Director of People

Global Health Corps

About the organization

Global Health Corps is mobilizing a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. Passionate young leaders enter the GHC community by participating in yearlong paid fellowship opportunities. During this year, GHC fellows serve in positions of impact within outstanding organizations in sub-Saharan Africa. They also engage in intensive training, professional development opportunities, mentorship and thoughtful community-building.

As Global Health Corps enters its second decade, it is poised to harness the full potential of its community and contribute to real health systems change. Through collective leadership, GHC brings together these diverse actors needed to solve the complex and challenging problems. Adaptive and innovative, GHC leaders are ready and able to solve tomorrow’s health problems, today.


Global Health Corps seeks a strategic, mission-driven Director of People to oversee all aspects of Human Resources and position our staff to flourish throughout their employee life cycle.

Our ideal candidate will have a background in organizational development, an understanding of labor and tax law, and experience in talent acquisition and organizational culture development. This is a great role for someone who has experience in - and gets energy from - engaging in a range of HR functions, maximizing the connections between them, and positioning staff with the systems, processes, and culture they need to thrive in the workplace.

Our Director of People will be a senior leadership team member who will manage 1-2 staff and report to our CEO.

The Director of People will fill a critical role in a close-knit, multi-cultural and dynamic organization.

Learn About Specific Responsibilities Here:


-- Ten+ years of progressive leadership experience in People/Human Resources/Human Capital Management positions
-- Thorough knowledge of human resource management principles, best practices, and budgeting
-- Experience building and managing performance, reward, and benefits programs
-- Understanding of employment and tax legislation and regulations (preferably in at least one of our countries of operation)
-- Familiarity with mediation and employee relations
-- Experience creating and fostering organizational culture initiatives
-- Demonstrated excellence in strategy, thought leadership, change management, and collaborating across a global and diverse community
-- Empathetic leader who understands, and can effectively navigate, cultural nuances and working styles across our teams and offices worldwide
-- Outstanding communication, interpersonal relationship, and partnership skills
-- Proven commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
-- Proven examples of coaching and relationship building at all levels of an organization
-- Prior work experience in a mission- and culture-driven organization is highly preferred

Application instructions


We are a community of leaders who are proud to represent many different national, racial, ethnic, socio-economic, religious, gender, and other identities. We represent varied professional backgrounds, collaborating across fields and sectors to form a powerful, close-knit network of changemakers. Our diversity as a community is our strength, driving our ability to be empathetic, visionary, and effective leaders in the health equity movement, and engage with the world with dignity and respect.

Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thanks for applying!

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