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Head of Career Development Unit

Multiple locations (Various)

 Resident Position - 100% - GenevaAre you a highly skilled talent management leader with international experience and a global mind-set? Do you want to shape the future of talent management at the world's leading humanitarian organization and truly make a difference?Then this is your opportunity to join a team of highly motivated professionals in building a world class global talent management organization at the International Committee of the Red Cross.Purpose of the postThe Head of Career Development Unit reports to the Head of Global Talent Management Division and is responsible for the design and implementation of innovative and effective global strategies, actions and tools to drive talent development, engagement and retention of ICRC staff. It is part of the newly established Global Talent Management Division- which encompasses units for Talent Acquisition & Sourcing, Workforce Planning and Career Development as well as advisors for Gender & Diversity, National Societies and Talent Pool Coordination- and is charged with establishing global talent management strategies, processes and practices at ICRC.This role plays a critical role in the systematic development of our global workforce by establishing enablers for building a strong ICRC leadership bench and a global talent pipeline while maximizing all employees' potential to contribute and grow professionally. Leading the work on Performance Management, Succession Planning, Career Development, International Assignment Planning and Employee Engagement, this role takes an integrated approach to ensuring ICRC staff and leaders have the necessary competencies, skills and development opportunities to deliver on our mandate.Key to success lies in the establishment of strategies, processes and tools for talent development, combined with building strong partnerships with managers and HR staff worldwide. As part of the integrated talent management function, it draws upon synergies and opportunities within the Global Talent Management Division and operates on both on the organizational level to build career development capacity in the HR community and with managers as well as with staff directly.Main duties and responsibilitiesLead the Career Development Unit: Develop & Implement a global ICRC Integrated Career Development Approach and Tools:Performance Management & Competency ManagementSuccession Planning & International Assignment Planning:Institutional Career Development Capacity Building:Education, experience and skills requiredDesired profileApplication documents required: Motivation letter and CVInterested persons fulfilling the above criteria should send their applications by Tuesday, 07 June 2016 at the following address:
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Location: Multiple locations (Various)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: 2016-06-07

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