Human Resources and Administration Manager

  • Location
    Mapou, Mauritius
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 17

Position description

SoCha (a portmanteau of Social and Change) is an independent Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) firm that provides bespoke solutions to social challenges. We are a US-registered, veteran-owned small business and staff support offices in Nairobi, Bangkok and Mauritius. SoCha currently supports multiple foreign assistance interventions across Asia and Africa.

SoCha is seeking an experienced Human Resources & Administration Manager to manage the Mauritius office and support Corporate HR function.

Scope of Work

The HR & Administration Manager reports to the Director of Finance and acts as Office Manager for the Mauritius office.

Human Resources:

  • Responsible for issuing and managing the employment contracts internationally.
  • Provide HR support for field start-up recruitment selection on-boarding, implementation of local benefits, set-up of compensation schemes according to USAID and finance guidelines.
  • Responsible for the induction and orientation of staff onboarding.
  • Coach train international Human Resources managers in the SoCha policies and processes.
  • Manage the insurance process for our international team & any other questions about benefits.
  • Manage the HR employee files & manuals for US nationals and third country nationals.
  • Liaise with different countries payroll companies to resolve HR and payroll questions.
  • Liaise with SoCha Directors to advise on USAID required steps: travel request, key positions authorization, etc.
  • Responsible for the administration of the Mauritius office including payroll and office management.
  • Manage the company recruitment website.
  • Support SoCha’s business development team to prepare for upcoming bid submissions, including the identification of staff through recruitment platforms and desk research.
  • Manage the immigration and visa requirements for the team in Mauritius.


  • Oversee day-to-day office operations and requirements.
  • Manage: office budget, petty cash, procurement, rent, bills payment, taxes registration, bank payment transaction, etc.
  • Assist business administration functions such as positional email monitoring, tax registration, bill payments and filing.
  • Oversee maintenance of the in-house consultant database.
  • English and French Editing tasks, and
  • Other duties as appropriate.

Skills and Experience required

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Human Resources or similar field, or extensive work experience in these areas
  • 7+ years demonstrable experience in office administration
  • 5+ years demonstrable experience in Human Resource Management
  • 3+ years demonstrable experience in international recruitment preferred
  • Knowledge of USAID and International Development a plus
  • Ability to source and interpret International Labor Laws
  • Proficient in English and French, both written and spoken.
  • Ability to think outside the box and produce a solution-focused response to issues that arise.
  • Understanding of International Development or Monitoring and Evaluation preferred.
  • Experience working in an international setting preferred.


Mapou, Mauritius. Preference will be given to candidates who reside in Mauritius.

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