Human Resources Specialist - United States

Democracy International

About the organization

DI provides technical assistance, analytical services and project implementation for democracy, human rights, governance and conflict mitigation programs worldwide for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department, and other development partners. Since its founding in 2003, Democracy International has worked with civil society organizations, political parties, election-management bodies, government agencies, legislatures, justice-sector institutions, and others in 80+ countries.

DI welcomes and supports a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and for DI employees. DI makes employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, military status, gender identity, or expression


Work with the field teams on HR matters to help establish processes and build capacity as needed; ensure that appropriate HR processes are communicated to relevant teams.
Provide support on HR-related matters including onboarding, offboarding, benefits, ex-pat allowances, employee relations, and organizational policies, as needed.
Serve as the home office HR point of contact for field teams on HR needs; coordinate with the home office HR team to respond to requirements as needed.
Support the field teams to ensure that HR policies and procedures for field offices are fully compliant with DI standards, local laws, and regulations while meeting staff needs.
Support start-ups through engagement with local lawyers to identify country labor laws, benefits, and local compensation plans. Plan and coordinate new employee orientations with HQ resources to foster a positive attitude toward project objectives, including planning and managing the onboarding process and training for all new hires.
Work with the HR Manager and legal counsel to prepare employee agreements and field staff handbooks.
Work with the HR Manager and field teams to ensure that employee agreement renewals, amendments, and salary adjustments are on time and align with local laws and contract requirements.
Support the engagement and work of an Employee of Record (EOR) in those countries where DI requires their services.
Maintain all country HR-related documentation on the field office SharePoint


Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, or other related fields. Masters preferred.
At least 2 years of international human resources experience
Experience with USAID best practices
Demonstrated strong commitment to integrity and confidentiality
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
Organizational skills and attention to detail
Proficiency in HR functions such as employee relations, hiring, onboarding and separation, benefits administration, labor laws, hiring, performance management
Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply the appropriate sections of applicable laws, guidelines, regulations, and policies.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender.
Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to prioritize tasks
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
Fluency in English required, fluency in other languages a plus.
Ability to travel 15-25% of their time.


$61,000 to $75,000

Application instructions

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and CV. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The starting salary range for this position is $61,000 to $75,000, commensurate with experience. DI will only contact candidates of interest.

All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application.

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