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SNV - Global Head of People - The Hague - succesvol ingevuld

SNV The Hague

SNV is an international, not-for-profit development organisation that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty, in over 25 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. SNV applies know-how to deliver results at scale worldwide, through focused expertise in water, agriculture, energy, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), long-term local presence and partnerships. The projects directly benefit millions of people. At the same time, an increasing focus is on contributing to systems change, which enables many more people harness opportunities and work their way out of poverty, well beyond the scope of projects.

SNV is a global organisation committed to bringing different people, ideas and perspectives together and they want to be culturally diverse in all layers of the organisation.

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Currently we are looking for SNV to hire an inspiring, modern and experienced Global Head of People.

The Global Head of People will develop, lead and implement the people strategy for SNV in furtherance of the organisation’s strategy through to 2030. The Global Head of People acts as a partner to the Managing Board and other relevant senior management on HR related topics and will report directly to the CEO.

In this position, you can make a real difference in supporting the growth and future readiness of SNV by shaping and overseeing the HR Strategy. This includes change projects, team effectiveness, talent acquisition, talent management, leadership development, employee engagement and diversity, equity & inclusion. As the new Global Head of People you will have the chance to further professionalize and develop the organisation together with your HR team (10 professionals working in different roles).

Next to your Global team based in The Hague, you lead and develop the global HR community, located in the countries where SNV operates.


The Global Head of People is a strategic, empathetic leader who has thorough knowledge of the latest developments within the field of HR.  An analytical and robust partner in discussion, with outstanding communication and social skills and the ability to connect with people at all levels of the organisation and with all nationalities. A strong and insightful leader who can drive processes in a decentralized, matrix environment.

Qualifications (among others):

  • Master’s degree in relevant field and a proven track record in international HR management;
  • Demonstrated working knowledge and experience in organisational development, leadership development, talent management, learning and development, performance management, reward and safety. Affinity with HR analytics;
  • Thorough understanding of the not-for-profit and/or commercial consultancy sector;
  • Relationship builder and long term commitment;
  • Strong in (intercultural) stakeholder management;
  • Excellent English communication skills, with French being an additional asset.

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