The European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (ESO) is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organisation in Europe and the world’s most productive ground-based astronomical observatory. ESO carries out an ambitious programme focused on the design, construction and operation of powerful ground-based observing facilities enabling astronomers to make important scientific discoveries.
ESO operates three unique world-class observing sites in northern Chile: La Silla, Paranal and Chajnantor (home to ALMA and APEX), and the ESO Headquarters are located in Garching, near Munich, Germany.
At Paranal, ESO operates the Very Large Telescope, the world's most advanced visible-light astronomical observatory, and will host and operate the southern array of the Cherenkov Telescope Array, the world’s largest and most sensitive high energy gamma-ray observatory. ESO is a major partner in ALMA, the largest astronomical project in existence. And on Cerro Armazones, ESO is building the 39-metre Extremely Large Telescope (ELT), which will become "the world's biggest eye on the sky" and whose operations will be fully integrated into the Paranal Observatory.
In the course of a reorganization within the HR Department, of which you will play a key part in the successful delivery, and based at its Vitacura office in Santiago, Chile, ESO is advertising a new position of: Deputy Head of Human Resources.
In this role, you will have responsibility for delivery of all HR operations for Germany and Chile, managing a small team based across both locations. In addition to HR operations you will be involved in HR projects and manage relationships with stakeholders based in Chile. You will also deputise for the Head of Human Resources in their absence.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Head of Human Resources
The successful applicant will be a confident self-starter, and have proven HR operations skills including ten years of experience, with a good track record of team management.
Essential Competences and Experience:
Desirable Competences and Experience:
Degree or higher level education, preferably in a relevant subject such as HR, business administration, or law. Evidence of continuous professional development in HR e.g. in management skills, HR policy and practice, pay and reward.
An excellent command of written and spoken English is essential. A good working knowledge of Spanish is also required.
Remuneration and Contract:
We offer an attractive remuneration package including a competitive salary (tax free), comprehensive pension scheme and medical, educational, and other social benefits, as well as financial help in relocating your family.
The contract is for a fixed-term duration of three years and is subject to successful completion of the probation period.
There is a possibility of extension(s) subject to individual performance and organizational requirements, and as defined in the applicable policies and staff rules and regulations. For any further information, please visit https://www.eso.org/public/jobs/conditions/intstaff/. Please note that the contract policy and in particular the regulations concerning fixed-term and indefinite contracts are currently under review which may lead to changes in the contractual conditions applicable to this position.
Duty Station: Santiago de Chile, Chile
Within the role, there will be periodic travel to ESO Observatory sites in Chile. For the induction, initial training and thereafter as required, there will also be regular travel to Garching near Munich, Germany.
Career Path: V/VI Appointment based on experience
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