Human Resources Manager- USA and Latin America

Job title: Human Resources Manager- USA and Latin America

Company: Natural Resource Governance Institute

Job description: About the role

Job Title: International HR Manager – Latin America and USA

Team: Support Services

Location: Washington DC or New York City. Will also consider candidates in Peru with a strong understanding of US employment regulations and compliance. No sponsorship is provided for this position.

Contract type: Permanent

Hours per week: 40 hours a week

About this opportunity

The International HR Manager (IHRM) for Latin America (Bolivia, Colombia and Peru) and the US will primarily service our staff in the region. They will bring a strong expertise and knowledge of the local contexts, ideally through substantial prior work experience with international not-for-profits based in the region.

They will ensure that our international team of staff are managed according to good practice in HR Management and in line with NRGI’s values. They are responsible for ensuring that NRGI is resourced with appropriate numbers of competent and well-motivated staff to achieve strategic objectives; and that those staff are managed in a manner that engages them effectively and attends to their wellbeing.

The IHRM will take on a partnering approach, building relationships to engage with and influence strategic and operational development of key stakeholder groups across their specific region. They will also work as part of the wider HR team, collaborating on projects and creating consistent approaches to the HR service provided through regular interaction and knowledge sharing.

Key responsibilities:

  • As International HR Manager, you will support our needs analysis to identify the strategic people-resourcing requirements of NRGI’s programs and departments.
  • You will ensure that potential risks associated with the organization’s employment of staff are identified and mitigated, including safeguarding strategies, data protection and compliance with HR legislation in all countries of operation.
  • You will additionally advise management concerning best practice in People Management; aiming to support the achievement of strategic goals and compliance with legal and statutory requirements.
  • Working closely with the HR Director, the CFAO and the Finance Controller you will contribute to development and management of budgets.
  • You will be expected to support the development and implementation of an effective performance review and feedback process of the organization-wide performance reviews, ensuring that staff are provided with clarity of expectations (e.g. through a combination of job descriptions, performance contracts, codes of conduct, induction, mentoring). You will work with directors to develop their own learning and career development plans, feeding the results into top level succession planning.
  • Other responsibilities include regularly reviewing and updating NRGI’s HR policies and procedures to ensure that systems, records and routines for all key HR functions are in place and that good practice is implemented across regional jurisdictions where NRGI has workers.

This role might be for you if …

  • You have a solid international experience, preferably with international NGOs/not-for-profits (local experience in-country is highly valued), and experience in an HR advisory capacity.
  • You are able to demonstrate expertise, particularly on compliance and best practice, in the US and Latin America.
  • You have experience implementing process changes, support staff through transitions; and have a good understanding and awareness of local best practice (in all areas of HR) and compliance
  • You have the ability to build strong relationships with various stakeholders, particularly remotely, and to gain their trust to influence outcomes.
  • We would value candidates who can bring additional competencies such as coaching experience, experience developing L&D offers/catalogue or similar.
  • Cultural awareness, a sense of humor and a willingness to help and support other team members beyond what is strictly your responsibilities, are also attributes we would value.


  • Experience working in a complex and busy HR department either with not-for-profits or with international exposure
  • Technical knowledge with experience in organization development, talent management, recruitment, performance management, employee engagement & motivation.
  • Proven ability to act as an HR Business Partner / Consultant at all levels of management and with external partners. Creative thinker and problem solver.
  • Ability to maintain high levels of professional discretion, discernment, and confidentiality.
  • Knowledge and practical skills in facilitation and implementation of workplace learning; understanding of good practice in adult learning.
  • Experience of managing employee relations; including grievance & disciplinary (i.e. firsthand experience of conflict management).
  • Strong knowledge of employment laws internationally. Expertise in U.S employment regulations and compliance
  • Knowledge of an HR Information Management Systems
  • High attention to detail and follow-through with superior communication, writing, and presentation skills
  • Excellent skills in spoken and written English are essential; other languages, especially Spanish are an advantage.
  • Excellent computer skills; particularly Microsoft Office Suite
  • SHRM Membership preferred

Diversity Statement:

NRGI is committed to addressing longstanding inequities creating more inclusive and just societies committed to ensuring we have a diverse work force, an inclusive working environment and a culture that empowers, promotes and upholds equity. We believe that an inclusive culture makes for stronger, more innovative, engaged and effective teams.

We are an organization made of many types of people. We expressly seek to protect, include, and enable employment opportunities for a diverse range of individuals. We continuously assess and adapt our culture and ways of working to remove discriminatory barriers. We aim to include marginalized individuals and groups, and to ensure that they thrive at NRGI. We proactively work toward inclusion and maintain and enforce a policy of zero tolerance for harassment, bullying or discrimination. Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, NRGI will respect and value unique experiences, perspectives and identities.

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Location: New York City, NY

Job date: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 06:39:51 GMT

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