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Job title
Global Head Human Resources
The Hague
  • Netherlands
Europe and Central Asia
Type of job
temporary contract
Language of description
Job description
Company Description

SNV is an international development organisation that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. SNV is a not-for-profit organisation with annual revenues of over €130 million, and 1,300 team members working in approximately 25 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America. We apply our know-how to deliver results at scale worldwide, through our focused expertise in agriculture, energy, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), long-term local presence and partnerships. Our projects directly benefit millions of people. At the same time, we focus on contributing to systems change, which helps many more people harness opportunities and work their way out of poverty, well beyond the scope of projects.

Job Description

SNV is now looking to hire an experienced Global Head Human Resources who spearheads SNV’s people and talent operations and strategy. A strategic, empathetic leader that will lead the HR department, the Global Head Human Resources ensures SNV is composed of motivated, high calibre, high performing team members at all levels. They support and advise global teams as well as country teams on Human Resources related issues. Reporting to the CEO, the Global Head Human Resources acts as a partner to the Managing Board and other relevant senior management on HR related topics and by initiating improvements and changes in HR practices. The Global Head Human Resources is part of SNV’s Extended Management Team and is based in The Hague.

Key Responsibilities

• HR Strategy and Policy development, lead the development, planning, implementation, review and execution of global HR strategy, policies and procedures, in line with the SNV strategy, taking into account external developments and best practices. • Outline global HR goals on a yearly basis and execute annual HR plans within the given financial budget and human resources. • Provide overall leadership of HR operations and ensure outstanding service levels of the global HR team and compliance with internal controls, in line with policies and procedures, and aligned to requirements of the organisation and legal frameworks of countries we operate in. • Oversee high quality monitoring and reporting, ensuring effective gathering and reporting of management information on status of employee composition, HR objectives, analysis of metrics to identify opportunities and advice, and timely reporting to the Managing Board on risks and opportunities of strategic choices. Responsible for the annual HR Analytics Report. • Support to Managing Board and Councils, acts as a strategic counsel and guide to the Managing Board on talent acquisition, management and development, including organisational development and legal cases. Serve as HR Representative to the Global Council and Netherlands Council.


• Master’s degree in relevant field with a proven track record in international HR management; • Extensive years of experience, including several in an HR leadership position in an international setting; • Thorough understanding of the not-for-profit and/or commercial consultancy sector; • Able to translate strategic direction into effective operational plans; • Interpersonal effectiveness and integrity; • Pragmatic and structured, clear in communication; • Affinity with HR analytics; • Strong in (intercultural) stakeholder management; • Excellent English communication skills, with French an additional asset.

Additional Information

Contract Type Employment Contract (NL) Contract Duration Initial 2 years Expected Start Date January 2022 Working at SNV SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We offer a stimulating work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and international working environment. SNV is a global organisation committed to bringing different people, ideas and perspectives together. We especially invite women to submit their application as we seek to increase the number of women in SNV leadership positions. For more information, please visit:

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