Population Services International

  • Human Resources Director

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/28/2018 11:00 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Talent & Learning
    Position Location: City
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    Position Location: Country
    United States

    Title: Human Resources Director

    Department: Human Resources

    Date: June 2018

    Reporting to: Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)


    Who we are

    We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy and plan the families they desire by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing to contraceptives.

    There are about 8,500 “PSI’ers” around the world. We’re an eclectic mix of people with a diverse range of backgrounds from the international health sector to the marketing industry to the behavior change field, all with unique skills we bring to the job.

    Join us!

    PSI is seeking an experienced, dynamic Director, Human Resources to oversee PSI’s rapidly expanding portfolio. PSI’s new global strategy focuses on improving consumer powered healthcare through shaping market systems, shifting policy and funding and strengthening global capacity.


    The Director, Human Resources works strategically across assigned business areas through the assisted development and execution of HR programs, policies, and solutions that help drive behaviors and attain organizational goals. The Director ensures that policies and programs are implemented consistently across organizational groups and partners with leadership to provide strategic consulting on the most complex HR issues to develop integrated solutions and communicate needs proactively with our HR department and wider organizational teams. The position formulates partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added service to management and employees. This position will also include international human resource responsibilities.


    Sound like you? Read on to find out more.


    Your contribution

    You’ve got the passion, energy and experience to help drive a new global strategy through a customer centric team that balances pragmatism with technical excellence. Your team is focused on the ultimate goal of ensuring that the organization actively learns from its cutting-edge programs in the field and manages its knowledge at all levels using state of the art processes, tools and technology to maximize impact on global health policy and practice. You will be:


    • Responsible for day-to-day workforce relations to include ensuring that work environments and workplace practices promote a positive employee relations environment free of discrimination, harassment, or any form of unfair or unethical practice.
    • Responsible for oversight of talent acquisition for assigned departments/groups to ensure that the organization sources, screens, selects, and onboards the best talent available.
    • Think and act strategically. Assist the leadership team to drive initiatives and remain on the leading edge. Understand current environmental and economic issues and their impact on people.
    • Conduct investigations, site assessments, and all related forms of complaints that ensure objective evaluation and resolution of issues both domestically and in partnership with HR in the field.
    • Provide management with collaborative consultation on sensitive or complex employee relations issues, both for the Washington, DC HQ staff and assigned regions/countries.
    • Review and monitor performance management process to ensure quality, timeliness and effectiveness for business.
    • Assist with the needs assessment and determination of management and leadership training for business area.
    • Provide management with collaborative consultation on sensitive or complex employee relations issues.
    • Partners with the Total Rewards leader to ensure competitive pay for internal and external hires as well as to manage the communication and execution of pay for performance methodology and other aspects of our compensation philosophy.
    • Partners with the Learning and Performance to implement appropriate change management, manager assimilation, team building and related tools and processes. Assimilate key talent into the organization.
    • Assist managers in the design of jobs and/or facilitate the identification of core competencies and skill requirements across the business area to ensure consistency.
    • Provide training and consulting in effective employee performance management practices including coaching, career development, and disciplinary actions.
    • Serve as confidante, resource, and sounding board to managers and leaders.
    • Maintain in-depth knowledge of local legal and donor requirements related to day-to-day management of employees reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partner with legal department as needed/required.


    What are we looking for?


    We are looking for someone with:

    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred; Master’s degree a plus.
    • SHRM certification (SPHR or PHR) preferred.
    • Minimum of 10+ years of experience in management level responsibility in HR; serving in an employee relations role or other related HR capacity.
    • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, workplace relations, talent acquisition, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws.
    • Understanding and experience in government contracting environment preferred.
    • Knowledge of the INGO, international development environment preferred.

    Job Specific:

    • Role model for the PSI Values (Measurement, Pragmatism, Collaboration, Commitment, Honesty and Trust)
    • Responsive and available
    • Strong collaborative sills
    • Business Acumen
    • Communication; strong consultation skill set
    • Global & Cultural Awareness
    • Well-honed relational skills
    • Vendor Management
    • Ability to speak/write in a second language a plus

    References will be required. Must be authorized to work in the United States.  N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship and relocation expenses will not be covered for this position



    • Exempt


    APPLY ONLINE at http://www.psi.org 


    Population Services International is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender identity, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.



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