HR Change Consultant
IT / Development
Remote (Asia Time Zone Permitted)
Location: Remote BaseApplication Deadline: 5 August 2021 Type of contract: 6 months consultancy contractLanguage(s) required: English (proficient /fluent writing and oral skills)BACKGROUNDCGIAR has experience and knowledge spanning 50 years, built on a track-record of continuous innovation and world class research. WorldFish part of the CGIAR - an international, non-profit research and innovation organization reducing hunger, malnutrition and poverty across Africa, Asia and the Pacific. For over 45 years, our work on sustainable aquaculture and fisheries has improved the lives of millions of women, men and youth.Fish and other aquatic foods grown in and harvested from oceans, lakes, rivers and ponds provide income for more than 800 million people and provide 3.3 billion with 20% of their animal protein intake. Our focus on sustainability makes sure that the way we produce and use these foods today means a plentiful future of generations to come. CGIAR's mission is "a world with sustainable and resilient food, land, and water systems that deliver diverse, healthy, safe, sufficient, and affordable diets, and ensure improved livelihoods and greater social equality, within planetary and regional environmental boundaries". To support in the step change needed in meeting this mission, the WorldFish Research and Innovation Strategy "Aquatic Foods for Healthy People and Planet" reflects our commitment to do our part in making bold decisions possible. It is through science that we will help to illuminate sound paths toward a sustainable food systems transformation with aquatic foods and to meet the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in all three of its dimensions—social, economic and environmental.It is in this backdrop we seek an experienced HR Change Consultant for a minimum of six months, to assist in the development and implementation of a fit for purpose research operating model for Aquatic Food Systems.ABOUT WORLDFISH WorldFish is an international, non-for-profit research organization that works to reduce hunger, malnutrition and poverty by improving fisheries and aquaculture. With a 45-years track record of leading-edge science, WorldFish generates research evidence and innovations to inform sustainable practices and inclusive policies that enable better livelihoods and healthier diets for millions of poor people, particularly women, who depend on fish for food, nutrition and income. WorldFish is a member of CGIAR , the world's largest global partnership on agriculture research and innovation for a food secure future. Headquartered in Penang, Malaysia and with regional offices across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, WorldFish leads the cross-disciplinary CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH).ABOUT THE POSITIONThe consultant will be responsible for working closely with the Senior Director, Aquatic Food Systems (and other key stakeholders), to develop and implement a fit for purpose research team that is fully aligned to the 2030 strategy and its new strategic research framework on "Aquatic Foods".The role will involve supporting in the design of the new structure, as well developing new job descriptions aligned to research competencies required and interviewing candidates, and ensuring communication of these changes is timely and appropriate. The post holder will need to be an experienced HR specialist with a successful track record in restructuring departments and organizations. They must be a self-starter work at pace with minimal supervision, delivering high quality outputs. They will be required to work collaboratively with a number of key stakeholders including the Director Science & Research and the Global HR Lead. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDESupport the delivery to operationalize the structure that fully aligns with the new new strategic research framework on "Aquatic Foods".Drafting job descriptions that will attract the right candidates with the needed skill sets.Working collaboratively with the Global HR Lead to ensure compliance with internal policies and procedures as well as local laws.Supporting in the interview process including the development of interview questions that align with the competencies required, and be a key member of the panel.Drafting the communication around this change to ensure all staff are clear on the processes, decisions and outcomes. The communication should be developed in consultation with Research and Science Director, HR and Communications.Requirements:Consultant is required to have the following skills and qualifications:At least a Bachelor Degree, preferably in Human Resources, Psychology or similar field, with an accredited professional qualification (CIPD or equivalent).Minimum 15 years' of progressive experience in the HR.Successful track record of managing and implementing strategic HR change - a minimum of 5 years.Excellent written and verbal communication (minimum - professional English).Strong negotiation/influencing skills.TERM OF APPOINMENTThis position is an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge and experience with an international research and development organization. The consultancy will be carried out remotely and is home-based. The successful candidate should be available to commence as soon as possible. Consultant must be available throughout the duration of the consultancy contract. The duration can range from weeks to months. In some cases, the assignment can be shortened or extended depending on business needs. This position is open to international applicants. HOW TO APPLY Interested applicant are invited to provide specific information which demonstrates that they are fully qualified to perform/provide the services latest by 5 August 2021. The expression of interest (EOI) should include:A cover letter stating why you are interested in and well-suited to the position. Your cover letter should also demonstrate your fee and availability.Consultant Profile (including curriculum vitae, evidence of the requisite expertise and skills).List of similar assignments (i.e. portfolio of relevant work) with relevant samples of work done within the last five years.Screening will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.Our Gender, Diversity and Inclusion CommitmentWorldFish has seven offices across Asia, Africa and the Pacific, with more than 400 staff and 27 nationalities who contribute to a dynamic multicultural work environment.WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity and inclusion is valued and we seek to have gender balance in the organization. We aim to also seek balance across other diversity dimensions. People in WorldFish are treated equally irrespective of gender, ethnicity/race, national or social origin, disability, religion, political affiliation, age, family size, marital status or any other form of personal identity.We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage qualified women and men from developing nations to apply.