotes and fosters a culture of inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment everywhere we operate. We treat our people and applicants with fairness, dignity, and respect, getting the best of everyone’s contributions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, nationality, age, military or veteran, marital or disability status.