HR Business Partner

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Organization: CARE
Job Type: Full-Time
Country: United States
Experience: Mid Career (3-5 years)
Languages: English
Category: Human Resources
Topic: Peacekeeping/Peacebuilding
Application Deadline: 28. May 2021

Job Description


We know that CARE’s success depends on more than proven programs and creative ideas. It also requires great people. That’s why we’ve been adding people for 30 years. But to grow and thrive, our people need to be part of an strong team and feel valued. That’s where you come in.

Your Charge

Whether you call yourself an HR professional or a Business Partner, we need you to promote a fun and inclusive workplace. To ensure that employees learn and improve. Provide guidance on thorny personnel issues. Create competitive compensation packages.

  • Develop strategy. You will translate our people goals into a concrete strategy for the teams you work with. Working with managers, you will forecast the number and type of staff CARE needs in the US.
  • Build a culture based on our values. You will champion our organizational culture your client teams, striving to create a positive and productive workplace. One that values hard work, feedback and continuous improvement, inclusion and commitment.
  • Promote learning. Identify training needs and opportunities for staff to hone their knowledge and skills – including in-service trainings, external conferences, workshops, and courses; and assignments to help staff stretch their skills and flex their creative muscles.
  • Coach managers. Help managers learn how to best guide and motivate employees in your assigned teams. You will guide managers on how to address performance issues in ways that preserve employee dignity and promote productivity.
  • Make sure we play by the rules. You will serve as the chief human resources compliance officer for your assigned teams. You will oversee internal and external audits and ensure reporting to relevant audiences. You will also incorporate human resources policies into the rhythms and work of US staff.

Your background

  • Human resources acumen. You have at least 8 years of human resources experience, preferably in global organizations with offices in Americas, Africa, Middle East and/or Asia. Your experience is in a variety of areas, such as employee relations, compensation and benefits, engagement, career development and performance management. You have a basic understanding of US employment law.
  • Problem solving skills – A natural detective, you can easily identify human resources needs and the resources to meet them. You are also adept at guiding managers towards solutions on human resources issues.
  • Leadership skills. You have a track record of leading human resources initiatives and of managing change in a growing environment. Your knowledge and gravitas makes you a trusted partner to senior managers.
  • Global organization experience. You have experience in an international company or NGO.
  • Customer service skills. Like the acronym “HR,” our team is both human and resourceful. Your can-do spirit shifts the HR paradigm from “you can’t do that” to “yes we can.”
  • Relationship Builder – you are comfortable building and nurturing relationships with people at all levels of the organization. You are a trusted thought partner to our senior leaders and a go-to person for our employees. You lean in with empathy when the situation calls for it and provide perspective and honest feedback when there is a need to course correct.
  • Lives our values. You can thrive in our culture – you can demonstrate inclusion, integrity, innovation, quick footedness, collaboration, and accountability.
  • Team player. You play well with others enjoy seeing the impact of our work as a team.
  • Multitasks. You’re able to juggle multiple tasks at once while ‘staying calm and carrying on.’ You think strategically, handle ambiguity and work well in a multicultural environment


  • University degree in Social Sciences or Business Administration (with emphasis on HR) or equivalent combination of relevant education and 5-7 year work experience.
  • 3-5 years relevant experience (HR generalist).
  • Strong verbal and written communication.
  • Customer centric approach and commitment.

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