HR Manager


Are you passionate about helping others to succeed in their job roles?
Do you enjoy detail-oriented tasks and developing creative solutions to make tasks more efficient?
Do you have the skills to design and implement HR strategies to recruit new talent, encourage continuous training and development, and manage day-to-day people issues?

Phandeeyar (“creation place”) is an innovation lab that is spearheading the use of technology to accelerate change and development in Myanmar. Phandeeyar invests in local technology startups, trains new entrepreneurs and builds the pool of tech talent. Phandeeyar also helps civic and social entrepreneurs, CSOs and independent media to integrate technology into their work.

The Role

Phandeeyar is looking for an experienced HR Manager to help us as we scale our rapidly growing company. Working with the Operations Director, you will manage day-to-day HR programs and people issues, ensure the growth of the organization and build a positive and productive company culture.

To thrive in this role, you should be super organized, have excellent communication skills and enjoy working with people to build capacity and skills. You should have the ability to work under pressure and prioritize tasks, being able to be strategic one minute and then roll up your sleeves and look into the details the next.

Key responsibilities include:
Managing Day to Day HR Operations: Handle day to day HR-related questions and help resolve work-related problems. Communicate company policies and procedures. Promote understanding of our practices through written policies and trainings. Maintain up to date employee records of all team members. Manage and track benefits provided such as annual leave and medical reimbursement. Mediate any personnel issues such as disagreements among employees in a discrete manner.
Building the Team: Design and implement the overall recruiting strategy as we grow our organization. Source and attract candidates by using databases, social media etc. Help managers develop job descriptions. Conduct interviews and filter candidates for open positions. Maintain recruitment pipeline of candidates. Promote Phandeeyar brand. Manage employment contracts. Lead our new team member onboarding program.
Supporting the overall People Strategy: Support management with all HR related initiatives such as performance reviews, evaluating compensation scales, performing exit interviews. Regularly update management on any personnel issues. Help build a strong and compelling culture through workshops and team building programs.


The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5+ years of Human Resources or People Operations related experience, including setting up and running a recruitment program. Must have strong written and verbal communication in English and Myanmar Language.

Required Skills and Competencies

Interpersonal (people) skills – You enjoy mentoring and helping others to develop skills and become more effective. You are a team player and maintain a positive attitude and patience in challenging situations. You can exercise sound judgment and discretion and be trustworthy to maintain confidential information.

Analytical Skills – You are able to big picture and use common sense to interpret problems and find sensible solutions. You can anticipate potential issues and come up with solutions to overcome them. You are able to remain focused when facing competing demands.

Adaptability – You are comfortable and able to manage through frequent change. You are flexible with imagining the big picture as well as working in very detail oriented assignments.

Organizational skills – You are great at getting things done and taking on a variety of tasks. You’re a self-starter who takes the initiative and can mobilize resources and solve problems. You can juggle multiple projects and you have impeccable attention to detail.

Basic Computer skills – You should be proficient with using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) or Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides).

Communications – You’re a strong communicator with solid written and spoken Myanmar and good written and spoken English skills. You are able to deliver presentations in both English and Myanmar language.

Excited about our mission – Phandeeyar is trying to use technology to accelerate change and development in Myanmar. We want to work with people who are excited about what we’re doing. You don’t need to be a tech guru, but you at least need to be excited about using technology to improve Myanmar.

Excited about HR – We want to work with people who are excited about what they’re doing.

The Details

Location: This role is based in Yangon. It may involve some travel around the country and internationally.
Hours: Phandeeyar is itself a start-up. Many of its activities happen outside standard office hours (9am-6pm). You will need to work some evenings and weekends, however there is a “time off in lieu” policy.
Remuneration: Will be based on experience and qualifications and will be competitive for the sector.
To apply: Please send an email to explaining why you are perfect for this role and attach a CV/resume (not more than two pages long).
Note: We welcome all applicants including those from the Myanmar diaspora.

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