Talent Director

Washington, DC
Sep 27, 2021
Sep 29, 2021
Full Time
Description Do you believe that everyone deserves access to affordable, quality healthcare? Are you driven by creativity, bold ideas, and disruptive innovation? Are you inspired by exceptionally talented, diverse, impact-oriented colleagues? Do you thrive in a dynamic, high-growth, fast-paced environment? Are you fed-up with the status quo of foreign assistance in the health sector? Then consider a job with ThinkWell. ThinkWell is an emerging health systems development organization that is in a major growth phase. Determined to transcend the status quo, ThinkWell was founded in 2011 to provide bold, creative, and practical solutions to helping low- and middle-income countries achieve universal health coverage. While our core area of work is health financing, we take a "whole-of-systems" approach, specializing in five practice areas that intersect with health financing: governance, human resources for health, private sector, public financial management, and research and evaluation. The ThinkWell Talent Director reports to the Managing Director, Agility and provides leadership for all talent (human resources) functions including recruitment, compensation and benefits, performance management and employee engagement efforts. The director acts as a strategic advisor to the firm's executives on all talent-related issues and partners with ThinkWell managers globally to develop and implement strategies, programs and systems to ensure that our people are fully equipped to achieve our mission. This is a fully remote opportunity, open to all nationalities and all locations. WHAT YOU'LL DO Talent Strategy Work with the Leadership and Management Teams to plan for growth, identify current and future talent needs, identify and remove roadblocks to agile project implementation and enable the firm's increasingly diverse and dispersed staff to achieve impact and thrive professionally. Execute programs and initiatives that support ThinkWell business strategy and entrepreneurial culture including: Design and implement consistent global benefits & compensation systems Design skills framework to guide recruitment, professional development and career pathing Create job title system to align the wide array of job functions and categories within our growing global projects and business units Design and implement performance management policy & system Team Management Manage small Talent team including a Country Talent Manager, Talent Manager, Recruitment Manager, Talent Specialist and Talent Coordinator. Provide overall team leadership, coordination, guidance and direction. Provide counsel, coaching and training to team managers across the firm in the areas of employee relations, performance management and leadership. Ensure in-country Talent teams are structured, managed and trained adequately to support agile project implementation. Talent Leadership and Reporting Design and report on talent-related metrics crucial to ThinkWell business growth and impact. Lead efforts related to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness and create the culture and structure in which employees have opportunities to learn and grow. Implement performance management system to enable career progression, continuous performance monitoring and feedback. Oversee employee relations, global employee safety and duty of care, immigration compliance and ensure ThinkWell complies with the array of international employment regulations and legal structures in which we work. Represent ThinkWell as needed externally with other business Talent leaders to ensure the firm stays current and visible in our field globally. WE ARE: ThinkWell core values are our fundamental organizational guiding principles. They define our corporate culture, influence our behavior at work and help us achieve our mission. ThinkWell core competencies are foundational skills and behaviors that align with our values and are expected of all employees. An entrepreneurial , results-oriented 'do-er' with a willingness to take risk, think big and challenge conventional wisdom. A change maker who reaches independent judgement with an open mind, influences the conversation, and seeks innovation. Able to help create an empowering environment in which everyone feels free to take initiative, be accountable and fail intelligently (learn from mistakes). A collaborative colleague who engages constructively with people from different cultures, orientations, and perspectives and maintains positive relations in a virtual world. Principally motivated by a growth mindset, meaning the pursuit of knowledge, experience, and self-improvement. You always question and continuously learn. Authentic , honest, direct, self-aware and open to giving and receiving feedback. YOUR QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS and 12+ years experience or graduate degree and 10+ years experience; Substantial professional experience in talent (human resources) management and leadership within organizations operating internationally with a demonstrated track record of progressively increasing responsibility and delivery. Demonstrated record of designing, implementing, and overseeing key Talent areas including recruitment, benefits planning and administration, performance management, employee relations, staff travel safety and duty of care, immigration and work permits and HR compliance. Significant people management experience in a global organization working across multiple, disparate geographies. Experience working in developing countries strongly preferred. Experience working in donor-funded and project-based organizations. Willingness to travel internationally. Ability to plan, prioritize and problem solve in a fast-paced and limited resource environment. High emotional IQ and a reputation for working successfully on teams in a collaborative and constructive manner. Demonstrated skills in strategy development and implementation, leadership, capacity building, mentoring, and team building. ThinkWell does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.

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