Aga Khan University Jobs For Manager HR Business Partner

Aga Khan University Jobs For Manager HR Business Partner

Aga Khan University Jobs For Manager HR Business Partner


Chartered in 1983, Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, autonomous, and self-governing international university with 13 teaching sites in 6 countries distributed across three continents. As an integral part of the Aga Khan Development Network, AKU provides higher education in several disciplines, carries out research pertinent to the countries in which it exists and has campuses, programmes and/or teaching hospitals in Afghanistan, Kenya, Pakistan, Tanzania, Uganda and the UK. As an international institution, AKU operates on the core principles of quality, relevance, impact, and access; and AKU is a model of academic excellence and an agent of social change.

The Human Resources Business Partnering function rests within Human Resources. Human Resource Business Partners (HRBPs) act as points of contact for strategic advice to the business and support to achieve institutional initiatives and strategic HR objectives across AKU, globally. The HRBPs collaborate with leaders across the University and Hospital to identify priorities and build a culture that emphasizes on quality and high performance.

We have multiple positions available across various business segments.


Reporting to the Senior HRBP, you will partner with the entity heads and managers to provide advice in HR related matters, deliver business-centric HR solutions and support to your assigned business units. You will collaborate with HR Centers of Expertise (CoE) to identify improvements in current services and capabilities based on regular feedback from the business areas.

Specifically, you will be responsible for:

  • acting as the main point of contact for business heads and managers,
  • proactively engaging with the stakeholders to consult them on HR related matters
  • managing the monthly business meetings plan with assigned business stakeholders
  • preparing/delivering presentations to the respective assigned areas as and when required
  • contacting and engaging positively with CoEs to align best practices, HR solutions and delivery
  • providing guidance and input on business unit structures, workforce planning and succession planning to ensure business units have the appropriate skills and capabilities to deliver their objectives
  • liaising with respective CoEs to ensure the development of necessary dashboards and availability of timely business information
  • providing support to business units to manage HR-related matters alongside employee lifecycle (e.g. onboarding new hires, learning strategy)
  • maintaining in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees
  • liaising with respective CoEs to provide advice on performance management to entity heads and managers (e.g. coaching, counselling and career development).
  • identifying and discussing performance issues with managers and coordinating with HR Delivery Specialists to address any issues including disciplinary actions
  • maintaining a list of critical positions to work with Talent Acquisition team for the availability of potential candidate pool
  • proactively identifying business needs (e.g. learning, employee engagement actions, feedback for improvements) for respective areas and sharing insights with HR CoEs.
  • coordinating and supporting employee engagement initiatives on ground
  • working closely with line management and employees to improve work relationships, building morale, and increasing productivity and retention
  • engaging and building effective working relationships with other Business Partners within and across your own business area.

You should have/be:

  • a master's degree in Business Administration or Psychology or equivalent
  • at least eight to ten years of proven track record of providing strong HR business partnering or relevant HR management experience with a focus on workforce planning, performance management and employee relations. HR experience within higher education will be preferred
  • demonstrated knowledge of local employment regulations and practices
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • good financial skills with the ability to analyse numbers to facilitate decision making
  • strong negotiation skills
  • the ability to compare contrasting information, patterns, and behaviors, and analyze the impact of recommended actions
  • the ability to work independently and under pressure
  • the ability to develop and maintain relationships with people at all levels
  • the ability to work with people from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds
  • proficiency in MS Office
  • the ability to identify and plan activities that will result in overall improvement of services.

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