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Abt Associates International HR Business Partner in Rockville, Maryland

International HR Business Partner

Abt Associates seeks a qualified Human Resources Business Partner to support our International Development Division (IDD). This position is based in Rockville, Maryland and will support employees in over 50 countries around the world.

The Human Resources Business Partner will provide strategic and tactical HR support and report directly to the HRBP Director. This role will work closely with employees and leaders at all levels of the organization to deliver on various Human Resources programs, processes and initiatives. This role has primary responsibility for partnering with leadership to identify business needs and Human Resources solutions in alignment with Abt’s corporate strategy and the strategy of IDD. The successful HRBP must have the ability to seek out opportunities to work collaboratively with management in achieving business goals and proactively identify areas to bring value. This role will also assist in the development of strategic Human Resources programs that will engage, develop and retain employees.


  • In partnership with the International Development Division develop and execute on strategic Human Resources programs and solutions that will help attract, engage, develop, and retain employees.

  • Facilitate the adoption of enterprise and division change initiatives.

  • Provide coaching to management on addressing a variety of employee issues such as compensation, effective people management, employee engagement and high touch communications while effectively balancing employee and leadership needs as well as effectively mitigating business and company risk.

  • Support the employee goal management and performance evaluation processes and partner with management to ensure that all employees are provided clear and consistent feedback on performance; provide performance improvement recommendations and/or training where growth opportunities exist for employees to develop additional job skills.

  • Identify opportunities for global employee, manager, and leadership development programs.

  • Understand, recommend, and implement Human Resources policies and procedures. Partner with employees and management to communicate these policies and procedures as well as understand local labor laws, standards, and government regulations.

  • Deliver and facilitate organizational effectiveness and learning and development content to internal clients to support company strategic objectives related to culture and building leaders at all levels.

  • Partner with Workplace Relations and International HR Ops and Compliance to support employee issues as well as project start up and close out activities.

  • Work in Collaboration with all parts of the Human Resources Team to integrate and deliver outstanding HR services to the business. Bring the perspective of the IDD team to HR programs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to engage effectively at all levels of the organization and be a strong contributing team member. The ability to influence.

  • Strong collaboration skills, the ability to effectively leverage internal corporate resources, as well as the ability to tap into HR peers and an external network, where appropriate, to get to the best recommendations.

  • Strong problem-solving abilities with an ability to be both creative and compliant when solutioning.

  • Facilitation skills as we as strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • A proven track record of aligning HR goals and objectives with the business goals, combined with a strong understanding of business concepts and key business drivers.

  • In-depth knowledge of USAID rules and regulations to include local country labor and employment laws.

  • Government contracting and OFCCP compliance knowledge is desired.

  • Prior work experience in Professional Services and/or Government Contracting industries.

  • A PHR/SPHR/GPHR certification preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree + Five years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Three years of relevant experience, or PhD

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top global research firms and one of the international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.

At Abt Associates, we are committed to creating a lasting culture of equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that in order to achieve full participation, our practices must be free of prejudice, discrimination, and bias that result in inequitable outcomes. We are actively working to advance equity for everyone, and while we still have much work to do, we know that racial and cultural diversity are an asset to our business and the communities where we live and serve. Our ongoing commitment is focused on creating business practices that advance racial and social equity, investments in community impact programs for the benefit of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), and expand upon project work related to racial equity and social justice.