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People and Talent Business Partner (Middle East)

Preemptive Love Coalition is a global peacemaking movement working to end war. We do this primarily by working in polarizing conflict zones, providing emergency relief to families persecuted by terrorism and violence and jobs for displaced families.

The People & Talent Business Partner (PTBP) position is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in designated business units. The position formulates partnerships across the P&T function to deliver value-added service to…

Hours: Full Time
Location: Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
Manager: Chief People and Talent Officer

The People & Talent Business Partner (PTBP) position is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in designated business units. The position formulates partnerships across the P&T function to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflect the business objectives of the organization. The PTBP maintains an effective level of business literacy about the business unit’s financial position, its midrange plans, its culture, and its competition.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but does serve as a coach and
mentor for other positions in the department.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Conducts weekly meetings with respective business units.
  • Consults with line management, providing P&T guidance when appropriate.
  • Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the P&T group to develop solutions,
    programs and policies.
  • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough
    and objective investigations.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management
    of employees, reducing legal risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the
    legal department as needed/required.
  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g.,
    coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build
    morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Provides P&T policy guidance and interpretation.
  • Develops contract terms for new hires, promotions, and transfers.
  • Assists international employees with expatriate assignments and related P&T matters.
  • Provides guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning, and succession planning.
  • Identifies training needs for business units and individual executive coaching needs.
  • Participates in evaluation and monitoring of training programs to ensure success. Follows up to ensure training objectives are met.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Language requirements: fluent in English, Arabic, and Kurdish.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply the appropriate sections of applicable laws,
    guidelines, regulations, ordinances, and policies.
  • Ability to acquire a thorough understanding of the organization’s hierarchy, jobs,
    qualifications, compensation practices, and the administrative practices related to those
    factors.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of 2-5 years of experience resolving complex employee relations issues.
  • Working knowledge of multiple People & Talent disciplines, including compensation
    practices, organizational diagnosis, analytics, diversity, performance management, and
    federal and state respective employment laws.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, women, men, bilingual and bicultural individuals, veterans, and members of other minority or marginalized groups. Please see Equal Employment Opportunity for more information.

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