Workplace Relation Consultant

12 - 16 Years

Job Description

1. Develop a number of key elements in ICRISATs Ethics and Safeguarding Framework, to include some key policies, guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) and the accompanying rollout plan:
Collaboratively create a number of Ethics and Safeguarding policies, guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) and ensure thorough, consistent and measurable global dissemination;
Develop, implement and regularly update a modern user-friendly Workplace Handbook reflecting ICRISATs mission and values, that complements existing materials and drives global awareness of Ethics and Safeguarding principles, policies and expected practices;

2. Develop the Workplace Wellness and SpeakUp initiative guidelines:
Develop and launch a series of global workplace guidelines on key topics of Workplace Wellness;
Create Workplace Wellness KPIs and a Workplace Wellness dashboard, reflecting in particular ICRISATs transparent approach to Ethics and Safeguarding;
Create a range of multi-lingual workplace SpeakUp channels;
Develop ICRISATs Dignity Advisor program, Tool Kit and Guidelines. Work on global; implementation of Dignity Advisors training to provide staff with confidential advice and support.

3. Provide support to Workforce members and Supervisors on workforce grievance resolution and disciplinary action,

Develop and deliver the "Workplace Relations for Managers" training program to build managers competencies on Institutional rules and conflict management, and support positive workforce relations, in conjunction with strong performance management;
Advice and counsel Workforce members and Supervisors on their rights and responsibilities, ICRSAT policies and on any issues related to the Code of Ethics and Conduct;
Act as an internal conciliator or mediator, providing advice and counsel to resolve workplace concerns and disputes raised by Workforce members or Supervisors, ensuring timely resolution of issues;
Facilitate the work of external mediation and investigation bodies as appropriate.

4. Update and create the ICRISAT Values program worldwide, ensuring global awareness,
Develop a range of communication materials on ICRISAT's values and disseminate;
In collaboration with HR colleagues, embed ICRISATs values into all people management processes; including recruitment, onboarding, performance management, team communication, and learning;
Create annual ICRISAT Values Day roll out plan.
5. Perform any other duties as assigned by Director Human Resources
Education and Certification:
Masters degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology, Organizational Development, Industrial Relations, Public Administration or other relevant qualification

Minimum of 12 years of progressively responsible experience in human resource management, with a focus on workplace relations, mediation and workforce wellness.
Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing HR policies on wellness, mediation and grievance resolution
Experience in developing HR communication materials
Experience in driving change initiatives across a globally dispersed community
Expertise in Diversity and Inclusion would be an asset
Experience in development sector/ International mission will be an added advantage.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English is required
Knowledge of other working languages would be an asset

This is a Consultant position for 3 months.
How to apply:
Applicants should apply on or before 16 August 2019; with a letter of motivation, latest curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about their professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged; however only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter

Industry:Agriculture / Dairy

Functional Area:HR, Recruitment, Administration, IR

Role:Outside Consultant


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Company Profile


The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit, non-confessional and non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. Covering 6.5 million square kilometers of land in 55 countries, the semi-arid tropics is home to over 2 billion people, with 650 million of these being the poorest of the poor. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture. ICRISAT, established in 1972, and is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, visit
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