Regional HR Director
|Employee Category:||Full Time|
|The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 29 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.|
The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Inside Syria, 6.3 million people are internally displaced and 13.5 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 4.7 million in hard-to-reach areas. There are 5 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.
IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis. With an annual budget in excess of $140 million and a rapidly expanding portfolio, supported by more than 3,000 workers including 1,800 employees in the region, IRC is undertaking programs in Syria and the neighboring countries of Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of health, child protection, education, women’s protection and empowerment, distribution of food and non-food items, cash assistance, and livelihoods programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.
The Regional HR Director will lead and facilitate the development of a highly effective, strategic HR function in the Middle East region that ensures the organization has the structure, culture and talent needed to deliver on program goals and effectively serve its beneficiaries. This individual will direct and facilitate the delivery of key HR services and infrastructure in line with the IRC’s Human Resource Strategy and Country Program Strategic Action Plans, for efficient and effective services at multiple levels. They will drive the implementation and adaptation of HR global initiatives and practices across the region. The Regional HR Director serves as advisor and counsel to maximize staffing resources and performance, ensure economy and efficiency of work processes, and contain institutional risk.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Chief Human Resources Officer based in New York City, and Regional Director, Middle East based in Amman.
Direct Reports: Regional Talent Acquisition Coordinator, Regional Staff Care Specialist, Regional HR Coordinator.
Technical Reports: 4 Country Program HR Leads
Key Internal Relationships:
Key External Relationships: INGO counterparts; legal counsel; HR associations and networks
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons.
Work Environment: This position is based is preferably based in Amman, Jordan and optionally in Beirut, Lebanon.
Attention Returning National Candidates: We strongly encourage national or returning national candidates to apply for this position. If you are a national of Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon or Turkey and are currently located outside of your home country and possess over two years of international work experience, the IRC Middle East Region has introduced an attractive remuneration package. The package includes competitive compensation, return flight to post, shipping allowance, temporary housing and a relocation allowance. Certain restrictions may apply. IRC strives to attract, motivate and retain qualified national staff in our programs.
IRC leading the way from harm to home.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact Talent Acquisitions at IRC.Recruitment@rescue.org. As required by law, the IRC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with a known disability.