|Job Title:||Talent Management Advisor|
|Job Location:||Portland, Oregon|
PROGRAM/ DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:
The People and Strategy Team ensures that Mercy Corps has the people, strategies and learning that will enable it to be a world-class, cutting edge, humanitarian organization, creating transformational change in the world. We do this through: the recruitment, retention and development of the best global talent. Our aim is to drive strategic thinking and planning at all levels of the organization; create a robust body of research to guide us internally and externally and steward the organizational culture. To achieve this we align conversations on learning; keep the organization focused on what has the greatest impact; leverage our comparative advantages in the crowded and competitive international relief and development landscape; and assure we are constantly learning from our work and the external environment.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
Mercy Corps requires an outstanding supply of talent from both external and internal sources. The Talent Management Advisor (TMA) is a critical member of the People team and coordinates all aspects of the internal piece of this puzzle. We are seeking a high-energy individual who is an exceptional relationship builder, is comfortable in a fast paced environment, is skilled in the use of data and analytics to improve decision making and has a creative approach to problem solving. The TMA is a key leader for our global talent management strategy, manages element of the talent management system, ensures development of internal talent pipelines aligned with critical strategic requirements, and facilitates career development initiative for global team of 5,000. All work will be accomplished in a spirit of partnership with all relevant internal stakeholders. S/he will also initiate and implement strategic projects that are aligned with Mercy Corps’ key priorities. S/he will implement industry “best practices” in support Mercy Corps’ organizational culture, while perpetuating Mercy Corps' position as an employer of choice
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Organizational Learning: As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve - we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
Accountability to Beneficiaries: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Senior Director Global Talent
WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: People and Strategy team, Regional Program Directors, Cross-Operations teams, Humanitarian Capacity team, technical counterparts for each of the talent pipelines, Group 1 countries.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
The successful Talent Management Advisor will be proactive in developing productive professional relationships with a broad spectrum of stakeholders within the organization and throughout the international relief and development community. S/he will possess the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously, while remaining focused on the quality of relationships. S/he will be able to work effectively and collaboratively, as a member of a highly visible team, whose performance is key to the enduring success of Mercy Corps, while being flexible, resilient, always possessing sound judgment and maintaining a good sense of humor.
LIVING CONDITIONS/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
The position is based in Portland Oregon and it requires up to 20% travel to Mercy Corps field locations. Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
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