Senior Compensation and HR Data Analyst

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 7 January 2021
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Job Description

This role uses a strong foundation in compensation and data analytics to advance Compensation initiatives and HR data insights. The Analyst will assist the Compensation Manager in developing, analyzing, implementing, and optimizing the organization’s global compensation programs. She or he will manage compensation data and processes in Workday – ensuring data accuracy, creating reports and dashboards, and configuring the system to meet business needs. The role also supports data-driven decision making across HR by conducting research and using analytics to communicate trends and business insights.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

General Compensation Support (40%)

  • Support the development, administration, and communication of the organization’s global compensation programs. Standard responsibilities include, but are not limited to, job evaluation, market pricing, developing/maintaining salary structures, and administering the annual compensation review process.

  • Independently oversee or assist in the management of projects or processes such as survey participation and analysis, spot bonus recognition program, annual focal point compensation process, and internal promotions and salary adjustment cycles.

  • Participate in compensation surveys. Compile and analyze survey data to provide recommendations regarding the competitiveness of compensation.

  • Evaluate compensation for MSH positions to ensure external competitiveness and internal equity. Conducts cyclical pay reviews and analyses.

  • Help to ensure proper job classification and compliance with regulatory statutes related to compensation practices.

  • Provide guidance and recommendations to managers, HR Partners, and Talent Acquisition regarding compensation matters.

  • Provide training and develop communications to improve the organization’s understanding of compensation.

Compensation HRIS Data Management (25%)

  • Collaborate with the HRIS team to manage all compensation data and processes in Workday.

  • Enhance the performance of Workday for the compensation function. Help to improve data accuracy, create reports and dashboards, develop business processes and configure the system to meet business needs.

  • Implement changes and enhancements, troubleshoot, and perform systems testing.

HR Data Analytics (30%)

  • Provide support to the HR function in the areas of people metrics, reporting, and analytics.

  • Use data analysis to inform business decisions, operations, processes, or programs. Conduct research and provide HR analytics to communicate business insights.

  • Provide recommendations regarding key HR metrics and reporting to enhance the organization’s HR analytical capabilities.

  • Apply knowledge of a broad range of people-related topics such as talent acquisition, performance, learning, talent development, diversity, compensation, and retention to help diagnose and identify HR challenges.

  • Clearly communicate findings to all levels in the organization, verbally or via presentations, graphs, infographics, or other methods.

Other Duties (5%)

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Required: Bachelor’s degree


Required: 4 years of experience in Compensation and/or in HR analytics
Preferred: At least 2 years of direct Compensation experience

Knowledge and Skills​

  • Working knowledge of compensation practices, principles, and regulatory topics. General knowledge of HR fundamentals as a discipline.
  • Proven track of working with Excel (formulas, pivot tables, charts, and lookups), preparing/analyzing data, and providing data insights. Experience with reporting and data analysis techniques.
  • Fundamental knowledge of statistics
  • Experience developing dashboards and using data visualization tools preferred
  • Experience with HRIS reporting and systems configuration, preferably using Workday
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to explain technical information to employees at all levels
  • Must have the flexibility to work hours to meet a global employee base.
  • Excellent analytic ability with strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Creative problem-solver
  • Strong project management and coordination skills.


  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and a desire to constantly seek improvements.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality when communicating or handling sensitive employee information.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple activities at once
  • Must be able to discover/anticipate issues or concerns that may arise.
  • Demonstrates intellectual curiosity and the ability to proactively research, assess, and seek solutions to problems.
  • Demonstrates sound judgment concerning the interpretation of company policies and procedures.

About the Organization

Management Sciences for Health, an international nonprofit organization, is dedicated to closing the gap between what is known and what is done about public health problems. MSH saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 30 country offices and our US headquarters, our staff from 65 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization composed of more than 2,000 people from 73 nations. Their mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Together with their partners, they are helping managers and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact.


MSH takes an integrated approach to building high-impact sustainable programs that address critical challenges in leadership, health systems management, human resources, and medicines. Simply put, they support stronger health systems for greater health impact.

Their expertise in these areas falls into the broad categories of management functions—for example, leadership and governance or pharmaceutical management—and health areas like tuberculosis or maternal, newborn, and child health. They apply their expertise by

  • Partnering with governments, local organizations, and communities in developing nations to build their own capacity for long-term health impact;
  • Providing global leadership in critical areas of health management and health care delivery;
  • Bringing the best of MSH from around the globe to the people we serve, working as One MSH with a focus on lasting health system improvements.



Leadership, Governance, & Management

They work with in-country partners to build stronger health systems to improve:

    • the management and leadership of priority health programs, health organizations, and multisectoral partnerships such as The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, developing a critical mass of managers at all levels of the health system who can lead and inspire teams to achieve results;
    • the management systems of health organizations in the public and private sector, transferring practical approaches and skills to ensure that management structures contribute to sustainable organizational success;
    • the governance and management of health organizations and multisectoral partnerships, facilitating change and transferring knowledge to enable organizations to administer their resources efficiently and scale up their services.


Health Service Delivery

MSH combines extensive public health expertise, proven service delivery approaches, and evidence-based interventions in five critical areas:

    • HIV & AIDS
    • Tuberculosis
    • Maternal, newborn, and child health
    • Family planning and reproductive health
    • Other communicable diseases, including malaria and pandemic and avian influenza

Human Resources for Health

MSH helps governments develop multisectoral strategies and policies to plan and manage their health workforces. We use a comprehensive approach that addresses all the facets of human resources for health needed to achieve an adequate supply of well-trained and motivated health workers. MSH offers capabilities in leadership, human resource management, education, partnerships, policy, and finance to achieve these goals.

Pharmaceutical Management

Vital to our success is a participatory approach to project design and implementation, which cultivates broad-based support from all stakeholders. We also build and improve infrastructure and local capacity to effectively purchase, store, deliver, and use quality essential medicines.

Health Care Financing

MSH helps governments and NGOs assess their current financial situation and systems, understand service costs, and develop initiatives to use existing funds more effectively and generate additional revenue—all with the goal of supporting a nation’s health priorities.

Health Information

MSH has developed proven methods for rapidly strengthening the analysis and use of existing health data—normally at the province, district, and facility levels—without revising existing recording and reporting requirements. With an emphasis on learning through action, district teams undertake assessments of health services, identify gaps in performance, and design solutions to support better decision-making and, therefore, better management of improved services.

MSH has worked closely with the Health Metrics Network of the WHO to develop a comprehensive approach for enhancing the performance of health information systems and data by employing a practical, strategic planning process that can be carried out by national working groups.

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