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Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with a team of 3,100 personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable communities. Currently operating in 14 of the world’s most vulnerable countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and sustainable livelihoods.

The HR Generalist (GOAL Head Office Dun Laoghaire) is responsible for providing day-to-day guidance to staff and managers on all areas of HR including employee relations, learning and development, resourcing, procedures, performance, engagement and wellbeing.


  • Provide day to day HR support across various areas including benefits administration, employee relations, performance management, onboarding, and offboarding.
  • Support and coordinate the implementation of HR programmes including the roll-out of GOAL’s performance and development management system and coach managers in supporting a culture committed to employee engagement and professional development
  • Deliver training workshops to managers on HR guidelines, policies and processes
  • Provide up to date employment law advice to managers
  • Conduct and co-ordinate investigations, disciplinary and grievance meetings, ensuring fair procedure and compliance with the relevant legislation.
  • Manage occupational health reviews and referrals
  • Develop and deliver induction and onboarding into the business to support retention
  • Compile monthly reports for use by the Director of People
  • Manage the HQ HR Administrator to ensure coordination of monthly payroll and the administration of benefits including Pension, Health Care, bike to work etc

 Education and Experience

  • Hold a relevant qualification in Business/Human Resources Management and/or Industrial Relations.
  • Have a minimum of three years in a HR Generalist role.
  • Excellent knowledge of contemporary Human Resources practices and employment legislation.
  • Experience of working on employee relations matters
  • Have excellent administrative, organisational and numeric skills including competency in MS Office and IT systems.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and proven written and verbal communication ability