Global Director, People Capability & Culture

Human Resources · Flexible, Remote
Department Human Resources
Employment Type Regular Full-Time
Minimum Experience Executive

Women for Women International (WfWI) is seeking a Global Director, People, Capability & Culture

Since 1993,Women for Women International, a globalNGO,has invested in the power of over 500,000 women who are forgotten  the women survivors of war and conflict.We support them in learning the social and economicskills they need to rebuild theirlives, theirfamilies, and their communities. 


Our core belief is that stronger women build stronger nations. Women who enrol in our programs in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Sudan, break the isolation of war and conflict. They gain access to knowledge, resources and tools needed to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support.  


Over the next ten years, our goal is to scale our impact to improve the lives of millions of the most marginalized women affected by war and conflict. Our vision is to create a world in which all women determine the course of their lives and reach their full potential.  


We know that women pass on their knowledge to their neighbours and children, creating a ripple effect for generations. By investing in women, we create a better world for all of us – a world that’s more equal, peaceful, and prosperous.  


That is the power of women, for women.  

WfWI is in the process of implementing a unified organizational structure and ‘internationalizing’ the HQ and governance structure by diversifying board members and moving headquarters functions and staff closer to the country offices.  To enable the successful implementation of the new unified structure we need a pragmatic and dynamic Global Director,


People Capability & Culture to build and implement frameworks that will develop a culture and practice of strong leadership, empowerment, diversity, inclusion and resilience.


The Global Director, People, Capability & Culture will support the CEO and leadership teams to bring the new unified structure to life and embed the culture and values of their vision globally, whilst ensuring global consistency and coherence of practices, efficiency, fairness, staff engagement and retention - all without losing the innovative, passionate and supportive culture that has already been key in contributing to WfWI's success.rec

The Global Director, People, Capability and Culture is responsible for ensuring an empowering, safe and equitable working environment and culture for diverse and globally dispersed people (staff and volunteers) working in the organization.

  • Cultivate a strong unified leadership culture that supports, develops and empowers a diverse, equitable and inclusive global organization
  • Lead and direct the management, development, implementation and evaluation of human resource strategies, reforms, plans, systems and policies, these include workforce solutions across the complete employee lifecycle including workforce planning, employee relations, learning and development, organisational design and change management, talent management and succession planning.
  • Lead the design and delivery of priority people policies, programs and initiatives consistent with organisational strategy and plans
  • Lead the development of a people strategy that defines each ‘people lever’ required to support the achievement of WfWI’s strategic objectives and ensure effective implementation of the associated strategies.
  • Lead the development of WfWI’s workforce plan and talent management strategy and deliver corresponding interventions to ensure skills and capabilities to deliver on the organisation commitments and outcomes.
  • Drive the implementation of change plans and provide strategic advice and support on workforce planning, resource planning and industrial relations to manage and resolve any issues and risks.
  • Lead the implementation of strategies for appropriate workforce behaviour and improved people management standards to assist in achievement of Organisational performance and culture outcomes
  • Coach and partner with senior leaders to plan and implement actions to build people leadership and leverage capability development, and the identification and retention of talent and succession planning in an inclusive and evolving environment.

Operational and Strategic Deliverables

  • Collaborate with the Chief of Staff and Director of Communications and External Engagement to ensure that internal communication engages all employees to ensure positive information sharing and feedback loops throughout the organization.
  • Lead internal people related operations, organizational development, talent acquisition, staff engagement and other critical processes and programs managed and supported by the PC&C function.
  • Ensure a cohesive global PC&C team that is motivated and technically proficient in partnering with their clients to understand and support business objectives and priorities
  • in consultation with the appropriate experts, provide overall guidance and support to teams in resolving complex and high-risk safeguarding issues and cases.
  • Implement global people related organizational policies and procedures to ensure equity across the global organization
  • Transform and support staff welfare, wellness, and health programs across all WfWI offices.
  • Implement engagement initiatives that empower, support and develop people to perform and be accountable for their work.
  • Lead and execute WfWI’s compensation/remuneration strategy and policies
  • Develop, update and manage Global Support Centre People budget


  • Employ new technologies to produce a global agile work environment supported by fit for purpose and fast digital solutions
  • Develop strategy for the new hybrid working environment including virtual, in-person and digital working practice, tools, techniques and capacity


This is a full-time, permanent position, reporting to the Chief Operating Officer with key relationships with the Leadership Team, Operations Leaders Team, Country Leadership Teams and the Global People, Capability and Culture community. You will line manage the following positions: - International PC&C Business Partner, Global Talent Manager, PC&C Business Partner

Location: High preference for someone to be located in the following countries where WfWI has an office. (United Kingdom, Germany, Iraq, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Kenya, Rwanda, Bosnia or Kosovo). WfWI may be able to consider candidates in other locations close to and within the same regions as the existing offices above, subject to agreement.

Starting salary: £85,000 (UK only). Other locations commensurate with the seniority of the position and offered on national terms.

Candidates are required to have and be able to maintain the right to work in their current location.

WfWI is regrettably not able to relocate candidates to take up the position.

At Women for Women International, we know that our people and organizational culture provide the foundation to achieve our mission. Diversity, equity, and inclusion
(DEI) are central to everything we do. Read our commitment to DEI

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All our staff are required to adhere to WfWI’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policies and to our organizational values: Empowerment, Integrity, Respect, Resilience.


Women for Women International is partnering with Red Sea Executive Search for this role.
To find out more about the role please email Susan Bandow and Irene Gikemi at

To apply for the position please go to and follow the instructions to upload your application through the Red Sea website.


Closing date for applications: 2nd February 2022
Red Sea Interviews for long-listed candidates: 18th-23rd February 2022
WfWI selection stages: from 7th March 2022

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  • Location
    Flexible, Remote
  • Department
    Human Resources
  • Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience