Senior Officer, US Human Resources | October 2022

Hunger Project

The Hunger Project (THP) is a global non-profit organization whose mission is to end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption in countries throughout the world. We operate in 22 countries with 330 staff and have mobilized hundreds of thousands of volunteer leaders worldwide. Our programs throughout Africa, South Asia and Latin America are based on an innovative, holistic approach, which empowers women and men living in rural villages to become the agents of their own development and make sustainable progress in overcoming hunger and poverty.

Current Hunger Project office locations include: USA: Global Office in New York City, Washington DC, and multiple home offices. 13 Program Countries: Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Peru, Senegal, Uganda, Zambia. 9 Partner Countries: Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom. Position Summary

The Senior Officer – US Human Resources is a member of the Finance & Operations Department and provides strategic support to the US based operations. The Senior Officer will ensure the compliant implementation of best practices in human resource management and foster a workplace environment consistent with The Hunger Project values and mission. They will play a central role shaping The Hunger Project culture, talent management and DEI. In coordination with the Senior Director – Global Operations, and in partnership with the Senior Officer, Global Operations & Human Resources and the Senior Associate, HR & Operations, s/he will enhance the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the Operations Department. THP is currently working partially remote during the COVID pandemic. The Hunger Project requires mandatory vaccination (subject to its availability, local regulations, and legally protected exemption) to safeguard the health of our employees and community partners. This requirement is in compliance with current New York City’s Order Requiring Vaccination in the Workplace. This full-time position is based out of THP’s Global Office in New York City, and remote candidates are encouraged to apply. The position reports to the Senior Director – Global Operations and is exempt from overtime.

Essential Functions

US compliance ● Provide direction and recommendation for policy interpretation, and partner with legal counsel and the Senior Director – Global Operations on an ongoing basis to help create and implement global policies and guidelines; ● Stay abreast of and maintain compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommend best practices; review policies and practices to maintain compliance; ● Develop, review and update THP’s HR management policies and systems; create manuals for HR internal processes and platforms to build institutional knowledge, enable consistent practices and reduce risk. DEI and employee engagement ● In collaboration with the Senior Officer, Global Operations & Human Resources, develop, implement and maintain the DEI policy and procedures, educate staff and ensure active participation and engagement of global staff; ● Ensure that the HR systems fully support THP’s mission, reflect global best practices in human resources management including gender and diversity, and are in line with ethical standards and legal requirements wherever ORG operates; ● Review the diverse character of the organization and recommend methods to ensure that the THP addresses any barriers to creating an inclusive work environment; ● Provide proactive strategies and execute initiatives to increase diversity and inclusion at THP. ● Manage HR-related engagement surveys and program/event and evaluations; ● Develop metrics that enable THP to understand how it is doing from the standpoint of diversity and develop actions that improve its performance; and ● Help ensure fairness and consistency across THP in terms of how policies and procedures are applied. Employee Relations ● Oversee annual performance evaluation process. ● Serve as a facilitator and advisor for managers and staff in best employee relations practices and strategies as they relate to sensitive HR issues to reach workable solutions.

Compensation and Benefits ● Manage all company sponsored benefit plans to include health and welfare benefits, retirement plans (401(a) and 403(b), COBRA, short and long-term disability, workers’ compensation and unemployment and medical evacuation coverage for both domestic and international employees; ● Manage corporate insurances; ● Coordinate open enrollments for all plans; ● Assess the internal equity and the competitiveness of THP’s compensation programs against the relevant comparable organizations and markets; ● Analyzes trends in compensation and benefits; researches and proposes competitive base and incentive pay programs to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent. Talent Management, Recruitment and Onboarding (US based Staff) ● Provide general recruitment support to hiring managers, including posting open positions, conducting telephone interviews, screening resumes, coordination of interviews, reference checking, researching new recruiting sources, conducting background checks, and addressing general employment inquiries. ● Enhance THP’s existing recruiting and hiring practices and procedures and assist with interview management and selection of non-executive-level candidates; ● Develop and maintain standardized employment packages.

Other ● Participate in a collegial office environment including helping with office-wide initiatives. ● Represent THP at external events and meetings. ● Lead the team in providing expert and customer-oriented services. ● Participate in executive, management and organization staff meetings and attend other meetings and seminars as necessary.


  1. Education (Minimum Needed and Type of Degree Needed): ● Minimum Required: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, or related studies. ● Preferred: Degree in nonprofit management, business administration, or international affairs but with a focus on HR or major in Human Resources; PHR or SPHR certification
  2. Work Experience (Minimum needed) ● Minimum Required: 5 or more years in a similar role, progressive experience in domestic HR management. ● Preferred: Non-profit setting with remote team structure, and experience in a fast-paced environment with a small team.
  3. Specialized Knowledge Needed for Job Performance ● General knowledge of HR principles and practices; ● Expertise with employment-related legislation including EEO, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, ADEA, etc. ● Experience in recruitment and employee relations within a diverse workforce; ● Experience in developing and implementing a DEI policy; ● Thorough knowledge of applicable US employment laws and practices; ● Experience with payroll (ADP preferred) and benefits management, including management of pension plans.
  4. Skills (e.g. Level of Judgment Required, Ability to Direct, Work Independently, Multi-Task, etc.): ● Sound judgment, able to troubleshoot problems, come up with creative solutions, while also identifying issues which need to be escalated; ● Project management skills, ability to prioritize; ● Superior organization skills and high-level of accuracy and attention to detail; ● Strong teamwork and collaboration skills; ability to work with colleagues and partners nationally and internationally; ● Self-driven and results-oriented, with a positive outlook; ● Ability to adapt and work in a very flexible, fluid and evolving environment; ● Resourceful self-starter with ability to independently multitask and prioritize.
  5. Special Skills (Technical or Advanced) ● Proficiency in MS Office suite, with expertise skills in Excel; ● High level of knowledge with Google Suite and tools, and proficiency in Google sheets;
  6. Other (Communication Skills, Aptitudes, or Other Specific Skills or Abilities Required): ● Active affiliation with appropriate Human Resource networks and organizations and ongoing community involvement, preferred; ● Fluency in French and/or Spanish preferred; ● High level of confidentiality; ● Ability to work in a varying schedule including nights, early mornings, or weekends. ● Ability to travel domestically, and work on multiple time zones, as necessary. ● Commitment to THP’s values, including an understanding of and compatibility with our principles and philosophy. The successful candidate will be working with a team who loves what they are doing and feels it is a privilege to be working in service of this mission.

Benefit Highlights The Hunger Project is pleased to offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, which includes; a cafeteria plan that allows employees to choose from a variety of pre-tax benefits that includes health, dental, vision and much more, retirement savings plan with employer match and contributions, personal time off that increase with tenure, bank holidays, sick leave, flexible work arrangements, an Employee Assistance Program, life and disability insurance, paid family leave, and much more.

How to apply

Please forward your letter of interest, resume, and salary expectations for immediate consideration to [email protected]. Please include “Senior Officer, US Human Resources” in the subject line of your email. Open until filled.