Human Resources Manager

Website Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF)

We address the root causes of violence through a feminist lens.

Job Purpose
The Human Resources Manager is responsible for developing and delivering HR strategy and practices that are in line with WILPF’s strategic direction, ethos and values. As Manager of the HR team, the role holder will be in charge of developing suitable systems and policies, overseeing the delivery of reliable HR services, and supporting the Senior Management Team (SMT) in their effort to build an organisational culture that promotes staff wellbeing and professional growth.
The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) with National Sections covering every continent, an International Secretariat based in Geneva, and a New York office focused on the work of the United Nations (UN). Since our establishment in 1915, we have brought together women from around the world who are united in working for peace by non-violent means and promoting political, economic and social justice for all.
Main responsibilities
1-     Develop the strategic function of the HR team:
a.     Work closely with the SMT to create a HR strategy that reflects WILPF’s values and mission on the way we act as an employer. This includes pay approach, job mapping, professional growth, team building, intern packages and wellbeing.
b.     Develop the standing of WILPF as a global employer by advising on practical and compliant solutions for global recruitment and staff management.
c.      Work closely with the SMT and Standing Personnel Committee (SPC) to finalise internal policies and procedures.
d.     Take action to ensure that the HR function is actively feminist and antiracist and is playing a central role in making the organization truly global, diverse, equitable and fair.

2-     Ensure the delivery of reliable HR services:
a.     Manage the HR team and ensure development of their skills and performance.
b.     Create and sustain a solid infrastructure, including implementation of a HR system and software, to ensure effective and efficient implementation of WILPF HR strategy.
c.      Harmonise HR processes across offices and locations.
d.     Advise and coach managers in people management and HR processes.
e.     Manage HR budget.
f.       Introduce an equitable and feminist intern package that emphasises learning and investment in new skills.

3-     Oversight and reporting
a.     Ensure compliance with laws and policies.
b.     Improve communication of employment and HR strategy with staff, SMT, SPC and IB.
c.      develop regular surveys to sustain connection with staff and ensure feedback.
d.     Draft annual HR report and present to SMT and SPC.

Knowledge and Skills:
●      Strategic thinker with solid experience in HR operations and systems.
●      Excellent management abilities and strong interpersonal and communication skills.
●      Demonstrable ability to develop and introduce new systems, manage organisational change and conduct training and mentoring programmes.
●      Efficiency, time management and ability to multitask and meet deadlines.
●      Demonstrable knowledge and interest in introducing and implementing HR systems that push forward feminist and antiracist agendas.
●      Excellent spoken and written English is required, knowledge of French and/or Arabic is a plus.
●      Strong commitment to WILPF’s values and principles
Education and Experience:
This position requires:
●      Relevant education at a degree level, preferably in HR, Law or Management.
●      8+ years of experience in HR and management.
●       Demonstrated experience in setting up HR operations and management.
Start date: February 2022
Salary: dependant on location
Location: this position is remote and can be based anywhere.
WILPF has offices in Geneva, New York and London, candidates based in one of these locations can have a flexible contract combining home and office work.
Reports to: Deputy Secretary General.

How to apply:
Please email your CV and a cover letter demonstrating relevant skills and experience to with “Human Resources Manager” in the subject line. Please note that any applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
Deadline for application: By Sunday 19th Jan 2022 (23:59 CEST)

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