Human Resources Officer


The Open Government Partnership is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. In the spirit of multi-stakeholder collaboration, OGP is overseen by a Steering Committee including representatives of governments and civil society organizations.  

The successful candidate will work closely with and reports to the CFOO.  The Human Resources Officer is responsible for implementing day-to-day activities for the Open Government Partnership on a range of HR and administrative related activities including benefits administration, policy implementation, employment law compliance, operations/supplies and records management, full cycle recruitment, onboarding, off-boarding, performance management, promotions, professional development, financial duties as it relates to employee compensation and benefits, and staff retention. The incumbent will provide high level customer service to all colleagues, regardless of their location.



The Human Resources Officer is an exempt position. Exempt employees are expected to work the appropriate and necessary time in order to complete key assignments and related tasks on schedule.



  • Manages the recruitment effort for all exempt and nonexempt personnel, and temporary employees.

  • Screens CVs and resumes and issues interview recommendations to hiring managers that best match the position description

  • Collaborates with the CFOO and Senior HR Consultant to develop competitive salary offers and ensures that all required employment documents are received prior to candidate’s start date

  • Manage onboarding and off-boarding, orientation of new staff and terminated staff, lead in operational training for staff

  • Oversees management of all internal HR/personnel records and ensures the timely processing of Personnel Action Forms

  • Partners with Sr. HR Consultant and benefits broker team to administer benefits

  • Manage the performance review process and timeline

  • Implement and maintain policies and procedures, including OGP’s Global Handbook

  • Liaises with employers of record employing OGP international staff members regarding personnel actions and payments.

  • Reviews HR-related invoices to ensure accuracy, identify discrepancy and submit invoices for timely payment.

  • Collaborates with employees to identify relevant professional development opportunities that are aligned and integrated within the organization’s strategic vision

  • Develops and maintains OGP’s organization charts and salary rosters

  • Maintains absolute confidentiality and sensitivity in all HR-related matters.

  • Facilitate the provision of the necessary space, equipment, and IT support to effectively perform their duties

  • Be the liaison with the Open Gov Hub, manage and maintain lease agreement

  • Completes special projects and performs other related duties as assigned



  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in HR or equivalent in education, training and experience, plus four years of related experience.



  • 2+ years of progressive and successful HR experience within multi-cultural non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, private foundations or the international corporations

  • Ability to prioritize work related demands and meet deadlines

  • Demonstrated experience working independently with minimal supervision

  • Strong negotiation skills with the ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships

  • High level and effective interpersonal and communication skills both oral and written

  • Ability to work with a sense of urgency and professionalism

  • Attention to detail

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint)



  • 4+ years of HR experience within an international development or humanitarian relief organization

  • Advanced degree in Human Resources Management or Public Administration related fields

  • PHR, GPHR, SHRM-CP Certification



Duties are generally carried out in a normal business office environment – i.e., working at a computer while sitting at a desk for extended periods of time. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the job.


Details and How to Apply:

  • This position is based in Washington, DC.

  • The selected individual must have the legal authorization to work in the United States.

  • Compensation commensurate with experience.

  • Please submit a cover letter, current resume as attachments to (Please add ‘HR Officer, your last name and first initial to the subject of your email.)

  • Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible.

  • The ideal expected start date is September 10, 2018.

  • Because of the volume of applications, we will not be able to respond to every applicant. We thank applicants in advance for their expressions of interest.



Office is handicapped accessible and located close to public transportation. Work space is open plan and shared with other organizations. Occasional travel may be required to OGP events/meetings via long-haul flights in economy class.

Open Government Partnership is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance.

Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

Tags: Jobs