PAE, Inc Senior Human Resources (HR) Manager in Kabul, Afghanistan

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Senior Human Resources (HR) Manager


The Senior Human Resources (HR) Manager will be primarily based in Kabul, Afghanistan and will serve in an active and influential business advisor role with program management, utilizing resources to accomplish operational requirements. The Sr. HR Manager will report to the Country / Program Manager with a dotted line reporting relationship to Human Resources in the management of multiple geographical sites and functions to support critical client mission activities of this contract. This role will also have responsibility as a real time resource to the other program HR teams in Kabul. The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive:

  • Manages and supports all HR Strategy, Operations and Processes, including Employee Data, Personnel Files, HR Reporting, Benefits Reconciliation, Leave Management, Mobilization/Demobilization, Travel, Recruiting and On boarding, Training, Communications, Career Development, Performance Management, Succession Planning and HR Metrics

  • Provides HR guidance, coaching and support to Program Management and personnel, partnering with Corporate HR to implement program-wide HR initiatives

  • Management of employee relations investigations, actively integrating with corporate legal and ethics entities

  • Facilitates on-site management training and coaching sessions

  • Assists in the development and improvement of HR procedures, guidelines, employee and management tools

  • Tracks, analyzes and manages HR Departments actual costs versus budgeted costs

  • Leverages broader HR team resources to drive change in leadership and organization development, compensation, performance management, career development, training and staffing

  • Establishes and implements appropriate systems to provide necessary HR metrics; to include weekly metrics as a deliverable to program management

  • Manage, develops and coaches direct-reporting staff

  • Additional tasks and special projects as assigned



  • Citizenship: US Citizenship is required

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Education, or other related discipline or equivalent experience/combined education, with professional experience

  • Experience:

  • 5+ or more years of experience in an HR Department, performing three (3) or more HR functional processes: employee relations, recruiting and staffing, EEOC and compliance, benefits, compensation, and training and employee development

  • 2+ years or more of experience in an international environment

  • 2+ years or more of experience supervising HR staff personnel

  • Security Vetting : Ability to obtain an MRPT (moderate risk public trust) and maintain throughout the duration of the contract

  • Medical: Favorable passage of a drug screen and physical examination

  • Language Skills: Expert professional, oral and written English communication skills, to present, facilitate and disseminate information.

  • Work Ethic: Commitment to maintaining a high performance team which delivers customer service excellence


  • Master’s Degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Education or other related discipline

  • OCONUS contract; knowledge of Department of State contracts

  • Experience in strategic planning and business partnering


  • Knowledge of ALL HR principles and processes, with exposure working with Logistic and Life Support related programs

  • Successful management of multiple sites in geographically dispersed locations

  • Ability to collect, analyze and summarize data and to prepare clear and concise reports

  • Experience in effectively dealing with international and headquarters staff, and sensitivity to other cultures

  • Exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks and administrative details in a fast paced and constantly changing environment

  • Expert computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Must have the ability to be innovative and be an agent for change

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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