Reward Strategy Consultant

Location: Head Office (US Only)
Position Location: USA - Washington, DC or Remotely based


Position:      Reward Strategy Consultant

Location:      Home based, US (This role can only be US BASED)

Duration:      circa 4-6 weeks

Reports to:   Interim HR Director

Start date:    Immediately


About RI:    

Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 16 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.


Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.


Relief International includes the four corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, MRCA/RI-France and RI-Europe.  Under our alliance agreement we operate as a single, shared management structure.


Consultant objectives:

Reporting to the Interim HR Director, the Reward Strategy Consultant will assess RI’s current approach to compensation and benefits for RI’s US-contracted staff; and advise on a future Reward. strategy that reflects best practice, is compliant with relevant legislation; and supports and RI’s goals as an employer. 


Scope of Work/ consultancy deliverables:

  • Assess RI’s current approach to pay and benefits for (a) US based employees and (b) international employees contracted by the US office, identifying key gaps and risks.
  • Advise  RI on current best practice and trends in organisational Reward policies in the US context, with examples drawn from different types of organisation, including international and not for profit organisations.
  • Brief RI on any relevant US legislation and regulations related to Reward practices.
  • Advise RI on options for developing a new Reward strategy and approach.



  • Deep expertise in Global Reward strategy
  • Demonstrated experience of working with diverse organisations to analyse compensation and benefits arrangements and recommend future options and solutions.
    Good understanding of the HR function.
  • Experience of working with HR teams and senior stakeholders
  • Experience of advising international organisaitons on Reward strategy
  • Knowledge of the INGO sector and humanitarian contexts
  • Effective analytical skills to effectively identify issues and be able to apply sound conclusions resulting in the right solution
  • Strong project management skills Ability to influence senior managers and build rapport with HR teams and other functions.


Personal qualities

  • A self-starter with demonstrated capacity for working independently and remotely while building good working relationships with client groups
  • Excellent communicator, able to keep the team updated on any progress or setbacks.
  • Dedicated and goal oriented, able to maintain patience throughout
  • Fast, flexible thinker who can shift gears at short notice



Relief International's Values:

Guided by the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence, as well as “Do No Harm,” Relief International Values:


We value:

  • Integrity
  • Adaptability
  • Collaboration
  • Inclusivity
  • Sustainability



How to apply.

  • To apply for this post, click on the “Apply” button in the job advert page
  • You will be asked to upload a CV and Proposal on how you will implement the objectives, time frame and costs
  • Also explain why you are interested in this consultancy assignment with Relief International and how your skills and experience make you a good fit.


Closing date. Please apply immediately we will be reviewing applicants on a rolling basis, therefore may withdraw the position for the job board closing date.


Due to limited resources, only short-listed will be contacted


Relief International is committed to protecting our staff and the communities we work with from abuse and harm including sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and sexual harassment.


All staff and consultants are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct.


Recruitment to all roles in Relief International include a criminal records self-declaration, references and other pre-employment checks, which may include police and qualifications checks.


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