HR Specialist - Saudi National

Irwin & Dow

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Posted on: 5 Apr 2024

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Employment: Full Time

As the HR specialist in Riyadh you will work closely with the team to ensure comprehensive HR operational support on a day to day basis managing all onboarding, iqama processing, coordinating the GOSI process, monitoring Saudization directives, onboarding of new staff and liaising with other regional offices to ensure employment contracts are received and all relevant documents are actioned. As you will see a large team of Riyadh employees through their whole journey you will also conduct and monitor exit interviews and manage the process, including final settlements and cancellation of all documents.

Administration will also play a key part of the role of HR Specialist and you will be expected to monitor iqama and Saudi visa document expiry dates, update changes in processes to the wider team and manage visas for all of the Riyadh employees. Reporting in to the HR Operations Manager, you will oversee and train a team of junior staff members and be the first point of contact for any escalated queries. It is therefore essential that you maintain updated knowledge on the rapid changes and innovations in Saudi HR and employment laws. Custody of all HR documents and information, you will have the opportunity to enhance and develop internal procedures to ensure the HR team are highly efficient and adopt best practices at all times.


In order to apply for this role, it is expected that you will possess at least 5 years’ experience within a similar HR operational capacity and have a strong knowledge of Saudi Arabia employment law and the necessary processes. Therefore, you should have GOSI, Muqeem, Qiwa, Ministry of HR & Social Development (MHRDS) and work permit practical knowledge. In order to maintain efficiencies and updates you will have advanced IT skills and be comfortable in the use of databases to form reports and records. It is also essential that the successful Saudi National candidate is bilingual in both Arabic and English (spoken, reading and writing).

Our client represents a global management organisation with over 80 offices across the world. They pride themselves on their adaptability and work ethics to ensure they attract clients from a wide range of industry sectors and as such, this role can offer a great stepping stone to a more senior HR career in the future for the successful Saudi National applicant.


Irwin & Dow was established in 2013 to provide clients with a unique and highly personalised recruitment service, providing the very top calibre of candidates across the business support and secretarial function.

We provide a refreshing approach, working in close partnership with clients and candidates across diverse industry sectors; large MNC’s, government & semi -government entities, SME’s, local businesses and in the start-up and UHNWI support framework.

Great people equal great success: all our candidates are interviewed personally by a member of the team, and we develop longstanding and in-depth relationships with our clients, understanding their corporate culture and goals to ensure a successful outcome for both parties.

Our values of discretion and diplomacy are paramount, and we are pleased to be a partner of choice for clients and candidates.

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