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Global HR Specialist, US

Washington, DC, US
Closing date: 
Until filled

The successful applicant will administer HR programs and services for all staff worldwide, including recruitment, benefits, and training for the US/UK/NL-based staff, expatriates, and third country nationals, ensuring compliance with labor law and IWPR policies and procedures. Develops policies and procedures and implements documentation, processes, and metrics that support the achievement of the department’s goals and assists staff globally.

You will:

  • Conduct staff recruitment. Prepare job descriptions/scopes of work and advertisements, screen for long list, perform phone screens and recommend short list to hiring manager. Promote gender sensitive recruitment, deployment, and retention strategies.
  • Administer the benefit programs globally. Manage and maintain health, life, travel, and disability benefits for US/UK/NL-based, and expats. Work with country offices to ensure adequate coverage for local staff.
  • Manage the communication of and compliance with local labor laws, cultural norms, donor requirements, and IWPR policies. Ensure that the Employee Handbook and country specific addenda are up to date.
  • Develop and implement global training programs and online resources for staff on HR topics related to onboarding, interview and hiring practices, diversity/discrimination, and performance management. 

The successful candidate will have:

  • University degree in Human Resources Management or related field; minimum of seven years of related experience, preferably with an international NGO; an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of Human Resources and general HR practice regarding recruitment, selection, compensation and benefits, and personnel files in an international setting.
  • Knowledge of state and federal labor laws, government regulations, and legal codes and precedents. Understanding of local laws in other countries.
  • Excellent interpersonal and listening skills. Ability to interact with all levels of staff in a professional manner. Experience in a multi-cultural or international setting highly desirable.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • High level of ability in Microsoft Office applications. Working knowledge of HRIS, ADP, and payroll.
  • Proven ability to identify and develop processes and procedures where necessary.

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Principals only. No calls please. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. Only those who have been selected for interviews will be contacted. IWPR will never ask for payment for recruitment.

This position description is not an exhaustive list of all functions that the incumbent is expected to perform, but is instead a summary of the primary responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be asked to perform duties not included in this position description. IWPR reserves the right to revise position descriptions at any time based on changes to the required job responsibilities. Staff will be informed of any changes to their job responsibilities.