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Job title: Part-time Human Resources Manager for ETC Group
Job type: Contract, part-time permanent (21 hours per week) Monday to Friday, flexible
Organization: ETC Group
Location: Remote with availability to work from ETC’s headquarter’s office in Montreal

About ETC Group

ETC Group is a small, international, research and action collective committed to social and environmental justice, human rights and the defence of just and ecological agri-food systems and the web of life. We are aligned with diverse popular and social movements and civil society organisations who share our values, particularly in the Global South. Together we work to understand and challenge corporate-controlled techno-industrial systems based on scientism, to expose the dangers of the technological manipulation of life and ecosystems, and to build countervailing knowledge and power.

Human Resources Manager

ETC Group is looking to hire a Human Resources manager to oversee the Human Resources aspect of our small international organization. We are looking for someone who can reflect our commitment to diversity and inclusion by infusing a culture of transparency and fairness within a group that is evolving towards a collective-management structure.

Main duties will include:

  • Developing creative strategies for recruiting the best possible candidates from diverse backgrounds and maintaining a candidate database
  • Overseeing and coordinating employee hiring processes in partnership with project managers, and drawing up contracts
  • Developing on-boarding procedures for new employees and providing orientation and training on organizational policies and processes
  • Serving as a resource for all staff, providing information and resolving day-to-day HR issues in consultation with management committee
  • Creating, updating and implementing HR related policies
  • Ensuring health and well-being of staff
  • Managing issues with staff in a fair, compassionate and effective manner
  • Handling grievances and implementing disciplinary procedures
  • Ensuring the accuracy of sick days, vacation days and national holidays in the work calendar
  • Assisting with health claims management and completion of forms and paperwork
  • Managing medical, dental and other benefits of employees
  • Conducting and documenting annual employee performance evaluations and communicating with staff regarding their performance
  • Supporting the overall organizational vision, plans, budgets, and strategies
  • Attending and participating in meetings taking place in different time zones when necessary
  • Promoting equality and diversity in the workplace

Values and Attributes

  • Strong communication and writing skills in English and French
  • Integrity, strong understanding of confidentiality and discretion
  • Positive “can-do” attitude, with initiative, creativity and good sense of humor
  • Knowledge of north/south and cross-cultural differences and overlaps
  • Disposition to work with colleagues who may need help in diverse timezones

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Minimum five years experience working as a Human Resources manager, preferably within a NGO/NPO environment
  • Experience in conflict transformation is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred but a DEC in a related field with strong workplace experience will be considered
  • Experience working in organisations with collective/horizontally-managed structure
  • Salary commensurate with experience.


Please note that only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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subject: Human resources manager

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 27 2023    ID: 69230