Global Human Potential Development Lead



About Voluntās (Latin: will, goal, purpose, meaning)
Voluntas was created from the fundamental belief that all human beings have the inherent right to live a meaningful life. That is why we exist: To realize human potential in all corridors of life – making every workplace, community, and country on the planet full of hope and dignity. Philosophers by heart and advisors by profession, we use our insights to provide evidence-based inspiration, tools, and recommendations for our partners around the world. We advise international organizations, companies, investors, foundations, and NGOs on how to drive a meaningful change in societies and organizations. We study social cohesion and peacebuilding in fragile states. We assess leadership and ethics in modern corporations. We facilitate private-public partnerships and collaboration in every sector. All to understand humans and what drives meaning in their lives. We have a permanent presence in ten countries, with ongoing projects in Asia, Europe, East and North Africa, the Middle East, Ukraine, and the US.

Our organization recognizes the critical role of what is usually referred to as Human Resources (HR) in shaping a global and inclusive workplace culture. Human beings are, however, not a resource that can be used and disposed of. As a result, as we embark on a journey of growth and international expansion, we seek a dynamic and experienced professional to assume the position of Global Human Potential Development (HPD) Lead.

Your Ethics

  • You put honesty above compassion
  • You put self-awareness above self-confidence
  • You put facts above assumptions
  • You put aspirations and hard work above good intentions

Your Responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing global HPD policies and procedures.
  • Leading and institutionalizing practices for recruitment efforts to attract top talent globally in accordance with local needs.
  • Ensuring compliance with international and national employment laws and regulations.
  • Leading the development of global compensation and benefit schemes.
  • Fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace culture.
  • Supporting the growth of colleagues across the organization through our education policy and initiatives.
  • Implementing effective performance management systems on a global level.
  • Leading the implementation and continuous development of Voluntas’ HPD tools.

Main Competencies and Attributes

  • Intellectual curiosity and inquisitiveness
  • Strong benevolent leadership skills
  • You believe in culture as a main driver of leadership in an organization.
  • Strong problem-solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Results-oriented mindset
  • High level of personal initiative, accountability, and a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team and collaborate with diverse teams across different geographies.
  • Doer, hands-on and execution-mindset
  • Proven experience as an HR leader within a multi-cultural organization.
  • Excellent written and spoken English (other languages are also an advantage)
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

This is a full-time permanent contract based with one of our offices in either Mumbai or Tunis.

How to apply
Interested candidates should send a resume (CV), and a cover letter (maximum one page) addressing the three points below:

  1. A short story of you as a human being
  2. An inspiring project at Voluntās you would like to work on (not a current Voluntās project)
  3. Describe the three biggest weaknesses you will bring to Voluntās

The cover letter (maximum one page) and CV must be written in English. Selected candidates will be invited for a written test/assessment followed by interviews to discuss their self-awareness, interests, and experience.  

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Don’t let the fact that you do not tick all boxes stop you from applying. At Voluntas we are committed to creating a diverse environment. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer and a community of colleagues from all continents and varied backgrounds.
We encourage all qualified applicants to apply irrespective of race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or veteran status.

Application due

Start date
Start as soon as possible

Work hours
Full time

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Niklas Pedersen 

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