Senior Advisor, Global Mobility

Europe & the Middle East
United Kingdom Middlesex
Human Resources
Open-ended 17-May-20,
International Role – NO – Only National applicants will be considered.


The Senior Advisor, Global Mobility is responsible for the development and management of World Vision International’s global mobility programme. This role will drive the design and adoption of initiatives related to global mobility and manage the ongoing operations of the global mobility lifecycle.

This role will be the first point of contact for various business groups, including Global Field Operations, HR, Finance and Audit, consulting on a variety of issues affecting cross-border employees, including, but not limited to, taxation, audits, policies and compliance, providing KPI reports as needed.


Leadership and Programme Design:

Lead the design of a Global Mobility Strategy ensuring comprehensive, efficient and cost effective approach and practice, aligned to the global P&C strategy.

Ensure all processes, policies related to international relocation, tax and immigration, including program and policy design, execution and assessments are developed to deliver creative solutions, which meet immediate and long-term business objectives and ultimately result in a highly satisfied expat population.

Programme Quality and Accountability:

Continually assess the global mobility programme against business needs, stakeholder feedback and market trends.

Partner with internal and external stakeholders to implement objectives in alignment with short and long term goals.

Develop, implement, and lead third-party vendor relationships to ensure a robust vendor management program and partnership. Ensure key performance indicates are developed and tracked with each vendor to measure program effectiveness.

Manage, coordinate and administer all international assignment related activities pertaining to: Executive, Local Plus and Global IAs for all WV offices.

Assist with new hires and international transfers, as required, and provide relocation and tax advice, when needed.

Support local offices with international assignment related activities, which are administered at the local level, including the repatriation process, providing relevant advice and guidance as appropriate to local leadership teams

Anticipate and resolve global mobility programme issues as needed.

Analytics and Reporting:

Monitor, interpret and report global mobility metrics related to international assignment contracts, packages, cost projections and assignment related allowances.

Provide global mobility data based on ad hoc requests, as needed.

Use global mobility data and research to ensure continuous improvement of the global mobility programme.



Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Social Sciences or a related field.

Minimum of 7 years of experience managing mobility programs on a global/multi-country basis.

Minimum of 2 years of data analytical experience in problem solving in order to drive decision business decisions.

Minimum of 5 years of experience managing vendor relationships.

Ability to comprehend complex Tax, Social Security and Immigration rules along with strong problem solving / consulting skills to provide solutions to issues that arise regarding international assignees.

Experience working cross-functionally and holding people accountable for deliverables without a formal reporting structure.

Experience working across various levels of an organisation to drive and influence decisions.

Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and experience fostering trusted working relationships.

Strong project management skills and a track record of managing continuous improvement projects.

High level of creativity and innovation to help develop effective solutions in a resource constrained environment.

Experience of working to tight deadlines, under pressure and delivering high quality outputs with a focus on attention to detail and accuracy.

Experience presenting organisational and process flow content to stakeholders.

Advanced PC skills, specifically with Microsoft PowerBI, Excel, PowerPoint and Word

Proven ability to provide and work with highly confidential information, while always maintaining discretion and integrity.

Proven team player, self-motivated, innovative and solution minded.

Must be proficient speaking and writing in English.


Knowledge of HRIS systems (principles and function technology) and experience partnering with the HRIS teams to integrate global mobility technology solutions across platforms, where applicable.

Technical training qualifications preferred: Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) certification.

Master’s Degree in a relevant field is an added advantage.

Familiarity with INGO international assignee policies and sound knowledge of Regional/ Country labour laws.

Highly flexible and agile in style with the ability to produce creative and pragmatic solutions to complex global mobility problems.

Proven conceptual and analytical skills and systems thinking.

Knowledge on global compensation would be advantageous.

Proven ability to work in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision.

Strong commitment to producing quality work while ensuring work is delivered completely, accurately, and on time.

Strong organisational skills, ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously and be flexible to daily changing priorities.

Excellent time management skills and ability to flourish in a challenging, professional environment.

Work Environment:

The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time.