The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is an international non-profit affiliate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), which works to strengthen health systems and reduce the spread and impact of HIV / AIDS in the areas where we operate.
We currently have offices in six countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia.
MGIC is recruiting for a Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) to provide Human Resources leadership across six countries.
The primary responsibilities include compensation planning, employee relations management, implementation of effective people and performance management strategies, and ensuring that MGIC policies and procedures, as well as international HR best practices, are adhered to across the business.
The HRBP is expected to work in collaboration on strategic initiatives with MGIC leadership, Country Directors, and HR leads to maximize staffing resources, performance, and ensure the efficiency of work processes.
Principal Responsibilities & Accountabilities
Collaborate with MGIC and country leadership teams to provide comprehensive HR support by strategizing and designing HR initiatives to meet business objectives.
Provide support to CDs and country HR leads on HR issues, including the development and interpretation of UMB / MGIC policies and procedures, investigation of complaints and reports of ethics and policy violations, and conflict resolution and mediation.
Ensure proper implementation and execution of HR programs and initiatives including HR audits, talent management, compensation management, year-
end processes, and workforce planning.
Analyze HR-specific trends and metrics in an effort to develop solutions, programs, and policies / procedures.
Coach country leaders and managers to support professional development.
Liaise with CDs and HR leads to develop communication and engagement plans for new organizational and country-specific initiatives.
Advise on new and forthcoming employment legislation and assist in compliance with employment law.
Provide oversight on employee tax compliance, as appropriate.
Bachelor’s degree in HR management, business, or related discipline and 6 years HR experience; or Master’s degree with 4 years of directly related experience.
Experience providing international HR management / support to USG or other donor-funded projects.
Prior experience in MGIC areas of operation and knowledge of local labor laws.
Professional / Technical Skills
Excellent writing and communication skills.
Able to deal with complex, varied issues, covering the entire HR spectrum.
Detailed knowledge and understanding of HR best practice can be adapted / developed to support country-level HR processes and strategies.
Ability to perform complex numerical analysis related to HR issues, such as a compensation analysis, gender disparity analysis, etc.