International HR Advisor

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Organization: War Child UK
Closing date: 14 Nov 2021

We are looking for an International HR Adviser, supporting our French-speaking country programmes (Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo). The role entails providing support and advice, both operationally and strategically, to our country HR staff and our Country Directors in all areas of people management. You will be part of a bigger team and will work closely together with colleagues in the HR and the Programmes teams. You will be fluent in French, have already held a similar advisory or business partnering role and have led on change projects autonomously.. You have experience in reviewing and developing HR policies, processes and tools, you have previously engaged in employee relations and grievance/disciplinary/safeguarding cases. You can work in a role where you are expected to be hands-on at times, yet equally empowering your country colleagues by generously collaborating and sharing your expertise.

Place of Work: The post holder can be based in the UK office, a global WC family head office or any WCUK programme office. Travel to Country programmes required

Working Hours: Full-time is 37.5 hours. This role is open to flexible working including compressed hours, part-time hours (0.8-0.9) and flexi-time

Your role

The International HR Adviser is part of a small, mainly UK-based, team that supports War Child staff, HR colleagues and people managers in our country programmes and the UK. As part of this team and working closely together with the other International HR Adviser (who will be supporting the three remaining country programmes), you will be responsible for providing expert HR advice and support to a number of War Child country programmes. Through a business partnering approach, you will help HR colleagues and senior managers in our country programmes take responsibility for the implementation of War Child’s HR strategy and policies and other key aspects of people issues covering the full employee life cycle. This includes reviewing, improving and developing new people management systems, practices and tools. You will also be involved in global improvement projects in areas such as management development, diversity & inclusion, achievement and development, hiring and selection, reward, discipline and grievance and staff wellbeing.

Your responsibilities

· Provide effective and high-quality advice to country HR colleagues and senior managers on all aspects of people management

· Strengthen the HR and people management capabilities of HR colleagues in our country programmes, and influence decision making in compliance with organisational policies and HR practices

· Jointly lead and further strengthen the global HR team, ensuring it is a well-functioning platform of mutually supportive and aligned members

· Lead on the global implementation of specific HR policies and improvement projects, including communication and change management

· Develop and maintain global HR frameworks and minimum standards across all country programmes

· Work closely together with country HR leads and Country Directors to ensure that HR remains high on their agenda

· Develop and maintain effective relationships with other relevant stakeholders in the organisation, particularly those working in Programmes and Finance

· Guide and contribute to the development of global and country-specific HR strategies and the translation into action plans and activities, in line with the global HR strategic priorities

· Support country HR colleagues in meeting their country HR priorities and objectives

· Support the development of locally specific policies and procedures in accordance with the global HR framework, local employment law and best practice

· Develop and review HR policies and systems, researching best practice and legislative requirements

· Ensure that the HRIS in country programmes is used to its maximum potential and that there is an effective flow of people-related information to and from our country programmes

· Provide insight for the organisation into global HR trends, including country-specific developments and inform organisational thinking and decision-making

· Support with employee relations processes in country programmes, including investigations, disciplinary cases and facilitating conflict resolution

· Ensure compliance with all HR-related aspects of WCUK’s Child Safeguarding and Adults at Risk policies, particularly in relation to safer recruitment

Contribute to creating a culture committed to the safeguarding of children and adults and compliant to WCUK’s Child Safeguarding and Adults at Risk Policies.

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