Global Director, People, Capability & Culture

  • Anywhere
Organization: Women for Women International
Closing date: 2 Feb 2022

About Women for Women International

Since 1993, Women for Women International (WfWI), a global NGO, has invested in the power of over 500,000 women who are forgotten – the women survivors of war and conflict. We support them in learning the social and economic skills they need to rebuild their lives, their families, and their communities.

Our core belief is that stronger women build stronger nations. Women who enrol in our programs in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Sudan, break the isolation of war and conflict. They gain access to knowledge, resources and tools needed to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support.

Over the next ten years, our goal is to scale our impact to improve the lives of millions of the most marginalized women affected by war and conflict. Our vision is to create a world in which all women determine the course of their lives and reach their full potential.

We know that women pass on their knowledge to their neighbors and children, creating a ripple effect for generations. By investing in women, we create a better world for all of us – a world that’s more equal, peaceful, and prosperous.

That is the power of women, for women.

Position overview

This is an exciting and critical time to join WfWI to lead, shape and implement a people and culture strategy that will support our ambitious growth and development strategy and associated change processes.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, The Global Director, People, Capability and Culture is responsible for ensuring an empowering, safe and equitable working environment and culture for diverse and globally dispersed people (staff and volunteers) working in the organization. Additionally, the Director enables, motivates and leads HR teams, through direct and/or matrixed management. The Global Director, People Capability and Culture is responsible for providing direction and leadership in all aspects of the HR function globally through design and implementation of HR strategy and global HR frameworks and policies for the organization.

You will have significant, successful experience of leading and developing global or regional HR teams within the international development sector and providing strategic leadership and advice on people and culture within a multicultural workforce.

You will have demonstrable experience in leading the design and implementation of transformational change processes.

You will have demonstrable experience in developing and implementing HR policies, handbooks and procedures.

You will be a strong problem-solver, able to make decisions as well as delegate and guide as appropriate. You will be able to innovate, taking calculated risks and encouraging that mindset in others. You will be courageous, drawing on deep emotional intelligence to influence others and maintain a people-centric approach.

We invite you to please download the Global People, Culture and Capability Director candidate pack from the link below for full details about the required qualifications, skills and experience for this role.

Women for Women Global Director, People, Capability and Culture Candidate Pack

Appointment details

This is a full-time, permanent position.

Location: High preference for someone to be located in the following countries where WfWI has an office. (United Kingdom, Germany, Iraq, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Kenya, Rwanda, Bosnia or Kosovo). WfWI may be able to consider candidates in other locations close to and within the same regions as the existing offices above, subject to agreement.

Starting salary: £85,000 (UK only). Other locations commensurate with the seniority of the position and offered on national terms.

Candidates are required to have and be able to maintain the right to work in their current location. WfWI is not able to relocate candidates to take up the position.

How to apply:

Closing date: 2nd February 2022 @23:59 GMT

Women for Women International is partnering with Red Sea Executive Search for this role.

To find out more about the role please email Susan Bandow and Irene Gikemi at

Please click on the ‘apply for job’ button to submit your application.

For this role, kindly submit a MS Word version of your CV and a cover letter detailing your motivation and how you are suited to this role.

Please name your submitted files with the following reference: WFWI_GPCCD

Women for Women International are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All Women for Women staff are required to adhere to WfWI’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policies and to our organizational values: Empowerment, Integrity, Respect, Resilience.

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Red Sea is committed to meeting the standards set out in our Equality and Diversity statement, acting in line with the UK Equalities Act 2010 and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity.