Principal - Human Resources

Lihir Operations, Papua New Guinea
Oct 11, 2021
Nov 10, 2021
Human Resources
Full Time
The Company:

Our client, Lihir Gold Limited operates one of the largest gold mines in Papua New Guinea 900kms north-east of Port Moresby on the tropical Niolam Island (Lihir Island). Committed to supporting a safe, diverse and inclusive work culture, Lihir's mission is to deliver superior returns from finding, developing and operating gold/copper mines whilst providing long term employment opportunities. Lihir is a hard rock surface gold operation, ore is refractory and treated using pressure oxidation before the gold is recovered by a conventional leach process. Globe 24-7 has been selected as the recruitment partner to assist with the sourcing process for this position and look forward to applicants who meet the required skills, experience, and qualifications.

The Role:

We are seeking a Principal - Human Resources to work in the Human Resources, Learning and Talent Departments at the Lihir Gold Limited operation in Papua New Guinea. Reporting to the Manager - Human Resources, you will initiate, develop and coordinate various Human Resource strategies, policies and procedures within the department from recruitment, selection, Onboarding, training & development; employee relations; performance management; compensation and organisational development. In addition it will also provide analysis, innovation and continuous improvement across the employee value chain.

We are looking for a leader who:
  • Can develop HR strategies, Policies & Procedure that are aligned with attracting, motivating and retaining a fully functional workforce
  • Can recommend new approaches and best practices across all key HR areas better improve efficiency of the services performed by the HR department
  • Is able to provide technical advice and specific guidance to support the HR Department in achieving it's strategies and goals across Recruitment and Onboarding, Learning & Talent, Employee Relations, Performance Management, Compensation and Organisational Development
  • Demonstrate ability to act in the HR Manager role where required
  • Has excellent verbal, written communication and public speaking skills
  • Is self motivated with the ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Has excellent time management and organisations skills with proven ability to multi-task
  • Can demonstrate strong attention to detail and work efficiently to meet deadlines and the clients and customers needs
  • Has good listening and interpersonal skills for rapport building, conflict resolution and negotiations
  • Can communicate effectively across all departments, identify where further engagements are needed and an understanding of how to adapt communication styles to a multicultural workforce
  • As a Leader of Leaders, be a role model and demonstrate the ability to coach, train and develop a senior HR personnel

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Psychology, Business or other relevant tertiary-level qualification is essential
  • Relevant post graduate qualification desirable
  • Accreditation from the PNG Human Resource Institute is highly desirable
  • 10-15+ years relevant work experience essential
  • Good understanding or working knowledge of SAP is highly desirable
  • Broad skillset having worked in two or three functional areas of Human Resources
  • Excellent understanding of the HR value chain
  • Thorough understanding of the PNG Employment law and related legislation
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite

Mobilisation Requirements:
  • Residential on Lihir Island - Relocation Services provided
  • Ability to provide/obtain valid police clearance
  • Ability to successfully complete a pre-employment medical assessment

The Rewards

This position gives you the opportunity to be a part of one of the world's largest and most technically challenging gold deposits across Australasia. Technology wise, Newcrest is on the forefront of many innovations and data work so you will gain great exposure to new cutting-edge maintenance equipment and software systems enabling you to further develop your skills. Lihir Gold Limited exhibits a fantastic working environment and the people you work alongside are motivated and dedicated. It's a culturally enriching experience where you can develop long lasting relationships in the industry. There is also the ability of flexible remote work available.

Contact Us

Please apply directly by submitting your resume, preferably as a Microsoft Word document.

Only successful applicants will be contacted.