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Ghafari Administration/HR Manager in Istanbul, Turkey


General Summary: The Administration/HR Manager maintains the organization's human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices. This person will also oversee administrative tasks that are related to the overall function of the Turkey office, including an administrative assistant.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversee Administrative aspects of the Turkey office, including management of cleaning and maintenance service, kitchen and office supplies, rental cars and other expenses.

  • Provide counsel to managers on employee relation issues including but not limited to: coaching, counseling, discipline and termination.

  • Understand and ensure compliance with applicable laws, company policies and procedures. Administer annual leaves and vacation schedules for the employees.

  • Able to work across international boundaries to represent human resources and coordinate human resources responsibilities.

  • Serve as the on-site lead resource in the Istanbul office for human resources questions, issues, initiatives, programs and processes, and providing guidance and direction to department managers for the full employee lifecycle including recruitment and counseling of employees.

  • Develop and administer programs, procedures and guidelines to help align the workforce with the strategic goals of the company.

  • Investigate issues such as grievances and disciplinary actions.

  • Coordinate recruiting related activities including but not limited to: sourcing resumes, establishing interviews, selection process, making offers and on-boarding.

  • Facilitate new hire onboarding and process all new hire paperwork.

  • Coordinate training when requested.

  • Conduct exit interviews and process terminations.

  • Manage and assign special projects as necessary.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.



• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or an equivalent field of study


• 10+ years of professional human resources experience demonstrating knowledge, skills and ability to perform the job

• 5+ years of experience within a global organization


• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, HRIS software, recruiting and online applicant tracking systems


Ghafari is a global engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction services firm driven to understand and meet the distinct needs of every client. For nearly forty years, we have taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets. By blending insight with technological innovation, we help clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

Our full-service, in-house team works together to meet the unique demands of each project. Working side by side, market experts and discipline leaders exchange insights to uncover new opportunities for efficiency. This rigorous collaboration allows us to bridge smart design with precise functionality.

Ghafari was founded on the promise of technological innovation. Today, we are recognized as a pioneer in adopting and standardizing the latest advancements in our field. We aim to remain at the forefront of our industry and create ever-smarter spaces that help clients navigate new demands within their field.

Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects around the world.

Ghafari Associates, LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. If you need an accommodation due to a disability in order to use our online system to apply for a position at Ghafari Associates, LLC, you may apply for positions in the following ways:

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It is Ghafari Associates, LLC’s policy not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a qualified individual with a disability or a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance.

Job ID 2021-1566

Job Location TR-Istanbul

Category Human Resources