International Justice Mission (IJM) is the global leader in protecting vulnerable people from violence around the world. Our global team of over 1,200 professionals are at work in 33 offices across 23 countries. Together, we are catalyzing a global revolution that will rescue millions, protect half a billion, and make justice unstoppable.
Motivated by God’s call to seek justice for the oppressed, we believe that the way we work is as important as the results we achieve. We are a global community that cares for one another. We value joy and celebration, and we strive to provide professional excellence to all those we serve.
The Africa & Europe Regional HR Business Partner (HRBP) plays a crucial role in IJM Africa & Europe’s ability to carry out our mission. The HRBP will work closely with the Regional leaderships to set HR strategy that helps us carry out our regional and global strategic plan. As the first HR Business Partner in the Africa & Europe (AFREU) region, the candidate will build out regional HR processes, systems, policies, and support in an innovative way that aligns IJM’s ambitious vision with addressing real needs. All regional and national HR initiatives will improve performance, support spiritual formation, build staff health and resiliency, and ensure employee engagement. The HRBP will ensure global HR processes are implemented at the regional and national level, such as performance management and leadership development, as well as ensure adherence to IJM Global Standards and HR reporting. A key focus of the role will be ensuring the roll-out of IJM’s new global Workday system in designated AFREU Offices.
The HRBP is also responsible for enhancing IJM’s human resources by planning, implementing, developing, and maintaining employee relations, human resource policies, procedures, and practices in the AFREU region. This position will work in close partnership with HR leaders in AFREU’s Country Offices, who will provide the direct HR services to their national staff. The HRBP will provide direct recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and HR services to the AFREU Regional Office staff, located in various countries across the region. In addition, this position will support, encourage and motivate employees to ensure that the team is equipped to deliver IJM’s 2030 vision.
This position, will be required to be based at one of the IJM offices in region. Relocation benefits will not be included for this role. This position will report to the Regional Vice President of Strategy & Operations, Africa & Europe.
Skills and Experience
This position requires 10% travel (domestic and international) within the Africa and Europe region.
What does IJM have to offer?
How to apply
Closing date: 15th August 2021 @ 23:59 BST
Please click on the ‘apply for job’ button to submit your application. For this role, kindly submit a MS Word version of your CV and a cover letter, which should also contain a statement of faith* (see below for more information). Please name your submitted files with the following reference: IJM_RHRBP
*What is a statement of faith? A statement of faith should describe your faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement should be incorporated into your cover letter and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.
For UK applicants only: This post is subject to an occupational requirement that the holder be a Christian under Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010.
Please note that the interview dates for this role will be confirmed with you should your application be successful.
Location: UK, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana or other IJM office location in the region.