Senior Specialist, HR Business Partner, Office of Human Resources (50032261)

Reports to: Director, HR Business Partner

Purpose: The job holder will work in coordination with the director of HR business partner to liaison any request between the academic areas and the Office of Human Resources. He/she will handle a variety of HR-related duties to ensure high-quality business support is provided to the area heads in alignment with the University’s HR strategies, policies, processes and procedures.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining and updating the organizational structure of all offices within the designated area(s)
  • Keep track of all job descriptions within the designated area(s) to ensure having an updated job description database
  • Assists in the HR process for recruitment by consistently:
    • Posting vacancy announcements
    • Screening resumes
    • Shortlisting candidates
    • Arranging for Interviews and English exam
    • Preparing the necessary recruitment paperwork to finalize appointment and securing approvals
  • Assist in the performance appraisal cycle for the designated area(s)
  • Create and maintain an efficient filing system for all historical and current records
  • Maintains and updates the SAP transactions for organization management module with any necessary data related to any changes in organizational structure. These include, but not limited to:
    • Creation of new organization unit(s) and new position(s)
    • Update status of positions (vacant, eliminated, frozen, released, filled)
    • Update of position’s relationships; i.e. reporting lines
  • Provide the director of HR business partner with periodic progress reports on all operational work including the status of projects in pipeline and recruitment
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by direct supervisor


Minimum Education Requirement(s):  

  • University degree in a relevant field
  • Professional qualification in human resources


  • Five years of experience, preferably in a multi-cultural environment; minimum of two years of them specialized in human resources practices, especially in recruitment
  • Experience staffing/recruiting within an education industry is an asset


  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse community
  • High attention to details, ability to prioritize while handling the pressure and sensitivity to confidential information
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Arabic, both written and spoken
  • Effective team player
  • Computer literate, including demonstrated proficiency in MS Office, Org Plus and SAP is a plus


This position is open until September 12, 2019


Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the shortlist will be contacted. If interested, please send an updated and detailed resume to, stating 50032261 Senior Specialist, HR Business Partner” in the subject line.


“We thank all individuals who have expressed interest in working at The American University in Cairo.”