Manager, Human Resources (POD) Jobs at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia in Putrajaya, Putrajaya Federal Territory

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Heriot-Watt University Malaysia company opens jobs for Manager, Human Resources (POD) positions in the Putrajaya Federal Territory region. The type of work we provide is Full-time.

The criteria for the employees we need are having Human Resources skills with Mid-Senior level experience, as well as employees who are honest, disciplined and responsible.

The estimated salary offered by this company is quite competitive around RM 1,200 - RM 3,700 (per month). However, the salary can go up or down depending on the company that decides it.

The Headhunters company itself is engaged in Primary and Secondary Education, Higher Education, & Education Administration Programs, of course if you are interested in applying for this company, you can register immediately.

Job Information

Company:Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
Position:Manager, Human Resources (POD)
Region:Putrajaya - Putrajaya Federal Territory, Putrajaya Federal Territory
Job Function:Human Resources
Seniority Level:Mid-Senior level
Salary:MYR 1.200 - MYR 3.700 per Month
Employment Type:Full-time
Industry:Education Administration Programs, Higher Education, Primary and Secondary Education

Job Description

The Manager, Professional & Organisational Development will be responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and administering a range of programmes, initiatives and projects relating to talent management, professional development, performance enhancement and succession planning within the campus overtly link the analysis to the University strategy and plans. This role would also have an overarching responsibility to deliver an effective, integrated and holistic staff development and talent management programme in collaboration with the Research Futures Academy and Learning &Teaching Academy.
The role holder will work closely with the Edinburgh Professional & Organisational Development team who will provide information and ongoing support regarding the University’s policies and processes; the role holder will be required to either adapt or create relevant policies and processes pertaining to organizational development to fit the context of the Malaysian operating environment. This position shall report to the Head of Human Resources.
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Key Duties And Responsibilities

  • Lead, implement and manage Staff Development and Talent Management framework that would address the development needs of the Staff overtly link to the analysis University’s strategy and plans, including but not limiting to skills development, performance management, capacity building, succession planning, staff engagement and retention, etc . An analysis of the campus’ succession and development needs for the campus based on specific training need requirements and skills gap identification from each individual professional services department and academic schools is to be conducted every two year.
  • Create, manage, and implement policies and procedures relating to Professional & Organisational Development.
  • Review the Human Resources Development (HRD) Corporation and its report and stay up to date with the latest development of training arrangements by HRD Corporation.
  • Through engagement, build visible and effective professional relationships across the institution, including Senior Staff in the University, at all times role-modelling the professional HR values and demonstrate the value-added services as provided by the entire HR team.
  • Facilitate implementation of appropriate change management initiatives associated with organizational transition activities.
  • Identify and monitor the organisation’s culture so that it supports the attainment of the University strategic objectives and goals as well as promote staff satisfaction across the global university.
  • Review the outcomes of periodic Employee Survey and any other University surveys/feedback to inform the Talent and Succession Plan.
  • Provide OD advice based on experience and expertise in the subject matter and provide support to individual people manager in solving complex issues or issues where precedent may not exist.
  • Working with managers and staff on training and development needs, including collating development needs from bi-annual reviews, and source providers for training courses where required. Guide and develop a responsive internal training team. Evaluate the effectiveness of the training providers and the programmes offered.
  • Able to deliver and design trainings / workshops as required e.g. PDR Reviewer workshops, Values and Respect workshops, Day-to-Day Manager workshops and HR sessions on good management practice. Liaise with Professional & Organisational Development department in Edinburgh for additional support and advice. These activities should closely align with the University’s Strategic objectives and goals and complement the POD Development Programme.
  • Deliver and manage new staff induction and onboarding experience. Lead on the new staff first day experience, which includes a tour of the campus, explaining our University culture, introduction of the E-Induction program and organising meet-up sessions.
  • Collaboratively and effectively working with the global HR colleagues and through the wider team to ensure our structures across the entire University are consistent.
  • Manage the internship program at the University, including but not limiting to Schedule Planning, Application of HRD corporation funding, payment of monthly allowances, monitoring the progress of the interns, and etc.

Please note that this job description is not exhaustive, and the role holder may be required to undertake other relevant duties commensurate with the grading of the post and its general responsibilities. Activities may be subject to amendment over time as the role develops and/or priorities and requirements evolve.
Person Specification
Education & Qualifications

  • HR or business qualification at degree level


  • A professional membership with the CIPD or equivalent professional body


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working as a practitioner / internal partner in a talent/succession planning, organisational development / learning and development or similar environment including research, design, development and delivery of learning and development initiatives
  • Practical experience of design, delivery and evaluation of development solutions.
  • Experience of facilitating groups
  • Experience of adopting a consultancy/partnering approach
  • Experience in conducting Virtual Training sessions
  • Experience with implementation of succession planning for the organisation


  • Familiar with Oracle HCM suite, in particular Learning, Talent, Succession and Performance

Competencies, Skills & Knowledge

  • Fluent (verbal and written) in English and another language e.g. Bahasa Malaysia
  • Experienced coach or mentor
  • Strong knowledge of Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF)
  • Good interpersonal skills; able to establish and maintain good working relationships with a wide range of people and acts as a point of reference.
  • Good communication skills with ability to write clear and accessible policies and processes. Strong sense of purpose and responsibility; self-motivated
  • Strong service ethos
  • Accurate with attention to detail
  • Excellent computing skills including Office 365 suite with capability to support basic digital skills enhancement
  • Excellent organisational skills on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, able to meet deadlines and manage conflicting demands on time
  • Able to make independent decisions which have moderate impact to the operation.


  • Understanding of higher education environment
  • Working knowledge of Malaysian Labour law and employment practices.
  • Experience of working as part of small or remote team
  • Demonstration of a values-led, evidence-based and outcomes driven approach in day-to-day delivery of work.

Essential Criteria – these are attributes without which a candidate would not be able to undertake the full remit of the role. Applicants who do not clearly demonstrate in their application that they possess the essential requirements will normally be eliminated at the short-listing stage.
Desirable Criteria – these are attributes which would be useful for the candidate to hold. When shortlisting, these criteria will be considered when more than one applicant meets the essential criteria.
Application Process
Due to Malaysian Immigration restrictions, we regret that this position is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Malaysia.
Applications should be submitted to Career Website.
Applications must be submitted by 26 July 2023. If you are not contacted by the selection committee by 15 August 2023 then please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.
The University is committed to equality of opportunity.


  • Comfortable environment
  • Taught when starting work
  • Salary bonus if there is overtime

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Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is a campus of Edinburgh-based Heriot-Watt University. Located in Putrajaya, Malaysia, the campus offers a wide range of postgraduate and professional courses, many of which are accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Established in 2014, the campus serves as a gateway to Asia, providing students with access to top-quality education and the opportunity to pursue a global career. Heriot-Watt University Malaysia offers both taught and research postgraduate degrees, under the guidance of lecturers of the highest academic standard. With a variety of fields covered, from engineering, finance, and operations management to business, management, and leadership, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia has become a leader in higher education and research in Malaysia.

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