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20-258: Specialist, HRBP Employee Relations
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 areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high 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.

Job Summary

Responsible for facilitating and supporting positive employee relations in all Country Programs including leading non-safeguarding investigations. Partnering with legal and other stakeholders, this position will support country programs in mitigating risk and resolution of employee relations issues through quality investigations.

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

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Leads in coordination of response to employee relations complaints
  • Conducts objective, fair, thorough, unbiased and timely investigations into allegations employee relations complaints and produces comprehensive reports
  • Identifies interdepartmental and country program referral pathways and recommended actions
  • Prepares and provides necessary updates and metrics on employee investigations to Deputy Director, HR Regional and Senior Director HR and HR Investigations Case Team
  • Works with Specialist HRBP to provide HR operational and strategic support to country teams with emphasis on building positive employee relations
  • Assists in the development and provision of relevant training and capacity building in HR practices and processes to country teams to build positive employee relations
  • Together with Regional HRBP assist local HR staff in implementation of Corporate HR policies and processes on employee relations.
  • Lead country teams in managing disciplinary action, stemming from substantiated investigations, including documenting and following up progress.
  • Monitor, identify trends & issues on employee relations for timely management and mitigation.
  • Visits countries for investigations as and when required.
  • Maintain case tracking database for all non-safeguarding employee relations investigations.
  • Maintains high standards of confidentiality of all employee records and information
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Board of Directors of International Medical Corps and Senior Director of Human Resources.

Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

Code of Conduct

As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.

If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.

It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.

  • Typically, a Bachelors’ degree in related area. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate


  • 7+ years relevant and progressive HR experience
  • Experience in working with diverse cultural teams
  • Leadership & people management experience
  • Experience in leading change processes
  • Work experience in multicultural, geographically decentralized operations


  • Analytical Skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Organizational acumen
  • Ability to drive for results
  • Innovative thinking
  • Excellent negotiation, diplomacy and influencing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in building effective teams


  • French; both written and verbal is a MUST

Equal Opportunities

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.