Talent Development Officer, Human Resources

Open Society Foundations
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Aug 01

Position description

Talent Development Officer, Human Resources. London. Posting Date: 07/31/2020. Deadline: 08/27/2020

Do you want to help make the world a better place with your experience as a talent development professional? We're seeking a Talent Development Officer, based in London, to design and implement guidance, tools, programs, and organizational models to communicate, manage, and enable OSF's approach to staff professional development and career growth.

The Open Society Foundations (OSF) work to build vibrant and inclusive democracies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. We are active in more than 120 countries, making us the world's largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights.

The Talent Development function is part of OSF's global Human Resources (HR) function of 60+ members, with staff in Berlin; London; New York; and Washington, D.C. offices. We support staff across our global network of offices and foundations, in over 40 countries. The Talent Development Officer is a global role that will partner with colleagues across the various HR functions: with stakeholders from each of the Operations functions, with managers and staff across all of OSF's offices, with outside vendors, and with OSF senior management.

As a Talent Development Officer at Open Society, you will:
  • Manage projects to define and enhance the employee experience, by developing competency models, career path guidance, mentoring resources, and skills-training offerings;
  • Develop and deliver presentations, e-learning, and workshops to communicate OSF Talent Development policy, practice and offerings;
  • Manage targeted requests for professional skill development - assess needs and make recommendations for training, coaching, mentoring and other development methods;
  • Create and manage data analytics and reporting on the impact of the initiatives/programs implemented, integrating data from various sources and developing presentations/formats for communicating key results, themes and trends over time;
  • Project manage additional talent development projects, as requested based on the ongoing evolution of the team and its work;
  • Overall, become a trusted advisor to various staff communities, and an Ambassador for Talent Development and HR.


What we are looking for:

  • Seven to ten years of relevant experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Demonstrated record of designing, implementing and managing several concurrent complex projects/ programs related to Talent Management and Development within an organization of 500 or more employees;
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills including experience designing training content and process/policy guidance and adapting it for delivery across multiple channels/platforms; and experience developing and delivering presentations, organizational communications, and summary memos;
  • Experience managing surveys and data compilation and analysis;
  • Strong project management skills, with ability to develop plans and meet deliverables on multiple concurrent projects;
  • Strong understanding of Organizational Development/Psych, Talent Analytics and Human Resources Management;
  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with staff at all levels from a diverse array of backgrounds.


Desirable (but not required):

  • Workday experience and experience working with a Learning Management System (LMS).


What we offer:

  • Ample opportunities to learn and grow, from annual professional development allowances to onsite trainings and brown bag lunches with visiting experts;
  • Top-notch benefits and perksdesigned for your well-being and a healthy work-life balance. With some variability according to location, this includes generous time off, flexible work arrangements, employer-paid health insurance, generous retirement savings plan, progressive paid parental leave, reproductive and family planning support, sabbatical opportunities, and much more ;
  • A commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that enables everyone to bring their full self to work and make a positive impact on the world.


See what a day in the life of an Open Society colleague is like.

If this sounds like the position you have been looking for, please submit your cover letter and CV; we look forward to learning more about you.

Competitive rates of pay apply.

We aim to build an inclusive workforce that is reflective of the populations we support, and actively seek applications from those who are marginalized and underrepresented. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and colleagues with disabilities.