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Employee Relations Specialist


Posted on September 4, 2019

5 - 8 years Doha - Qatar

Any Graduation. Any Nationality Male

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Provide support to the Head of Employee Relations in the operational and administrative tasks to resolve all matters related to Employee Relations in NAKILAT & Joint Venture companies’, by assisting in developing and implementing effective policies and procedures related to Employee Relations.

As well as, perform personnel administration activities through assisting in the preparation, and processing of personnel actions during the employment tenure from engagement to end of service. In addition to participating and coordinating with IT in developing and properly utilizing the HR related systems.


Key Accountabilities:

New Joiners Induction:

1.   Coordinate with the recruitment team to plan and arrange induction program for new recruits, as well as advise them on Nakilat’ and Joint Venture Companies’ employee relations policies and procedures.

Employees’ Contracts Administration:

2.  Administer all employment contracts, by monitoring company payroll, approving eligible allowance and benefits, while ensuring compliance with the applicable laws and requirements.

Customer Management:

3.   Provide escalation support to ensure all queries related to employees are addressed in a prompt manner.

4.   Assist in investigating and conducting disciplinary cases, prepare case briefs, and follow up with regards to the agreed/decided actions.

Employee Relations:

5.  Execute all administrative circulars and decisions (e.g. early retirement program, promotion, employee transfer, penalties imposed on employees, employee loans).

6.  Manage and control all transactions related to loans, advances, reimbursements and allowances to ensure their compliance with pertaining policies.

7.  Verify payments to employees (e.g. expense claims, car loans, advanced payments) and obtains required approvals, and loads the approved transactions into the ERP system.

8. Review insurance policy and determine medical coverage, as well as ensure that adequate medical insurance is provided to NAKILAT and Joint Venture Companies’ employees and their eligible dependents.

9.  Coordinate with IT to ensure maximum utilization of the ERP and other HR related systems.

10. Process and communicate employees’ action letters (i.e. promotions, salary adjustments, disciplinary actions…etc.).

Records Management:

11. Oversee maintaining employees’ data and records, and ensure their confidentiality.

12.  Manage HRMS’s master data and ensure it’s up to date and accurate.

Human Resources Information Systems Management:

13.  Assist IT in reviewing, testing and implementing the proper HRIS systems upgrades and enhancements, including maintenance of systems tables, to ensure that HR needs are addressed.

14.  Oversee the implementation of the HR-ERP system, by providing direction, planning, project coordination and management of the HRIS, while concurrently facilitating efficient operations to meet current and future business needs and requirements within all HR sections.

End of Employment:

15.  Provide seamless supports to employees during their exit process, and keep all relevant stakeholders updated to ensure timely settlement of employees’ dues.

Generic Accountabilities:

Quality, Health, Safety, & Environment (QHSE):

16.  Adhere to all relevant QHSE policies, procedures, instructions and controls so that NAKILAT provides a safe, world Class, secure and environmentally responsible service to customers, the public and its own people.

Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures:

17.  Assist in developing the Employee Relations policies, procedures, practices, and guidelines in alignment with leading practices, NAKILAT and Joint Venture Companies’ goals, and ensure their implementation.

18. Communicate and circulate new/updated policies, procedures and regulation to NAKILAT and Joint Venture Companies’ employees.

19.  Implement approved departmental policies, processes and procedures, and provide instructions to subordinates to ensure their proper implementation.


20.  Carry out any other duties as directed by the immediate supervisor.

Key Result Areas

•   Escalate employee queries on time and ensure their compliance with the applicable policies and procedures.

•   Assist in developing and implementing Employee Relation policies and procedures.

•   Manage and update employee data in the HRMS system.

•   Monitor employee medical insurance processes.

•   Manage and execute all the employee exit activities in a timely manner.

•   Provide the HRIS required support.

Interactions and Working Relationships


•   All Employees and functions (NAKILAT & JVs) - to coordinate with employees for their related matters, and provide guidance/advise on policy related issues.


•  Service Providers (Hotels/Insurance providers) - to provide employees with required services.

•  QP, QG, Ras Gas…etc. (ER Professionals) -  to obtain information on market trends.

•  Governmental Organizations (i.e. pension authority, Ministry of Labor, Supreme of Health and Education, Hospitals…etc.) – to handle employees related matters.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills


•   Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or any other related filed.


•   5-7 years of related experience of which a minimum of 3-5 years should be in a similar position / responsibility.

•  Previous experience in Oil & Gas industry and regional experience is preferred 

Job Specific Skills:

•  Extensive knowledge in employee relations policies, procedures and practices;

•  Extensive knowledge in HRIS.

•  Knowledge of Qatar Labour Law and regulations

•  Knowledge of Microsoft Office.

HR / Human Relations / Industrial Relations

Desired Candidate Profile

Provide support to the Head of Employee Relations in the operational and administrative tasks to resolve all matters related to Employee Relations in NAKILAT & Joint Venture companies’, by assisting in developing and implementing effective policies and procedures related to Employee Relations.


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Established in 2004, Nakilat is a Qatari-owned shipping and maritime company providing the critical transportation link in the State of Qatar’s LNG supply chain. The company’s LNG shipping fleet is the largest in the world, comprising of 69 LNG vessels. Nakilat also owns 1 FSRU vessel and four l arge LPG carriers, with the latter operated by operated by its in-house ship management arm, Nakilat Shipping Qatar Limited (NSQL).

In addition to its core shipping activities, Nakilat operates the ship repair and construction facilities at Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in Ras Laffan Industrial City via two strategic joint ventures: Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) and Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ). It also provides shipping agency services through Nakilat Agency Company (NAC) at all Qatari ports and terminals, as well as towage and other marine support services through its joint venture Nakilat SvitzerWijsmuller (NSW) for vessels at the Port of Ras Laffan and around Qatar’s Halul Island.

Nakilat’s comprehensive business portfolio of shipping and maritime services complements its vision to be a global leader and provider of choice for energy transportation and maritime services.
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Bryan - Recruitment Officer

Website https://www.nakilat.com

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