Human Capital Specialist

Weill Cornell Medicine

Job: Human Capital Specialist
Work Location: Qatar
Organization: Human Resources

Position Summary

This position will be responsible to provide a business focused operational HR service covering various phases of the employee life cycle. The role will work closely with the Shared Services and the Immigration units to deliver the operational plan in line with the people strategy. This role will provide support and advice to the assigned client division on workforce planning activities, including talent management, performance management, employee relations and guidance on policy, ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and organizational policies.

Job Responsibilities

  • Talent Management:
  • Assists in developing and implementing effective recruiting and staffing strategies to attract a diverse pool of qualified and capable talent for the organization.
  • Assists with the interview process, attending and conducting interviews with managers, directors, and other stakeholders as required.
  • Collaborates with the hiring manager and/or other human resource staff during the offer process, identifying and recommending salary ranges, incentives, start dates, generating contracts and other pertinent details.
  • Participates in the process to identify and implement efficient and effective recruiting methods and tools based on the available role, industry standards, and the needs of the organization.
  • Handles volunteer requests and extension process.
  • Assists in ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and organizational policies.
  • Employee Relations:
  • Assists management with performance concerns, disciplinary action and conflict management issues.
  • Compiles turnover statistics and trends and share findings/concerns with the senior management for further analysis.
  • Assists in the execution of performance improvement plans by advising the divisions on any necessary action arising from performance/ conduct issues and finding appropriate solutions.
  • Organizational Development and Design:
  • Supports all workforce planning activities, including conducting job analysis, job evaluation and coordinating for restructuring, redundancies, promotions and other job changes.
  • Collaborates with managers to identify and draft detailed and accurate job descriptions and hiring criteria.
  • Supports the identification of training needs, creation of courses and communication of same.
  • Assists in the roll out and management of the annual performance management cycle.
  • Supports any projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree


Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline (preferably human resource management) with 4-5 years of HR experience.
Professional qualification from a professional HR organization such as CIPD, SHRM preferred.
Understanding of employment laws in Qatar required.
Experience in immigration/CEID rules, and US EEOC, ERISA, FLSA, COBRA, FLMA etc. an advantage.
Possesses industry-specific knowledge and prior experience working with applicant tracking systems, preferably SuccessFactors.
Experience recruiting qualified candidates and engaging with passive talent using a variety of sources.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • High attention to accuracy and detail with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrating professionalism in all dealings.
  • Able to demonstrate high levels of initiative/ motivation and is able to keep calm under pressure.
  • Proven ability to provide a customer focused service with advanced organization skills and the ability to multi-task within demanding timeframes.
  • Proficiency in MS Suite of products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint etc.
  • Well versed in written and spoken English (preferably Bilingual Arabic speaker).

Licenses and Certifications

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar was established in 2001 as a partnership between Cornell University and Qatar
Foundation. The first medical school in Qatar and a pioneer of coeducation at university level, WCM-Q offers an integrated program of pre-medical and medical studies leading to the Cornell University M.D. degree. Teaching is by Cornell and Weill Cornell faculty, including physicians at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) who hold Weill Cornell appointments.
Enrollment has grown rapidly from 25 first year pre-medical students in fall 2002 to over 200 students from more than 30 countries as we entered our sixth year of operation in September 2007.
WCM-Q is part of Weill Cornell Medical College, which was founded in New York City over 100 years ago, and shares the same mission:
  • to provide the finest education possible for medical students
  • to conduct research at the cutting edge of knowledge
  • to improve health care both now and for future generations
  • to provide the highest quality of care to the community
Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer.

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