The Associate Vice President International People & Diversity (AVPIPD) contributes to develop the global strategy. Recognized as global influential leader across multiple al groups.
The AVPIPD provides HR leadership and guidance to the Corus country programs around the world, including but not limited to recruitment, compensation, performance management, training and development, workers compensation, labor relations, employee relations, human resources management information systems, and equity, inclusion, and diversity. The position has broad responsibilities for developing human resources guidelines, policies, and strategies, as well as providing guidance related to applicable local and international labor laws, internal policies and the administration and implementation of such. The AVPIPD provides senior leadership and direction to staff within the Human Resources, Operations and Programs Departments, as well as the Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity task force.
The AVPIPD reports to the Chief People & Diversity Officer.
- Design and implement a mid-term and long-term International HR strategy aligned to the Operations and Programs Departments strategic goals, and Corus overall strategy.
- Review current Human Resource policies and practices across all country offices and streamlining them for effective functioning of the HR department.
- Work closely with the country offices and headquarters HR teams to review and re-engineer existing HR processes including recruitment, onboarding, compensation, performance management, promotions, capacity building, planning transfers and secondments, also handling grievances, disciplinary measures, and compliance.
- Promote a culture of open communication across programs to foster a diverse and inclusive work environment.
- Monitor & interpret employee engagement to Corus programs and policies and proactively solve problems.
- Provide a comprehensive range of HR services to the Corus Team at regional and country office levels, being the link between HR team (Headquarters & Regional HR Managers) and the programs and operations teams.
- Manage project specific budgets.
- Responsible for policy development and interpretation.
- Oversee Compliance with local and international labor laws & regulations, and Corus policies.
- Lead employee and labor relations processes for Country Programs.
- Provide leadership and guidance to the HR Regional Managers and to the Country Program teams.
Policies and Practices:
- Contribute to the development of a comprehensive HR strategy serving as the expert and a key contributor to the development of global policies and practices.
- Ensure compliance with country laws and regulations and coordinate with the HQ-HR team on compensation and benefits to ensure alignment and when possible harmonization with existing country offices.
- Provide guidance and assistance to the hiring managers, ensuring compliance with policy and labor laws.
- Manages the relationship with external vendors as needed including non-traditional employments such as secondments.
- Provide guidance upon request regarding individual consultant contracts in alignment with Corus policies.
. Performance Management, Staff Training, and Development:
- Provide leadership in critical areas of training, for example, supervisory training, salary administration, compliance issues, and policies.
- Ensure the development of an effective onboarding system and the assimilation of new staff to Corus International Country Programs.
- Overseas the performance management process, with Regional and Country HR staff.
- Advise management on employment-related issues.
- Partner with and provide coaching to managers to resolve employee relations issues pragmatically and in compliance with local law. Manage HR country programs investigations submitted to the Corus ethics reporting system (Convercent) from staff.
- Prepare a wide range of employee internal communications regarding relevant HR issues.
- Keep abreast of changes related to donors’ regulations and ensure Corus project policies and practices are compliant and up to date.
- Ensure duty of care using sensitivity and compassion in counseling Corus diverse workforce.
. HR Support and Administration:
- Develop and update job descriptions, grade new job positions if necessary, respond to requests for promotions, transfers, or reclassifications ensuring equity.
- Work in partnership with the Senior Manager International HR ensuring that international employees (Expatriates and TCNs) agreements attend donors’ regulations and Corus policies, including compensation package (salary, benefits, and allowances), leave policy, etc.
- Work in partnership with the Senior Manager International HR International when emergencies arise, such as evacuations, medical emergencies, etc., involving international employees or visitors.
- Review and provide guidance on proposals and contracts for third party providers such as payroll, benefits, legal advisors etc. ensuring policies and procedures are aligned with Corus principles.
- Represent the organization in global forums.
- Actively coach mentors and influence human resources and administrative staff.
- Develop and lead other HR professionals to deliver high-quality HR services.
- Supervise the Regional HR Managers and the Director of MOMENTUM project.
- Bachelor’s degree in human resource management or a related field required, Professional accredited Human Resources certification desired. Master’s degree preferred.
- Expert knowledge of all HR functional areas (talent acquisition, comp & benefits, employee relations, compliance, the duty of care) required.
- A minimum of 12 years of experience in developing and/or leading all functional areas of a human resources program; Prior experience with an international non-profit (INGO) required.
- At least 8 years of experience managing HR department or division is required.
- Expert level understanding a diverse portfolio of donors’ rules and regulations related to HR is required.
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to negotiate conflict while maintaining constructive working relationships with people at all levels of the organization.
- Fluency in Arabic, French, or Spanish highly beneficial.
- Must be willing and able to travel domestically and internationally.
- Overseas experience work or living experience in non-US location required.
- The ability to assimilate and process information for a diverse audience; work with various groups of people in a multicultural, team-oriented environment.
- Autonomous with the ability to identify challenges and take initiative, prioritize, organize, and carry out multiple highly complex projects.
- The ability to build relationships and influence senior leadership, important constituents, and other key partners and stakeholders.
- Strong business acumen and demonstrated the ability to show good judgment; make a pragmatic decision around complex issues and guide difficult circumstances.
- Viewed as a trusted advisor fair and consistent in decision making with a high degree of integrity.
- Proven ability to meet competing deadlines, accomplish work in order of priority, and professionally maintain composure and effectiveness under pressure in changing conditions.
- Commitment to Corus core values/mission and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.
Corus International is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). As such, Corus makes employment decisions and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to an applicant’s or employee’s race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state and local laws. If you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please notify Corus’s Human Resources department.