Heifer International (HI) started life as Heifers for Relief in 1944. Its founder, an Ohio farmer named Dan West, was a Church of the Brethren relief worker, who, working with Quakers and Mennonites, directed a program where hungry children were given rations of milk. He quickly came to realize that was just a short-term solution however and the gift of a…
Heifer International (HI) started life as Heifers for Relief in 1944. Its founder, an Ohio farmer named Dan West, was a Church of the Brethren relief worker, who, working with Quakers and Mennonites, directed a program where hungry children were given rations of milk. He quickly came to realize that was just a short-term solution however and the gift of a cow that could provide milk long term for a family was the answer. West took the idea to his neighbors and to his church which led to the formation of the Heifers for Relief Committee in 1939 later to be approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to pursue the idea as a national project. The model has since evolved significantly and today, Heifer International has (India/Nepal/Bangladesh/Cambodiaoperations in 21 countries around the world, working alongside local farmers and business owners supporting them and their communities as they mobilize and envision their futures.
Since its inception, and today as a leading organization in the NGO community, Heifer has been recognized as a leading partner; one that provides hope and a secure future for so many and to date, Heifer International has helped close to 37 million farming families across the Americas, Africa and Asia. In the past five years alone, 2.7 million families have closed the living income gap or are close to doing so. Scaling Heifer International’s signature programs will support an additional 10 million people reach a living income by 2030. To achieve this, Heifer International relies on a her passionate, committed, and highly skilled staff.
Reporting to the Area Senior Vice President, with dotted reporting line to the Chief People Officer, the Regional Human Resources Director (RHRD) is a key member of Heifer’s Global HR Team as well as (the region)’s LeadershipTeam. Within such roll, the RHRD will participate in the development and lead the implementation of talent management, business planning, compensation and benefits, performance development, compliance and employee engagement initiatives that promote an optimum employee experience and enable HI design and deliver high quality Signature Programs in collaboration withHeifer’s partnering communities within the region.
The Successful Candidate
To succeed in this role, you will have a track record in supporting and driving constant change within INGO project-based, matrix structure. You will have proven HR leader delivering operational excellence within the region with similar or larger INGOs and have the passion to implement global and regional strategic plans within your function and for the success of the other functions within the region. You will have a passion for developing people and have the independence to promote equity, inclusion, and coach leadership on managing sensitive people challenges. You are able tohold yourself accountable and build the capacity and motivate highly effective HR teams that are geographically scattered.
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