Compensation & Benefits Advisor for the region CEE/CIS/ME

SOS Children's Villages International

SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organisation for the global federation of SOS Children’s Villages. As a non-governmental social development organisation we support children without parental care and families in difficult living conditions through services in care, education, health and emergency relief, and we advocate for the rights of children and young people, in alliance with a great diversity of partners. We work in 135 countries and territories, reaching over one million children, young people, families and caregivers each year. To support us with this important responsibility the International Office CEE/CIS/ME is looking for a committed and experienced:

Compensation & Benefits Advisor for the region CEE/CIS/ME (f/m)

Location: Vienna/Austria, Skopje/ North Macedonia, Tallinn /Estonia

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and Lead for appropriate HR Benchmarking of salaries and benefits against internal and external market and reporting on identified salary and benefits surveys as necessary. Manages the full salary, rewards and benchmarking review process ensuring timely and successful delivery.
  • Undertakes and supports the annual salary review process, bonus planning, design, review and administration as well international employee relocation. Explores on compensation and benefits in new markets and supports the development and implementation of a reward strategy.
  • Acts as internal advisor on all projects/initiatives with a compensation & benefits impact involving interaction with colleagues at all levels from administration colleagues to senior business leaders.
  • Conducts regular market analysis, job evaluations and salary modelling.
  • Acts on all mandatory legislative reporting as required e.g. Gender Pay Gap, CSO and etc.
  • Fosters exchange and knowledge sharing in the topic of compensation and benefits within the region
  • Proactively monitors market trends and financial aspects of our compensation, benefits and rewards programmes to ensure cost effectiveness and market competitiveness.
  • Acts as reference point for strategic workforce approach, compensation and benefit issues in the region and is responsible for its further development on MA level. He/She develops and leads overall roll out, implementation, maintenance and follow up of the compensation and benefit (end of service benefit) system and the regional job architecture, provides advice/support to MAs with implementation of the compensation system; Conducts compensation workshops/large salary band reviews; leads compensation audits etc. Additionally she/he supports Director of HROD and line managers CEE/CIS/ME in related recruitment processes.


    • University degree in HR, law or related studies (Master is an added advantage)
      – A minimum of 8 years relevant compensation and benefits experience, including sound legal knowledge (contracts, payroll, termination benefits, etc.), preferably in an international and/or matrix environment
      – Experience with job evaluation methodologies, benchmarking, salary structure design, compensation processes, experience in implementation of salary schemes
      – Knowledge of compensation & benefits reporting tools.
      – A track record of success in similar role, experience in finance , compensation, or human resources with an in-depth knowledge of core compensation terminology and best practice
      – Strong numerical and analytical skills is a necessity.
      – Proficiency in English. Knowledge of other languages an advantage
      – Proficiency in all Microsoft office applications, advanced Microsoft Excel skill
      – Strong communication skills and intercultural competence
      – Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a complex challenging and sensitive environment
      – Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
      – Readiness to travel internationally within the region

Following assets are an advantage:

  • Work experience in virtual collaboration (MS teams, Zoom), intercultural team coordination, facilitation skills

We offer:

  • Competitive salary depending on experience/Country of employment
  • Working for a meaningful cause
  • A range of interesting tasks in a leading international NGO’s multicultural working environment
  • Opportunities for learning and development
  • A committed and innovative team

How to apply

How to apply

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV and motivation letter in English by 13 February 2023 at the latest Via Link Compensation & Benefits Advisor for the region CEE/CIS/ME (f/m) in Vienna Careers at IOR EUCM – Vienna (

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