Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Regional Human Resources Manager

Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Job Description

We are a new kind of International NGO. We are an ensemble of faith-based non-profits and for-profits working in concert to end extreme poverty once and for all. Corus International is your newest partner in international development, yet we stand on nearly 150 years of combined experience tackling the global challenges of poverty, health care access and Climate Change. Lutheran World Relief is celebrating 75 years as a leading global aid and development organization, and IMA World Health is celebrating 60 years as a worldwide leader in public health.

Corus International has an immediate opportunity for a local national at Lutheran World Relief (LWR) to serve as the Regional Human Resources Manager for Latin America (RHRM-LAC). This is an opportunity for a dedicated, hardworking HR expert, to share her/his knowledge and skills while working with a collaborative group of people around the globe to bring lifesaving aid and long-term hope to the most fragile parts of the world and in the most challenging of circumstances. This position is open to the following locations: San Salvador, El Salvador; Bogota, Colombia; Lima, Peru; Tegucigalpa, Honduras. This position is open to local nationals only.

Job Function:

The RHRM-LAC will provide support and oversight to country offices in El Salvador, Colombia, Honduras, Peru, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. The RHRM is an essential member of the Latin America Regional Team and with support from HQ HR, will provide guidance and oversight to HR activities in the region and act as a knowledgeable trusted Advisor to staff at every level. The successful candidate will have experience working in all functional areas of HR to include talent acquisition, diversity, compensation & benefits, performance management, employee relations & conducting investigations, duty of care, policy & labor law compliance, succession planning, record keeping and developing and delivering staff training.


  • Collaborate with program leaders and designated in-country representatives to ensure that HR systems, including policies and procedures are developed, continuously monitored and updated, and compliant with local laws and ORG standards.
  • Support regional programs and projects by providing strategic HR guidance and driving HR practices (e.g., HR review process, coaching/development, 360 reviews, etc.)
  • Develop, implement and monitor all HR field office support systems including recruiting, performance management, benefits and compliance ensuring smooth functioning, communication and Coordination with headquarters.
  • Ensure that contractual, compensation, financial and legal issues are compliant in the local offices and in accordance with ORG policy.
  • Ensure that hiring and employment practices are in compliance with organizational and local standards.
  • Manage local recruitment and placement activities including selection and training of new staff, ensure that on-boarding systems and processes are in place.
  • Collaborate with divisional and HR partners (Staffing, Talent Management, Compensation and Benefits, Employment Relations, Training) to identify strategies to meet short and long-term HR needs in the region and provide ongoing feedback regarding HR processes.
  • Collaborate with headquarters on the development and compliance of security standards and procedures.
  • Recommend, manage and conduct training on topics ranging from HR policies and procedures to professional and leadership skill development.
  • Identify staff development opportunities and help leaders create development opportunities for their staff.
  • Ensure that personnel files are maintained and copied to headquarters including contracts, job descriptions, performance evaluations and exit interviews.
  • Recommend best practices to create opportunities for information flow between headquarters and field offices and inter-country information sharing.
  • Promote internal equity at the region through proper implementation of Corus International's compensation and benefits policies, procedures. Regular benchmarking local positions against relevant labor market.
  • Work with Global HR Team members to ensure compliance to local labor laws, donors' regulations, and Corus's HR policies. Perform routine audits to confirm that high-quality HR practices are followed.
  • Work with Global HR team and Country Directors to ensure Employee Manuals are localized and valid in-country and interpret and applies the Local law and Corus HR policies

EDUCATION: A Bachelor's degree in management, business Administration, law human resources management or relevant related field is required. A Master's degree in the relevant discipline is preferred.

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of seven (7) years of experience working on global HR issues across Latin America Countries for a US based international non-profit or for-profit organization is required. Demonstrated experience in core HR functional areas to include talent acquisition, diversity, compensation & benefits, position management and classification, performance management, employee relations & conducting investigations, duty of care, policy & labor law compliance, succession planning, record keeping and developing and delivering staff training.

LANGUAGE:** Fluency in English and Spanish with professional proficiency in oral/reading/writing is required.


  • Deep commitment to the organization's core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.
  • Advanced level understanding of statutory requirements in international locations from an employment, tax and immigration perspective.
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Must include skills in a HR Database Management and record keeping.
  • Demonstrated ability in reviewing and assessing data.
  • Good analytical skills with the ability to assimilate and process information for a wide audience; work with various groups of people in a multicultural, team-oriented environment.
  • Knowledge of USAID and other institutional donor HR regulations is needed.
  • Autonomous with the ability to identify challenges and take initiative, prioritize, organize, and carry out multiple tasks with little supervision; solve problems in a creative and logical manner and show compassion in everyday interactions.
  • Ability to gain the trust and confidence of colleagues and to handle confidential matters discreetly and have experience in Conflict Resolution.
  • Ability to competently assess priorities; manage a variety of complex activities simultaneously in a time-sensitive environment and meet competing deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Willingness to travel throughout the region as needed (up to 40%)
Resume, Cover Letter and Minimum salary Requirement are mandatory. Applicants who do not list a minimum salary requirement will be automatically eliminated from consideration.

Position is open until: May 2, 2021 Only short-listed candidates will receive notice requesting additional information.
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