Human Resources Assistant

Short term contract May-August 2016

Geneva, Switzerland

[Closing date: 12 May 2016]



  • In a context of structured growth, DNDi is currently reshaping its HR department, including recruitment of a new position of Director of Human Resources and Organization and the replacement of a Head of HR.
  • To sustain the core HR activities during the transition period, DNDi is looking for an HR Assistant to handle a variety of personnel related administrative duties and support ongoing activities in Geneva office.


Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Assist with day to day operations of the HR functions and duties
  • Provide clerical and administrative support to Human Resources manager and coordinator
  • Compile and update employee records (hard and soft copies) for new incumbent
  • Assist the HR Department by providing and recording relevant data (absences, leaves, etc)
  • Update the HR database
  • Organize interview programs with the HR Coordinator and welcome candidates
  • Teams with HR department and Operations colleagues to welcome newcomers.
  • Support Operations Director on various HR activities


Geneva HR Team

Operations Director, Payroll & Admin manager, HR coordinator, Travel coordinator, Office coordinator.

During the transition period, the HR Assistant is supervised by the Admin Manager and the HR coordinator.


Working Term and Conditions

Workplace: Geneva
Time employment: 100%
Duration: May to July/September. Starting as soon as possible.



  • At least 5 years’ experience in HR roles. Proven working experience of hiring process and HR Administration
  • People oriented and results driven
  • International background. Experience in Mid-size organization.
  • Ideally exposed to global health or life sciences, and several organizational cultures
  • Very well organized
  • Good knowledge of Swiss labor law
  • Degree in Human Resources or related field
  • Fluent in English and French.


To apply

Please send via email only a letter explaining why you are applying for this post and an up-to-date copy of your CV/resume to

Please indicate in the subject line of your email: HR Assistant

For the full position description and additional information about DNDi please visit our website at

Accepting applications until 12th May 2016

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.