Humanitarian People & Culture (HR) Technical Director

World Vision

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Here’s where you come in:

As the Humanitarian People & Culture (HR) Technical Director, you will deploy to humanitarian emergencies to lead the response’s People & Culture (P&C) function including but not limited to P&C Team establishment/management, workforce planning, recruitment, employment, job evaluation, compensation/benefits, policy interpretation, capacity building, performance management, staff wellbeing and building relationships with other stakeholders.

Outside of responses, you will lead or be responsible for the following:

  • Field Emergency P&C (HR) Management capacity building in collaboration with regional P&C and Global Centre Preparedness Team.
  • Mentor and advise field P&C (HR) Managers, particularly in responses and fragile contexts, on emergency P&C practice and policy.
  • Global Rapid Response Team Staff Care and Well- being including the management of external service provider contract.
  • Deployable Staff Personal Resilience /Well-being training.
  • Maintain and improve World Vision Emergency P&C (HR) Policies, guidance and tools to ensure effective Emergency P&C management.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or relevant field. Masters degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in a Human Resources Management role with at least 3 in an international setting.
  • A minimum of 3 years of Emergency Response People &Culture (HR) Management experience.
  • Strong experience in staff/workforce planning, recruitment, onboarding, tracking and performance management.
  • Experience applying P&C(HR) related organizational safeguarding policies and measures in response contexts.
  • Experience in developing P&C Policy for emergency contexts. Intensive experience in leading a multi-cultural team of professionals
  • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment Experience working in war zones / fragile contexts
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel and deploy domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time, often at short notice.
  • Ability to work in harsh environments with limited access to health facilities and care.

How to apply

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position and apply online. We will be accepting applications until the right candidate is found.

World Vision is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organisation working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.

For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.