Summary

Profile

Over 18 combined years of employee benefits, payroll administration, HR services and recruitment management experience in shared services environments. Highly motivated team player with excellent creative communication skills offering great potential for potential growth and achievements.

Objective

Seeking a challenging HR career with a professional organization where I can best utilize my skills and expertise for mutual growth.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2014 - Present

BUSINESS AFFAIRES HEAD OF SECTION

Al Jazeera Media Network
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with Commissioning, Production, Editorial Policy, Finance, Al-jazeera Rights, Business Affairs teams and Al-Jazeera legal division to ensure maximum creative and business synergies.
  • HR Quality assurance on processes of all regional bureaus and units, maintaining compliance, analyzing defects and suggesting polices and procedures amendments as required.
  • Developments of Bureaus services.
  • Supporting all differing units with key business implications to avoid any problems .
Jun 2012 - Dec 2013

REGIONAL HR MANAGER (MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA)

Al Jazeera Media Network
  • Review and assure local regulation Compliance in countries of regions;
  • Review policies and procedures and shape modifications;
  • HR Services for over 1200 employees of regions;
  • Payroll.
  • Recruitment.
  • Focal point for the function of performance management.
  • Member of development committee of SAP system.
Aug 2009 - May 2012

PAYROLL HEAD OF SECTION

Al Jazeera Media Network
  • Manage employees & follow-up their performance by direct contact and through the Payroll system.
  • Diagnose & solve problems.
  • Following up and coordinating with related sections and departments to solve any problems might happen with employees' financial compensations, either by emails or direct contact.
  • Directing employees (customers) to resolve any issues, or redirect them to the related employee.
  • Follow changes on salaries and allowances through the payroll system and getting monthly reports from the related employee.
  • Assuring the quality of business process, by obtaining customized workflow procedures. Following ISO work flow procedures as a guideline.
  • Absorb; analyze annual and monthly reports related to the payroll budget and performance.
  • Annual performance measures according to policies and procedures.
  • Ensure the accuracy of new hires, temporary workers, transfers, promotions and terminations processes and procedures.
  • Critically review and analyze current payroll, benefits and Social Security procedures in order to recommend and implement changes leading to best-practice operations.
  • Ensure development of the processes and procedures.
  • Updating the department Manager on daily process and discussing any issues might need his decision, and brief him with monthly and annually reports.
  • Act on behalf of HR Services Manager during absence.
Aug 2008 - Jul 2009

PAYROLL TEAM LEADER

Al Jazeera Media Network

Usual day to day payroll work, receiving, entering and posting transactions on the payroll system. Reviewing, correcting and running the payroll. Coordinating and resolving any system errors and faults with IT department and provider.

Jun 2000 - Jul 2008

SENIOR HR OFFICER

Al Jazeera Media Network

This period was the seed for a bigger HR implementation and upgrading an Administration section to HR Division.

2001 - 2003, 

Initiated some developments to the regular and standard ways of making the job done. The first initiative was developing new forms and automating the forms templates for the convenience of our customers (Employees) and our end users (HR Staff).

Second important mission was collecting employees data and maintaining them on daily basis. This was done by me designing, creating and implementing the first data base using (Approach, Lotus 123), we totally depended on this system and it’s content. Moreover, I developed this data base to became a small HR system that kept the records of leaves balances and transactions, tickets merits and transactions, promotions, performance and any other transactions that concerns an employee life cycle within the company. Of course this (Approach) system couldn't handle the payroll and its many transactions. Therefore, Aljazeera decided to buy a new system and that was (MS Great plains).

Also, I covered other areas of the Administration functions such as Recruitment, and designed for it the forms templates and the process based on best practices known at that time. Other from that I designed the forms and process of employees tickets and its merits and negotiated the terms of our process with the travels agencies.

2004

I was assigned to be the focal point of contact with the developers of MS Great plains and also, a member of the steering committee of the project. Unfortunately, due to some complicity and the lack of confidence and competence, Aljazeera decided to go for another system which was more softer and easier, although the MS Great plains worked fine at the end.

2005

By the beginning of 2005 Al Jazeera management decided to go for a very new system the market of Qatar (MENA HR & PAY system), which was developed by a Jordanian company. I was one of the steering committee’s members and had the honer be a team leader of the project on the Payroll part, so I work closely with the programs and the business analysts till we finally launched the system officially by Oct 2005.

2006 - 2008

During this period, I submitted many proposals to develop the Administration function to an HR functions. Some took place and some were refused, and the major proposal that took place is defining a committee to propose the first Policy manual ever for Aljazeera, which I was one of the members and it was announced by the beginning of 2007 when the merge of all Al Jazeera sister companies launched

Mar 2000 - Jun 2000

EXECUTIVE ADMIN COORDINATOR

Afkar Information Technology

Afkar had a contract with Aljazeera Channel to coordinate the administration services for the new website. My duties were inclusive of admin services vis - vis.

Dec 1998 - Nov 1999

ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE MANAGER/ACCOUNTANT

Ahmad Bin Khalid Group

The activity of this company is export and import besides designing websites, my duties were as follows;

  • Managing the meetings for the group on behalf of GM.
  • Managing the meetings with customers to satisfy them and meet their enquiries for their web sites.
  • Journal & Ledger book keeping.
  • Supervising the preparation of salaries.

May 1995 - Nov 1998

ADMIN & FINANCE EXECUTIVE

Qatar National Transport Office

As it's my first job, I learned the basics of administration and accounting in this company, started from archiving ending to be the executive , with my skills evolved in Excel,  I saved the company about 60% percent of paper work by transferring most of the work into Excel sheets.

My duties were as follows;

  • Schedules of trucks and performance follow up. 
  • Entering Data in my own created Program using (Approach “LOTUS”)
  • Bank Reconciliations.
  • Journal & Ledger book Keeping.

Education

Education
Dec 2007

BACHELOR DEGREE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Qatar University

Certifications

Certifications
May 2013

The Launch Event of Aljazeera Leadership Development Program

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith
Dec 2012

Budgeting & Budget Control of the HR Function

The Goerge Washington University
Dec 2012

Effective Man Power Planning

The Goerge Washington University
Apr 2012

Secrets to Leadership Success

Global Innovation for Training & Consulting
Oct 2009

Effective Team Leading Skills

Horizons HRD
Aug 2008

HR and Procedures Controls

London University
Jul 2008

Payroll Accounting

Creative Training Center
Nov 2004

HR Policies and Procedures

Meirec Training & Consulting
May 2004

The model employee in media environment

GETRAC
Jun 2003

Electronic Archive

Middle East Institute Studies & Training
Mar 2002

Man Power Planning

Institute of administrative development
May 1995

Gulf Computer Systems

MS Excel
Apr 1995

Gulf Computer systems

PC, Windows and DOS