Job Vacancies International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Position: Senior Director of HR Capacity and Partners
Location: United STates of America ( The ), New York
Closing Date: Saturday, 14 January 2012
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to people affected by war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
We are seeking an experienced, globally-focused Senior Director of HR Capacity and Partners to oversee the collaborative identification, development, facilitation, and measurement of human capacity strategies at the regional, national, and local levels. He/she will advance IRC worker performance to achieve IRC mission and objectives. He/She will direct and facilitate delivery of regional, national, and local HR capacity and infrastructure for efficient and effective service delivery at multi-levels and implementation and adaptation of HR global initiatives and practices. He/She will also serve as advisor and counsel. This position reports directly to the Chief Human Resources Officer and directly supervises Regional HR Directors, HR Partners, and Capacity.
Direct and oversee collaborative identification and development of annual and multi-year human capacity strategies such as workforce planning, job performance improvement, HR capacity development, etc. at the regional and national levels to ensure right talent at right time and place. Identify and facilitate development of standards, tools, and resources. Devise and implement metrics.
Oversee and direct HR Partner capacity and infrastructure for each IRC region. Implement collaborative actions to facilitate evaluation and development of HR capacity and infrastructure at the regional, national, and local levels. Build knowledge, expertise, and capacity leveraging internal and external resources. Ensure effective HR service systems and delivery at multi-levels. Measure and evaluate.
Oversee global delivery and implementation of IRC HR global systems, standards, and initiatives. Ensure effective adaptation at all levels and compliance with the spirit and intent of labor regulations and donor requirements. Delineate and communicate HR responsibilities, expectations, and decision making authority at headquarters, department or program, country, and regional or local levels. Measure and evaluate.
Direct development and delivery of training and other capacity building efforts. Identify and access internal and external resources to provide timely and effective technical assistance.
Serve as a strategic partner providing advice and counsel to maximize staffing resources and performance, ensure economy and efficiency of work processes, and contain institutional risk.
Perform other duties as assigned and contribute to the success of the HR department and function at IRC.
Master’s degree and 15 years of progressive HR experience with a minimum of 5 years in a senior leadership role or equivalent education and experience.
Demonstrated success as an HR generalist supporting employee groups of 500+ employees in multiple locations in a global environment required.
Demonstrated success in support key senior management and building relationships.
Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, and training and development
Strong collaborator with effective interpersonal and analytical skills who is able to work seamlessly across countries, cultures, and organizational units required
Demonstrated ability to work, manage, and meet competing deadlines in a fast-paced, high volume environment and on deadline; aptitude for problem solving and decision making needed
Superb written and verbal communication skills required. Capable of managing conflict and conflicting views.
English fluency required. Proficiency in French or Arabic preferred
Ability to travel at 50 percent.
SPHR, GPHR, CIPD or other HR professional certification preferred
How to apply:
Please apply at: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=7532