The Human Resources (HR) team, comprised of 40 members, sits in our Budapest, London and New York offices and supports OSF staff across the global network of foundations, in over 40 countries. The team is comprised of generalists spanning the North America, Latin America, Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, Africa, South West Asia, and Asia Pacific regions, as well as HR specialists comprised of Talent Development, Human Resources Information System (HRIS), Compensation & Benefits, Diversity and Inclusion, and Recruitment.

Job Profile

We are seeking a collaborative, thoughtful and innovative HR Partner to provide strategic and operational support as required by the Global Deputy HR Director across OSF’s hub offices, Programs, Departments and Foundations. The roving HR Partner is responsible for leading the implementation of global initiatives in specific locations, they will also be deployed to lead specific projects, including investigations, conflict management and mediation, in close collaboration with the HR Partner in charge of the team in a portfolio. They will also be responsible for leading the development of the HR capacity of regional offices and foundations as assigned. The HR Partner is based in London and reports to the Deputy Director of Human Resources, they collaborate closely with the global subject matter experts known as the “HR specialists” to execute HR global programs and standards.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide support for and lead a range of HR strategic and operation issues as agreed and planned with the Global Deputy HR Director
  • Cover the role of the HR Partners or HR Managers during absences or increase in workload, acting as a single point of contact for the employees and managers in the programs and departments they support specifically, developing a trusting and consultative relationship with all levels of managers and employees.
  • Work collaboratively with HR Partners and Managers to develop and maintain a strong understanding of program strategies and work and build relationships with senior department heads during cover to improve overall capacity to manage HR in the program.
  • Consult with managers and leaders to influence and facilitate the development of their organizational priorities and to lead and manage people in a complex and transforming global work environment.
  • Provide support and leadership when required for the complete range of Human Resources activities including employee relations, performance management, benefits and compensation, full employee life cycle, inclusion initiatives, learning and development, workforce planning, organization structure, etc.
  • Responsible for leading investigations into statutory complaints and employee grievances and for implementing the agreed recommendations following the investigation
  • Together with HR Partners and Managers oversee the compliance of HR management with HR global standards, policies and procedures and build the capacity at the regional and Foundations level to meet these standards, ensuring sufficient and competent resources are allocated to HR work in each location.
  • Actively participate in the design and planning of global HR programs and initiatives and support the implementation for the Programs and Departments they support.
  • Responsible for data integrity in the OSF human resources information systems when covering for an HR Partner or Manager.

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will have at least 7 to 10 year experience as an HR Generalists, with 2+ years’ of team management experience.

They will need:

  • The capacity to build trusting and collaborative relationships with HR colleagues, employees and managers at all levels, keen ability to coach and guide.
  • A working knowledge and expertise of multiple HR and organizational development disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational design, employee relations, performance management, learning and development, diversity and inclusion, workforce planning, and change management.
  • Experience streamlining and integrating human resources systems and processes, and leading local implementation of global initiatives.
  •  Confirmed experience in leading investigation into statutory complaints and implementing recommendations following such investigations.
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-changing, fast-paced, yet consultative environment.
  • To be results driven and have a comprehensive approach to managing all HR processes from end to end; from administrative to highly strategic.
  • The ability to troubleshoot, pick up projects mid-stream and to follow projects through to completion, and make decisions with limited information.
  • The ability to manage investigative processes.
  • Unparalleled organizational, communication, leadership, and customer service skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field or equivalent qualifications and experience.
  • The candidate must be able to travel internationally up to 40% of the time.

We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues across the Open Society Foundations. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and are committed to providing reasonable accommodations so that colleagues with disabilities are able to fulfill the essential functions of the job.