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Human Resources Generalist

International Budget Partnership

Washington, District of Columbia 20002
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The Human Resources Generalist (HRG) will work as part of the Finance and Operations team to provide high touch day-to-day HR support for the assigned employee population and work as a strategic partner with Director of Operations to help align organizational objectives with employees and supervisors.


Our employees are very important to us and we strive to provide a supportive environment. The HRG should take an active role in learning organizational and employees’ issues. We would like the HRG to demonstrate the following proficiencies:

HR Administration:

  • Oversees international and domestic benefits administration.
    • Update and execute the benefits programs for IBP US and international staff, on an annual basis.
    • Support the relationships with HR-related external partners.
  • Oversees international and domestic compensation administration, including but not limited to cost of living adjustments and promotion and performance based increases.
  • Maintain HR compliance.
    • Respond to and develop solutions to inquiries on HR related policy and procedures.
    • Manage HR related documents and retention policy for US and non-US duty stations.
    • Ensure policies, processes and systems comply with both US and country specific employment law.
    • Develop and report HR related business metrics (e.g. attrition and retention, recruiting statistics, et cetera).

Talent Management:

  • Recruitment
    • Work with hiring managers on developing/updating job descriptions.
    • Partners with hiring managers to develop an optimal recruitment strategy.
    • Implement effective recruitment strategy and oversees selection/hiring process ensuring compliance with all legal and regulatory statutes.
  • Onboarding, off-boarding
    • Lead new hire orientation and employee off-boarding process.
    • Monitor employee experience from onboarding through performance to organizational exit.
  • Employees relations
    • Act as primary point of contact for employee relations matters ensuring the optimal outcome for both the employee and the company.
    • Coaching employees on effective methods of working with team members and supervisors.
    • Conduct investigations and counseling aligned with the IBP culture and in accordance with laws.
    • Suggest, design, and participate in community life activities.
    • Identify activities that support staff relations within and between IBP offices.
    • Be sensitive to an international audience; understand working habits, practice, and culture.
    • Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity and retention.
    • Provide support on relationship management, including tips on proactive communications, conflict resolution, and/or managing sensitive issues.
    • Proactively engage and monitor staff morale as well as resolve issues that can be counterproductive in IBP’s culture and morale.
  • Performance management
    • Administer performance appraisal process and deadlines.
    • Support supervisors/employees with the PIP process.
    • Support supervisors and staff on successful performance management throughout the year.
    • Monitor and advise the manager when there are employee performance difficulties.
    • Review goals set by staff to ensure they comply with the SMART format and demonstrate adherence to the organizational goals.
  • Training & development
    • Develop HR related trainings and informational presentations to explain HR processes, such as recorded short-topical training, webcasts or in person training.
  • Workforce planning
    • Provide guidance and input on business unit restructures.
  • Succession planning
    • Lead performance management related training (goals setting, receiving/giving feedback, performance review calibration, et cetera).

International Human Resources:

  • Support relationships with selected third party contractors in non-US jurisdictions in areas of employment policies, in-country benefits programs, payroll, et cetera.
  • Support the recruitment and selection of local employees, ensuring that staffing requirements are satisfied in the most timely and cost effective manner.

Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum requirement of Bachelor’s degree, preferably in human resources management or related field.
  • 5 – 7 years’ relevant experience in human resources required.
  • Appropriate HR certification required.
  • Experience working in an international organization.
  • Language skills – Fluency in English required; fluency in another language is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented with strong time management and follow-through skills.
  • Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, webinar software(s) and HRIS administration experience.
  • Able to work within a team structure; be self-guided, self-motivated; be creative, take initiative, and possess excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Building expertise in a specialist area of Human Resources.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information confidentially.

A high-touch HRG is only part of the picture and it is necessary to understand that a high degree of organization and forethought is essential to be successful.

  • Able to prioritize and effectively communicate needs to Director of Operations and Executive Team.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain effective relationships across the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-communication skills, and the ability to thrive in and contribute to a culture of collaboration and teamwork in a diverse work environment.
  • Able to be a proactive, self-starter, who understands the details at an organizational level.
  • Must be flexible in order to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities; ability to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple, detailed tasks.
  • Able to plan, organize, manage and/or carry out multiple related activities simultaneously (project management skills a very strong plus).
  • Understand and have a working knowledge of international laws.
  • Proactively research and learn as much as you can about the changes and best practices in the HR profession including: organizational development, talent management, learning, management and leadership development, or coaching; strive to be a specialist in one of these areas.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Solves problems and is decisive.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to and passion for IBP’s mission.
  • Highly flexible and adaptable to shifting environments; work well under pressure.
  • Motivated to learn and willing to contribute to learning initiatives.
  • International travel



Send a cover application letter and resume by email to put “Human Resources Generalist” in the subject area. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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