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HR Operations Intern

Company: WeConnect International Inc
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Mission of WEConnect International : An Internship with WEConnect International provides an opportunity for someone who is interested in learning more about the Human Resources function wtihin a global nonprofit. During the internship, you will learn about all aspects of Human Resources program facilitation in all areas including Staffing, Employee Relations and Engagement, Employee Development and Training, Performance Management, Data and Analytics, HR Compliance and Legal. You will get hands on experience in standardizing processes, analyzing HR data, supporting Training and Development efforts, and the Talent Acquisition process. The work you do will directly impact a team of dedicated professionals, supporting their work and life, while they focus on developing sustainable efforts in the growing field of women's economic empowerment, and supplier diversity and inclusion. Our work helps women-owned businesses of different sizes and capacities in regions such as Latin America and the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and Oceania, and Africa and the Middle East in leveraging procurement opportunities from large corporations and multilateral agencies who are our Member Buyers. This includes organizations such as Walmart, P&G, TD Bank, Sodexo, Johnson & Johnson, Facebook, Microsoft and many more.

What You Can Do/Intern Duties:

Talent Acquisition process
The HR Operations Intern will support WEConnect International's recruiting efforts by supporting the HR Manager with identifying appropriate job sites to promote opportunities and attract qualified candidates. The HR Intern will also help support the development of an Employer Brand and presence on job posting sites, social media outlets, and other resources to help attract key talent. Specific tasks include identifying opportunities to promote and leverage WEConnect as an employer of choice through employer branding campaigns, job description development, candidate correspondence, and scheduling of interviews. The Intern will also work with the HR Manger in the enhancement of the current Applicant Tracking system which will help streamline and automate the recruiting process.

Training and Development
In partnership with the HR Manager, help to develop presentations and materials for HR related Training Initiatives, including a Cultural Workshop, Applicant Tracking system training for end users, Bi-Annual Performance Management training and Goal Setting, and supporting the monthly Wellness Webinars.
HR Compliance
Work with the HR Manager to ensure timely delivery and compliance with general HR practices and questions that may arise.

Performance Standards
Intern will work directly with the HR Manager supporting all ongoing efforts related to Human Resources Operations. Intern will be available to work between 15 to 20 hours a week, or as thier schedule permits in the geography where s/he is based on scheduled days of work; and will provide a weekly review to supervisor of task status. The productivity measurements for the internship include:

  • Completed tasks in a satisfactory manner within the deadlines agreed with the supervisor.
  • By the end of the internship, this person will have demonstrated a solidy understanding of R Operations, Talent Acquisition, and Compliance process and have contributed to the success of building a talent pipeline for WEConnect International.
  • Responded to emails/messages within 24 hours of receipt.
  • Attended all check in calls scheduled with Supervisor.Learning Goals
    Primary learning goal is to experience and contribute to the operations of a global NGO and to understand the daily work of international development professionals focused on economic and sustainable development, and how Human Resources serves to support employees in their daily work. The internship is based in the Human Resources function but will be able to work with people based on the member development function, communications function, fundraising/business development function and administration function of the organization. Secondary learning goal is to gain greater knowledge about the challenge of women's economic empowerment, and WEConnect International's method to achieve it through increasing market access for women-owned businesses to local and global supply chains through facilitating certification, connections, and capacity development.
    What You Need/Skills and Qualifications Desired:
    • Commitment to women's economic empowerment
    • Academic background in business, human resources management, organizational development, behavioral sciences, phycology, or communications
    • A high school diploma or equivalent
    • Excellent writing and communications skills
    • Demonstrable cross-cultural skills
    • An adventurous mindset, and the willingness to try new things
    • Readiness to learn
    • A solutions-oriented focus
    • Resourceful team player
    • Adhere to, and promote adherence to all ethical standards
    • Strong Interpersonal skills
    • Ability to communicate across all levels of an organization both internally and externally
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and sensitive information
    • Excellent skills with standard software (MS Office) and experience with and willingness to learn virtual meeting software (videoconference and webinar platforms)
    • Personal laptop computer, mobile phone, strong internet connection and data plan. WEConnect International cannot provide this equipment or reimburse intern for cost of internet, data, equipment, or maintenance.
    • Excellent writing and speaking skills and fluency in English.
      WEConnect is an Equal Opportunity Employer. WEConnect is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Keywords: WeConnect International Inc, Washington DC , HR Operations Intern, Human Resources , Washington, DC

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