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Senior HR Manager, Global Compensation
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI)
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Job Description

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit:

CHAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to providing an environment of fairness, and mutual respect where all applicants have access to equal employment opportunities. CHAI values diversity and inclusion, and recognizes that our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people with diverse experience, backgrounds, and culture.

CHAI’s employees currently work in over 40 countries around the world and are supported by both country and global human resources (HR) partners. CHAI’s Global HR team follows a regional model, with many team members sitting in program country offices.

CHAI’s global compensation framework was implemented in 2014 to support CHAI’s mission by enabling teams to attract and retain highly qualified people. The driving principles behind CHAI’s compensation framework are equity, comparable pay for comparable work globally, transparency, consistency and ease of administration. As a part of the Global HR team, the Senior HR Manager, Global Compensation will lead the day-to-day and strategic management of CHAI’s global compensation framework. The Senior HR Manager, Global Compensation will lead CHAI’s effort to optimize the current compensation framework, conduct a wide range of analyses and benchmarking, strategically advise the Global HR team and CHAI’s leaders on global compensation approaches that align with CHAI’s compensation philosophy.


This position will ideally be based in CHAI’s Boston office, but may be flexible for other base locations, and will report to the Global HR Director, Policy, Compliance & Operations.


  • Act as the subject matter expert (SME) on compensation matters, providing guidance and coaching to Global HR colleagues, international and US-based managers and CHAI leaders on complex global compensation-related matters
  • Advise CHAI leadership on global compensation strategies and methodologies that support CHAI’s global compensation principles of equity, transparency and ease of administration and support the mission by enabling CHAI to attract, retain and motivate talented employees
  • Project-manage CHAI’s ongoing compensation evaluation, including management of multiple complex work streams involving collaboration with internal stakeholders, CHAI leadership and external consultants
  • Conduct complex compensation analyses, both qualitative and quantitative, to assess equity in the application of CHAI’s compensation framework across teams, locations, job levels, .etc.; and to assess competitive alignment with external markets and trends
  • Provide various types of compensation data and analytics to drive business decisions and results; including equity analyses, statistical data, ad-hoc reporting, visual charts and graphs, etc.
  • Prepare standardized and customized (depending on the need) compensation reports for country and program directors and CHAI leadership
  • Lead the development and implementation of compensation guidelines and practices that support CHAI’s compensation principles
  • Lead CHAI’s annual cost-of-living review; develop and recommend appropriate cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) for CHAI’s 40+ countries using an objective, data-driven approach while also considering other relevant economic factors that may vary by country
  • Work closely with other members of the Global HR Team to develop communication and roll-out plans for annual COLA, as well as any other global compensation initiatives to ensure consistent and transparent communication
  • Participate in approved salary surveys through the collection and reporting of data to third-party survey providers. Review salary survey results and reports findings and recommendations for any adjustments
  • Design, implement, and maintain a compensation model that meets CHAI’s complex compensation reporting and analytical needs and can also support global growth and increase efficiency
  • Oversee the development and implementation of global compensation trainings, processes and guidance documents
  • Keep skills and knowledge current (technology, application, project management, analytics, change management, etc.) through professional reading, professional websites and internal counsel
  • Provide other HR services as needed or requested


  • Bachelor's Degree and 7+ years of experience in compensation
  • Global compensation experience at a geographically diverse organization, preferably in the NGO sector and/or which operates in low and middle income countries (LMIC)
  • Excellent analytical (qualitative and quantitative), technical and problem solving skills, specific to global compensation. Demonstrated experience with analytical, statistical and visualization tools used for compensation analysis. Experience with SQL is a plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of employees and outside contacts at all levels
  • Excellent communication skills - written, verbal and presentation
  • Process and execution orientated in order to manage multiple priorities while accomplishing departmental and organizational goals


  • Familiarly with the UN Retail Price Index (RPI) and/or other global price indices
  • Familiarly with Willis Towers Watson and Birches Group surveys

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