HR Generalist - Doka Kuwait - Based in Doha/Qatar

  • 2nd Gate, Light Industrial Area, Mesaieed, Al Wakrah Municipality, Qatar
  • Full-time

Company Description

Doka Group, a subsidiary of the Umdasch Group is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of formwork products and systems with more than 160 sales and logistics facilities in over 70 countries. From its headquarters in Austria, Doka’s heritage of innovation has positioned itself as a front runner in creating disruptive technologies for the construction market, with an emphasis firmly placed on supporting the needs of its clients.

The first branch in the region was opened in 1977 and is located in Shuwaikh, Kuwait. The branch boasts more than 8,000 m² of land and the plot is comprised of an office, a stockyard and a warehouse. Kuwait is an oil rich, family-run emirate in the Middle East and is situated on the Arabian Peninsula. It borders the northwestern corner of the Arabian Gulf, and with an area of 17,818 km² it is slightly smaller than twice the size of Cyprus. Kuwait has a large expat population and approximately two thirds of the country’s workforce is made up of foreigners who find Kuwait to be safe and very family-friendly.

Job Description

Doka Kuwait is managed by Doka Qatar, thus looking to appoint an enthusiastic HR Generalist based in Qatar who is responsible for Payroll and general HR Operations of the Company.  We are looking for an approachable and detail-oriented HR Generalist who is happy to be the first point of contact for all employee enquiries and who has solid experience in local rules and regulations. Despite being located in Qatar, establishing relationships and regular contact with the team in Kuwait as well as regular travel will be important for this role. The position reports to the Head of Support Kuwait with a functional reporting line to the Head of HR Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Drive recruitment, selection and onboarding process for vacant positions including visa procedures together with PRO.
  • Handle employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and managers/supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate internal or external partners.
  • Perform all payroll requirements with the support of Head of Finance & Controlling DKUW.
  • Maintain an accurate SAP HR database (hard and soft copies) including leave and time keeping.
  • Play an active part in the Area HR network to enhance collaboration, best practice exchange and learning opportunities.
  • Take the lead for the Kuwait organization to implement global or Area HR projects, activities, policies and procedures.
  • Maintain performance and talent management, and training and development together with country management.
  • Review, tracks, and documents compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training, continuing education, and work assessments.
  • Prepare letters, certificates, memos, and reports.
  • Coordinate with internal and external partners for Health Insurance and legally required insurance processes by law.
  • Support Managing Director / Head of Finance & Controlling on managing and implementation of year plan/budget for the assigned unit including but not limited to profit sharing bonus and yearly increments.


We are looking for a proactive person with a strong  ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality as well as the following qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field preferred.
  • 3 years of experience in a similar human resource role.
  • Thorough knowledge of GCC employment-related laws and regulations, and preferable with Kuwait.
  • Experience in drafting policies.
  • Experience in organizational change management,  is preferable
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • SmartRecruiters and SAP HR Module knowledge as a plus.
  • A strong team player.
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate when appropriate.
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