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Director, Human Resources

Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar
Qatar (QA)

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Role Overview

As the Director of Human Resources, you will lead and oversee all aspects of the HR function, playing a pivotal role in shaping WCM-Q’s human capital strategy. It involves providing guidance to the leadership team, spearheading the efforts to cultivate an enabling culture, achieving operational excellence within HR processes and systems, and ensuring compliance across these domains. This is a senior leadership position, requiring extensive experience, strategic thinking, and a deep understanding of HR practices. This role requires extensive experience with and a thorough understanding of U.S. employment laws. Preference would be given to individuals with experience in the United States and the Middle East, although not mandatory, including experience in sectors such as research, medical, or education.

Candidates possessing relevant experience are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is located in Doha, Qatar.


Key Job Responsibilities

Strategic Partnership:

Act as a strategic business advisor to the senior management, offering insights on key organizational and management matters. Design and implement HR plans and strategies aligned with the organization’s goals and priorities.

Expert Advisor:

Evaluate existing organizational structures, and collaborate with divisions to implement workforce optimization plans, establishing a more agile organizational structure.

Operational Excellence:

Lead the HR function in collaboration with a service-oriented team to improve processes, develop staff skills, and build an engaged, positive work environment.

Employee Engagement:

Promote and lead employee engagement programs and initiatives to nurture a culture of excellence, respect, trust, and inclusion, enhancing the employee experience.


Candidate Profile

  • A bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, or a related field with 15+ years of overall related experience including 8-10 years in a leadership role, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in research, medical, or educational environment.
  • Licenses and Certifications: PHR, SPHR, or CIPD Level 7 certification or similar is desirable.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with U.S. employment law and HR practices is essential.
  • Strong understanding of employment laws, compliance issues, and best practices in the region is highly preferred.
  • Ability to manage a diverse workforce and affinity for multicultural environments.
  • Strong relationship-building skills with the ability to counsel and advise diverse stakeholders.
  • Possess the ability to lead and mentor with exceptional negotiation and influencing skills.



We offer a competitive package with generous expatriation benefits including relocation, travel for self and family, housing, medical coverage, and private schooling for children.


EEO Statement

Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without discrimination.


Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar was established in 2001 as a partnership between Cornell University and Qatar Foundation (QF). The first medical school in Qatar and a pioneer of coeducation at the university level, WCM-Q offers an integrated Six-Year Medical Program that incorporates pre-medical and medical studies and leads to the Cornell University M.D. degree.  

Teaching is by Cornell and Weill Cornell faculty, including physicians at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) who hold Weill Cornell appointments. Enrollment has grown rapidly from 25 first-year pre-medical students in the fall of 2002 to over 300 students from more than 30 countries today. 

WCM-Q is part of Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, which was founded over 100 years ago, and shares the same mission:  

  • to provide the finest education possible for medical students 

  • to conduct research at the cutting edge of knowledge 

  • to improve healthcare both now and for future generations 

  • to provide the highest quality of care to the community

WCM-Q’s home city is Doha, a thriving cosmopolitan metropolis with a culturally diverse population, a rapidly growing economy, and modern infrastructure. WCM-Q is a member of Qatar Foundation, a not-for-profit organization with multiple centers focused on education, research and innovation, and community development. WCM-Q is located within Education City, the flagship development of QF, which occupies more than 12 square kilometers and is home to some of the world’s leading educational institutions, including Hamad Bin Khalifa University, and overseas campuses of elite universities, such as VCUarts Qatar, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Northwestern Qatar, Georgetown University in Qatar, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, and HEC Paris in Qatar.  

Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer. 

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