Global Human Resources Partner

  • Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Devex is currently assisting a nonprofit organization dedicated to working with developing countries to improve their public health capabilities, in their search for a Global Human Resources Partner. This is a full-time position to be based in Chapel Hill, NC.

Job Description

The Global Human Resources Partner will oversee and implement HR practices and activities in the designated regions and countries as assigned and provide a full spectrum of HR services and programs linked to short and long-term organizational needs and objectives. S/he works closely with Corporate HR, Country Directors/Chiefs of Party, and the Programs Implementation Team to support the achievement of organizational mission, goals, and objectives through the development, implementation, and management of activities to deliver HR capacity and infrastructure across centers represented in the assigned offices or regions. The Global HR Partner reports to the Chief HR/Talent Officer.


Essential Functions

  • Supervise the Regional HR Partners and Recruiters.
  • In collaboration with Corporate HR, project leadership, and regional management staff, recommend workforce, and staffing strategies on annual and multi-year plans to identify and meet the needs of human resources, project, and country activities. Recommend changes in existing objectives to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of the project/s represented in the region.
  • In compliance with the organization’s internal policies and procedures and external regulations, oversee and develop HR capacity at the project level and country levels. Contribute to and manage implementation of relevant organizational and headquarters HR initiatives at the country and project levels.
  • Serve as the HR country advisor and liaison for assigned projects and project leadership regarding employee productivity and retention, performance management, and employee relations. Identify current and anticipated trends and ready recommended solutions.
  • As the HR representative, establish and maintain professional contacts with other organizations and businesses concerning HR policies and practices. Monitor new technical information and issues and recommend country and project responses, as assigned.
  • In collaboration with the relevant project leadership team, maintain a transparent recruitment process for positions and develop requisite experience and competencies to ensure a strong and capable workforce to meet the project office needs
  • Supervise the maintenance of accurate personnel files on all employees creating administrative systems as required. Coordinate with Corporate HR on personnel matters.
  • Provide counsel on confidential employment matters, career development, job satisfaction, grievances, and disciplinary issues. Provide guidance on procedures and options for resolution, consulting with Corporate HR as appropriate. Conduct exit interviews.
  • Manage the annual Performance Planning and Review process and provide training to supervisors and staff. Support managers and supervisors in developing clear, measurable objectives; assist with the development of performance improvement plans for under-performers; and, as necessary, assist with employee terminations.
  • In consultation with the Regional HR Partners and Country/Project Directors, coordinate the administration of the benefits program with the appropriate vendors, including renewals. Ensure that the benefits package is reviewed on an annual basis and provide recommendations.
  • Implement and manage an orientation program for all new staff in the region and on projects.
  • Work with appropriate HR staff to provide procurement integrity training to new and continuing staff to ensure that the organization’s standards and USAID regulations are adhered to, particularly in regard to the recruitment of new staff.


Education & Experience Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university with 10 years of relevant experience
  • GPHR strongly preferred.
  • At least 5 years’ experience required in international development program management;
  • Extensive human resources operational support to USAID and other donor funded projects/programs and their staff.
  • Must have an in-depth understanding of the labor laws in African Regions (Francophone and Anglophone countries), Company Act, NGO Act, and other relevant laws.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement and manage all aspects of the HRM function in various countries.
  • Ability to gain the trust and confidence of colleagues, to handle confidential matters discreetly, and to effectively manage conflict resolution.
  • Ability to competently assess priorities, manage a variety of complex activities simultaneously in a time-sensitive environment, and meet competing deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff, clients, and consultants.
  • Ability to successfully coordinate activities with senior project management staff and proven ability to work successfully on a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, French, and/or Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiencies, including Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database management.
  • Ability to travel to assigned international destinations for HR initiatives.
  • Must be able to work in the US without sponsorship

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.