Senior Human Resources Specialist

Panagora Group

About the organization

Panagora Group is a social enterprise dedicated to providing high-quality, high-impact international health, development, and learning consulting. We are a dynamic woman- and employee-owned small business partner focused on market-based and integrated local solutions that strengthen country capacity and independence; and on learning, communications, and technology solutions to accelerate and heighten impact. As a small business, we are able to implement novel and innovative approaches using highly participatory approaches to mobilize community, civil society, and government energy in defining and owning solutions, and to promote inclusive development that benefits all groups.

Panagora is currently working remotely due to the pandemic and will continue for the near term, after which we anticipate adopting a hybrid work schedule including fully and partially remote work schedules based on current federal, state, and local pandemic guidance.


The Senior Human Resources (HR) Specialist is responsible for helping Panagora achieve its mission by managing several aspects of our human resource services, including benefits administration, performance management and professional development, employee relations, compliance and records management, training and development, and integration of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) principals.

Primary Responsibilities:
Leads new hire benefits orientation and onboarding in coordination with Office Administrator and relevant departments, ensuring a consistent and high-quality onboarding experience for new employees. Additionally manages the home office Buddy Program for new hires
Leads overall benefits administration for the company, including open enrollment and renewal process for US-based staff; international health benefits for U.S. Nationals (USNs) and Third-country Nationals (TCNs)
Provides management support in the administration of 401k and ESOP programs by disseminating information, responding to inquiries, and providing audit support
Oversees the employee separation and offboarding administration process, ensuring consistent and timely completion of all departure checklist tasks, including leave payout, system deactivation, and exit interviews


Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, or related field
8+ years of generalist HR experience with increasing responsibility, preferably with an international development organization
Working knowledge of benefits and performance management, compensation practices, performance management, talent development, EEO/Affirmative Action Program compliance, and HR reporting and record keeping
Proven experience evaluating and making improvements to existing HR programs
Ability to develop and deliver HR training materials related to human resources, compliance, and other topics, as needed.
HRMS system savvy and the ability to learn new systems quickly
Well-versed in US labor and employment laws
Demonstrated experience working in culturally diverse team environments.
Proficient in MS Office skills, particularly MS Excel.
Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple functions, anticipate needs, and follow through
Ability to problem-solve, resolve conflict, and make decisions
Ability to research, analyze and interpret data
Good judgment and ability to work independently, but also as a team player, demonstrating strong initiative and energy, as well as a cooperative spirit
Organized and results oriented
Ability to work in complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines, and intense pressure to perform
Exceptional interpersonal, communication, presentation and writing skills

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