SOS Children's Villages

Director of Human Resources & Organisation Development

SOS Children's Villages

Job Description

Director of Human Resources & Organisation Development (HROD) CEE CIS Middle East (EUCM) (f/m)
Location: 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: Director of Human Resources & Organisation Development (HROD) CEE CIS Middle East (EUCM) (f/m) Location: Vienna, Austria
The Director of HROD drives General Secretary (GSC) support and development in the areas of HR, OD and internal communication in the region, in order to support the achievement of organisational goals. The director is responsible for the overall Administration, Coordination and evaluation of the HROD function on a strategic as well as operational level. As an inspiring leader & consultant, the director fosters and motivates an HR network of excellence within the region and works closely with Member Associations (MAs) to build their capacity and to support the implementation of HR and OD strategic objectives and international policies in the MAs. S/he leads the HROD network in the region and ensures the roll-out and execution of global policies, processes and projects and their translation into regional requirements where necessary. The director is part of the Regional Management Team (RMT) so will play a key strategic leadership role.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Workforce and Compensation Management
  • (Co-)develop, drive, manage and monitor implementation of HR strategy, HR policies, and guidelines in the regional office and MAs and contribute to develop them further

  • Ensure roll-out and monitoring of SOS compensation system in the Regional Branch Offices and MAs

  • Support strategic workforce planning in MAs and in the Regional Office

  • Support the International Director Region with expertise, consultancy and controlling in the areas of human resources and organisation development in MAs and Regional Office

  • Regularly review and make recommendations to the International Director Region for improvement of the organization's policies, procedures and practices on personnel matters

  • Act as a sparring partner to the leadership of EUCM & MAs to ensure HR excellence in available industry trends and standards while ensuring compliance with available policies and standards within the organisation

  • Maintain responsibility for Regional Office and its branch offices’ compliance with federal, state and local legislation pertaining to all personnel matters

  • Oversee quality of implementation of HR & employment standards by defining suitable KPIs

HR Development
  • Responsible for supporting MAs to meet international HROD quality standards & guidelines

  • Responsible for leading, developing, and supporting the regional HROD network consisting of national, regional HROD co-workers, supporting cross-national knowledge sharing, steering regional and national developments and ensuring Capacity Building of co-workers in HR & OD

  • Build up HR competence for line management on regional as well as national level

  • Work directly with Functional Directors and SOS Children´s Villages International Representative (CVI Representative) to assist them in carrying out their responsibilities on personnel matters

  • Implement performance management and recruiting standards in regions and MAs and monitor implementation

  • Ensure co-worker orientation, roll-out of Code of Conduct and monitoring of its implementation

Organisation Development
  • Accompany and support management in OD processes, organisational Design & learning and Change Management on regional and national level

HR Data Management and Business Analytics
  • Ensure regular HR reporting and maintenance of data for regional needs

  • Ensure development, roll out and operation of regional and local systems / database applications in close cooperation with regional Information & Communication Technology (ICT) and in line with SOS standards for Software Development

Regional / local HR Administration
  • Ensure HR administration in the Regional Office, including recruitment and on-boarding

  • Ensure all staff in the regional offices contracts are up-to-date and kept properly and End-of-service benefits validations are conducted

  • Coordinate or conduct exit interviews

Internal Communications
  • Ensure effective running of internal communication in regional office

People management responsibility
  • Lead the team of HR experts and network in the region and contribute to their performance management

  • Manage the performance and ensure development of direct reports

  • Advanced university degree in Human Resources, Business or Organisation Development or other related area or first level degree with considerable additional experience

  • Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations and people development combined with a specialized training in one or more of the listed areas

  • A minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in the area of HR/OD Management including several years in a leadership position in an international setting

  • Experience in developing, managing and implementing change management processes

  • Ability to build strong relationships/networks and to work and cooperate effectively and in a spirit of partnership with line of command, peers, partners, stakeholders, and others who are not in the line of command

  • Demonstrated ability to serve as a successful participant on the executive management team that provides organisation leadership and direction

  • Experience in capacity building for virtual collaboration and learning

  • Previous experience from an international organisation or non-profit environment

  • Experience in pro-active sourcing and outreach in difficult labour markets

  • Proven implementation skills and a can-do approach

  • Excellent communication and influencing skills

  • Excellent oral and written English language skills, Arabic and/or Russian language skills would be a definite advantage

  • Ability and willingness to regularly travel Internationally (mainly in EUCM region)

  • Applicants must hold a valid working permit for the duty station

We offer
  • The opportunity to work in one of the largest International Non-Profit Organisations on Child Care, in a position with a varied scope of tasks and responsibilities directly impacting on the development of the organisation in achieving its strategic goals

  • To contribute to our meaningful mission: “We build families for children in need, we help them shape their own futures and we share in the development of their communities.”

How to Apply
If you believe you are the right candidate for any of the above position, please send your detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates. Applications should be submitted electronically indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line and send to the address given. All applications should be submitted not later than 01 November 2020. Applications that are late, do not have a CV or certificates attached will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. E-mail applications should bear the reference number of the position in the subject line of the email. E-mail: Applications including at least three traceable referees should be sent electronically to:
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