Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities
Current vacancies as at October 20th, 2014

Human Resource Officer

Job objectiveTo assist the Human Resource Manager with coordinating all human  resource management activities with specific responsibilities in the following functional areas: health and safety, employee relations and performance management.



Health and Safety

  1. Assist with the development, implementation and communication of the company’s health and safety policies
  2. Ensure that all aspects of the company’s health and safety policies are documented and continuously evaluated
  3. Liaise with relevant external bodies to ensure the company receives the necessary updates and information pertaining to compliance with all health and safety legal requirements
  4. Ensure annual risk assessments are completed and the necessary measures are taken to eliminate or minimise risks
  5. Lead investigation of all work accidents/injuries and submit reports to the HR Manager
  6. Ensure fire and evacuation drills and other safety procedures are conducted when necessary  
  7. Conduct inspections of PPE and quarterly visits to the branches to observe and record health and safety infractions and consult the HR Manager on taking corrective action
  8. Co-ordinate safety committee meetings, take minutes of all meetings and follow-up action items


Employee Relations

  1. Assist with and oversees the composition, typing and distribution of confirmation, promotion, acting appointments and transfer letters and submit the necessary documentation to payroll
  2. Closely monitor the expiration dates of employees on contract; prompt and execute the renewal/non-renewal of same
  3. Recognise and notify managers/supervisors of employee birthdays, anniversary dates, marriages, births and deaths
  4. Purchase greeting cards, gifts and get well tokens


Performance Management

  1. Notify managers/supervisors of appraisals and monitor the timely submission of same
  2. Update the appraisal database and provide the HRM with monthly status reports
  3. Review all appraisals for consistency between ratings and comments; development plan and identification of training needs before final sign-off by HRM


Other Human Resource Management activities:

  • Assist in the areas of:
  1. Clerical and administrative functions such as:- typing and preparing memos, employment contracts, commendation letters, job letters, and letters to Embassies/High Commissions
  2. Documenting and updating HR Procedures and Policies under the direction of the HR Manager
  3. Recruitment, selection and orientation of new employees
  4. Updating Job descriptions and organization charts
  5. Provide support to the HR Manager in other related activities.




  • Training and experience in Human Resources, Health and Safety
  • Diploma qualification in Human Resources and Health and Safety or other business related field from a reputable tertiary level institution
  • Excellent Computer literacy – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
  • Experience in working with HRIS software (HR Plus) will be an asset
  • Any combination of experience & qualification.



  • At least two (2) years experience in human resources or related field.
  • Experience in a supervisory capacity would be an asset



  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Time management
  • Ability to respond effectively to internal inquiries
  • Highly confidential
  • Professional appearance, dress and attitude.



  • Has a passion for human resources
  • Dynamic
  • Enthusiastic
  • Creative
  • Analytic/Critical Thinking


Please submit an updated Curriculum Vitae to:  hro@ferreiraoptical.com

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