Director, Global Human Resources

International Youth Foundation (IYF) Baltimore, Maryland, United States

About the International Youth Foundation

For 30 years, the sole focus of International Youth Foundation has been to help young people succeed. Together with partners around the world, IYF invested in ensuring that youth develop the leadership, technical, and life skills to earn a livelihood. Whether it is landing a first job, growing a business, or driving social change, every young person deserves the opportunity to realize his or her full potential. Rooted in the belief of youth as problem-solvers, change-makers, and leaders, IYF’s initiatives are catalysts for change. A little about IYF!

In all its efforts, IYF achieves effectiveness, scale, and sustainability by creating tailored programming that draws on the following strengths:

Technical and operational expertise: IYF has a decades-long track record of working with corporations big and small to co-design effective workforce development programs.
Global plus local outlook: Adapt programs to be relevant by combining our perspective having worked around the world with the on-the-ground insights of the IYF global partner network.
Local capacity strengthening: Introduce systems and processes, from monitoring and evaluation to financial management, to ensure local implementers meet global standards of excellence.
Thought leadership: Share authoritative voice in youth employability through research publications, conferences, and case studies.
Multi-stakeholder alliances: Broker partnerships with corporations, governments, and civil society to make sure youth development efforts are scalable and sustainable.
Since its founding in 1990, IYF has helped young people succeed in over 100 countries. Through its extensive global network, IYF has brought together more than 600 organizations with whom it has been strengthening and expanding positive youth development at the local and national levels. United by their mission, together these organizations ensure that young people, especially marginalized youth, find the guidance and training to lead productive lives. This collaboration remains central to IYF’s success.
You can find further details on IYF’s website at http://www.iyfnet.org/.

Director, Global Human Resources Role Profile

The Global HR Director is responsible for all aspects of human resources operations, talent acquisition, organizational development, staff engagement efforts, and other critical processes and programs managed and supported by IYF’s HR unit. The Director is responsible for designing and executing a progressive, flexible, and inclusive talent management program, ensuring IYF continues to develop, engage, and inspire staff in a manner aligned with IYF’s mission, values and management practices and reflects its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a global human capital strategy that allows an increasingly diverse staff to make a significant impact in the world and thrive professionally.
  • Ensure integration of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness (DEI) into HR policies, processes, and practices related to recruitment, performance management, pay and talent development.
  • Lead change initiatives designed to drive organization effectiveness, productivity, growth and development through a diversity, equity and inclusion lens.
  • Lead IYF’s internal DEI efforts and serve as project management and staff liaison to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
  • Manage the annual performance management program and develop and implement new frameworks, systems, practices and tools as needed.
  • Develop and implement a talent management strategy, including ensuring training plans are aligned with regional and functional capacity building efforts.
  • Develop and implement efficient and effective workflow processes for HR services including workforce planning, global talent acquisition, on-boarding, staff development, succession planning, internal transfers, departures, etc.
  • Lead efforts to enhance employee engagement, staff care and organizational culture and development.
  • Respond to and manage employee relations cases, grievances, and conflicts and work closely with outside legal counsel to resolve.
  • Provide counsel, coaching, and training to managers in the areas of supervision, employee relations, performance management, employee morale and engagement, learning and development, and leadership effectiveness.
  • Oversee IYF’s global human resources compliance and administration including, but not limited to, record keeping, policies, training, compensation, benefits, recruitment, office operations, insurance, reporting, audit and ensure execution to maintain compliance with all applicable laws.
Direct all aspects of international human resources including, but not limited to, current and future country offices, registration, law firm retention, recruitment, salary scales, benefits packages and safety and security for local and expats, including proposal efforts for key personnel recruitment, salary and benefits packages, and offers.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of seven – eight years of experience in Human Resources management with an international development organization and/or international, non-profit organizations (larger than $10M), multi-office, multi-national environment with a demonstrated track record of progressively increasing responsibility.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or the Social Sciences required. A Master’s degree in a related field and/or the Social Sciences preferred. SHRM-SCP and/or SPHR certification is also highly preferred. 
  • Demonstrated track record of designing, implementing, and oversight of key aspects of an organization’s human capital functions including, but not limited to: talent acquisition and retention, benefit planning and administration, culture and organization development, HR change management, performance management, employee relations, training and development, immigration and work permits, overall human resources compliance and fully integrating a focus on diversity, equity and inclusiveness into each of these functions.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365, human resources information systems (HRIS), and audit and reporting.
  • Experience with and commitment to working in a diverse and multi-cultural environment.
  • Highly collaborative and able to establish positive working relationships with all stakeholders to maximize cooperation and productivity.
  • Experience supporting HR for field-based staff at an international organization required.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and cross-cultural skills; and ability to engage with staff at all levels and geographies of the organization.
  • Willingness to travel internationally.

Terms of Appointment

This is a full-time position with the successful candidate being contracted on a permanent basis. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. A pension plan, life and medical insurances are included in the benefits package. IYF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IYF is strengthened by the diversity of its colleagues, and welcome applications from people of all cultures.

How to Apply

If you wish to be considered for this position, please complete the Application Form below on or before 8th March 2021. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence as we pride ourselves on our professional service.
If you have an initial query rather than an application, kindly email us at [email protected]

SRI Executive is exclusively retained by International Youth Foundation to undertake this assignment.

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