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  • Organization: SOS Children’s Villages International
  • Location: international office vienna | Vienna
  • Grade: Senior - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: 2019-03-03

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Human Resources & Organisational Development Advisor – Compensation and Benefits (f/m)

international office vienna | Vienna

Human Resources & Organisational Development Advisor – Compensation and Benefits (f/m)

Location: International Office Vienna/Austria

SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organisation for the global federation of SOS Children’s Villages. As a non-governmental social development organisation we support children without parental care and families in difficult living conditions through services in care, education, health and emergency relief, and we advocate for the rights of children and young people, in alliance with a great diversity of partners. We work in 135 countries and territories, reaching over one million children, young people, families and caregivers each year. To support us with this important responsibility we are now looking for a committed:


Compensation and Benefit is part of the Human Resources and Organisational Development (HROD) Function that enables the organisation to reach its strategic goals and is a professional partner in all HR-related aspects such as learning and development/capacity building; talent management and succession planning; performance management; strengthening governance and accountability; and recruitment.

In this context, the incumbent performs tasks in connection with establishing fair and financially sustainable compensation and benefits structures across the federation (Member Associations and General Secretariat), which contribute to attracting, engaging and retaining co-workers.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Compensation and Benefits, the incumbent will work in the following areas:

Position structure: Classify (evaluate) positions to secure internal fairness by determining the relative value of positions. In this context s/he will pro-actively conduct research and quality control of position documentation (e.g. job descriptions, organisational charts) as basis for evaluation and establish and further develop documentation (documents, workspace) and process concepts

Benchmarking: Conduct and advise on compensation survey methodologies and tools such as position matching, statistical analysis, custom peer group selection and processing of results. Additionally, develop training materials and conduct international workshops for internal stakeholders in best practices

Salary structure development: In line with existing compensation and benefits standards, and in close cooperation with relevant stakeholders (Member Associations and General Secretariat Regional Offices), create bands/scales which conform to local talent market and legal requirements, determine fair and sustainable salary increase rules, including pay-for-performance considerations where applicable

Benefits management: Provide professional advice and operational input as required, in close cooperation with relevant stakeholders (Member Associations and General Secretariat Regional Offices), on subjects such as the assessment of financial impact of long-term benefit obligations (retirement and end-of-service benefits), the definition of new benefits plan design for employees across the federation and plausibility checks of retrenchment (termination) cost calculations

Mobility: Assist in the development of mobility schemes, performing research on compensation and benefits packages for expatriates and international hires, and transition offers for relocation of employees and provide support in the administration setup of mobile employees

Administration and implementation: Be pro-actively involved in the financial administration of compensation and benefits processes in the applicable systems (budgeting, payroll, ERP/HRIS) within Member Associations

Networking and research: Maintain and foster a network, keep being updated on trends in compensation and benefits topics within and outside the INGO sector and ensure good communication with peers to exchange on best practices

Various projects with compensation and benefits aspects with local Member Associations or within the General Secretariat units

  • Master's degree in Business Administration or Social Sciences preferably with focus in Human Resources, Finance or Law or other relevant area, or a bachelor's degree with additional experience in the subject area
  • 5 years relevant experience in operational compensation and benefits topics (classification/job evaluation, benchmarking, salary structure design, research on mobility schemes) in an international environment
  • Professional experience in one or more of the following areas would be an asset: ERP/HRIS implementation, international retirement plan design/benefits management, relevant experience in a non-profit organisation or some experience in concept and process description writing
  • Strong customer service mind-set and result oriented combined with sound interpersonal skills and intercultural understanding
  • Excellent Communications and writing skills
  • Solid Human Resources Knowledge in regard to job classification/evaluation and benchmarking
  • Analytical skills and Finance process knowledge (payroll/budgeting) including advanced literacy in the Excel application
  • Ability to manage projects ideally with an international context
  • Flexibility to be able to deliver in time zone differences would be an asset.
  • Presentation skills with some experience presenting to senior stakeholders would be would be an asset
  • Hands-on mentality and structured way of working
  • Able to work independently, take responsibility and risks and show engagement
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English;
  • French, Spanish or Portuguese would be an asset
  • Applicants must hold a valid Austrian working permit or be eligible to work within the EU
We offer
  • A diverse range of interesting tasks in a leading international NGO’s multicultural working environment
  • Opportunities for further training and development
  • A salary that will be commensurate with experience and qualification

If you are interested in this position, please send your detailed application by 3 March 2019 at the latest to, SOS-Children’s Villages International,

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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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