Human Resources Manager - Europe (FTC)
1h ago


ONE is a global movement campaigning to end extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030, so that everyone, everywhere can lead a life of dignity and opportunity.

We believe the fight against poverty isn’t about charity, but about justice and equality.

Whether lobbying political leaders in world capitals or running cutting-edge grassroots campaigns, ONE pressures governments to do more to fight extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, and empowers citizens to hold their governments to account.

ONE’s members are crucial to this work. They come from every walk of life and from across the political spectrum. They’re artists and activists, faith and business leaders, students and scientists.

They take action day in, day out organising, mobilising, educating, and advocating so that people will have the chance not just to survive, but to thrive.

ONE teams in Abuja, Berlin, Brussels, Dakar, Johannesburg, London, New York, Ottawa, Paris and Washington DC, educate and lobby governments to shape policy solutions that save and improve millions of lives and which every year are under threat from cuts and other priorities.

ONE is grounded in a mission, vision and set of values that provide a foundation for our work. At ONE, we look for talented individuals who are passionate about making change and who will strive to embody our values.

Please take a moment to make yourself familiar with our values and mission statement before submitting your application.

Employees of ONE work in a collaborative and creative environment. When you work for ONE, you will receive excellent benefits along with the opportunity to be part of an international organisation and contribute to our mission to end extreme poverty and preventable disease.


ONE is looking for a Human Resources Manager for a 4-months maternity cover starting in August 2020 to join their Global Talent team The HR Manager will deliver a proactive and flexible HR service by providing support in a consultative and strategic manner for ONE’s operations in Europe.

She / he will work with the Chief Talent Officer to develop and direct the implementation of human resources policies, plans and programs across Europe.

This is a generalist role, which will cover day-to-day HR duties as well as project work.

This position is based in London.


  • Be the first point of contact advising Europe-based managers and staff on all general HR enquiries in adherence to the organisation’s policies and procedures, local legislations and best practices
  • Implement best practice and processes to manage the talent acquisition lifecycle, selection, pre-employment background checks and references, employment offers
  • Establish a strong rapport with hiring managers in order to understand their strategic hiring needs, priorities, and constraints;
  • to help the organisation recruit and retain top talent

  • Consult with employees and management on employee relations issues providing guidance and assistance with policy interpretation, open and direct communication, conflict resolution, performance management and conduct related issues
  • Ensure legal compliance with all applicable labour regulations in relevant European countries.
  • Ensure efficient processing of HR administration across ONE’s European offices
  • Maintain the global HRIS including accurate input of records where necessary and dealing with database queries
  • Prepare and issue documents including contracts and various letters
  • Arrange and conduct inductions, and exit interviews as and when required
  • Organise, facilitate and or deliver training as required.

  • Proven HR Business Partnering experience, within complex organisation
  • Five years’ demonstrated experience supporting staff on a range of HR issues
  • Experience researching and interpreting labour law and regulatory issues in a European country beyond the UK, ideally in Belgium, France or Germany
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills including the ability to analyse and convey complex information in a simple manner to varied audiences
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times
  • Highly organised, with the ability to multitask and exceptional attention to detail
  • Proven interpersonal skills and a strong sense of teamwork and collaboration
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully influence and communicate with all levels from employees to senior management.
  • Demonstrated skills in the areas of : problem solving, systems thinking, diplomacy, conflict resolution and influencing skills.
  • Demonstrated success in managing negotiations and handling people in difficult circumstances.
  • Demonstrable commitment to equal opportunities
  • Willingness to travel internationally, as needed.
  • Culturally sensitive and respectful.
  • Experience of working in a similar capacity for an international or NGO organisation is preferred and interest in international development and Africa is desirable
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and HRIS systems
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, business, or related discipline and 5-7 years human resources experience
  • Membership of a HR professional organisation e.g. Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Academy of HR Development etc.

    Fluency in English and French essential and proficiency in German also preferred.


    Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


    If you are ready to join the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, please submit a resume to this opening at .

    ONE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

    Due to the high volume of inquiries that ONE receives, we thank all candidates for their interest yet only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.


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