Global HR Director

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 20 July 2020
  • Bethesda, Maryland, United States
  • Closing on 19 August 2020
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Job Description

Join the HJF Team !

HJF is seeking a Director, Global HR to support the HR Department at HJF’s Home Office in Bethesda, MD. The Director, Global HR position is responsible for all non-U.S. HR operations and is directly responsible for local, expatriate, and third country employee HR matters.

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is seeking a Global Human Resources Director to provide support to our international programs operating in all non-US locations, but predominantly across Central Africa and Southeast Asia., and some operations across EMEA. The Global Human Resources Director will provide HR leadership to HJF’s portfolio leaders, their leadership teams by contributing to business unit strategy; developing and executing an aligned people strategy which reflects in-country context; designing and catalyzing the implementation of global people plans; and ensuring the coherent implementation of global HR processes. The Global HR Director will help implement HJF’s strategic plan for continued growth and globalization.


  1. Provide HR leadership to HJF’s portfolio leadership as it relates to human resources programs and policies, often encompassing several areas of human resources, including organizational development, employee relations, recruiting, compensation, benefits, performance management, training, safety and research.
  2. Provide insightful analysis and proactively raises potential issues of planned strategies, using their knowledge of business objectives, structure, leadership style, culture and capability and their awareness of external trends and best practices.
  3. Gather and analyze relevant data, trends and patterns and identify gaps and priorities, particularly in the areas of global talent management, performance management, workforce planning, strategic recruitment and international capability development and communicates findings and conclusions to HJF’s portfolio leaders on an ongoing regular basis.
  4. Ensure legal compliance with all applicable labor regulations, both foreign and domestic.
  5. Influence and communicate with all levels of employees including senior leadership and demonstrate the ability to act both strategically and tactically when needed and have skills in the areas of problem solving, systems thinking, diplomacy, conflict resolution and influencing.
  6. Support HR personnel located internationally at regional and program offices/sites and assist site and portfolio leadership in managing performance as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a matrix organization. Willingness to travel internationally as needed. Familiarity with international development systems and policies. Demonstrated success working in a highly collaborative, global environment. Culturally sensitive and respectful to local cultural context. Former full-time experience working abroad for an international organization implementing global HR best practices.

Minimum Education: BS/BA in human resources, international relations or another business-related field or; 12-15 years of human resource experience, eight of which were in direct relation to global human resources activity.

Minimum Experience/Training Requirements: Experience providing Human Resources management/support to United States Government funded programs abroad. Knowledge of international US Government Contracting business. Professional HR and/or Global HR credentials obtained through industry recognized organizations. (i.e. – HRCI or SHRM). Experience working in the scientific, technical or research fields.

Work Environment: Work location is primarily in an office setting; however, travel to locations with austere conditions may be required.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

About the Organization

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine is a global, nonprofit organization created to serve as a link between the military medical community and warfighters, veterans, their families and civilians. HJF offers scientific, administrative and program management services.

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