Human Resources Director

Panagora Group
Silver Spring, MD
Aug 03, 2022
Aug 18, 2022
Full Time
Panagora Group is a social enterprise dedicated to providing high-quality, high-impact international health, development, and learning consulting. We are a dynamic woman- and employee-owned small business focused on market-based and integrated local solutions that strengthen country capacity; and on learning, communications, and technology solutions to accelerate and heighten impact. As a small business, we are able to implement novel and innovative approaches using highly participatory approaches to mobilize community, civil society, and government energy in defining and owning solutions, and to promote inclusive development that benefits all groups. Job Description Panagora seeks, an experienced director of human resources (HR) with outstanding people skills to manage our domestic and global human resource management needs, ensuring effective and efficient programs aligned with overall business objectives. The director will supervise HR personnel, recruitment, hiring, performance management, professional development, employee relations, compliance with employment regulations, job satisfaction, onboarding, implement HR strategies, mitigate risks, structure competitive compensation and benefits, maintain employee records, and support domestic and international employment needs. Duties and Responsibilities Direct and oversee the HR functions of domestic and global recruitment, hiring, onboarding, compensation, benefits, performance management, employee engagement, and employee relations. Implement an effective human resource management plan that emphasizes efficient resource allocation, quality customer service, and ability to balance global inputs to effectively manage communications, implement polices/procedures and strategy execution. Strong ability to partner with activity management teams on strategic HR issues; ability to provide direct, balanced feedback and coaching at the global level. Ensure that Panagora is compliant with all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations; and internal/external audits as they pertain to human resources function. Ensure confidentiality is maintained among and by HR staff in its work with those served by the business unit. Implement innovative business processes and HR technology solutions that enhance transactions, confidentiality, and accurate recordkeeping of all employees both domestic and internationally to comply with state, local, and federal regulations. Coordinate with leadership to determine home office staffing needs and manage the recruitment process including selection, hiring, and onboarding the highest qualified staff. Develop and revise policies and update the personnel handbook and associated HR forms, as needed. Support teambuilding events and present during staff meetings relevant HR management topics and issues based on company needs. Assist and perform other relevant duties as may be required to ensure an efficient and effective work environment. Supervise, mentor, and evaluate HR staff, communicating clear performance goals and standards, regular performance feedback and prompt resolution of problems, and opportunity to grow and develop in key competency areas. Requirements Bachelors is required and master's preferred, or equivalent combination of education and work experience in relevant technical competency area. Minimum 10 years of human resource management experience required, with a significant amount that time within the international development industry preferred. Minimum 5 years of supervisory experience in human resource management for a USAID government contractor, preferred. Knowledge of company's main client and its operations preferred. Strong proficiency in all areas of human resources and proven ability to apply it in a variety of situations: staffing and recruitment, compensation, performance management, employee relations, workforce planning, organizational development. Demonstrated ability to think and act on strategic HR issues, projects, and initiatives. Proven ability to lead and manage HR work in international development team-based environment. Demonstrated ability to resolve complex issues without detailed instruction in accordance with company policies, values, and applicable laws. In-depth understanding of applicable employment laws and regulations in different legal and regulatory frameworks including within local country contexts. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong presentation skills. Strong business acumen and the ability to connect HR solutions with business performance. Practical and results-oriented; ability to be effective within a matrix structure. Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor HR Staff. Ability to lead team to deliver HR services that meet the needs of the organization and create partnerships with leaders and members. Experience living or working in developing countries preferred. Reports to: Vice President, Corporate Operations No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. Only applicants who include the required application components will be considered. Panagora Group is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Due to the ongoing pandemic and based on guidance from the CDC, federal and local government agencies, Panagora Group is currently working a hybrid work schedule, including fully and partially remote work schedules. COVID vaccination will be required to work onsite at Panagora home office or project site located on US Government property. Benefits Panagora Group, Inc. offers competitive salaries including regular performance reviews and merit increases with an excellent insurance program (health, dental and vision) paid leave, holidays, bonuses, employee assistance program, training and development assistance, commuter allowance,

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