JOB: Regional HR Manager @ WWF

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Regional HR Manager
(full-time, based in Bucharest)

The Regional HR Manager contributes to the WWF mission in general and to the WWF Danube Carpathian Programme (DCP) performance in particular, through effective HR strategy building and best practice that supports high-quality organizational results through high-performing, motivated staff: employee relations, employee engagement, fair and coherent compensation & benefits, performance and talent management, learning & development, organizational culture as well as recruitment, throughout the DCP region (including Austria, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine and Slovakia).
The Regional HR Manager will report to the Regional Head of Operations and will be based in Bucharest.

Major Functions of the Role include:

To continue the development and implementation of a regional Human Resources (HR) strategy as well as ensure the observance and enhancement of existing HR policies, procedures and systems for WWF-DCPO, in support of our overall Strategic Plans.
To ensure that the resourcing, development and management of our staff are aligned with the Strategic and Annual Plans of the organization, so that the right people with the right skills are in the right places.
To provide strategic HR advice and support to the Regional Director of WWF-DCPO, as well as to the Senior Management Team.
To work closely with the HR, People and Organization Development Department of WWF-International to ensure that the HR strategy is aligned to WWF International HR objectives and standards.

Your main responsibilities will include:

Manages implementation of the regional HR strategy (FY15-FY17) as well as annual HR work plans; leads the development of the HR strategy going forward
Provides HR advice and support to the Senior Management of WWF-DCPO
Aligns operational change needs with Human Resources related actions to be taken
Maintains harmonized HR policies, procedures and systems for the whole DCP region
Manages recruitment and position changes throughout the region, as well as induction of new staff
Oversees the review and update of appropriate job descriptions and manages the job grading process; assists the Regional Director in structuring office organization chart to facilitate the delivery of the organization’s strategy
Manages the annual salary review process
Coordinates the annual performance appraisal process, via coaching the staff and managers and ensuring alignment with the WWF International policy
Coordinates the creation of development and career plans for managers and staff, as well as the Annual Regional Training Matrix, as per the development needs captured within the performance appraisal process
Liaises with relevant L&D providers, internally and externally and designs learning programmes
Manages the Talent Management process (including performance management, succession and retention planning), via partnership with the Senior Management Team
Coordinates the organizational culture project in place, through Senior Management and staff engagement
Champions effective employee relations, by undertaking all necessary consultations and negotiations with staff on personnel issues to ensure that harmonious relationships and effective communication is maintained between management and staff; manages performance issues, grievances, exit procedures
Manages mobility: ensures hosting agreements or appropriate documentation between hosting and recipient office for staff secondments, exchange programmes within WWF or external partner organisations
Monitors any possible crisis or risk to the organisation and develops plans that will support in such contingencies
Coordinates and coaches HR focal points of every Country Office, ensuring that they are properly equipped with the appropriate systems and processes
Ensures that all Programme locations operate in strict application of WWF policies & procedures, within local legal frameworks, as advised by the local HR focal points
Takes over local HR management of Romanian Country Office including compliance with all Romanian statutory requirements and operational HR tasks
Data management: maintains and enhances employee info databases, for tracking and reporting purposes; prepares reports for the senior management and WWF Intl as requested
Liaises and cooperates with WWF Internal auditor related to HR audits and self audits if required

We expect from you:

1. Adheres to the WWF mission, as well LIVES the WWF DCP’s Values: Empowering People, Trust, Impact Driven, Responsibility, Standard of Excellence

2. Knowledge: A university degree in Psychology/Human Resources, Business Administration or related field; possession of a masters or equivalent post-graduate qualification and/or a Train the Trainer certification would be an advantage

3. Experience: A minimum of 2 years professional experience in a HR management (or other senior HR role) preferably in an international organization/NGO in the region

4. Skills and Abilities:
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to maintain effective relations with all levels of management and staff
High-level analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to meet deadlines
Demonstrated ability to lead by example and work as part of a team as well as individually with minimal direction
Ability to work in a “virtual” team spread across multiple countries and locations and to travel frequently
Experience of working in multi-cultural environment
Adaptability, tact and diplomacy
A service and can-do attitude
Result oriented, proactive, self-starter
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Romanian
Basic budgeting skills
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Experience in developing and monitoring the compliance of HR systems, policies and procedures, preferably the context of an international organisation
Coaching and capacity building/development
Problem solving and management of crisis, conflict and risk

We are offering:

Contributing to challenging, pioneering work, in one of Europe’s most exciting eco-regions
Friendly and highly professional working atmosphere in an international context
Varying tasks and independent work style
Great opportunities for professional development
A pleasant working atmosphere and great learning environment
Salary according to NGO standards
If you are interested in joining the global WWF family, email your application documents including your CV and cover letter (in English) to mpascu@wwfdcp.ro – kindly note only complete applications received through this address will be considered. Application deadline: 24 July, 2015. Please understand that we can only reply to short-listed candidates. For more information on the WWF- DCP RO, kindly check the website: http://romania.panda.org/

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Înfiinţată în anul 1961, WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) este una dintre cele mai importante organizaţii internaţionale care derulează proiecte pentru conservarea naturii, în peste 100 de ţări. Misiunea WWF la nivel global este să oprească degradarea mediului înconjurător şi să construiască un viitor în care oamenii trăiesc în armonie cu natura. În România, WWF lucrează din anul 2006 pentru protejarea mediului sălbatic din Munții Carpați și din lungul Dunării: arii protejate, păduri, urși bruni, Delta Dunării, sturioni. La toate acestea se adaugă stimularea tranziției spre economia verde și un program de educație de mediu adresat tinerilor. Mai multe detalii la: www.wwf.ro

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