Open Society Foundations
Berlin, Germany
London, Greater London
New York, United States
Washington, District of Columbia
Competitive salary + excellent benefits
Contract, Full-time
Job description

2-Years’ Fixed Term

Do you want to help make the world a better place with your expertise in HR project management? We are seeking a dynamic, service and result-oriented HR Project Officer to coordinate and execute HR data, analytics and reporting, and support cross-functional HR project management. The position can be based in New York, Washington DC, Berlin, or London. This is a fixed term opportunity for a duration of two years.

The Open Society Foundations (OSF) work to build vibrant and inclusive democracies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. We are active in more than 120 countries, making us the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights.

The Human Resources (HR) team, comprised of 60+ members, sits in our Berlin, London, New York and Washington D.C. offices but supports OSF staff across the global network of foundations, in over 40 countries. The team is comprised of generalists spanning the North America, Latin America, Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, Africa, South West Asia, and Asia Pacific regions, as well as HR specialists comprised of Talent Development, Human Resources Information System (HRIS), Compensation & Benefits, Diversity and Inclusion, and Recruitment.

As a HR Project Officer at Open Society, you will:

  • Serve as key point of contacts for HR cross-functional projects; follow up on project deliverables, support coordination of meetings, and follow up with stakeholders as needed;
  • Support and coordinate the operationalization of new HR tools and programs;
  • Conduct the assessment of the impact and success of HR projects and initiatives post-implementation;
  • Research, analyze data and prepares quarterly reports, provide analytical expertise in measuring the effectiveness of HR programs; develop visualizations that convey meaningful information on key indicators;
  • As needed, coordinate internal projects; develop and maintain detailed work plans with clear responsibilities, track completion of project tasks and milestones; write and disseminate status reports.

What we are looking for:

  • Five to seven years of relevant experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Knowledgeable of HR concepts and principles with a broad knowledge of best practices, techniques and processes;
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative research and analysis skills;
  • Ongoing interest in going beyond project-specific work, be creative, and bring new ideas to the table to improve the overall data management and analytics process;
  • Experience with graphic design and data visualization, and ability to integrate numeric, graphic, and narrative material in memos, reports, and presentations;
  • Strong project management skills, with ability to develop plans and meet deliverables on multiple concurrent projects;
  • Commitment to the Open Society Foundation’s values of diversity and inclusion;
  • Strong understanding of cultural differences and the proven ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds within a complex organization.

What we offer:

  • Ample opportunities to learn and grow, from annual professional development allowances to onsite trainings and brown bag lunches with visiting experts;
  • Top-notch benefits and perks designed for your well-being and a healthy work-life balance. With some variability according to location, this includes generous time off, flexible work arrangements, employer-paid health insurance, generous retirement savings plan, progressive paid parental leave, reproductive and family planning support, sabbatical opportunities, and much more;
  • A commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that enables everyone to bring their full self to work and make a positive impact on the world.

If this sounds like the position you have been looking for, please submit your cover letter and CV on our website; we look forward to learning more about you.

Closing date: 4 September 2020.

We aim to build an inclusive workforce that is reflective of the populations we support, and actively seek applications from those who are marginalized and underrepresented. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and colleagues with disabilities.

Refreshed on: 24 August 2020
Closed date: 04 September 2020
Tags: Human Resources, Project Management