People and Talent Business Partner – Emergency Response

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Organization: Americares
Closing date: 13 Sep 2023

Position Title: People and Talent Business Partner – Emergency Response

Department: People and Talent

Location: Remote in CT, FL, GA, IL, MD, MA, NY, NC, PA, Puerto Rico, TN, TX, VA, and WA

Key Relationships:

Reports to: Associate Director, Global People Operations

Direct Reports: None

Assignment Type: Full time

Compensation: $61,600 to $70,000

Benefits: More details on our webpage:

Application Requirements: Resume, completed application questions

About Americares:

Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster. Each year, Americares reaches 85 countries on average, including the United States, with life-changing health programs, medicine, medical supplies, and emergency aid. Americares is one of the world’s leading nonprofit providers of donated medicine and medical supplies. For more information, visit

About the position:

The Americares People and Talent department continuously creates, empowers, and supports the thriving global team that supports our global communities. We act as a catalyst to enable all Americares people to contribute at optimum levels toward the success of our humanitarian and public health program objectives. Our team principles include acting as a community, learning, giving feedback generously, cultivating curiosity, sharing a vision for how we want others to feel, recognizing that we may fail but we don’t fail alone, balancing people and process, and embedding equity.

This role serves as a global project manager for 3-4 strategic projects each year. Additionally, and primarily, this team member will serve as the POC People Ops emergency response function.

Key Outcomes:

In the first 90 days, the Manager will

  • Meet and familiarize with key EP partners
  • Learn and become familiar with working documents, contracts formats, and onboarding and ER staff payment requirements.
  • Build and maintain a P&T Response Tracker
  • Complete all onboarding training and develop strong relationships across People and Talent and Emergency Programs

In the first 6 months, the Manager will:

  • Develop P&T ER onboarding and offboarding checklist
  • Collaborate with relevant partners to update all ER staff files
  • Support with developing a P&T ER philosophy

In the first year, the Manager will:

  • Effectively provide guidance and support to EP for issues on contracts, contribute to ER playbook and other deliverables from assigned projects.
  • Perform a gap analysis regarding the ER Debrief Process; seeking to understand how we might refine our P&T debrief procedure.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the People Operations emergency response contracting, onboarding, and offboarding processes
  • Provide People Operations guidance regarding compliance, contracts, labor law, pay and benefit equity, and other considerations to the EP team to help inform their decisions about budget and programmatic parameters for readiness and response
  • Be responsible for P&T-related administrative duties and support compliance with existing legal and governmental reporting requirements.
  • Lead all employee relations matters for short-term response staff in coordination with the emergency response team; support Associate Director with long-term employee relation matters.
  • Lead special projects determined based on organization priorities
  • Conduct pre-departure briefing to ensure staff have all the documents and necessary information for successful deployment
  • Responsible for keeping response personnel files up to date (New hires, terminations, promotions, title and supervisor changes, etc.).
  • Maintain and update a global People Operations response tracker
  • Ensure timely payment for short-term ER staff
  • Coordinate and administer response personnel performance reviews
  • Other duties as assigned

We’d love to hear from you if…

  • You have a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Humanitarian Studies, or equivalent
  • You have 3 years of relevant experience, or a master’s degree with 1 year of relevant experience
  • You have demonstrated excellent project management and organizational skills
  • You are willing to travel up to 25% to emergency locations
  • You have language skills in at least one of our core languages, other than English: Spanish, Tagalog, Hindi, Kiswahili, Haitian Creole (this would be a plus, but is not a requirement)
  • You have US work authorization (required)

Additionally, our core competencies as an organization are:

  • Ownership and results
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Equity and inclusion
  • Teamwork and conflict resolution
  • Leadership
  • Prioritization
  • Management
  • Strategy and planning
  • Decision making

We know not all applicants will demonstrate all the competencies we’re looking for, and that women and underrepresented groups tend to not apply unless they meet all the requirements. We encourage you to apply even if you do not check all the boxes above, and we look forward to reviewing your application holistically.

What you can expect (for candidates who continue in the process):

  • Interview with People and Talent (45 minutes)
  • Competency exercise (1 hour)
  • Video interview with team (approximately 1.5-2 hours)
  • Reference check
  • Offer!
  • Background check and onboarding

As a global health organization, we are committed to ensuring a safe environment for our staff, partners, and visitors. All Americares staff and visitors who are on-site at any of our locations or will be traveling for work are required to be fully vaccinated (which includes a booster, when eligible) against COVID-19 unless an exemption required by law is applicable.

Americares is currently authorized to support remote work employees in the following locations: Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. Please note that we do not provide relocation assistance at this time. #LI-REMOTE

Americares is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To request a disability accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact us at

How to apply

Please apply on our website:


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