Human Resources Specialist

POSITION TITLE: Human Resources Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Operations


Under the supervision of the Chief Operating Officer, the Human Resources Specialist provides management and oversight within the Operations team and plays a pivotal role in fostering a positive work culture, ensuring the well-being of our team members, and driving initiatives that align with our mission and values.

Lausanne recruits staff that have a strong active faith in Christ and see that everything they are involved in life is in some way a part of their overall ministry. This includes their “job”, whatever it is. Lausanne staff are parts of a puzzle that have many pieces, of which they are one. Their puzzle piece fits into the whole and it is this way that the Lord uses Lausanne to minister in the world. 


  • Strategic HR Leadership:
    • Develop and implement HR strategies that support the organization's goals and mission.
    • Collaborate with senior leadership to align HR practices with organizational objectives.
  • Talent Acquisition and Onboarding:
    • Work closely with our HR Consultants at Essential HR in leading the recruitment process, attracting top talent globally.
    • Enhance and execute effective onboarding programs for new hires.
    • Manage contracts and contract renewal process for all seconded and independent contractors 
  • Employee Relations:
    • Proactively manage employee relations, addressing concerns and fostering a positive work environment.
    • Develop and implement policies that promote fairness, equity, and inclusivity.
  • Performance Management:
    • Oversee the performance management process, providing guidance on goal-setting, feedback, and professional development.
    • Implement performance improvement plans when necessary.
  • Compensation and Benefits:
    • Work alongside our HR Consultant to refine and roll out the compensation philosophy as well as the compensation model for salaries, reviewing current compensation amounts and making adjustments as needed. 
    • Continue to foster relationships with current and potential new seconding agencies.
  • Learning and Development:
    • Identify training needs and develop programs to enhance the skills and knowledge of our team members.
    • Foster a culture of continuous learning and development.
  • Remote Work Support:
    • Develop policies and practices to support effective remote working.
    • Ensure remote team members feel connected and engaged.



  • Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field
  • Proven experience (5+ years) in a senior HR leadership role, preferably in a global organization.
  • Strong understanding of HR best practices, employment laws, and global HR trends.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a remote and cross-cultural environment.


  • Follower of Jesus Christ
  • Affirmation of the Lausanne Covenant (
  • Ability to interact sensitivity with people from diverse Christian theological perspectives within the global Body of Christ, under the common commitment of the Lausanne Covenant.
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