People & Culture Business Partner, Asia Pacific

WWF Nepal

WWF is the world’s leading independent conservation organization originated from Switzerland in 1961 and currently running in more than 100 countries across 6 continents. The program started from conservation of wildlife to broader concept of building future where humans can live in harmony with nature. WWF has created 1,480 ecoregions that categorize the world into its natural ecosystems. Nepal with…

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Job Description

We are an independent conservation organization, striving to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife. From individuals and communities to business and government, we are part of a growing coalition calling on world leaders to set nature on the path to recovery by 2030. Together, we seek to protect and restore natural habitats, stop the mass extinction of wildlife, and make the way we produce and consume sustainable.

We are recruiting the role of People & Culture Business Partner, Asia Pacific for our Asia Pacific team to help us achieve our new ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.

Location: based in a country where WWF International operates in Asia Pacific

Line managed: Head of People & Culture, Asia Pacific

Mission of the Division:

  • To advise and support leaders in creating a culture of collaboration, innovation and results focus in WWF;
  • To embed the desired behaviours and values in all key People & Culture (P&C) processes across the organization;
  • To develop the right P&C standards, policies, procedures and platforms in-order to attract, develop and retain the right people for the organization;
  • To create the optimal working environment in which the staff are able to perform at the highest level and hence are able to maximize their contribution towards the conservation goals;
  • To drive the WWF network towards common approach to people development, global mobility, leadership development, rewards philosophy and gender diversity;
  • To provide efficient and effective P&C services to WWF International.

Major Functions: To support the implementation of global P & C policies, procedures and systems within Asia Pacific; ensure adherence to Network Standards for P & C good practice, and compliance with all local labour laws and other statutory requirements in the countries of operation. To support building the capacity of Asia Pacific country office P&C team members.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Support to Asia Pacific Country offices

  • Provides support and guidance to the country based Human Resources team across the full range of HR processes, including but not limited to Compensation & Benefits, Recruitment, Learning and Development
  • In consultation with the Head of People & Culture Asia Pacific, coordinates delegated Global P&C initiatives and projects within the region including collation of annual salary reviews, global insurances, global training and development initiatives
  • Provides technical guidance, support and backstopping to P&C teams at country level where appropriate
  • Supports country level P&C investigations as and where necessary

Regional level People & Culture activities

  • Supports the Head of People & Culture, Asia Pacific in the implementation of WWF Network standards related to P&C policies and practices and ensuring compliance with local labour laws and other statutory requirements in Asia Pacific countries, and follow up to local and regional audit findings and actions;
  • Works with the Country P&C team to coordinate annual salary reviews, ensuring compliance to global principles, timeframes are adhered to and signoffs are provided;
  • Seek advice from Global C&B team for exceptional proposals related to C&B and appropriate approvals are obtained;
  • Supports the Head of People & Culture, Asia Pacific to implement training and development strategies and actions to address identified needs and improve the skills and career development opportunities of Regional Leadership and Country Management teams;
  • Supports the Head of People & Culture, Asia Pacific in the implementation of leadership development, talent management, succession planning and performance management initiatives in line with that of WWF International policies;
  • Coordinates the rollout and implementation of the Global HRIS in Asia Pacific – an initiative by WWF International by rolling it out in countries;
  • Coordinates regional recruitment including advertising, shortlisting, interview coordination, reference checks, salary design, coordinating contracting at country level and on boarding of regional staff;
  • Coordinates hosting agreements and appropriate documentation between hosting and recipient office for staff secondments, exchange programmes within WWF or external partner organisations, to and from Asia Pacific offices;
  • Responds to queries and requests for information on HR policies, working conditions, and performance management systems;
  • Coordinates Asia Pacific P&C data and statistics and provide regular reports and analysis to the Head of People & Culture, Asia Pacific to facilitate continuous improvement;
  • Works with Regional Finance teams to ensure GMPO people costs are reported accurately and in a timely manner;
  • Participate in Global P&C Community events and initiatives
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Head of People & Culture, Asia Pacific or his/her designate.

Required Qualification & Experience

Required Functional Skills:

  • An advanced university degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field;
  • Experience working experience in a Human Resources and Operations position preferably in a major international organisation/NGO;
  • Demonstrable skills in the development of Human Resources and Operations procedures and systems preferably in the context of an international NGO or business environment;
  • Knowledge of and/or appreciation of the human resource management practice in Asia Pacific countries
  • Excellent English and knowledge of local languages an asset;

Required Behavioural Skills:

  • Ability to build strong working relationships with both internal and external clients, and focus on being service oriented;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and an aptitude for problem solving, decision making and details;
  • Excellent advisory skills and ability to promote team synergy in a multicultural work environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (tact, diplomacy, discretion and impartiality) are essential for this position;
  • Strong team-player with ability to work in virtual teams;
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with a broad spectrum of individuals within a broad range of cultural environments, especially in the Asia Pacific context;
  • High level of good organisational and administrative skills with an ability to work well under pressure;
  • Must be committed to equal opportunity employment policies;
  • Identifies with the values of the WWF organization, Courage, Integrity, Respect & Collaboration
  • Demonstrates WWF behaviours in way of working: Strive for Impact, Listen Deeply, Collaborate Openly, Innovate Fearlessly;
  • Adheres to WWF’s brand characteristics, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

WWF International can offer you:

Contract duration: 2 year fixed term contract with possible extension

Please note the compensation package will be aligned with local salary and benefits conditions, in line with our reward policy.

How to Apply

If you have the skills and experience and are interested in leading our Mekong for the Future project, please email your cover letter and CV in English to citing in the subject line ‘P&C BP [YOUR FIRST NAME][YOUR LAST NAME]’

Deadline for applications: 04 July 2021.

Thank you in advance for your interest in this position. Due to the urgent nature of this appointment, applications will be reviewed on a daily basis and interviews happen prior to the deadline. Please also note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within six weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful for this role.

Female and Asian national applicants are encouraged to apply for this position. Work permit restrictions may apply.

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.