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Human Resources Associate, Crises Response Recovery and Development Unit (CRRD), HQ Teams

Job Overview/Summary

We are looking for a dynamic individual to join the global HR team as Human Resources Associate for IRC’s Crisis Response, Recovery and Development Department. In this role you will lead HR administrative activities in support of staff based around the world and will collaborate with fellow HR team members to improve and streamline HR processes. Bringing a client-service approach, the HR Associate will enhance the overall employee experience and help improve the strategic reporting capabilities for the team. The HR Associate reports to the Human Resources Director for Crises Response, Recovery and Development Department’s HQ Teams and works closely with HQ and Regional HR Partners.

Do you have a strong work ethic and experience in human resources? Are you passionate about IRC’s mission, making a positive impact and seeing an improvement in peoples work lives? Then join us!

We’ll trust you to provide frontline support including and not limited to:

  • Support the HR Partners, Line Managers and other client groups within the CRRD HQ teams in managing the full employee experience, from on-boarding to exit management, ensuring all processes are performed in a timely, efficient, and client-centered manner and in alignment with employment laws and policies
  • Act as a first line “go-to” for employee inquiries about IRC policies and processes, resources and programs, resolving requests and advancing to the HR Partner as needed
  • Partner with HR Associate, HR Operations and other HR colleagues in the IRC’s Headquarters on all administrative aspects of HR communications and reporting, policies and procedures, helping to deliver key data insights for the unit
  • Participate in special HR and administrative projects, including review and analysis of job descriptions, collecting and organizing survey data, conducting research, partnering to develop and scale communications, employee engagement and learning programs and other tasks that may arise

Your clients and colleagues will depend on you to:

  • Demonstrate a depth of knowledge and understanding of IRC’s HR strategy, policies and programs and be able to advise and resolve issues by applying IRC’s policy to actual employee inquiries and experiences
  • Demonstrate ability to provide advice and guidance on the US employment laws and ability to learn and understand the employment laws in other IRC countries where CRRD HQ teams and client groups are based
  • Effectively partner with HR functional teams such as Recruitment, HRIS, Compensation, Benefits, Talent Management and HR Operations to meet client needs
  • Provide HR administrative support to HQ employee (clients) including CRRD HQ Central Teams and Technical Excellence teams

You need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience of 2+ years in an HR support function
  • Ability to execute with excellence in a fast paced, global environment, commitment to innovation and continuous improvement
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills and ability to prioritize and multi-task on various initiatives 
  • A highly motivated, energizing attitude that inspires others
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; outstanding capabilities in MS Word, Excel, including data analyses and maintenance, and PowerPoint; experience in Workday and applicant tracking systems a plus
  • Working knowledge and understanding of federal and multi-state employment laws

We’d love to see:

  • Experience in a large, matrixed organization and/or within a non-profit setting
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire trust and openness amongst colleagues and clients together with a reputation for high personal integrity!
  • PHR, PHR/CA, or equivalent certification is a plus
  • Proficiency in Spanish, French and/or Arabic

Research Coordinator

Specific Responsibilities

The work breakdown is expected as follows:
50%: Coordinate and support research project implementation in SRHR / MNH portfolio:

  • Prepare research ethics applications for specified studies
  • Oversee research project implementation, including day to day interaction with research focal points and managers in field sites, facilitation of data collector training, overseeing data collection and analysis.
  • Coordinate and contribute to the development of all external project reporting and manuscript preparation
  • Work with the research uptake and communications team on documentation and dissemination activities for research studies including presentations at conferences/workshops/stakeholder forums.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

30%: Specialized Country and Research Partner Support (partner-led projects):

  • Collaborate with local partners/country programs and provide technical review of research concept notes/proposals
  • Support development of research ethics applications for specified studies
  • Support research managers in country programs/local partner institutions to assure methodological soundness and quality implementation of research studies
  • Support design and supervision of data collection, entry, and analysis, where needed
  • Support training of enumerators and other research staff
  • Participate in preparation of manuscripts for peer review and other reporting and dissemination activities

Job Requirements

  • Education: MPH or Masters in relevant field, both quantitative and qualitative training preferred.
  • Work Experience: 3-6 years of experience with at least 1 year experience managing research projects in low-income or developing countries. At least 2 years of field experience in low income or humanitarian settings preferred.

Demonstrated skills and competencies:

  • Demonstrated internal and external communication and coordination capabilities
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in at least one of the following areas: SMNRH, public health, health systems, humanitarian health, experimental or observational study design and implementation, research capacity strengthening
  • Experience managing donor funded projects and grants and technical input to proposal and budget development and donor reports.
  • Experience conducting or supporting primary data collection in challenging environments
  • Data analysis skills, both quantitative and qualitative preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Teamwork: Able to work with remote, multi-cultural, and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision on specific projects
  • Language Skills: English required, and French proficiency an added advantage

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