The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) has been the premier applied research institute focused on women and girls for the last four decades. ICRW works with partners to conduct empirical research, build capacity, and advocate for evidence-based practical solutions to change policies and programs. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with regional offices in South Asia and Africa, ICRW conducts research to inform policies and programs seeking to alleviate poverty, promote gender equality and protect the rights of women and girls. Corporations, foundations, governments and civil society organizations partner with ICRW to discover through rigorous research how to dismantle barriers and help women and girls achieve their full potential. ICRW’s focal areas include gender-based violence, healthy transitions to adulthood, economic empowerment, HIV/AIDS, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.
At ICRW, we believe that research can and should be a process of social development, and we employ participatory methods when appropriate. Further, ICRW pursues intersectional research to the greatest extent possible. All research we undertake serves to advance ICRW’s mission of improving the status of women and girls, promoting gender equality, and eradicating poverty.
Reporting to the Director- Operations, ARO, the Senior Manager- HR will assist the Asia Regional Office (ARO) in maintaining systems to support its rapidly expanding work in India and the region. The Senior Manager- HR will be primarily responsible for management and execution HR strategy, processes and systems related to Recruitment, Performance Management, Compensation & Benefits, Employee Development, Data Management and welfare activities in close coordination with Director Human Resources - DC to ensure efficient support for operations and program staff.
Post Graduate/ Graduate degree in Human Resources, Business Management or related field
Minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years experience in Human Resources, including at least three years in the international non-profit sector in India, preferably in the nonprofit and international environment.
Supervises: HR Officer
Salary Range: INR 10.32 LPA to INR 16.12 LPA
Principal Responsibilities and Tasks:
1. Recruitment & Selection:
- Strong organizational and management skills; ability to work with staff and management to support needs and to oversee needed systems and policies.
- Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills required.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with professionals at different levels and geographical settings, including colleagues, partners, and vendors is required.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and projects while working as a part of a team is required.
- Strong computer skills required, to include a proficiency in the MS Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint); ability to track and analyze management information and prepare reports on projects, publications, presentations, and grants.
- Aptitude for IT problem-solving and learning new applications is desirable.
- Ability to work on sourcing multiple candidates concurrently; experience with behavioral interviewing preferred.
- Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
- Knowledge of employment law is required.
2. Performance Management:
- Implements the recruitment process for the Asia Office.
- Oversee the full-cycle recruitment process
- Support the Director Human Resources – DC in analysis, planning and sourcing strategies.
- Coordinate with portfolio managers/ project leads and program operations including work plans and budgets in relation to staffing requirements.
- Provide guidance to HR Officer on all recruitment related efforts and ensure timely closure of vacancies.
- Monitors the quality of new employee orientation.
3. Compensation & Benefits:
- Work with Human Resources Team at DC in managing the Performance Management System and processes to include annual goal setting, mid-year and annual review and documentation and feedback process.
- Process salary increments, promotions in discussion with Senior management; ensure they are entered into payroll by the prescribed deadlines.
- Responsible for the ongoing administration of the compensation and benefits program at Asia Office.
- Conducting compensation review as needed, as well as benchmarking ICRW salaries to the relevant market.
- Make recommendations on pay structure adjustments based on market data, annual merit budget, etc.
- Gather market information on industry practices related to benefits and propose new/improved benefits for Asia office staff.
5. Policy & Procedure Development:
- Ensure adherence to all statutory obligations required in view of Indian laws.
6. Employee Relations:
- Work closely with HR staff in DC and Asia office on aligning organizational policies; Assist in the development and implementation and interpretation of ICRW’s human resources policies and procedures.
- Maintain updated knowledge of and reference sources for applicable employment laws in the country and region as required. Identify areas which could benefit from development of new policies and manage their implementation
- Ensure annual review of the handbook, policies and processes and that any agreed actions are implemented by the agreed deadlines; Lead writing and finalization of any needed revisions to the Employee handbook.
- Create practices that support the resolution of Employee Relations issues in a manner that treats employees equitably and serves the best interest of the organization.
- Implement all HR policies related to employee separation, conflict & grievance management.
- Conduct exit interviews and gather and provide relevant information to the senior management for improving the employee experience.
8. Employee Training & Development:
- Creates a mechanism for regular updates to employee on HR issues.
- Facilitation of effective communications within and between the offices in India and HQ. Coordination with Director HR - DC on all HR related issues and needs.
- Support in identifying training requirements and assist with the design and execution of employee programs based on the needs of the ARO office.
- Responsible for compliance and implementation of ICRW’s Policy against Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace; act as a bridge between the SMT and ICC and ensure confidentiality; facilitate awareness and training on the policy.
- Play an important role as member of the Stella Awards Review Committee. Work with the HR Staff in DC and Asia office to enhance the effectiveness of the Careers page on ICRW website.
ICRW is an equal opportunities employer and offers a collegial and stimulating work environment, challenging innovative and meaningful development projects and an opportunity to work with development professionals who are well regarded in their fields of expertise.
Our policies and procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding children from abuse. We have zero-tolerance for sexual harassment at workplace.
Last Date of receiving applications: 20th October, 2019.
Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter stating why you are suitable for this position along with their up to date Resume and current and expected remunerations.
Only shortlisted applications shall be acknowledged.