Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Senior Specialist (London, Hybrid, Part time, 20-30 hours a week)

Location London
Flex Type Hybrid
Role Basis Contract / Interim
Salary DOE
Company Chemonics

Chemonics are an international development business with 5000 employees globally. We work to find life-changing solutions that transform how development can and should work. From our London office, Chemonics’ UK Division collaborates with international development partners, suppliers, and the UK government to realise a healthier, more prosperous, and peaceful world. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Since formally launching in the UK in May 2019, we have quickly established a strong and diverse portfolio of UK Aid-funded programmes, in the UK we have a team of 65 employees however are growing fast.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Senior Specialist role overview:

The EDI Senior Specialist will collaborate closely with teams across the Chemonics UK Division. You will have overall responsibility and accountability for developing and implementing Chemonics UK’s EDI strategy and ensuring its integration into the fabric of Chemonics UK’s culture, values, and business model. You will be responsible for embedding EDI thinking across corporate and programme teams, helping them to understand how EDI is considered in their work and how it can become an integral part of how they operate. You will play a key role in developing our social value approach. Reporting directly to a UK Division’s Director, you will also have regular reporting responsibilities to the Senior Leadership Team, and work in collaboration with both our Strategy and Engagement Team and Human Resources Team. In addition, you will also:

  • Create and implement annual EDI work plans, longer-term planning, and needs-based strategic initiatives
  • Oversee the EDI Working Group to take forward key initiatives within our EDI work plan
  • Use participatory approaches to actively engage staff in developing and implementing the EDI strategy
  • Contribute to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace; promote a work environment that is respectful and values our differences
  • Establish and manage a strong evidence-based approach that adapts, and pivots based on the data and learning
  • Monitor and report on EDI results, both internally and externally, as required
  • Develop relationships with partner EDI focal points across our supply chain and across the international development sector in the UK to ensure Chemonics is following and contributing to best practices; represent UK business line externally on EDI areas to ensure appropriate benchmarking, collaboration, and coordination
  • Develop and deliver training, awareness building, and other events for internal and external audiences
  • Work with others in Chemonics to develop a robust social value approach and support its rollout
  • Mentor and develop staff; provide performance feedback and the time and opportunity to grow professionally

Key skills and experience required:

You will be a great communicator with the ability to adapt your communication styles to different audiences and have a high level of emotional and cultural intelligence to recognise different approaches for different audiences. You will be passionate about EDI and the role it plays in the development of an organisation and will be the subject matter expert in the theory and implementation of EDI best practices. An educational background to degree level (or equivalent) is required. Other skills and experience required includes:

Proven experience in corporate equity, diversity, & inclusion, business management, or human resources (or another related field), including extensive experience in designing and implementing EDI programmes and activities
Demonstrated knowledge of current best practices and trends in equity, diversity, and inclusion
Practical experience of designing and/or implementing EDI strategies
Commitment to a proactive approach to diversity and inclusion and to own personal development in this area
Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a culturally diverse environment
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
Familiarity with participatory methods to engage staff in a hybrid work environment
Experience of living or conducting work internationally is preferred
English proficiency required; foreign language skills would be advantageous
Strong verbal and written communication skills

What we can offer:

Chemonics’ culture of collaboration and creativity is a place where everyone can grow and thrive. We believe in giving our employees the tools and resources to keep them healthy, financially rewarded, and continuously developed, supporting everyone in the pursuit of greatness. Our package offering consists of:

We offer a competitive starting salary and benefits
Annual leave 25 days + bank holidays, raising to 30 days + bank holidays with service
Pension scheme
Private medical cover, with additional dependants’ cover offering and life insurance
Excellent family friendly benefits (Maternity / Paternity / emergency childcare schemes)
Enhanced sick pay and insurance cover
Learning and development training offerings and funding
EAP and wellbeing benefits

Job Type: 12-month Fixed term contract (with view of going permanent), Part-time, around 20-30 hours per week for discussion

Salary: Competitive + benefits

Location: London, with hybrid working
Application Instructions:

Apply by 27 January, 2023. No telephone inquiries, please.

Chemonics is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Chemonics is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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