Global Human Resource Manager

United States Institute of Peace
Washington, DC
Jul 27, 2022
Aug 08, 2022
Full Time
Who We Are Peace is our commitment. The United States Institute of Peace represents the American people's shared values and commitment to peace worldwide. We know that Peace is Security advances both US and international security by preventing, managing, and mitigating violent conflict. We are an independent, non-partisan institution and are actively engaged with peacebuilding efforts worldwide. Together we tackle the most challenging problems and hold fast to the possibility of a more peaceful world. To learn more about USIP programs and job openings, go to If you have a passion for making the world a better place and want a front-row seat on the world stage, USIP is the place for you. JOB BRIEF The Global Human Resource Manager will lead the development, delivery, and coordination of human resource (HR) services in USIP's field offices worldwide. The Manager will be a vital member of the Office of Administration Leadership Team and will work closely with the HR Operations team and country and regional programs to deliver services to our field offices and staff. This position will be based in Washington, DC, and report to the Managing Director of Human Resources. The Manager will coordinate a range of HR capabilities for deployment to our field offices. These capabilities include all aspects of international HR, such as policy & procedures, recruiting, employee relations, country-specific guidelines, and guidelines for office start-up, maintenance, and shut down. The Manager will matrix with existing HR Operations staff, including working with the Director, Leadership, and Talent Development to design and implement learning and development strategies for international staff. TARGET SALARY RANGE Grade 14 - $126,000 - $130,000 The Institute uses the General Schedule salary tables for administering compensation. Offers are determined based upon candidate qualifications, related experience, internal equity, and the amount budgeted for the position. RESPONSIBILITIES General Global HR Management: Collaborate with senior management to develop policies and procedures, ensuring legal and regulatory compliance for country Partner with appropriate USIP Centers to establish guidelines for international staff classification, identifying standards as appropriate for equity and efficiency while maintaining flexibility for local market Provide guidance to international managers and staff on Human Resource related matters, including hiring, onboarding, separation/termination, performance evaluations, recruitment, benefits, employee relations, and organizational Work with HR Operations staff to ensure proper administration of contracts, compensation, benefits, and staff Oversee annual performance evaluations, including the development of job descriptions, salary scales, and salary / benefit market Encourage a workplace environment that values teamwork and fosters collaboration, acknowledges and rewards staff contributions, and develops strategies to enhance synergies between field offices and headquarters, ensuring effective management and leadership Serve as subject matter expert for local labor laws across global staff, partner with local office personnel to interpret labor laws as well as USG regulations to ensure compliance with HR policies and practices Collaborate with other USIP teams in crisis management as primary HR contact for medical, security, or other emergency needs. Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS BS in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Organizational Psychology, or a field relevant to Human Resources (advanced degree highly desirable). Ten plus years of experience in international HR with at least eight years leading international HR operations and successfully coaching and managing country managers and sta Previous work in a global Non-Profit environment and familiarity with Donor funded Projects preferred (USAID, DoS, DoD). Culturally astute (extensive foreign travel is highly desirable). Proven record of success in developing and maintaining effective working relationships and partnerships with diverse stakeholders, with a functional understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice challenges and solutions. Prior success in creating strong and effective international HR practices and services that are responsive to organizational needs and Proven track record of establishing relationships and providing guidance to field-based staff across various countries Solid working knowledge of best practices in all global HR functions, including international recruitment, onboarding, benefits, compensation, employee relations, learning, and Thorough understanding of country-specific employment laws as warranted Consummate team player with a strong problem-solving mindset, energetic and proactive with a commitment to continuous Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication Ability to travel internationally up to 25%. All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation. As with many organizations, USIP follows specific guidelines related to COVID vaccinations. These guidelines align with the latest findings from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The overall intent is to ensure the safest possible workplace for USIP employees and contractors. In accordance with the guidelines, all USIP employees and contractors with building access are required to be fully vaccinated regardless of telework or remote status. Upon acceptance of the position, you are required to submit proof of vaccination along with your signed offer letter to HR. If you require an exemption, either medical or religious, we will provide you with the exemption form for you to complete prior to your start date. HOW TO APPLY To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of: 1. Completed employment application including titles, dates of hire and salary requirements. 2. Cover letter 3. Resume For questions about this position please email Do not send resumes or attachments to this email address. Only those applicants that are selected for further discussions will be contacted. No Phone Calls. Interviews will be scheduled by appointment only. USIP is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of USIP to offer equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliations or belief, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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