Director, Human Resources Business Advisor

Save The Children
Washington, DC
Sep 13, 2021
Sep 15, 2021
Full Time
DescriptionSummaryThe Director, Human Resources Business Advisor will provide support Save the Children's (SC) strategic objectives by providing efficient and effective HR services to staff and managers for the International Programs division within our US headquarters, remote and overseas locations. You will ensure HR-related issues are managed effectively and efficiently in the areas of employee relations, international compliance hiring, performance management, and the internal workforce exchange program via secondment and tripartite agreements, and will supervise a small team in the delivery of these continual needs.What You'll Be Doing (Essential Duties) HR Administration (30%).+ Lead the HR efforts for International Programs and work with senior divisional management in the client groups to adapt and implement HR programs leadership and workforce development, performance management, international allowances, engagement with Save the Children International member organizations, employee relations and talent review and mobility+ Liaise and partner with other Save the Children members to harmonize international policies, practices, and approaches such as secondment agreements, international allowances and taxation, international mobility, emergency deployment, child-safeguarding training, staff induction, etc.+ Together with colleagues in HR centers of excellence, align operations with a global and corporate perspective; clarify and streamline process as needed+ Build HR management and development capacity among management staff.+ Provide strategic and tactical direction to HR Business Advisors within area of focus, including the process management for the administration, tracking, and issue resolution regarding all internal talent mobility agreements (secondment, tripartite and other contractual third party arrangements), tracking compliance and process renewals and separations+ Provide guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning, and organizational design to meet business objectives.Organizational Design, Project, and Change Management (30%) + Provide leadership and advice to the divisional leadership team in designing organizational structure in alignment with Agency and divisional strategies.+ Partner with the leadership team to effectively manage change and transition and ensure that the HR perspectives and compliance to agency procedures and other legal standards are considered.+ Manage employee relations issues as a result of change and transition activities+ Provide guidance and direction on the Mid-Year and End of Year International allowances review of SCI and USG allowances.+ Manage high level complex international recruitment negotiations with subsidiary organizations+ Ensure delivery of updates to allowance profiles, communicate International Living Allowance (ILA) changes to employees and managers. Collaborate with Payroll and Compensation and HRIS team to implement necessary changes.+ Support HR and International Programs division projects as requested Employee Relations (20%): + Represent Human Resources internally on programmatic business teams.+ Establish strong engagement across the business teams and act as key contact and resource for the broad range of HR matters from policy communications and interpretation to relationship and change management.+ Ensure the successful onboarding of new staff.+ Partner with other parts of HR (Talent Attraction and Acquisition, Talent Management, Compensation and Benefits, etc.) and other Departments (Finance, IT, etc.) to roll out and support agency-wide initiatives+ Manage the administration and relationship with 3rd Party Employment Vendor+ Management of key personnel positions, COP, DCOP and TA's for USAID cooperative agreements/grants+ Support staff development and engagement, ensuring focus on talent development within business units to include building a robust pipeline for roles, maintaining a competitive advantage, identifying common development opportunities, and ensuring the selection and promotion of the best talent across the Agency+ Represent HR on the Crisis Management Team as the primary HR contact for medical, security or other emergency evacuations.Policies & Procedures (20%):+ Team with the HR Business Advisory staff to provide a united, consistent, Agency-wide HR approach to the clients.+ Provide leadership on grievances, disciplinary issues and code of conduct protocols.+ Design, develop and deliver training to managers and employees on processes and procedures for HR and International processes. Create FAQ's to clarify and address employee inquires+ In partnership with other HR department leads (Talent Attraction and Acquisition, Talent Management, Compensation and Benefits, etc), advise and coach client groups on recruitment, compensation, career development, mobility & succession planning+ Promote and monitor compliance with key employment, child safety and security policies and standard+ Ensure relevant policies, procedures and compliance materials are updated and published online.Required Qualifications + Minimum of a Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience, plus at least seven years of relevant experience+ Demonstrated experience providing HR Generalist support to staff in multiple country contexts+ Proven professional proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.+ Professional proficiency in written and spoken English+ Proven ability to communicate and collaborate successfully with individuals and teams at all levels+ Demonstrated analytical, problem solving and project management skills.+ Demonstrated successful organizational skills with a proven attentional to detail.+ Proven ability to handles day to day work challenges with confidence; with a demonstrated willingness and ability to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change.+ Demonstrated commitment to fostering an environment of diversity, inclusion, and belongingPreferred Qualifications + PHR or SHRM-CP certification+ Experience with USAID Contracts+ Prior staff management experience+ Prior experience with international compensation and expatriate/third country national allowancesWhy you should join the Save the Children Team Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more. Click here ( to learn more about how Save the Children US will invest in YOU! About Save the Children Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children - every day and in times of crisis - transforming their lives and the future we share. Our work for children and their families requires that we commit-at every opportunity-to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond. As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form-in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children's policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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