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Senior Advisor Human Resources

Location:Washington DC, MD
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Human Resources
Description:The Senior Advisor, Human Resources is responsible for ensuring that LWR/IMA support, develop and attract the talent and expertise needed to support our collective mission of reducing poverty and promoting healthy communities with an integrated approach. The position is a generalist role including compensation program development/management, benefits integration, employee engagement, and providing HR leadership. S/he coordinates with the Vice President for Global Human Resources on strategic issues and merger related activities and will later shift to providing HR generalist support to the AVP for HR service delivery overseas to ensure HR functions are managed efficiently and in line with the organization's strategies.
Duties:1. In support of merger, for the first 6 months the Advisor will engage in project work with the VP on employee benefits including healthcare, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD, life, AD&D, FSA etc.
2. Provide leadership for a comprehensive, fully integrated HR program and oversee operations for domestic staff for our joint HR department which includes the following:

• Serve as internal consultant and advisor for employee relations;
• Administer a performance management system;
• Develop and lead other HR professionals to deliver high-quality HR services;
• Advise management on all employment related issues including terminations, layoffs, restructuring, to ensure compliance with all laws and protect the organizations best interests
• Provide leadership in critical areas of training, for example supervisory training, salary administration, compliance issues and policy;
• Assist in development and deployment of policies as needed.
• Remain current on all compliance issues and advise management accordingly.

3. Assist the AVP and VP with responding to the growth in overseas offices; to include, contributing to the initiative to develop comprehensive HR, strategy and programs for all overseas staff. Serve as subject expert and key contributor to the development of global policies, policies and practices that allow for scaling up quickly and retention practices that will enable the organization to attract and retain highly competent staff overseas.
4. Assist AVP in the development maintenance of Employee Country Office Handbooks for each of the overseas offices (currently 24).
5. May assist with country specific HR audits and monitor follow-up actins from country office to ensure compliance. Oversee review and update of local employment contracts to ensure compliance with local law and tax codes.
6. Provide leadership and oversight to maintain a global compensation structure and salary administration policies.
7. Engagement in ongoing professional development via SHRM etc.
8. Engagement in agency -wide activities and initiatives including all-staff meetings, working groups or task forces and implementation of strategic initiatives.

Qualifications:1. Deep commitment to LWR/IMA core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.
2. Bachelor's degree in human resource management or a related field required.
3. At least 5-7 years of experience in leading all aspects of a human resource program and team;
4. Demonstrated experience creating, launching and maintaining HR programs to a global workforce.
5. Professional accredited Human Resources certification strongly preferred.
6. Mastery of US human resource law required and familiarity with international employment law and at least 5 years of international HR experience required.
7. Experience in non-profit organizations preferred.
8. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, including ability to resolve disputes and maintain confidentiality required.
9. Ability to negotiate conflict and maintain constructive working relationships with people at all levels, sensitivity and compassion in counseling a diverse staff.
10. Excellent oral and written communication skills, to make the complex simple, and communicate policies so that they are judged fair, applied consistently, and override individualized solutions that are driven by emotions.
11. Demonstrated training skills and experience in training pedagogies that address multiple learning styles and cultural differences.
12. Ability to resolve problems creatively and logically, to synthesize material and focus quickly on the essence of any issue and the means to address it, and to translate the ideas into action with a strong results orientation.
13. Ability to meet competing deadlines, accomplish work in order of priority, and professionally maintain composure and effectiveness under pressure and changing conditions.
14. Commitment to wise stewardship of agency resources.
15. Fluency in either French or Spanish strongly preferred.
16. Willingness to travel domestically and internationally on occasion.
17. Overseas experience (work or living experience in non-US location) strongly preferred.


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