Head of Compensation & Benefits (Vienna or Zeist, NL) | WWF

Head of Compensation & Benefits (Vienna or Zeist, NL)

Posted on
29 January 2018
WWF launched a new strategy that harnesses the strengths of the WWF network in a shared vision, focussing on six major goals - water, wildlife, the ocean, climate and energy, forests, and food – and three key drivers of environmental problems – markets, finance and governance.
In support of this strategy WWF undertook a redesign of its international secretariat that will further unite WWF offices and its near 6,400 staff around the world. This will help WWF to build stronger partnerships across the world with government, business, civil society and individuals. Together, we will deliver on WWF’s ambitious goals.
We are recruiting the role of Head of Compensation & Benefits for our International Secretariat to help us achieve our new ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.


WWF International office in Vienna or Zeist, NL

The Role:

Develops and implements the compensation and benefits frameworks and standards for a distributed WWF International Secretariat and its all offices, to attract, motivate and retain top talents. Leads the job evaluation process, salary reviews, benchmarking and market surveys in various markets for WWF International offices and Practice locations. Supports HR Director for salary reviews and pay philosophy decisions with the Remuneration Committee of the International Board. Provides consistent framework for the network and ensures the effective implementation of Global Mobility program across offices from C&B perspective.  

Main responsibilities:

  • Implements a comprehensive & integrated approach to compensation, benefits, rewards & recognition in Secretariat and with Regional HR Heads for all WWF International offices
  • Responsible for delivery of  annual salary review in Secretariat with the HR Manager Secretariat
  • Supports and works with the Regional HR Heads and Country HRs Program offices to manage accurate salary survey, and provide recommendations on salary scales
  • Works closely with finance team in ensuring all proposals are within the assigned budgets and manages the budget for the team and C&B activities as well
  • Responsible for consistent delivery of mobility policy and procedures in the offices through management of local HR teams
  • Subject matter expert on all compensation related enquiries. Offering advice beyond pay review on markets overview, best practices etc.
  • Coordinates periodic benefits survey for offices when and where necessary
  • Develops and maintain close working relationships with other compensation, benefits and recognition peers both internally and externally to ensure best practice is shared
  • Manages the relationship with external suppliers (like Mercer, Birches etc.) to ensure the most appropriate use of salary & benefits surveys is maintained
  • Builds C&B capacity & awareness in the Secretariat and all offices
  • Provides an advisory service to all staff members on compensation and benefits issues and trains other relevant HR team members to address such issues
  • Sets job evaluation standards and policies through Mercer IPE to ensure equity, consistency and compliance is maintained
  • Subject Matter expert on IPE for all WWF International offices
  • Advices and supports on Global Mobility framework and specific cases
  • Understands HRIS and partners well with HRIS Coordinator and other HR team members in systems and process improvements
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director, Human Resources

Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies:

  • A professional Human Resources qualification or equivalent tertiary education
  • At least five years’ experience of working in C&B role dealing with markets across the globe
  • Good understanding and some experience handling international mobility from C&B perspective
  • Experience working  with HRIS systems
  • Knowledge of International Reward practices and job evaluation techniques
  • In-depth understanding of company strategy, operating environments and business objectives
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with both internal and external clients, and focus on being service oriented
  • Strong analytical skills with methodical approach
  • Absolute discretion and personal integrity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and an aptitude for problem solving
  • Excellent advisory skills and ability to promote team synergy in a multi-cultural work environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (tact, diplomacy, discretion and impartiality) and influencing skills are essential for this position
  • Strong team-player with ability to work in virtual teams in multicultural environment
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Must be committed to equal opportunity employment policies
  • Excellent written and spoken English. Knowledge of other language skills an asset
  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined & Engaging
  • Demonstrates WWF behaviours in way of working: Strive for Impact, Listen Deeply, Collaborate Openly, Innovate Fearlessly

How to apply?

Upload your covering letter and CV on LinkedIn as one file.  We will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter.
Work permit restrictions may apply.
Salary: EUR 69,000 - 73,000 gross annual - depending on Location.
Deadline for applications: 19th February
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
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