UOWD8746 - People and Culture Business Partner

Business Unit: Administration
Job Family: Corporate Services
Department: Human Resources
Contract Type: Limited Contract Full Time
Location: Dubai
About UOWD:

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is one of the region’s oldest, most prestigious and forward-thinking tertiary institutions. Our curriculum and teaching practices reflect those of UOW Australia, which constantly ranks among the top 2% of universities worldwide, and are nationally and internationally recognized. Our continuous efforts in providing an education of world-class standards, are evident in our longstanding ranking in graduate employability and also the reason why our graduates are highly sought after by employers.

UOWD is truly a dynamic and diverse institution that offers a broad spectrum of programs in Business, Engineering, Information Sciences as well as Arts, Media and Humanities, aiming to develop graduates who are ethical, agile, technologically literate and ready for multicultural workplaces. Our programs are relevant and industry related with a strong focus on encouraging creative and critical thinking, problem-solving and the development of unique leadership skill sets.


People & Culture (P&C) Business Partner is responsible for delivery of a full range of P&C services. The position holder will work along with the Head of P&C to design and implement P&C policies and procedures relating to all functional areas of P&C such as benefits administration, employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment, and employment law compliance. 

Education and Experience:


  • An undergraduate degree in the field of Human Resource Management or equivalent
  • 5 years of experience in Human Resource generalist role
  • Experience working in the UAE
  • Intermediate to advanced experience of Enterprise-wide information Systems such Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS)


  • Education sector experience
Knowledge and Skills:


  • Knowledge of employment and related regulations, policies and issues in UAE
  • Knowledge of HR processes/ Administration,
  • Experience in recruitment of expatriates
  • Awareness of the local labour law and legal compliance
  • Excellent communication and networking skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft office
  • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines which maintaining high level attention to detail
  • Fluency in written/spoken English


  • Experience in recruitment of academic staff
  • Fluency in written/spoken Arabic
Personal Attributes:
  • Is agile and adaptable.
  • Is a team player
  • Ability to maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality at all times
  • Has integrity and operates with transparency
  • Resilient and adaptable to change
Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / CV
2. Passport-size photograph