NGO Recruitment’s NFP Hiring insights and salary snapshot 2022

Regional Head of People & Culture - Asia

Organisation Name Tara Climate Foundation
Location Asia (remote) or Australia (remote)
Date Posted 2023-03-08
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 1024966
  • Rare regional HR role, build & scale international climate action foundation
  • Apply your extensive international, generalist human resources experience
  • Asia (ideally Singapore) based - must have work permit


The Organisation
With a vision of a just and thriving Asia powered by renewable energy, Tara Climate Foundation is a new and rapidly expanding philanthropic initiative focusing on South, Southeast, and East Asia (excluding China and India). Tara Climate supports think tanks, civil society, research organisations, and other non-state actors to accelerate Asia’s energy transformation.
Tara plays three main roles in the region: providing grants to a diverse group of partners in the region, constantly developing and assessing strategy, and convening partners within and across borders.
The issue of climate change makes up just 2% of philanthropic giving worldwide, with that figure being even smaller in Asia.  Significantly more resources are needed to combat climate change in this decisive decade.
Benefits, Culture, Location
  • Work with a dynamic international team with a results-oriented approach
  • A flexible work environment and a space to learn the sector, develop and challenge yourself
  • Asia residence permit required, an Asian language is an asset
  • Australian citizens/PRs based in Australia will be considered
  • Committed to regional leadership, preference to candidates from the region
  • Internationally competitive compensation with occasional travel
  • Initial one-year contract, strong possibility for renewal annually
The Role
The role is responsible of all aspects of human resources, including designing and overseeing systems and policies, recruitment and hiring, on boarding, professional development, and team and manager development.  Working closely with the CEO and senior team, your work will ensure a vibrant culture, high staff engagement, and the integration of values into every aspect of Tara’s work.
You will serve as a key thought partner providing insightful, innovative thinking and problem solving on leadership and coaching, performance management, learning and development, and HR-related legal and reputational risk. The role will be responsible for building and nurturing a people-centric organisation that attracts the best people, creates a great place to work enabling sustainable growth. You will keep abreast of best practices, regulatory changes, new technologies, and knowledge of trends in HR and employment.

Skills Required
The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience in similar positions, ideally in a global context, some understanding of regional employment laws, significant leadership experience across the full spectrum of HR operations with success in recruiting and retaining high performing, diverse talent across multiple countries. You also have the following attributes;
  • Emotionally intelligent, excellent interpersonal skills, integrity, professionalism & self-awareness
  • Proactive approach to problem solving; works well remotely, flexibly and collaboratively
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience scaling a rapidly growing organization will be a bonus
If you are a hands-on HR generalist leader who is keen to help address the climate crisis, and you meet most of the criteria above, please send your resume and cover letter in English, addressing the skills required above, quoting reference #1024966, or call Lois Freeke from NGO Recruitment in Melbourne on +61 (0)3 8080 8978 to discuss your interest.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

NGO Recruitment values equitable recruitment practices and is committed to representing candidates reflective of the diverse organisations and communities we work with. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages, and identities, and are happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs. If you are interested in this position and have most of the skills or experience we are looking for, please go ahead and apply.

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