Human Resources Director

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Human Resources Director

Job Category: Human Resources

Watertown, MA

Organization Summary

Pathfinder International is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose. Since 1957, we have partnered with local governments, communities, and health systems in developing countries to remove barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health services. Together, we expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save women’s lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, wherever the need is most urgent. Our work ensures millions of women, men, and young people are able to choose their own paths forward.

Position Summary

Summary:  Provide subject matter and participate in strategic, organization-wide decisions.  Collaborate with the Senior Management Team in modeling Pathfinder’s core values, translating strategic plans into operational HR initiatives, promote positive employee engagement and relations, improve team and organizational effectiveness.

Description

 

Summary:  Provide subject matter and participate in strategic, organization-wide decisions.  Collaborate with the Senior Management Team in modeling Pathfinder’s core values, translating strategic plans into operational HR initiatives, promote positive employee engagement and relations, improve team and organizational effectiveness.

Key Job Outcomes:

  1. Leadership: Provides strategic leadership and operational guidance to the Talent Management, Total Rewards and HR Operations teams in a variety of human resources programs, policies, and practices that align with organizational strategy and objectives and best practices.
  2. HR Management: Oversees the day-to-day management of the Global Human Resources operations and processes. Provide guidance to Global HR practitioners.
  3. Total Rewards: Ensure fair and competitive total reward programs and practices.
  4. Talent Management: Oversees recruitment strategy, policy and practices, leading the HR planning for global recruitment efforts, including succession planning and career pathing.
  5. Learning and Development: Lead and establish programs to retain high-caliber, well performing staff through learning programs, performance management, career pathing, succession planning and career development. Develop resourceful approaches to training delivery, including training for managers, and onboarding for staff
  6. Talent Management Technology: Oversees the development of Talent Management System, with a focus on process/cost efficiencies and coordination across business units and geographies
  7. Project Management: Leads, manages or participates on cross-functional project teams.

Responsibilities

Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:

  • Contract Negotiations: Advanced skills in negotiating vendor contracts.
  • Leadership and Management: Proven advanced ability to recruit, hire, train, supervise and develop staff.
  • HR Standards, Guidelines, and Practices: Advanced knowledge of best practices, guidelines, regulations, and standards for managing Human Resources.
  • Employee Life Cycle: Advanced knowledge of the employee life cycle from recruiting through separation of employment.
  • PC Applications: Advanced knowledge of HRIS and procurement software applications.
  • HR Files and Documentation: Advanced knowledge of legal requirements, procedures and practices for filing and maintaining HR records.
  • Labor Law and Practices: Advanced knowledge of the country’s labor laws, regulations and practices.
  • Demonstrated expertise in organizational effectiveness, talent management and working within a matrix structure

 

Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Foundational knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services, including strategies and indicators.
  • Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Office products, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Communication: Advanced oral and written communication skills, Advanced knowledge of report writing
  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices
  • Influencing and Customer Service Skills: Advanced influencing and diplomacy skills. Advanced customer service skills.
  • Organization, Planning and Multi-tasking: Advanced organizational and planning skills, project planning and management skills. Proven ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and multi-task with minimal supervision.
  • Global and Cultural Effectiveness: Ability to communicate, collaborate with diverse stakeholders and achieve operational outcomes.
  • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality of work related issues.

 

Requirements

Minimally Required Education, Training and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree Human Resources Management, Business, Operations, or a related field, or a combination of education and experience that yields the required competencies
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience leading HR functions

Other Information:

  • Travel required (less than 10%)
  • Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer

Application Instructions

Disclaimer: 

Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. Pathfinder International does not charge candidates Recruitment or Application fees for any position, to which they may apply globally.