EMpower, a global philanthropic organization, is dedicated to improving the lives and horizons of marginalised young people ages 10-24 in 15 emerging market countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Russia and Turkey. Through grants and other support (learning exchanges, technical assistance, thought partnering etc.), EMpower partners with ~125 local organizations working to strengthen the education and livelihoods of young people, and to build their resilience, self-confidence and well-being. EMpower has offices in Hong Kong, Delhi, Singapore, London and New York, as well as programme staff in Ghana, Istanbul, Mexico, Sierra Leone and South Africa. To learn more about EMpower, please visit https://empowerweb.org.
EMpower is at an exciting time in our evolution and organisational strengthening. In the past few years we have grown in staff size and global footprint, with a deliberate focus on fostering a workplace that ensures diverse perspectives, opportunities for contribution, and belonging.
The Global People and Culture Lead will lead the talent management and human resources function and ensure that EMpower is accountable to our values and processes with regard to the way we recruit, retain, develop and manage our growing team. The Global People and Culture Lead will provide support to EMpower’s global employees, with a particular focus on staff in Asia (India, Hong Kong and Singapore) and places where we have in-country consultants (Ghana, Mexico, Turkey, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and South Africa as of now). They will be critical in ensuring our policies and practices are equitable, legally compliant and competitive in all the places where our staff work, and that our systems and processes are efficient and transparent. They will develop and manage a professional development and training framework for staff. Importantly, they will advance EMpower’s commitment to and practices regarding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and foster a culture that promotes belonging, wellbeing, learning, and contribution.
The position will report to Larry Bloom, CFO, for the talent management/HR remit and to Cynthia Steele, the President and CEO, for the culture, DEI and talent development remit. The Lead will provide direct line management to, and coach, the Senior Specialist, Human Resources and Talent Management. All are based in the United States.
This position will be 80-100% time, negotiable.
Culture & DEI
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Preferably, this position is based remotely in the Global South. The candidate must have the legal right to work in the country in which they seek to work; EMpower is unable to sponsor visas at this time. Regardless of location, they must be willing to work hours allowing support for our global staff.
How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and your CV to HR@empowerweb.org, putting Global People and Culture Lead in the subject line.
Due to the high number of applications, we will only be able to respond to successful applicants.
EMpower is a public foundation that makes grants globally to benefit at-risk youth, with a strong focus on adolescent girls. We are committed to attracting, developing, motivating, and retaining exceptional talent and to a work environment that recognizes contribution, fosters respect and teamwork, and facilitates strong performance. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, recognizing that diversity enriches all staff and our work globally. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or faith, or physical ability.View All News
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