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Senior HR Business Partner, Asia Pacific

Job Title: Senior HR Business Partner, Asia Pacific
Location: Singapore
Reference: 5B67F2F748660A9B
Job Published: January 06, 2022 00:16

Job Description

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a global challenge. Due to the fluidity of the situation, we periodically reassess our plans to reopen our offices. For the safety of our employees, our approach is tailored to the situation in each of the 30 countries we operate in. Travel is only conducted when absolutely necessary and safe to do so. Hiring managers will provide guidance on remote, hybrid, or on-site work arrangements in accordance with country-specific safety policies.

Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous, and more productive planet.


Conservation International is seeking an experienced HR professional to support our Asia Pacific Field Division. Reporting to the Vice President, Global Human Resources and partnering with the leadership team of Asia Pacific, this position will be a key member of the Asia Pacific Field Division Leadership team and Global Human Resources. The successful candidate will lead, implement, and facilitate the development of a highly effective, strategic HR function within Asia Pacific to ensure the organization has the right structure, culture, and talent needed to deliver on its objectives. The Senior HR Business Partner will provide strategic and proactive input on high-risk, complex issues, organizational design, and talent management and ensure comprehension and compliance with relevant internal and external policies, laws, and regulations.

The HR Business Partner will have a unique opportunity to leverage skills and a global mindset to participate in the development of organizational tools, resources, and processes and then lead the implementation of these on the ground. The successful candidate will leverageexpertise in employee relations issues, local labor law, compensation and benefits, recruitment, and training and development to support our teams in Australia, Cambodia, China,Fiji,Indonesia, Japan,New Caledonia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, the Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, and Timor-Leste.


  • Act as a strategic advisor and business coach for the leaders in the region to create awareness, bring understanding and guide on the most effective management of complex and sensitive issues that have an impact on people.
  • Determine workforce needs, identify human resource and competency gaps, and drive the development of a staffing plan to promote staff development and retention.
  • Manage employee relations to include acting as an impartial mediator in disciplinary procedures, conducting formal investigations, and ensuring administrationequitably and fairly and meets all legal and labor regulations and requirements.
  • Lead select strategic recruitments while building internal recruitment capacity with operations and hiring managers, ensuring that policy, statutory, and best practice requirements are met.
  • Manage the regional and country introduction of the new or revised policy, annual programs, and processes to include delivery of local workshops, ensuring that local operations and managers are appropriately equipped and supported.
  • Implement collaborative actions to facilitate the evaluation and development of HR capacity and infrastructure at the regional and local levels. Build knowledge, expertise, and capacity leveraging internal and external resources.
  • Lead all annual talent management and performance management processes for the region.
  • Ensure all HR-related administrative duties such as updating contracts, generating employee reports, and executing compliance-related activities with all existing legal and government reporting requirements are executed at the country level, providing technical support and guidance as needed
  • Deliver critical training to ensure employees, managers, and teams have resources, tools, and support development needs. Partnering with Learning and Development, conduct development needs assessments. Support the identification of a network of regional trainers, workshops, consultants, and other professional development resources to meet these local development needs at a limited cost.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • This position is based in Singapore.
  • The position requires travel up to 25% of the time to countries in the Asia Pacific region. Travel is conducted only when safe to do so and in accordance with CI policies and country-specific mandates or restrictions.
  • The position requires the ability to work non-traditional and extended hours to support a global workforce in multiple time zones.



  • Bachelors degree and 10 years of Human Resources experience in the Asia Pacific region or a similar combination of education and experience
  • Working knowledge of all human resources disciplines including staffing, workforce planning, recruiting, employee relations, compensation, performance management, and relevant employment laws
  • Persuasive and engaging communication, presentation, training, and facilitation skills to clearly convey objectives to diverse audiences and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability and emotional intelligence necessary to handle complex employee relations processes
  • Ability to consult and partner with internal clients across various teams and countries
  • Experience in solving complex issues through analysis, defining a clear way forward, and ensuring buy-in
  • Ability to make quick decisions, to be diligent with responses, and work to find solution-driven conclusions, and work collaboratively across many audiences
  • Highly organized and self-directed.
  • Proven ability to set priorities and meet critical priorities.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and under minimal supervision
  • Excellent and persuasive oral and written communications skills; professionally assertive with ability to influence without formal authority and capable of managing conflict and conflicting views
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Demonstrated ability to work, manage, and meet competing deadlines in a fast-paced, high-volume environment and on deadline; aptitude for problem-solving and decision making needed
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and ability to learning and successfully navigate in collaboration tools such as SharePoint


  • Working knowledge of HRIS systems
  • SPHR, GPHR, CIPD or other professional HR certification degree
  • Experience working in an international non-profit organization