United States of America: International HR & Compensation Manager

Organization: Creative Associates International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 16 Jan 2017

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Position Summary:

Based in the Headquarters office in Washington, DC, ensures field based policies, programs and systems are consistently administered in compliance with company policies, US and donor regulations and local labor law. Responsible for the implementation, integration, and administration of global field based UltiPro HRIS system. The International HR & Compensation Manager will develop, implement, manage and disseminate Creative’s international/local compensation strategy and benefits programs in alignment with company goals, local labor law and competitive pay practice for all current and new field offices. S/He will provide guidance on local compensation policy and procedures working with individual project offices to implement best practices. This position will partner with Human Resources functions, Costing and Pricing, Business Development Teams and other departments as necessary to provide guidance regarding compensation issues, evaluating new positions, job bands, grade levels, job descriptions. The International HR & Compensation Manger, in conjunction Creative’s General Counsel and country legal representatives is responsible to ensure Host Country National Employee Manuals and Employment Agreements are in place for current/planned field offices and prior to proposal submissions. The role will require travel to country projects, when appropriate, to assist with start-up activities, deliver training, and/or provide assistance to HR activities.

Reporting & Supervision:

This position reports to the Director, Global HR.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Lead Creative’s Platinum Standard delivery of core and strategic international compensation programs that support the retention, motivation and effectiveness of Creative’s exceptional staff and programs and that comply with all US, foreign and multi- Donor regulations;
  • Works collaboratively across the organization to deliver effective, compliant compensation and benefit plans, compensation analytics and reporting;
  • Establish a leading-edge assessable and standardized approach to field HR Operations, global employee compensation and benefits which factors in business needs and opportunities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop and disseminate global compensation and benefit programs;
  • Ensure HCN Manuals, employment agreements and other HR documents and policies are in place prior to proposal submissions/office start-up;
  • Provide HR start-up and close-out support;
  • Support HRIS system compliance/provide field HRIS training;
  • Communicate with project Field HR Reps weekly/as necessary to ensure HR compliance;
  • Ensures compensation policies and plans are in accordance with local country and statutory requirements, including government mandated programs;
  • Ensures compensation packages are equitable throughout the organization and make recommendations based on analysis to ensure competitiveness in the global market;
  • Monitors, interprets, and provides recommendations based upon new and changing legislation;
  • Provides training to HQ program and functional groups and field staff in the areas salary and compensation administration;
  • Work with external vendors to benchmark Compensation plans and ensure they are current and market competitive. Analyzes company compensation policies, government regulations, prevailing rates in similar organizations and industries, in order to comply with legal requirements and to establish competitive rates designed to attract, retain, and motivate employees;
  • Participates in and conducts exempt and nonexempt salary surveys to ensure corporate compensation objectives are achieved;
  • Conducts internal audits to ensure compliance with Country specific labor laws and donor requirements;
  • Supports annual performance review activities and compensation review cycles;
  • Monitors, interprets, and provides recommendations based upon new and changing legislation;
  • Coordinates applicable adjustments to pay and benefits with Creative’s Payroll department;
  • Tracks trends and provides metrics related to compensation activities at the aggregate and business unit level;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • BA/BS or equivalent; 5+ years of directly related compensation experience;
  • Extremely detail-oriented—able to provide accurate data and concise, meaningful reporting;
  • Exceptional analytical problem-solving skills, with ability to draw conclusions, themes and trends from large amounts of data and propose solutions;
  • Strong organizational skills; capable of multi-tasking;
  • Expert user of MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Position is highly data driven and requires advanced skills in Microsoft Excel (lookups, arrays, pivot tables);
  • Strong mathematical aptitude and analytical skills. Ability to analyze issues and suggest solutions; Ability to collect, organize, and analyze data for various projects;
  • Excellent service orientation service skill set, ability to build strong relationships with HR staff in field locations;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate leave process and address questions with all employees;
  • Must work with a sense of urgency and have the ability to handle confidential information in a professional manner. Can handle demands from multiple customers and has the ability to prioritize;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple teams/organizations with attention to detail and strong organizational skills;
  • High degree of professionalism and discretion; culturally astute;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisor, project staff, and clients.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Creative Associates International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran.

How to apply:

Please apply online: https://rew21.ultipro.com/CRE1010/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*D849965C2728A19A

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