HR Officer, Cairns
Are you interested in using your HR expertise for the cause of humanity?
Does it excite you to be part of an organisation where every six minutes an aircraft takes off or lands somewhere in the world, transporting people who live in remote communities and assisting aid and development agencies, missions and churches to share the love of God?
Mission Aviation Fellowship is a unique Christian relief and development charity operating 130 light aircraft in over 30 countries. MAF transports patients, relief workers, produce, medical supplies and Christian workers in the world’s remotest regions: places of deepest human need where flying is not a luxury but a lifeline. We have operated for over 75 years and have developed into a substantial aviation services charity.
We now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced HR Officer to join our international HR team. In this role, you will provide your expertise and professional HR services and people solutions to a portfolio of the Asia Pacific MAF Programs and Support Office functions.
*MAF International is a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI). This allows staff to salary package up to $15,900 per year in tax-free fringe benefits, which can lead to significant tax savings.*
To be successful in this role, you will provide HR solutions, advice and support to MAFI Program and the Strategic Business development team. You will do this by partnering with line management to deliver people-related business solutions, follow up on issues, keep accurate records of interactions and highlight concerns. You will liaise regularly with Country Directors and undertake programme visits when necessary.
You will need to bring your expertise as an HR Generalist to assist with payroll enquiries, and interpreting of award rates, salaries and conditions of employment. You will also update HR policies, procedures and staff handbooks, and work with managers to support a safe return to work. The role also includes conducting and monitoring exit interviews, overseeing the probationary process and facilitating employee relations matters. Ensuring that staff are well informed on the tools and resources available to support spiritual, emotional and physical well-being.
By partnering with Program leaders, you will facilitate the development and delivery of the people plans and change management initiatives for your Programme portfolio. You will also represent the Asia Pacific region by implementing surveys, contributing to monthly and quarterly reports, and reconciling head counts and people movements.
As part of supporting the wider HR team, you will assist with the preparation of any external reports, support recruitment campaigns, assist with inductions and hosting of orientation, and support any projects as agreed by the HR Manager – Asia Pacific, such as length of service recognition.
By providing employment relations advice, you will support the team by conducting an investigation into confidential employee relations, providing accurate advice and support to managers on HR policy, procedures and employment law, and keeping up to date with current legislative, awards and industrial instruments.
The HR Officer is accountable to the Regional HR Manager in Asia Pacific for performance. The achievement of goals, people solutions, projects and customer feedback are the main means of assessing performance.
Applicants must have the legal right to work in Australia and should also have a strong desire to deliver high-quality support services to our managers and employees. There is an occupational requirement for the successful candidate to be able to align themselves fully with MAF’s Christ-centred vision, mission and core values.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
– Degree or equivalent professional qualification
– AHRI qualification will serve as a recommendation
– Capable of working independently as well as part of a team
– Experience in an Asia Pacific HR role will serve as a recommendation
– Exposure to cross-cultural experience in Asia Pacific
– Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence, negotiate and be assertive
– Ability to work with people at all levels
– Demonstrated competence in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.)
– Excellent administration skills
– High level of HR resilience
– Ability to prioritise effectively
– Self-starter attitude
– Ability to deliver work to agreed deadlines.
– Able to communicate effectively across geographical and cultural boundaries
– Employment law knowledge and application
– Willing and able to travel to overseas programmes and offices.
– Willing and able to be accessible to work across different time zones.
– Able to demonstrate understanding and acceptance of the statement of faith and willing to proactively take part in MAF events and meetings e.g. prayer times and away days.
– Experience managing others preferred
– Previous experience using HRIS
– Excellent project management skills
– Pragmatic approach to problem-solving
– Experience in a mission or charity organisation
**NOTE: Applicants must have, or are willing to apply for the legal right to work in Australia. Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment background checks including a National Criminal History check. Acceptance of and adherence to MAF’s purpose, vision and values is an essential condition of employment.**