International Human Resources Manager

Company: HIAS ( Learn More )

General Information
US-MD-Silver Spring
4 Year Degree
At least 7 year(s)
Not Specified
Job Description

HIAS seeks an International HR Manager to provide HR services, support, and capacity building to field offices in alignment with global HR, safety and security policies, standards and local requirements. This is a fixed-term position and the duration of the assignment is 6 months with the possibility of an extension.

Essential Functions:

  • Serves as a strategic partner on all overseas HR employee relations issues; coordinates closely with Global HR Manager to ensure alignment in HR approach and philosophy. 
  • Manages expatriate and third country national assignment setups and repatriation to ensure compliance with employment law, work authorization requirements and tax regulations in coordination with Programs and Finance divisions.
  • Serves as the Lead POC on the development and implementation of international assignment agreements and employment contracts.
  • Partners with Finance and Programs staff on the selection and management of external vendors for tax, immigration, and payroll to ensure cost-effective solutions and contractual agreements.
  • Provides day-to-day service in all aspects of international human resources and Safety and Security; develops and provides support on the implementation of human resource projects and plans for all country offices in compliance with HR global policies, standards and local labor laws and practices, including recruitment, performance management, staff development, compensation, benefits, training, communications and organizational development.
  • Ensures that HR policies, systems and standards are rolled out in country offices; conducts periodical operational audits.
  • Maintains compliance with host country and U.S. regulations and provides consistency and equity in the management of HIAS�s HR global activities.
  • Partners with HR team, Programs staff and other key stakeholders to develop policies, processes and procedures related to staffing with a concentration on host country labor laws and legal issues as necessary.
  • Works with HR team on legal issues linked to recruitment and employment; ensures legal compliance in all HR, safety and security aspects.
  • Maintains knowledge of international HR policies, programs, laws and issues; and accesses appropriate tools/resources to assist in such activities.
  • Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in Communication, Business Administration, International Relations or another relevant field; graduate degree strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of HR experience with at least 5 years of relevant experience working on global HR issues across Americas, EMEA and/or Asia.
  • Good understanding of statutory requirements in international locations from an employment, tax and immigration perspective.
  • Must be results-oriented with strong customer-service skills and ability to operate at all levels of an organization in a highly complex environment.
  • Ability to build and sustain strong relationships at all levels in client organization to effectively influence decision-making.
  • Ability to work effectively within a multi-cultural organization with a demonstrated ability to harmonize processes, policies, programs and HR best practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, both oral and written, to include strong editing and proofreading.
  • The ability to manage difficult situations with tact and diplomacy; multi-task in a fast-paced environment; and maintain confidentiality is critical.
  • Must be a self-starter who is detailed-oriented and possesses sound judgment.
  • Team player and fast learner comfortable working in a fast paced, ever changing environment.
  • Familiarity with HRIS platform, preferably Paylocity or ADP.  
  • Proficiency with MS Office, particularly MS Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Full status to work in the United States and willingness to provide employment verification as required.
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 10% of the time.
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