Head - HR and Admin



Senior Mgt (VP, CxO, Program Director)

Human Resources

Social Entrepreneurship

Job Description


The Head – HR & Admin will lead the human resource & administration function. In this capacity, s/he will provide operational support, leadership, and strategic direction on HR issues, and help set HR and Admin. policies for the institution/agency and its entities. S/he will develop and implement a human resources strategy, under the supervision of the CEO. S/he will contribute to overall business strategy by advising the senior management team on the human resource implications of decisions. S/he will develop the human resources function, recruit, develop and retain the necessary talent to meet the growing needs of the Agency/institution and its entities. S/he will manage a small team of HR & Admin professionals to deliver top quality workforce planning, recruitment, performance, development and talent management, industrial relations and effective legally compliant HR administration, payroll, HRIS systems & Office administration. This will include planning, organizing, and monitoring all aspects of the HR function through regular reporting and KPI management. S/he will help support a work culture conducive to personal and professional growth while fostering a sense of cooperative endeavor within the organisation.




·        Contribute to overall business strategy by advising the senior management team on the human resource implications of decisions.

·        Provide leadership and guidance to the HR function, overseeing talent acquisition, career development, succession planning, retention, training, leadership development, compensation, and benefits.

  • Develop a strategy with the CEO for building capacity as per the organizational needs and goals.
  • Serve as an active member on the AKAHI Senior Management/Leadership Team.

·        Collaborate with management to contribute to the formulation of business goals and actively work towards their implementation within specified timelines.

·        Lead and facilitate the senior leadership team to establish a robust succession plan aligned with the organization's strategy and objectives.

·        Develop comprehensive strategic recruiting and retention plans to meet the organization's human capital needs.

·        Implement competitive and cost-effective compensation and benefits plans.

·        Supervise and provide support in development of result-based annual plans and budgets in the HR Department. Review and approve the expenditure for HR Department as per annual approved budget.

  • Responsible for monthly payroll processing.
  • Develop and implement operational training and people development plans in coordination with heads of departments.
  • To create an onboarding package for the new joinees.

·        Develop HR policies and procedures that facilitate development and retention of qualified and motivated staff, ensuring the promotion of gender equality and staff diversity.

·        Ensure implementation and monitoring of HR best practices, policies and standards throughout the Agency/Institution to enhance performance and resource management.

·        Ensure implementation of the organization's safeguarding policies and POSH guidelines as per the law.

·        Ensure timely completion of all statutory requirements and compliances.

·        Promote effective compliance with the regulatory framework by conducting training sessions to enhance awareness and take appropriate action in cases of serious violations.

·        Reinforce organizational values and culture in AKAHI, working in close coordination with different departments.

·        Foster a thriving work culture by promoting a culture of constructive feedback and communication throughout the organization.

  • Provide guidance and support on admin related matters.
  • Ensure effective implementation of Admin processes at Corporate and Project offices.

Eligibility Criteria


Education: Master’s degree in HR management, additional qualifications in Social Sciences will be an added asset.


Experience: Minimum 8 years of experience managing HR function, working knowledge of local labour laws and statutory compliances is a must.


Skills: Excellent problem-solving and conflict resolution skills, effective interpersonal communication, cultural sensitivities, excellent written and verbal communication in English, strong analytical skills, very organised, excellent coaching and mentoring skills.


Technical Skills:

Microsoft Office and Spine HRMS


Personal Characteristics:              

Demonstrates high integrity, able to deal well with ambiguity, works well under pressure, subscribes to the ethos and values of AKAH.

Desired Candidate Profile

Post Graduation - MBA/PGDM

Organization Details

  • About Organization:Since its inception in 2000, Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) India has worked with communities to build their resilience to the effects of natural hazards and climate change. AKAH promotes risk-informed planning, preparedness, safeguarding key infrastructure, ensuring access to basic services, and creating safe and climate-resilient habitats. With a focus on long-term development, AKAH aims to reduce vulnerability to climate change and disasters through community-led action combining participatory and data-driven approaches. AKAH India is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) dedicated to improving the quality of life for vulnerable people.

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