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HR Partner

Wichita (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Wichita (United States of America)
  • Grade: Level not specified
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The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and over 25 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people.  In 2020, the IRC and our program partners provided: 31 million people with access to health services, 410,000 children under 5 with nutrition treatment, 2.6 million people with clean water, 1.1 million people with cash relief, 819,500 children with schooling and education opportunities, 1.2 million people with gender-based violence awareness, 13,413 small businesses with business development support, and 5,237 people to become U.S. citizens


The IRC Resettlement, Asylum and Integration (RAI) department creates opportunities for refugees and other vulnerable migrants to survive and thrive in the United States and in Europe.  RAI is a leading provider of diverse programs including:  Resettlement & Processing, Economic Empowerment, Health & Wellness, Immigration & Citizenship, Food & Agriculture, Women’s Protection & Empowerment, Anti-Trafficking, Children & Youth, Asylum Seeking Families, Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange, Technical Assistance to Refugee Service Providers, and Office of Refugee Resettlement administration on behalf of West Texas, Kansas, and New Jersey,

With a network of 26 offices in 15 U.S. States and growing, RAI serves more than 35,000 individuals each year, among them some 10,000 newly arrived refugees, through a diverse portfolio of programs.  In Europe, IRC operates across five countries and provides technical assistance to more than 10 others to ensure that the most vulnerable asylum-seekers and migrants have the necessary support to feel safe and well, get the services they need day to day, and become financially independent from the time they arrive, throughout their journeys, and in their new homes.

Job Overview/Summary:

Work may be carried out fully remote from home, or from any existing IRC office in the United States, or a combination.  The HR Partner will provide HR management to the newly created Central Region (8-10 locations) within the IRC’s Resettlement, Asylum, and Integration (RAI) Department.   The HR Partner reports to the HR Director for RAI, and is a direct partner to the RAI Regional Director for the Central Region.   Active participation or leadership is expected on select improvement initiatives in collaboration with the HR Technical Units and other RAI HR Partners.  

Major Responsibilities:

·Develop and implement HR solutions that support the achievement of RAI’s strategic objectives

·Model, promote and uphold a culture of values as reflected in The IRC Way: Standards for Professional Conduct - Integrity, Service and Accountability

·Provide effective guidance and support to all staff on employee relations, performance management, compensation/benefits, promotions/changes in status, and general HR issues

·Coach management team on complex leadership and HR issues including HR/talent implications of organizational decisions

·In collaboration with regional management teams, develop RAI talent through creation of professional opportunities, workforce planning and succession planning

·Provide guidance, implementation and change management support for organizational design & development efforts

·Work collaboratively with RAI HR colleagues to ensure consistent standards across the network

·Build the capacity of the HR contacts (HR Focal Points) in the local offices, and provide administrative approvals on personnel needs such as approvals for new positions, compensation changes, department transfers, etc.

·Analyze trends and metrics to identify issues /opportunities and develop strategies to address gaps

·Lead regional or RAI-wide implementation of IRC-wide initiatives and/or processes, e.g. annual Performance Evaluation process, or Annual Salary Planning

·Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management and HR compliance issues

·Stay abreast of industry and functional trends, and leverage this insight to develop appropriate HR strategies and solutions

·Other duties as assigned. IRC is a fast-moving organization, and duties will evolve and change over time.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to:  HR Director, RAI
Position directly supervises: 

Indirect Reporting: n/a
Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: Regional Director, Central Region; Central Region Executive Directors and their teams; RAI HR team; Global HRP colleagues; HQ HR colleagues in technical units (Benefits, Compensation, etc); HQ colleagues in Legal, Finance, IT and other teams.

Job Requirements:

Education: Bachelors Degree in HR or related field; Masters Degree desired

Work Experience: Minimum of 7-10 years related HR work experience

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

·Strong working knowledge of and experience in multiple human resource disciplines including employee relations, labor law, performance management, learning & development, change management, organizational development, and compensation/benefits

·Excellent diplomatic and influencing skills, particularly in building strong relationships with leaders at all levels

·Strong analytical skills

·Ability to effectively work with a multi-site client group

·Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·Proven problem solving and customer service skills: the ability to successfully provide support to staff and guide managers

·Supervisory experience a strong plus

·Strong project management skills

·Experience in supporting a client group of 400+ employees preferred

·Experience working in a multi-cultural and/or non-profit organization preferred

·Ability to travel domestically

Certificates or Licenses: HR certification (e.g. PHR/SPHR) a plus

Working Environment:Standard office work environment; travel as needed to office locations (estimated 10% of time)

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles.


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