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17-480: International Human Resources Admin Assistant
Country:Los Angeles, CA or Washington, DC
Department:Human Resources
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.


SUMMARY:    The International Human Resources Admin Assistant’s role is to provide support to the administration of the day-to-day operations of the international human resources function.  Based in the Los Angeles, CA office, the incumbent reports directly to the Manager of Human Resources Administration and is responsible for a variety of activities within all the functional areas of human resources administration.



  • Work under the direction of the Manager of Human Resources Administration to ensure all employment induction paperwork is properly completed by new and existing employees.
  • Collect all appropriate employment forms and ensure proper filing per existing filing systems.
  • Prepare employment agreements, amendments fand employment verifications or the Manager of Human Resources Administration's review.
  • Under the direction of the Director, International HR and Recruiting  process all employee contract amendments which include: drafting of employment contracts, following up for appropriate signatures and preparing appropriate documents for entering the information in the HRIS system.
  • Under the direction of the Director, International HR and Recruiting  liaise with appropriate departments, including Payroll, regarding employee processing and changes to employee information.
  • Under the direction of the Director, International HR and Recruiting communicate with appropriate supervisor to obtain separation documents for employees that are ending assignments.
  • Under the direction of the Director, International HR and Recruiting  ensure file close-out for all separated employees, volunteers and consultants and preparing appropriate documents for entering this information in the HRIS system.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Compliance & Ethics:  Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.  Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Bachelor’s degree, Human Resources preferred or other related discipline AND1-3 years’ experience working as a Human Resources Assistant OR an equivalent combination of education and experience to meet the qualifications above
  • Experience with international development work or emergency relief and humanitarian is a plus
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with constant change of needs based on emergency responses
  • Strong technical knowledge of all the functional areas of human resources administration
  •  Demonstrated ability to learn quickly
    Ability and willingness to establish successful working relationships with colleagues and internal clients