VACANCY: Head of HR in Ghana

Vacancy Summary

  • Sector: Agronomy, FMCG, Recruitment / Human Resources management (HR)
  • Field of Expertise: HR / Training
  • Work Experience: 11-15 years
  • Preferred Candidates: Only national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Nov 02, 2020
  • Vacancy closing date: Dec 17, 2020

Job Description

Reporting to: Country Head – Ghana, People Board Rep – Region
Base: Ghana (Accra) with regular travel to Kumasi

Background:
The HR function focuses on keeping the staff on board and to work next to the business on areas of creating organisational change, staff engagement, providing learning platforms and supporting restructuring projects. Maximize the potential of individuals is one of the main goals, just as working towards the objective to provide a good future for farmers and the cocoa supply chain.

The Ghana Head of HR role
The new Head of HR is responsible for ensuring there is an effective and proactive HR service to the business. The new Head of HR will lead a team that has a daily responsibility for all areas of HR and all businesses in Ghana. You will also be coaching and leading a high performing HR team. You will be part of the Ghana Steering committee and together with the businesses you will be advising on change management, learning and development, engagement and all areas of HR.

Detailed Responsibilities:

HR:
- Develop and drive the People Plan and budget for the company including leading change management projects, possible restructuring of business entities.
- Develop and manage a high performing HR team in Ghana.
- Being the first point of contact for senior management and deal with all HR related issues including coaching, appraisals, contracts, recruitment, learnig and development and mentoring.
- Being the first point of contact for expat issues
- Manage the Payroll for the expats and senior management Team
- Support the HR Teams and manage employee relations issues
- Provide HR reports to senior management on a regular basis
- Recognize internal talent
- Providing coaching for senior managers
- Provide guidance and advice to the company's Nigerian office

Internal and external communication:
- Develop the overall internal communication and staff engagement
- Writing all the communication and scripts for senior management
- Working with the Director of Africa to develop contributions for newsletter
- Driving the editorial for the internal magazine and coaching and overseeing the production
- Coordinating external PR activities

Office management and administration of the office based in Accra:
- Overseeing the administration of the office based in Accra and the office management team
- Working together with the Office Manager to make sure everything is in order regarding the Accra office, visitor apartments and expat housing

Qualifications/Requirements:

Key Skills/Experience:
 Ideally a degree in HR, Business or Social Studies
 At least 10 years of relevant experience within an HR Management within a global business
 Strong interpersonal skills
 Ability to provide and recommend commercially focused solutions to the business
 Experience with change management projects
 Demonstrated ability to work in a developing country, experience in a multicultural environment with an understanding of the company's challenges in terms of recruitment and retention of staff.
 Able to deliver high quality work within the given deadlines; Being results oriented
 Being creative with a strong sense of service to our employees

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