Senior Analyst, Total Rewards

  • Contract
  • Rome Italy
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT

The Organization

The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) delivers research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives. Alliance solutions address the global crises of malnutrition, climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation.

With novel partnerships, the Alliance generates evidence and mainstreams innovations to transform food systems and landscapes so that they sustain the planet, drive prosperity, and nourish people in a climate crisis.

The Alliance is part of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future.

About the position

Based at the Alliance Headquarters in Rome, Italy, and under the supervision of the Manager, Total Rewards, the Senior Analyst, Total Rewards will be responsible for administering all Compensation actions using established procedures and guidelines, including Compensation & Benefits (C&B) data reporting and maintenance. The Senior Analyst will act as the first point of contact for staff, providing support to queries regarding the administration of compensation, benefits, C&B policies, procedures, and systems.


The specific tasks of the position include the following:

  • Administer C&B actions following policies and procedures
  • Perform data actions and other associated transactions such as job descriptions, promotions, reclassifications, job offers, positions costing, etc. as required
  • Coordinate closely with HR Analysts, Project Management Officers, and Line Managers to ensure compensation data is efficiently and accurately captured, maintained, and implemented
  • Perform data checks regularly to maintain data quality and integrity in the Total Rewards database
  • Identify sensitive queries, emergencies, or potential risk cases and address them as appropriately
  • Respond to staff C&B queries quickly and accurately
  • Ensure staff is informed on the progress of their queries
  • Participate in the design and implementation of solutions to improve customer satisfaction
  • Identify and participate in continuous improvement initiatives
  • Ensure compliance with the Data Privacy & Protection Guidelines and relevant legislation
  • Ensure that all activities are performed in compliance with Alliance procedures, employment rules, manuals, policies, etc.
  • Undertake other related duties as required


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Compensation & Benefits, Administration, or a related field
  • Previous relevant work experience, preferably in an international organization
  • Proficiency in relevant software packages (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with complex ERP, preferably Unit 4 business (Agresso)
  • Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken
  • Proven experience with delivering services in complex workplaces with high quality
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work remotely and under tight deadlines
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively with other national and cultural backgrounds
  • Strong personal organization, priority setting, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent eye for detail
  • Ability to work with a high degree of independence within assigned areas

Terms of employment

This is a locally recruited position and will be based at the Alliance Headquarters in Rome, Italy. All benefits are denominated and paid in Euro. The salary is level BG07, on a scale of 14 levels, with level BG14 being the highest. The salary range starts from Euro 42,690 per annum. The remuneration package includes a competitive salary, leave provisions, medical and life insurance, and a non-contributory retirement plan. The contract will be for a period of 1 year, subject to a probationary period of 6 months, and is renewable based on performance and availability of funds. Please note this position is only open to citizens and residents of the European Union.

The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with a competitive salary and excellent benefits. We are an equal opportunity employer, and strive for gender, diversity, and inclusion in our staff, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic.

How to apply


Please apply online through the website ( not later than 7 October 2022, attaching a cover letter illustrating your suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies, skills together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and contact information of three referees knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience. Both documents in English. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date for applications: 7 October 2022

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