Human Resources Business Partner
Chemonics, Arlington, United States
Closing Date for Applications:
Chemonics seeks a Human Resources Manager to join the Global Health Supply Chain Office (GHSCO) in Arlington, VA. The Human Resources (HR) Manager supports the delivery, coordination and implementation of human resources programs, services, and initiatives for the GHSCO. The HR Manager provides guidance for all phases of the project lifecycle including project start-ups, recruitment, project maintenance, and project close outs. The HR Department is the single point of contact for all HR-related needs, including employee relations, compensation and benefits, global HR, recruitment, Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS), and compliance. The team serves as a management advisor to each division and proactively supports the seamless delivery of all HR services. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
- Collaborates with the HR Director in the coordination of day-to-day human resources activities, duties, tasks, and administrative functions
- Guides HR workflows, policies, procedures, and programs to support the human resource management activities and initiatives of the GHSCO
- Establishes and maintains strong relationships with Project Management Units (PMUs), operations teams, risk management, and HR departments to meet business needs
- Manages client expectations by providing status updates, plans of action, or needed resources to ensure strong client relations and customer service
- Under the leadership of the HR Director/HRBP, troubleshoots issues, and ensures customization of best HR practices across the GHSCO
- Provides the highest standards of customer service, addresses issues, and coordinates with other HR functions to ensure cohesion with corporate practices, procedures, polices and processes
- Utilizes and draws from a strong knowledge of best practices in recruitment to attract candidates while enhancing the company’s competitive advantage in the marketplace.
- Advises and adheres to compliant recruitment procedures, building strong internal and external networks of candidates, and developing tools and resources for staff.
- Adheres to the contractual limitations of the GHSC-PSM project; drafts, reviews, and submits formal communication and approval documents to USAID.
- Applies understanding of Chemonics’ policies, standard operating procedures, cost accounting practices, and HR practices to solve problems and make decisions/recommendations which mitigate legal risk and reputational damage in-country
- Works with the HR Director/HRBP to develop organizational design projects to streamline and implement new structures, roles, and/or processes that create speed and efficiency and support rapidly shifting business demands
- Engages, consults, and collaborates effectively with recruiters and managers to meet the talent acquisition needs for the GHSCO
- Works closely with the compensation and benefits team to level new position descriptions and determine appropriate salary ranges while ensuring consistency with Chemonics policies and procedures
- Helps facilitate new hire on-boarding, conducts new employee orientation and exit interviews when needed
- Provides oversight and ensures timely information flow, accuracy of employee data and communications
- Performs other duties and responsibilities as required
- Minimum three years of progressive human resources experience with at least two years’ international experience preferred
- Bachelor’s degree required and HR certification preferred
- Solid working knowledge and experience in all functional HR areas
- Knowledge of company’s main client, USAID and its operations, required
- Proven capability to communicate clearly and concisely, both written and verbal in a diverse business environment
- Ability to work well under pressure with tight deadlines
- Ability to build trusting relationships and collaboration with clients and influence positive outcomes
- Flexibility in daily schedule to accommodate clients and respond proactively and effectively to needs
- Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply international labor codes and create and develop sound HR program
- Experience living or working in developing countries preferred
- Willingness to work overseas for up to 4-8 weeks per year and to consider long-term overseas assignments
- Knowledge of MS Office and HR applications
- Language proficiency in French preferred