HR Manager (Admin) at the School of Sciences and Humanities

  • Qabanbay Batyr Ave, Nur-Sultan 020000, Kazakhstan
  • Full-time

Company Description

Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional university, partnering with some of the most recognized names in international higher education.  Admission to NU is highly competitive; the student body is selected from the top high schools throughout the country and region.

Job Description

  • provides administrative support for General Manager within the area of his/her competence;
  • maintains employee files and records in electronic and paper form, including:
  • entering and updating employee data to the HR information system (hereinafter – HRIS);
  • ensuring that all information on employee status is entered to HRIS (sick leaves, paid/unpaid leaves, business trips);
  • compiling, organizing, and updating personal files of the School employees (diplomas, certificates, criminal background checks, military service records, etc.);
  • prepares and amends where necessary HR documents, i.e. employment contracts, decisions on hiring, transfer, termination (including clearance sheets), etc.;
  • ensures that the School follows the Labour Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the University policies and procedures within the area of his/her competence;
  • assists with payroll by preparing and providing the Department of Finance with timesheets of the School employees (keeps track of employee's paid and unpaid leaves, business trips, sick leaves);
  • administers disciplinary cases within the School;
  • helps, organizes and manages new employee orientation, on-boarding, and training programs;
  • prepares, manages and stores HR related paperwork and submits it to the University archive;
  • consultation of the School employees on the Labour Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the University policies and procedures within the area of his/her competence;
  • assists the processes of risks identification, assessment, management, monitoring within the framework of the supervised area;  
  • timely and proper fulfillment of other tasks of the Head and the School management within the framework of his/her responsibilities and powers.


The successful candidate should have a higher education degree, preferable from the institutions with the English language of instruction;
Preferred majors are:

  • Human Resources Management; 
  • Law;
  • Finance; 
  • Economics

Required work experience: 

  • With a Master's degree, not less than 1 year of relevant work experience;
  • With a Bachelor degree, at least 3 years of relevant work experience;
  • or at least 2 years of work experience at the Nazarbayev University and/or its organizations;

The following professional competencies will be requried:

  • Professional knowledge of the Labour Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of education;
  • Human Resource Expertise – the knowledge of principles, practices, and functions of effective human resource management;
  • Relationship Management – the ability to manage interactions to provide service and support the organization;
  • Consultation – the ability to provide guidance to organizational stakeholders;
  • Communication – the ability to effectively exchange information with stakeholders;
  • Global and Cultural Effectiveness – the ability to value and consider the perspectives and backgrounds of all parties;
  • Ethical Practice – the ability to integrate core values, integrity, and accountability throughout all organizational and business practices;
  • Budget and Finance – the ability to understand the organization’s financial processes, sources of funding, expenditures, and budgeting;
  • Understanding various HR software systems (1C: Enterprise, SAP, etc.)
  • Fluency in Kazakh, Russian, and English languages.

Additional Information

Employee benefits at the Nazarbayev University include:

  • Health Insurance (upon completion of 3 months probation period)
  • Recuperation allowance in the amount of 2 monthly salaries
  • 30 days of annual paid leave
  • Performance-based bonuses - twice per year