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People Strategy and Engagement Consultant, CGIAR

Jan 12 2023

People Strategy and Engagement Consultant, CGIAR

(Temporary assignment – 6 months)

The CGIAR People and Culture (P&C) Group delivers integrated strategic, specialist, and operational services to all CGIAR employees that are aligned with global standards. It does so through cutting-edge policies, approaches, guidance and tools that attract, onboard, develop, motivate and retain a talented, diverse, engaged, high-performing and innovative workforce in fair, safe and well workplaces.

On behalf of CGIAR, the Alliance is seeking a qualified People Strategy and Engagement Consultant. Remotely-based and working directly with the Senior Director of People Strategy, Planning & Policy, the People Strategy and Engagement Consultant will support the development of a People Strategy and Engagement Framework for the CGIAR.

Please find more information about CGIAR at www.cgiar.org, about One CGIAR here and about how we are advancing gender, diversity and inclusion (GDI) for an inclusive culture here.

The Alliance is part of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future.

Conduct a document review for context and understanding:

Understand at a high-level CGIAR’s 2030 Research and Innovation Strategy in order to be able to understand the wider organizational context

Audit and understand current People & Culture vision and proposed operating model, frameworks, policies, actions plans and surveys

Understand CGIAR’s wider organizational operating model, Business Plan and Research Initiatives (and how they are currently managed from a P&C perspective)

Develop the approach, structure tools and templates for stakeholder consultation on the Strategy and Engagement Framework

Conduct a SWOT Analysis to explore internal and external strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and assess the implications for P&C’s critical functions

Conduct an analysis of the non-profit agricultural research for development sector, providing insights into CGIAR’s competitive landscape and positioning when it comes to recruiting and retaining top talent

Conduct and/or participate in stakeholder interviews, as part of the process to build the Strategy and Framework

Synthesize the results of the analysis and internal research to feed into the development of the Strategy and Framework

Work with the P&C Community of Practice to draft a coherent and actionable CGIAR People Strategy and Engagement Framework aligned with CGIAR strategic objectives, including Employee Value Proposition and high-level key performance indicators

Formulate the tactical plans to achieve the Strategy and Framework

Stakeholder consultation process and support materials

Internal and external analyses (SWOT and external analysis)

Interventions with senior stakeholders to obtain sign off

Substantial experience in a senior HR role (10+ years), including in organizations undergoing significant change

Deep understanding of culture, diversity, engagement and the drivers impacting a positive employee experience

In-depth knowledge of global HR developments, including demonstrated competence in understanding the talent agenda, including developing a solid leadership bench

Collaborative skills and ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders

Business fluency and knowledge of international development organizations

Experience working within a matrixed (i.e., shared services delivery model) environment in a large, global, complex organization

Experience leading organization design and implementing change

This is a remotely-based 6-month full time consultancy opportunity, renewable based on extended needs and requirements. All consultancy fees and conditions will be administered in line with the Alliance approved policy for consultants.

Please apply online through the website no later than 27 January 2023, attaching a letter of application with names and email addresses of at least three referees, and a curriculum vitae, both in English. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Source: CGIAR Vacancies