Country: United States of America
Organization: Palladium International
Closing date: 31 May 2022

About Palladium:

Palladium is a global company working to design, develop and deliver positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around the globe; broaden access to health, water, power, and infrastructure; build enduring, sustainable, and transformative institutions and market systems to address global challenges; and conserve the natural world. We operate in over 90 countries and have a workforce of 3,000 talented, motivated, and diverse staff of all religions, races, languages, and gender identities.

Palladium Americas:

Our Americas’ business team has brilliant and passionate colleagues working in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America as well as the Caribbean, fulfilling projects and assignments for clients from institutions, corporations, governments, and foundations based in the Americas. We have offices in Washington, DC, New York City, and Raleigh-Durham, NC.

This Opportunity:


The purpose of this position is to maintain Palladium’s job architecture framework. The position will assist the Senior Manager, Compensation and Benefits in making recommendations in the design, development and regular review of the compensation structure, benefits and reward programs to support recruitment, retention, motivation, productivity and engagement of employees at all levels.

You and Your Career:

If you are a problem-solver, collaborator, and doer, and you have expertise in forming best practices around an organization’s job architecture framework we are interested in hearing from you.

We are a learning organization and provide growth opportunities from the start. We pride ourselves on giving you the freedom, resources, and guidance to chart a fulfilling career!

Reporting and Supervision:

The role will form part of the Corporate HR team
The role reports to the Senior Manager, Compensation and Benefits
The role will be required to liaise closely with managers, employees, subject matter experts and service providers

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:**

Coordinate the company’s job architecture framework involving consultation, evaluation, documentation and confirmation of the grading of new roles, and review of existing roles
Take ownership of the job description library and regularly update
Participate in external compensation and benefits surveys including submission of data and conduct initial analysis to determine prevailing pay rates, benefits, and other best practices
Support the company’s salary structures and benefits programs by assisting in the review and analysis of these programs as they relate to general competitiveness, utilization and cost-effectiveness, best practice and/or compliance with legal requirements
Participate in the annual salary, incentives and promotions review period ensuring the systems are working accurately
Support the comp and benefits function lead in the annual pay and quarterly incentives processes
Support in drafting compensation and benefits policies and guidelines and ensure that all confidential information is stored securely
Collaborate with Contracts & Compliance and Pricing Teams to consult with in country projects for Employee benefits in countries in which Palladium operates and for countries where the company has priority bids ensuring compliance with local employment laws including benefits review and recommendations
Operate an audit function on successful operations and compliance for these local pay and benefits arrangements
Conduct periodic audit on specific legislative factors relating to (but not exclusively) minimum wage, statutory benefits, government mandated provisions, tax effective pay arrangements and perquisites. This to be effected in countries where we operate and make recommendations based on audit result
Collaborate with global Diversity & Inclusion leadership and other HR Colleagues across the Company to provide data and analyses on established D&I metrics. This includes participation in Total Rewards programs – particularly equal access to benefits provisions
Collaborate with HR Colleagues to introduce, implement and support company-wide or group-wide benefit initiatives and assist in preparing the business case for any structural changes to benefits in-country, and provide market information on benchmark compensation data for bid process
Support the design and generation of various reports related to remuneration and benefits

Key Competencies Required:

**Experience in HR with specific experience within the Compensation and Benefits specialism
Working knowledge of human resources practices and processes to assist with understanding business processes, transactions and reporting needs
Compensation and benefits experience including salary surveys, salary reviews, bonuses and management of benefits is highly preferred
Prior experience in HR practices and compensation cycle management is preferred
Working knowledge of job mapping and labor market surveys/market pricing
Good organizational skills and interpersonal skills
Strong numerical, analytical and research skills
Above average proficiency in MS word, excel and PowerPoint
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Outstanding attention to detail combined with an ability to see the big picture
Ability to work independently with high level of motivation and service mind set
Ability to work across multiple locations and time zones to ensure timely delivery
High quality in delivery under tight time lines
Can work well under pressure

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include: (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.
Should you require any adjustments or accommodations to be made due to a disability or you are a neurodivergent individual or any other circumstance, please email our team at
Safeguarding – We define Safeguarding as “the preventative action taken by Palladium to protect our people, clients and the communities we work with from harm”. We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladium are treated with respect and are free from abuse. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.

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