HR Regional Director – Asia, Caucasus, Middle East and North Africa

International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Amman, Jordan

Ref: MP455-02
International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The Role


The Role


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 refugees forced to flee from 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.

Scope
We are seeking an experienced Regional HR Director to lead and facilitate the development of a highly effective, strategic HR function in the ACMENA region that ensures the organization has the structure, culture and talent needed to deliver on program goals and effectively serve its beneficiaries. The successful candidate will direct and facilitate delivery of regional, national, and local HR capacity and infrastructure for efficient and effective services at multi-levels and implementation and adaptation of HR global initiatives and practices. S/he will serve as advisor and counsel to maximize staffing resources and performance, ensure economy and efficiency of work processes, and contain institutional risk.

Responsibilities:
• 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.
• Evaluate and facilitate HR functional capacity and service delivery for the regional and each country. 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 as confirmed by key stakeholders. 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. Secure feedback and suggested improvements. 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. As needed, serve as primary liaison for all HR matters.
• Perform other duties as assigned and contribute to the success of the HR department and function at IRC.

Requirements


Requirements


• Master’s degree, minimum 15 years of progressive HR professional experience with a minimum of 5 years as a regional manager or director or equivalent education and experience.
• Demonstrated success as an HR generalist supporting employee groups of 500+ employees in multiple locations within the region or global environment required.
• Demonstrated success in supporting 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 with Arabic proficiency preferred
• Ability to travel up to 70 percent
• Strong knowledge of HRIS systems preferred
• SPHR, GPHR, CIPD or other HR professional certification preferred

About the Company


About the Company


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home.
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