Director Human Resources - Human Resource Department

Job Description

Sunday, February 14, 2021

To provide strategic direction for the effective use of human resources at LUMS. To plan, lead, develop and coordinate the policies and staff of the HR department ensuring legal compliance to, and implementation of the University’s overall vision, mission and strategy. This covers all aspects of HR service delivery inclusive of attraction, development and retention of talent and ensuring organizational effectiveness by providing support to the Vice Chancellor (VC) and the Provost, on all major initiatives of the University.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Devise a strategic plan for the University’s HR strategy;
  • Advise the VC, Provost, Directors and Head of Departments in areas of policy, contracts and other matters related to Human Resources;
  • Provide overall leadership and guidance by overseeing talent acquisition, employee career development, succession planning, retention programs, training and leadership development;
  • Develop initiatives, policies and programs to complement existing practices and create consistency across the organization;
  • Oversee benefit and compensation plans to ensure cost efficiencies and attractiveness to retain top talent
  • Responsible for recruitment of staff positions and supporting the activities of academic appointments, consistent with the University's Diversity and Equal Opportunities plan;
  • Serve as a lead authority to ensure University policies, procedures and systems comply with government regulations (for example discrimination, harassment, taxation, pension, etc.);
  • Oversee the development and implementation of training programs for faculty and staff;
  • Act as a change agent to ensure cultural and organizational development;
  • Provide analytics and reports to the Management on HR related KPIs;
  • Perform related duties as assigned by the VC;

The ideal candidate will act as an employee champion and a leader of change. You will plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the University's human resource function and performance. You must be person who takes initiative and responsibility, can lead major projects, have excellent interpersonal and networking skills, strong integrity and team leading abilities.


Qualification: Master's degree in HR or a related discipline from a recognized and reputed local or foreign institute. SHRM (SCP-CP), Chartered CIPD or similar level professional HR qualifications will be a plus.

Experience: 7+ years' of progressive leadership experience in HR, ideally in the higher education or a services oriented business. 4-5 years in an leading/managerial HR role.

Knowledge: Budget planning, Talent Acquisition, Compensation & Benefits, Performance Evaluation, Organizational Planning & Development, Employee Relations, HR Information Systems (SAP is preferable).

Skills & Attributes:

  • Business Acumen
  • Communication
  • Consultation
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Global & Cultural Awareness
  • HR Expertise
  • Leadership & Navigation
  • Relationship Management

Application Procedure:

Please email your CV and a cover letter (which explains your interest in and suitability for the role) to:

Important note: Please mention "Director HR" in the email subject for your application to be considered.

Note: “We are an equal employment opportunity employer”