Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Population Services International
Job ID 2016-1154
# of Openings 1
Posted Date 12/9/2016
Position Location: City Washington, DC
Region Washington, DC
Position Location: Country United States
Head of Learning and Performance
DEPARTMENT: People, Learning and Performance
DATE: July 2016
Up to 20% international travel
Reports to the VP of Talent and Learning
Who we are
We're Population Services International (PSI), the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy and plan the families they desire by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing to contraceptives.
There are about 9,000 "PSI'ers" around the world. It's a motley group with a diverse range of backgrounds from the medical industry to the music industry, all with unique skills we bring to the job.
PSI's People Learning and Performance Department is the organization's cultivator of talent, employee development, and culture. We constantly focus on nurturing a positive employer brand both externally and internally with prospective candidates and in PSI colleagues' minds and hearts. We're responsible for people - everything from recruitment, hiring, onboarding, benefits, performance management and career growth. Our customer centric team balances bringing the fun while keeping it real to achieve our ultimate purpose of finding the best people and keeping them by creating an environment where they thrive and do their best.
Our team is looking for a Head of Learning & Performance to help drive strategy and execution by partnering with our Recruitment and People teams to attract top talent and retain PSIers.
Sound like you? Read on to find out more.
You've got the passion, energy and curiosity in learning to drive strategy and ultimately the retention of PSIers around the globe. You will:
Set the Path**
You will participate in creating and provide learning and development guidance for PSI's three-year corporate strategic plan 2017-2020. You will lead the formulation and execution of PSI's learning and performance strategy with a focus on leading programs and activities that can lead to measurable strategic impact. You will take responsibility for and lead the achievement of key strategic results. You will develop and drive new L&D indicators and HR/learning related analytics. You will work across teams globally to ensure learning supports corporate strategy, follows industry best practice and produces measurable results.
Take the Lead
We're looking for a leader who can inspire and motivate a diverse team to improve global learning programs at PSI. Whether it's partnering with Recruitment or People Operations, developing management and leadership programs, launching and scaling innovation, or boosting the focus on the employer brand, this role demands more than the status quo. You feel comfortable directing learning strategy and overseeing PSI University as a means to deliver content to 9,000 PSIers. You are excited about leading PSI into the next generation of learning technologies - whether it's mobile, apps, video or social learning, you are comfortable experimenting and trying new methods
Build 'Best in Class'
PSI staff want to know where their career is headed next. We're looking for a leader who can integrate career pathing, talent reviews, leadership programs and PSI's unique learning management system to develop the next generation of PSIers. You will bring the latest cutting edge research and approaches to build how we engage and manage talent into best in class.
Nurture Continuous Learning and Innovation
You love the challenge of building and sustaining a learning and innovation culture. From individual professional development to employee engagement opportunities to organizational system efficiencies, you will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to make PSI best in class.
You know how to think beyond operations, represent PSI broadly to external audiences, and leverage learning as a competitive advantage in recruitment and/or fundraising. What are we looking for?
Go Global: You have experience in launching and scaling-up global learning programs.What would get us excited?
Wordsmith: You have a way with words and are a great communicator
Language Skills: Fluent in English. Speak French or Spanish? Perfect for making connections with in-country staff
Empathy for the Customer: You can put yourself in their shoes and cater the design to best fit their needs
Need for Speed: Ready and willing to go, go, go!
Level 5APPLY ONLINE at http://www.psi.org
Population Services International is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender identity, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.