July 31, 2023

HR Advisor – Global Remote

  • Deadline:
  • Location: Remote - Home Based (Global)
  • Organization: Women in Informal Employmeny Globalizing and Organising
  • Salary: USD $ Pay‌ ‌is‌ ‌dependent‌ ‌on‌ ‌experience,‌ ‌location‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌role‌ ‌profile‌ ‌as defined by WIEGO's Remuneration Policy–‌ ‌this‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌discussed‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌successful‌ ‌candidate.
Full Time

HR Advisor (22.5 hours per week)
Remote‌ ‌ ‌-‌ ‌Home-Based‌ ‌Location‌

Women‌ ‌in‌ ‌Informal‌ ‌Employment:‌ ‌Globalizing‌ ‌and‌ ‌Organizing‌ ‌(WIEGO)‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ global‌ ‌network‌ ‌focused‌ ‌on‌ ‌securing‌ ‌livelihoods‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌working‌ ‌poor,‌ ‌especially‌ ‌women,‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌informal‌ ‌economy.‌ ‌We‌ ‌believe‌ ‌all‌ ‌workers‌ ‌should‌ ‌have‌ ‌equal‌ ‌economic‌ ‌opportunities‌ ‌and‌ ‌rights.‌ ‌WIEGO‌ ‌creates‌ ‌change‌ ‌by‌ ‌building‌ ‌capacity‌ ‌among‌ ‌informal‌ ‌worker‌ ‌organizations,‌ ‌expanding‌ ‌the‌ ‌knowledge‌ ‌base‌ ‌about‌ ‌the‌ ‌informal‌ ‌economy‌ ‌and‌ ‌influencing‌ ‌local,‌ ‌national‌ ‌and‌ ‌international‌ laws and ‌policies.

The Position
This newly created HR Advisor role is an exciting opportunity to use your skills and experience to help shape the future of our HR function and support our work around the globe. You will work in a small friendly team providing comprehensive remote HR support and guidance across the organisation. The successful candidate will have an interesting and varied workload combining advisory and administrative HR and project work.


The HR Advisor reports into the HR Manager and has the following responsibilities:

Contribute to the continuous improvement of HR policies, processes, and practices
Support the HR Manager in building and maintaining effective HR processes, systems, and tools.
Assist in the global recruitment process, including drafting job descriptions, job posting, screening resumes, and coordinating interviews and communication to candidates based in various countries.
Facilitate the onboarding and induction process for new team members by preparing new hire paperwork, coordinate orientation sessions and ensuring a smooth transition to new team members.
Provide remote HR guidance and support to supervisors and team members on HR matters concerning policies, benefits, and procedures, escalating complex issues to the HR Manager.
Assist in the development and delivery of HR training programs.
Support team engagement and welfare initiatives.
Provide HR administrative support such as coordinating HR events, meetings and training sessions including note taking, logistics and materials preparation.
Generate HR reports and analyse HR data to identify trends and provide recommendations for improvement and aid decision-making.
Stay updated on HR best practices, current trends, and legal requirements, ensuring compliance when appropriate with employment laws and regulations.
Maintain accurate HR records and databases.
Maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive HR information with discretion.
Demonstrate adaptability and flexibility in working across different time zones and effectively communicating with a diverse global team.

About You
To be successful for this position you will need to have:

Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or equivalent work experience.
Minimum of 3 years experience in HR roles, with a focus on HR advisory or generalist functions, ideally remotely within a global non-profit or charitable organisation.
Good knowledge of HR principles and best practices.
Familiarity with HR systems, data analytics, and reporting tools.
Commitment to social justice and experience in working with diverse populations would be an advantage.

Skills and Competencies

Strong administrative and organizational skills, with the ability to maintain accuracy and confidentiality.
Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively and build relationships remotely with people at all levels.
Detail-oriented mindset and a strong focus on quality and continuous improvement.
Ability to work independently, take initiative, and contribute to a collaborative team environment.
Strong time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks effectively.
Strong commitment to continuous learning and professional development to stay updated on HR best practices and trends.
Ability to handle remote employee relations issues sensitively and professionally.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
Advanced IT skills, including proficiency in Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides) and Microsoft Excel

What we offer
This is a 22.5 hours/week consultancy role until the end of March 2025 with renewal of the contract thereafter on an biennal basis by mutual agreement and subject to satisfactory performance. The position is offered with an initial 3-month trial contract. The position is home-based and successful candidates will need to have their own office and office equipment.

Pay‌ ‌is‌ ‌dependent‌ ‌on‌ ‌experience,‌ ‌location‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌role‌ ‌profile‌ ‌as defined by WIEGO’s Remuneration Policy–‌ ‌this‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌discussed‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌successful‌ ‌candidate.


WIEGO is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. All applicants are welcome.

How to apply:

Next Steps
To be considered for this position, please submit your application to recruit@wiego.org which will need to include:

a cover letter, explaining how you fulfil the above requirements;
curriculum vitae with 2-3 contactable references;

The deadline for submission is Tuesday 8th August 2023.