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HR Assistant - Bilingual Arabic

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date: 4 October 2022


At Saab, we constantly look ahead and push boundaries regarded as technically impossible. We collaborate with colleagues around the world who all share our challenge – to make the world a safer place.

The role

We are looking for HR Assistant to be a member of Human Resources within Saab Shared Services in UAE and to engage with SAAB entities in Abu Dhabi, UAE

This will also include under supervision, provision of clerical and administrative support to Human Resources disciplines such as Employee Relations, Staffing, Benefits or Compensation. This may include data entry into HRIS, preparation of correspondence, orientation to employees, coordination of company activities, coordination of interviews, coordination of leaves of absence, preparation of employee verifications, and maintenance of employee records.

The HR Assistant will develop and maintain a good working relationship with both external and internal stakeholders for employee matters.


The main tasks would be supporting human resources team in various task and you will be involved in the daily HR activities including but not limited to:

  • Maintainance of HRIS employee & leave records.

  • Benefits eligibility and utilisation management

  • Fleet management

  • Production of HR analytics and reporting

  • Pension fund and insurance plan scheme administration handling

  • Employee certificates administration

  • Travel and accommodation booking and management for onboarding pusporses

  • Off boarding process support

Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Human Resources function at an International organisation in UAE

  • HR qualification (CIPD, SHRM etc.)

  • Bilingual Arabic/English fluent written/spoken level, mandatory

  • HRIS experience, proficient user (workday and/or local HRIS)

  • Must hold Valid UAE driving license

What you will be a part of

Saab’s strategy for growth includes building local business in selected markets, with focus on key customer countries. You will become part of growing Saab Company, which operates in Tawazun Industrial Park, northeast of the Abu Dhabi city centre.

Saab is a global defence and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defence, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number 18000 employees and have operations on all the continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

Saab is a company with opportunities. A company where we see diversity as an asset and where you have both considerable responsibility and good opportunities for advancing in your career. But also a company that respects each person’s needs for a rewarding life beyond work.