IRC Overview

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and over 25 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people. In 2020, the IRC and our program partners provided: 31 million people with access to health services, 410,000 children under 5 with nutrition treatment, 2.6 million people with clean water, 1.1 million people with cash relief, 819,500 children with schooling and education opportunities, 1.2 million people with gender-based violence awareness, 13,413 small businesses with business development support, and 5,237 people to become U.S. citizens.

JOB Overview

Our vibrant global Headquarters which is comprised of a team of 1,200+ staff in departments focused on Facilities, Finance, Gender Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, General Counsel, Global Supply Chain, HR, IT, Research & Innovation, President’s Office, and Strategy Unit, continues to see exponential growth and change. We are looking for an individual who is comfortable working in a fast-paced organization, being very flexible about their day-to-day work, enjoy working with people from different cultures, and not easily stressed by an environment where guidelines may change and be ambiguous at times. The situation is fluid and can shift quickly, but those who enjoy this type of role know they are helping people achieve our mission. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Lead project design and governance to streamline job evaluation process with standard templates and perceptive assessment. Collaborate to the development and harmonization of IRCs job evaluation methodology and process globally.
  • Apply compensation expertise, sector insights, internal strategy to craft key factors metrics by function to propose career progression pathways
  • Provides consultative services to management in the areas of job descriptions, job analysis, job evaluation and compensation policies and procedures. Create and maintain strong relationships with key partners and serve as subject matter authority on all elements of job analysis, documentation, and job hierarchy worth.[MW1] 
  • Advise HR partners and Talent Acquisition during exceptions to ensure effective use of compensation data including job profile/codes, titles, grades/job levels. Build dynamic tools/models to facilitate education on best practices to strengthen internal compensation knowledge.
  • Evaluate job grade based on HR Partner requests for new or existing enhanced jobs using bands descriptors and cross jobs hierarchical worth.
  • Conduct special studies/research to address specific issues in attraction, engagement, and retention. Stay abreast of trends and demonstrate this insight to identify and develop appropriate compensation strategies and solution.
  • Conducts audits for data compliance and program design supporting internal/external regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned. IRC is a fast-paced organization, and duties will evolve and change over time.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Director Global Compensation

Other Internal contacts: HR Partners, Talent Acquisition, HR Ops, HRIS, Finance and Legal

Job Requirements:

Education: A bachelor's degree or equivalent is required

Work Experience: 7+ years of related experience with technical compensation matters

Preferred: Advanced proficiency using MS Excel

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • In depth knowledge of salary structure design, job mapping and fundamental compensation principles. 
  • Strong organizational skills, including ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, meet timeline, and work effectively in a matrix organization.
  • Solid technical, analytical, and financial modeling skills. 
  • Considerable knowledge and experience with using excel for data analysis. 
  • A global and cross-cultural perspective of business and compensation issues.
  • This individual should be comfortable navigating through ambiguity and present/share information across teams.
  • Experience conducting job reviews and/or organizational design; strong competence in reviewing and slating positions, analyzing job descriptions, and making salary recommendations based on internal equity analyses.
  • Experience successfully leading and delivering special HR projects.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Shown problem solving and client service skills: the ability to provide support to staff and guide managers.
  • Experience in supporting a client group of 300+ employees preferred.
  • Experience in a multi-cultural and/or non-profit organization preferred.

Working Environment: Depending on location, a hybrid home/office or fully remote work from home

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles. 

We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days (depending on role and tenure), medical insurance starting at $145 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3 year vesting), disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions. All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).

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