Senior HR Generalist/Associate HR Business Partner/HR Business Partner/Senior HR Business Partner (3514)

Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Apply by 10 May 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 16 February 2018

Job Description

Job Title/Grade: Senior HR Generalist, Grade 8

Associate HR Business Partner, Grade 9

HR Business Partner, Grade 10

Senior HR Business Partner, Grade 11

Reports to: Senior Manager, Corporate Recruitment

Department: Human Resources

Date: Feb 16, 2018

Function of the Position:

The HR Business Partner is a trusted partner primarily supporting DAI’s emerging business units, delivering informed and targeted guidance and support based on an in-depth understanding of the unique requirements, challenges and opportunities of these growing business units. The HR Business Partner provides HR consulting services and day-to-day guidance on HR matters including, but not limited to: organizational development, employee relations and conflict resolution, performance management, workforce planning and succession planning, and global human resources needs, with a significant focus on staffing strategies and recruitment. The HR Business Partner works effectively with business unit leaders and the HR Management team to deliver value-added service and provide solutions to complex HR issues. The HR Business Partner will advise and guide business unit leaders on best practices in HR management and compliance with U.S. government regulations for contractors as well as compliance with in-country labor, employment and benefit laws.

Roles and Responsibilities:

1. Staffing and Recruitment

  • In coordination with the Senior Manager, Corporate Recruitment, the HR Business Partner handles corporate recruitment needs for DAI’s emerging business units. Works with hiring managers to develop position descriptions, and provides counsel and recommendations on job classification and compensation levels to ensure alignment with company policies and practices as well as internal equity.
  • Provides on-the-job training, guidance and mentoring to staff on recruitment processes and procedures, compliance and systems.
  • Follows corporate recruitment processes, ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local recommendations are met
  • Collaborates with Compensation & Benefits prior to making offers. Negotiate candidate salaries, benefits and allowances in accordance with budget constraints.

2. Organizational Development and Performance Management

  • Provides consultative support on human resources related business unit strategic plans and operational priorities
  • Serves as in-house resource for business unit leaders on department design and strategic workforce planning
  • In close collaboration with Compensation and Benefits, may be required to develop and/or implement compensation structures and fringe benefit models to align business unit goals with pay and reward programs necessary for talent acquisition and retention, and business unit profitability.
  • Provides advice and support to management in talent management and workforce planning, with a particular focus on providing support in the areas of staffing and recruitment, staff development and performance management
  • Handles business unit employee relations matters, providing counseling and coaching to managers and staff on employee relations issues, ensuring effective resolution, and escalating employee relations issues to the head of HR (US) as appropriate

3. Project HR

  • Serves as advisor and subject matter expert during bid/proposal process, project start-up and project close-down. Provides guidance to proposal recruiters on salary justifications, local benefit packages and costs, applicable allowances, and local national compensation plans for bid/proposal efforts
  • Serves as point of contact for assigned projects on employee relations matters during the project life cycle
  • In collaboration with USG Project HR Services team, develops and shares HR tools and information on in-country HR topics, such as social insurances, benefits and costs, compensation plans, labor codes.
  • Develops in-country HR policy manuals, ensuring they are compliant with local regulations and in alignment with DAI policies and global standards

Additional responsibilities as deemed necessary.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Grade 8: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, International Business or related field and 5 years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree and 3 years of experience.
  • Grade 9: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, International Business or related field and 7 years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree and 5 years of experience.
  • Grade 10: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, International Business or related field and 9 years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree and 7 years of experience.
  • Grade 11: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, International Business or related field and 11 years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree and 9 years of experience.
  • Progressively responsible HR generalist experience; experience working for a government contractor or an international development organization preferred
  • Prior experience with staffing and recruitment; working knowledge of OFCCP compliance requiremen t for federal contractors.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively in a results-oriented environment with a strong customer service and consultative orientation.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, negotiation, writing, speaking, and strong listening skills.
  • Ability to use tact, diplomacy, maturity and creative problem solving
  • Ability to effectively cope with ambiguity and change; to balance flexibility with consistency; and to manage client relationships and needs in consideration of organizational policy and management concerns.
  • Understanding of U.S. laws, rules and regulations applicable to U.S. government contractors that implement foreign assistance projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of expatriate, third country national, local national workplace environments preferred.
  • Professional certification(s) preferred.
  • Experience in HR or recruitment with a management consulting firm preferred
  • Experience living and working outside the United States is helpful.
  • Foreign language(s) skills helpful.

Supervisory Requirements : None

DAI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. EOE - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

About the Organization

DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 60 countries. Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

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