Join the HJF Team!The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing military medicine. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partner


HJF is seeking a Global Human Resources Manager with a generalist background to support both domestic and international HR operations. The Global HR Manager is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in designated programs. The position is responsible for the administration of policies and procedures for HJF and its international subsidiary HJFMRI and HJF LTD/GTE. The Manager will serve as the primary Human Resources point of contact (POC) for HJF international assignees (Expats and TCNs) and HJFMRI host-country employees.

The Global HR Manager serves as the HR consultant to programs administrators and staff as well as other functional areas such as procurement, business development, finance etc. on human resources matters.


  • Provides guidance to supervisors and employees on problems originating from individual work situations or work environment. Fields questions on firing, discipline, performance, interviewing, discrimination, etc.
  • Partner with site HR in policies development and annual reviews to include International Assignees and country-specific local policies and procedures, handbooks, employment and secondment agreements. Maintain compliance with in-country labor laws and regulations for MRI employees and track such updates and developments.
  • Provide HJF international assignees with employee policy interpretation, coordinate/ track visa & work permit applications, assist in the management of global taxation matters, conduct employment actions and HRIS updates, administer and oversee all HRIS matters for HJFMRI, coordinate the mobilization/demobilization lifecycle for international assignees to and from post (s) of assignment.   
  • Coordinate compensation-related actions with programs management through salary analysis, compensation policy interpretation and program-specific compensation incentives. Ensure the appropriate assessments are conducted using the appropriate and relevant data sources.
  • Work in collaboration with Site representatives regarding specific job functions, compensation, performance, benefits HJFMRI best business practices. Advise employees on HJF and HJFMRI policies, procedures and guidelines as well as applicable local labor laws and regulations. Provide support to Site HR and regional HR.
  • HRIS Database management – maintain consistency and accuracy of employee information actions, changes and information. Maintain employee files and records in electronic and paper form, ensure integrity of the data and UKG data audit. Supporting smooth functioning of HRIS database and conducting periodic audits.                        
  • Evaluate and support the recruitment needs and expectations of international program and program management in order to align with business objectives. Assist mandatory/annual reports which include international accounting and other compliance review. Apply business and functional knowledge to inform and drive HR priorities, including workforce planning and talent management.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of personnel. Ability to handle multiple priorities, excellent time management, organization and strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to travel internationally. 
  • Functional knowledge of employment regulation, be proficient in handling multiple tasks and competing priorities across different time zones and global teams.
  • Experience and understanding of full lifecycle recruiting of global talent is a plus. 
  • Experience with USG or USAID/Donor funded projects is preferred.
  • Experience with UKG/Ultipro and functional fluency including UKG Business Intelligence and reporting is preferred.
  • Knowledge of international allowances such as Rest & Recuperation, Post Differential,  is highly desirable. Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, employee relations, diversity, performance management, foreign employment laws.
  • Strong knowledge of employment law and HR best practices.

Physical Capabilities

  • Ability to stand or sit at a computer for prolonged periods.

Work Environment

  • This position will take place primarily in an office setting.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources management or related field.
  • Minimum of 9-10 years experience required in a human resources generalist role, within a global matrix organization. Must have at least 3 years in international HR experience. 

Licenses, Certification or Registration: PHR, or SPHR or GPHR or any other HR-related professional certifications.

Language skills: Fluency in English is required and proficiency in at least one other language is preferred.

Travel: International travel may be required and may include travel to developing regions.


The likely salary range for this position is $104,200 USD to $118,000 USD annually based on a 40-hour work week. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensations or salary. Final salary will be determined based on market analysis, experience, and education.

All HJF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation will be required.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, education and credentials, a criminal background check, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check if applicable.  Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer. 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.