Requisition ID: Â req45183
Job Title: Â Senior Director - Organization Development & Transformation
Sector: Â Strategy
Employment Category: Â Regular
Employment Type: Â Full-Time
Compensation: Â GBPÂ 95, - 103,;Annually
Location: Â London, UK
Work Arrangement: In-person
We are seeking a highly qualified and experienced candidate for this selective role. If you are a dynamic, forward-thinking leader with a passion for driving organizational change and transformation, apply now. Join our team and shape the future of our organization. Background/IRC Summary:Â The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the worldâs worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 27 cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home. Job Overview:Â The IRC is setting up a new People and Culture department to draw together Human Resources (HR), Safeguarding and Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (GEDI) to integrate our shared objectives into all aspects of our decision making and strategy. More than a joining of distinct teams, the People & Culture Department will help to formulate how employees experience IRC as an organization, and how that experience translates into impact to our clients â those whose lives and livelihoods have been shattered by conflict or disaster. As the Leader of Organization Development and Transformation, you will be instrumental in designing and driving successful organization development and transformation efforts aligned with Strategy 100, including enabling delivery on the end-to-end employee lifecycle to attract, recruit, develop, engage, and retain a top performing workforce. Reporting to the SVP of People and Culture, you will collaborate with stakeholders to inspire change leadership, enhance employee experience, and foster a culture of continuous improvement. This newly created position requires you to work closely with cross-functional teams, aligning resources and solutions to achieve our strategic goals. Key Responsibilities: â¢Lead, shape and oversee organization development, business process changes and transformation strategies.â¢Develop and implement a multi-year organization transformation strategy: Create a detailed and actionable plan to drive transformation initiatives across multiple departments, ensuring alignment with Strategy 100. This plan should encompass long-term strategies, solutions, and process improvements.â¢Lead and manage transformation initiatives: Oversee the execution of transformation projects, ensuring they are delivered on time and on budget. Ensure business readiness is achieved, and employees are well-prepared for the changes to achieve desired outcomes. â¢Create a comprehensive future of work strategy: Develop a forward-looking plan that anticipates trends and potential disruptions in the humanitarian sector. This strategy will enable the organization to adapt and thrive in the changing landscape.â¢Design and execute employee experience strategy: Develop and implement an employee experience strategy that aligns with the organizationâs mission and values. This should result in a differentiated workplace experience that reinforces our employee value proposition and drives high levels of employee engagement and retention,â¢Established a new organization development and transformation team: Build a dedicated team focused on driving transformation initiatives, this team should cover various aspects of organization development, culture, and change management.â¢Implement a P&C shared service model: Create a shared service model for People & Culture teams across the organization that emphasizes accountability, service delivery, integration, risk and compliance management, data strategy, and vendor management.â¢Establish capabilities in workforce planning: Develop the ability to analyze and predict workforce needs, identify risks and compliance requirements, and use data insights to drive transparency and informed decision making. Experience: â¢15+ years relevant professional experience in a senior role, preferably within medium and large, high-growth, complex global organizations.â¢Demonstrate expertise in business transformation, organization development, process improvement, program management, change management, and engagement models aligned with organizational strategies.â¢Have a proven track record of initiating and implementing organization wide change, driving process improvements and leading organization development initiatives in a global matrixed organization.â¢Exhibit proficiency in providing active consulting and collaborative problem solving, tailoring partnering and influencing strategies to drive the desired change, while challenging the status quo.â¢Ability to work across geographical boundaries with a high level of cultural sensitivity.â¢Track record of career progression.Language Skills:Â â¢Excellent spoken and written EnglishÂ â¢Proficiency in at least one other relevant language (French, Arabic, Spanish, etc.) desirable Key Working Relationships:Â Position Reports to: SVP, People and Culture Position directly supervises: 4-6 direct reportsÂ Working Environment: â¢Combination of standard office working environment and working remotely (, telecommuting). Applicants must have a home or alternate workspace so they can effectively complete their work during regularly scheduled work hours.â¢Some international travel as needed up to 30% Compensation: Posted pay ranges apply to UK-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements. Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity:Â IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.Â Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic. Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way â Global Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality 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.
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