UOWD9241 - HR Assistant

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

Established in 1951 and ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide*, Australia’s University of Wollongong is a global brand with international campuses in Dubai, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

University of Wollongong Dubai (UOWD) offers over 40 internationally recognised bachelor and master degrees spanning 10 in-demand industry sectors. All of our degree courses are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education’s Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) and licensed by Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), as well as being recognised by leading professional organisations such as AACSB, ACCA, ACS, CIM, CIPD, CPA, Engineers Australia, PMI, and others.

The first internationally accredited Australian university in the UAE, we are the education gateway of choice for over 3,500 students, representing 100+ nationalities. Our global community of 152,000 alumni are pursuing career goals with respected blue-chip companies and industry giants such as 3M, ADCB, Adidas, Amazon, Deloitte, Emirates, FedEx, GE, IBM, Microsoft and Pepsico. Additionally, research reveals that 83%** of fresh graduates are employed within six months of graduation.

Life at UOWD is rooted in the continued pursuit of excellence through teaching, research and industry engagement, with the student experience at its heart. Our 200,000-square-foot campus at Dubai Knowledge Park features access to cutting-edge technologies and a mix of traditional and innovative learning spaces, all housed in a vibrant modern setting that promises to deliver an enriched learning experience for our students.

*QS World University Rankings 2023
**Data from the Graduate Destination Survey 2017 to 2020

About the Department:

The People & Culture Team plays a critical role in ensuring that the University's human resources (employees) are skilled, motivated, effective and managed to facilitate the achievement of our mission and goals, along with fostering a culture reflecting our corporate values.

The position of HR Administrator plays a vital role in supporting the Human Resources department in various administrative and operational tasks. The role holder will assist with the implementation of HR programs, provide support to employees, and contribute to the smooth functioning of HR processes. The HR Coordinator helps maintain a positive work environment and ensures compliance with HR policies and procedures. This position requires the ability to comprehend and effectively communicate University policies, procedures and concepts to a variety of stakeholders. Serving as a member of the People and Culture Team and reporting to the Head of P&C, the primary responsibility will be to provide support in functional areas of Human Resources and assist to drive HR excellence.

Requirements & Responsibilities:


  • Ability to maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality at all times
  • Has integrity and operates with transparency
  • Resilient and adaptable to change


  • Recruitment and onboarding support
  • HR data management
  • Employee relations
  • HR programme support
  • Benefits administration
  • Compliance and policy adherence
  • Employee separations
  • Payroll processing & reconciliation
  • Employee inquiries and support
  • Visa compliance

For a detailed job description please follow this link

Qualifications & Experience:
  • Human Resource certification (e.g., CIPD) or a degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field (or equivalent experience).
  • 2 years relevant experience
  • Experience in an administration environment processing a large volume of requests
  • Experience dealing with UAE Ministry officials and offices


Compensation and Benefits:

The successful candidate will receive a remuneration package which includes an attractive tax free salary ranging from AED 72,000 - AED 90,000 per annum, five weeks of paid leave per year, annual air ticket, private medical insurance for self and eligible dependents, life & disability policy, professional development assistance, education allowance for up to 3 eligible children, professional development and fee waiver for self and dependents looking to pursue higher studies.

The University is located in Knowledge Village, Dubai and has excellent teaching, learning and research facilities as well as a Library that meets international standards. UOWD is an equal opportunity employer that attracts, develops, motivates, empowers, and retains a diverse workforce.

Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / CV
2. Passport-size photograph