Purpose of the post
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence.
We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949.
We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence.
We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.
The ICRC is looking for a Global Payroll Manager to Global HR Services team based in our Headquarters in Geneva.
If you are a hands-on person who likes deep diving into your activities, taking initiatives, driving transformations and coordinating a globally spread team, this job is for you!
Main duties and responsibilities
Manage and coordinate different payroll projects in Geneva and on an international scale, linking with our HR partners (HR operations, Compensation and benefit, HR Shared Services, salary team, HRIS and accounting team, and ICRC pension fund).
Control and improve existing processes and implementation of new ones, as well as a new structure for continuous improvement purposes and future centralized payroll management.
Analyze and Monitor ICRC's consolidated salary bill (Geneva and the 80 delegations).
Coordinate and support HR shared services teams in the Philippines and teams responsible for salaries in the delegations at the country level.
Support in delivering payroll services according to existing payroll and controlling processes.
Focal point with regards to procedures, answering internal and external requests and ensuring reporting of information in case of alert.
Develops and keeps documents and processes up to date, closely collaborating with Center of Expertise HR Framework and Compliance.
Maintain global knowledge and expertise with regards to the legal and regulatory dimensions.
Manage a team of about 10 people
Internally, interacts with staff at the MSSC and HR Centres of Expertise, HR Partners and Managers, senior managers, legal counsel and staff in the Internal Communication Unit and ICT and Finance and Administration Divisions.
Externally, interacts with departmental heads of the Cantonal Social Security Office (OCAS), the head of the tax office, etc.
Education and experience required
Commercial and / or HR training
Accounting degree or equivalent
Minimum 10 years of professional experience, including 5 years in a similar position at a global level
Minimum three years' management experience
Experience in project management, specifically on payroll issues with a workforce spread globally
Interest and experience in digitalizing the payroll function and / or HR administration
French and English fluent.
Desired profile and skills
Extensive knowledge of and experience with HR services, including workflows and processes from hiring to retirement.
Strong interpersonal skills and excellent analytical skills
Discreet but dynamic and reactive, with excellent organizational skills
At ease with main IT tools, including a very good command of Excel