Director of People (GHC)

Global Health Corps

The extreme disparity in health outcomes and access to healthcare that exists today between the world’s rich and the world’s poor is unjust and unsustainable. To change this unacceptable status quo requires a new generation of leaders with diverse skills and backgrounds. Emerging leaders need opportunities to build their skillsets and build meaningful connections with other young leaders who share a vision for transformative change. 

Global Health Corps is mobilizing a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. Passionate young leaders enter the GHC community by participating in yearlong paid fellowship opportunities. During this year, GHC fellows serve in positions of impact within outstanding organizations in sub-Saharan Africa. They also engage in intensive training, professional development opportunities, mentorship and thoughtful community-building. 

Fellows work in teams of 2—one international fellow, one in-country fellow—on a wide range of areas that improve healthcare access and health outcomes for the poor. Fellows have built financial management systems for grassroots HIV organizations in Uganda, supported district pharmacies in Rwanda in rolling out new supply chain management tools, and conducted research on adolescent sexual and reproductive health services in Zambia. Each one of our community members has the capacity to change the world – and many already are – and we are grateful to work closely with them to amplify their impact. Since its founding in 2009, GHC has supported more than 1000 fellows working at various levels of the health system, across issue areas and across continents, and our community gets stronger every year.

As Global Health Corps enters its second decade, it is poised to harness the full potential of its community and contribute to real health systems change. Through collective leadership, GHC brings together these diverse actors needed to solve the complex and challenging problems. Adaptive and innovative, GHC leaders are ready and able to solve tomorrow’s health problems, today. 


The Candidate 

Global Health Corps seeks a strategic, mission-driven Director of People to oversee all aspects of Human Resources and position our staff to flourish throughout their employee life cycle.

Our ideal candidate will have a background in organizational development, an understanding of labor and tax law, and experience in talent acquisition and organizational culture development. This is a great role for someone who has experience in – and gets energy from - engaging in a range of HR functions, maximizing the connections between them, and positioning staff with the systems, processes  and culture necessary to thrive in the workplace.

The Director of People is a senior leadership team member who will manage 1-2 staff and report to our CEO.

The Work

Specific responsibilities include:

Lead the People Team

  • Manage our Director of Labor and Compliance, People Team intern, and any seasonal, part-time, or contract staff engaging in people work.
  • Strategically identify opportunities to streamline people-related processes and improve team outcomes

Oversee Employee and Organizational Compliance

  • Stay abreast of labor and tax law in all of GHC’s countries of operation (currently the U.S., Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia), working with the Labor & Compliance Director to ensure GHC is consistently compliant
  • Develop, and oversee implementation of, internal policies, procedures, and programs to minimize organizational risk
  • Maintain GHC’s personnel information and employee records
  • Support the annual financial audit, as needed
  • Manage employee relations, internal inquiries, and investigations, if and as necessary

Manage Talent Acquisition, Onboarding, and Offboarding

  • Manage headcount and succession planning with the senior leadership team
  • Oversee GHC’s overarching recruitment, selection, and hiring, with a particular emphasis on consistently strengthening GHC’s commitment to diversity
  • Support hiring managers’ engagement in selection and hiring
  • Manage all strategic, administrative, and cultural aspects of employee exits and transitions

Steward Staff Performance Management, Learning, & Development

  • Coordinate annual performance reviews and semi-annual compensation and rewards adjustments
  • Support and advise managers in their efforts to build thriving teams and develop their direct reports
  • Oversee staff learning and development, including management of the organization’s Professional Development fund, coordination of staff step-backs and retreats, and all-staff learning experiences

Shape Organizational Culture

  • Oversee Global Health Corps’ important cultural priority of building a trusting, respectful, and inclusive environment across staff location, background, and identity
  • Facilitate recurring feedback cycles among and between staff
  • Steward our staff’s commitment to fostering an increasingly diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment

Oversee Benefits Administration

  • Ensure staff are aware of and maximizing employee benefits
  • Review and select benefits (e.g. health insurance, retirement plans, workers compensation, paid leave) in alignment with country regulations, people-related best practices, and new thinking in the field


  • At least 10 years of progressive leadership experience in People/Human Resources/Human Capital Management positions
  • Thorough knowledge of human resource management principles, best practices, and budgeting
  • Experience building and managing performance, reward, and benefits programs
  • Understanding of employment and tax legislation and regulations (preferably in at least one of our countries of operation)
  • Familiarity with mediation and managing employee relations
  • Experience working to create and foster organizational culture initiatives
  • Prior work experience in a mission and culture-driven organization is highly preferred
  • Empathetic leader who understands, and can effectively navigate, cultural nuances and working styles across our teams and offices worldwide
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal relationship and partnership skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in strategy, thought leadership, change management and collaborating across a global and diverse community
  • Proven examples of successful coaching and relationship building at all levels of an organization 
  • Proven commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion




We are a community of leaders who are proud to represent many different national, racial, ethnic, socio-economic, religious, gender, and other identities. We represent varied professional backgrounds, collaborating across fields and sectors to form a powerful, close-knit network of changemakers. Our diversity as a community is our strength, driving our ability to be empathetic, visionary, and effective leaders in the health equity movement, and engage with the world with dignity and respect.


To Apply

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Complete applications will include a resume and cover letter.


Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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