Profile of Abdirizak Aden

Abdirizak Aden Freelancer Operations/HR specialist, translator and university lecturer
10 years experience 1 projects worked Somalia
$19.00 /hr $49 earned
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Qualified human resources and operations professional with diverse experience in humanitarian aid, public agencies and international development sectors. A proven conceptual knowledge and technical expertise of human resource management, and organizational development, with special interest in HR advising, policy development, HR capacity building, and talent management. Able to travel to field and different countries, adapt to multi-cultural environments and work under pressure. Self-motivated and well-versed with participatory methodologies and facilitation techniques.

Work History (1)

Work Experiences

  • HR Management Advisor

    Network Against FGM/C (NAFIS NETWORK)

    January 2016 - February 2016

    Human Resource Management Advisor – UNDP funded program for institutional capacity development
    The objective of the assignment was to:
     Provide the NAFIS NETWORK assessment of current outdated HR policy and Somaliland labor laws and its implications;
     Provide professional HR advise about staff gratuity, Eid- Bonus, pension, grievance and disciplinary matters which NAFIS staff and organizations conflicting in some area;
     Propose revised HR management policy, and with its annex as well as new code of conduct;
     Provide in house trainings for BoD’s to approve the HR management policy, seminar to newly recruited HR Assistant, and finally whole NAFIS staff.
    Under the supervision of the Network Chair Person and in close coordination with the Network Coordinator, I was performing the following tasks:
    I have carried out HR operations, policies, process and systems assessment as well as evaluation of conflicting HR issues of staff gratuity, Eid Bonus, pension, grievance and disciplinary in line with Somaliland labor code and submitted comprehensive report including questionnaire I used with plan of action. I have also developed a revised standard HR manual with its templates (annex) and new code of conduct. I have conducted in house training for Board of Directors (BoDs) for approving the policy, and also another in house trainings for HR Assistant, and all the staff.
    I have delivered the following: –
     HR Management Policy and conflicting issues assessment report with questionnaires I used.
     Work plan and monitoring best practice and compliance
     Proposals for HR Management project
     Revised HR Management Policy with its templates
     Code of Conduct
    Training
     Deliver seminar for BoDs to check with together articles of the policy for familiarizing and approving
     Provided comprehensive one-week training for HR Focal point (HR Assistant) for this revised HR Policy, HR templates, and code of conduct.
     Provided HR seminar to all Somaliland offices (three offices) staff, in a two full days, answering queries with role modelling and case studies.
    Coordination
     Ensure that the standard and compliance of HR policies, operations, process and systems in-line with donors (Multiple donor around, 9 various donors) requirements.

    Monitoring/Reporting
     Assess post training feedbacks, lesson learned, best practice, compliance, and submit to network coordinator.

  • University Lecturer ( Part Time)

    Civil Servise Institute, Gollis University, New Generation & Beder University

    October 2011 - Now

    Part time lecturer, almost volunteering teaching to university students. I teach various management, HRM, logistics, human right, and the like courses.

  • HRIS ERP Consultant (Part time)

    SOS International Village

    December 2018 - April 2019

    SOS International Village Dec 2018 – April 2019 HR Consultant for setting up HRIS together with IT Consultant (part time)
    I advise and implement HRIS ERP for ALL HR functions in INGO and provide related trainings.

  • HR Technical Advisor ( Part time)

    Somaliland Ministry of finance development

    June 2019 - September 2019

    HR Technical Advisor for set up Ministry staff JD and Practical Performance Management (part time)
    I was closely worked with department director to create ministry staff JD and performance management. I provided training on performance management tools and support for implementation.

  • Human Resource Management Consultant

    Pact Inc. USAID Multi-Year Program for 9 Partners based Hargeisa, Borama, Baidabo, & Mogadishu

    January 2020 - March 2020

    HRM Consultant (Part-time during my Annual & Paternity Leave) 26 Jan – 15 March 2020
    The nine LNGOs are SWLA, ALAC, ADAM, SODEN, SWDO, ADR, Mogadishu Uni, City Uni, & SCAG based in Hargeisa, Borama, Mogadishu and Baidabo.
    The objective of the assignment was to support nine LNGO:
     HRM Overview (Process and Procedures)
     Recruitment procedures
     Establishing HRM Systems through mentorship
    I have delivered each partner after technical HR assessment/audit the below:
     Reviewed, revised and standardization of HR policies and prepared HR policies templates and tools;
     Compiling current JDs, and creating those who missing then prepare JD book manual;
     Review organization structure and prepared salary Grades;
     Setting up code of conduct for each partner;
     Provided HR, Finance and Program Heads about HR budgeting session for future projects;
     Supported HR documentations, personnel files and preparing file starter checklist template;
     Provide mentoring, and coaching process of this areas of HR improvement.
    After that, closure, reporting and sharing lessons learned was submitted as per the agreed work plan.

  • HR Coordinator

    Norwegian Refugee Council

    April 2017 - Now

    I am a member of management team. I provide human resource support to NRC field offices through respective field HR focal point. Am responsible for supporting managers within the country program on various HR operational, policies processes and systems i.e. Recruitment and Selection, staff induction, Performance Management, Capacity building, and Employee Relations.

    Key Achievements:
    Am a team leader of group assigned to set NRC documentation systems and successfully plan and execute documentation T-File system for both program and operations. I Successfully implement planned, urgency and emergency country recruitments. I lead and implement on time massive recruitment of national staff in emergency programs of 2016-17 droughts and closely work with NRC global restructuring.
    I do productively manage staff capacity building plan and budget for 2016 to 2019 of NRC. I fruitfully train all staff in respective areas on Global HR policy, Term of Reference, Code of Conduct, and performance management.

Certification

  • Senior Profession HR International (SPHRi)

    HRCI based USA

    January 2016 - March 2020

    This accredited qualification, licensed from March 2024 to February 2024. This is from HR Certification Institute based USA
    Verify my Senior Profession HR international (SPHRi): https://www.youracclaim.com/go/i77AofGH

Education

  • BA in Human Resource Management & Leadership

    New Generation University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    August 2008 - August 2011

    I was honoured the gold medal of the department with 3.8 GP in 2011 gratuation occurred in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  • Msc in Development Studies

    Kampala University

    January 2012 - March 2014

    I have gratuated with distinction and receive excellence award for my dissertation.

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