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Head of People Operations and Administration , Kenya

BitPesa (www.bitpesa.co) is a cutting-edge online payment platform that leverages Blockchain settlement to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to, from and within sub-Saharan Africa. BitPesa's clients range from African businesses and multinational companies paying suppliers as far as China and Dubai to international remittance companies using our API services for white-label payments to dozens of bank networks and mobile money operators across Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, Ghana, and the DRC.

Our diverse team of 60 employees spans across Nairobi, Lagos, Dakar, London, Madrid and Luxembourg and includes former employees of Barclay’s, Credit Suisse, Wells Fargo, Moneygram, Deloitte Consulting, and PwC. We have raised $10 million in funding from institutional investors including Greycroft Partners, Draper Associates, Pantera Capital, and Digital Currency Group.

Job Summary:
BitPesa has grown from 20 to 60 employees in the past year and is seeking a skilled and professional Human Resources manager to help ensure that we recruit, retain, and develop the best talent possible! We are looking for a highly-motivated self-starter who will plan, implement, and evaluate employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices.

Key Responsibilities:

Recruitment, Hiring and Onboarding:
- Lead recruitment and hiring strategy, manage all aspects of applicant tracking system (ATS), interview and selection process, and relationships and communication with external recruitment partners.
- Manage full cycle recruitment process from job requisition to sourcing strategy, to phone screening candidates and interview design.
- Partner with leaders across the organization to proactively identify staffing needs and build a readily available talent pipeline.
- Design and manage employee onboarding experience ensuring new staff are equipped with the knowledge, skills and relationships to rapidly integrate into BitPesa’s culture.
- Conduct follow up and check in session with managers and new employees to ensure new employees settle into the organization well.
- Maintain employee benefits programs; recommend benefit programs to management; direct the processing of benefit claims; obtain and evaluate benefit contract bids; award benefit contracts.
- Consult legal counsel to ensure that policies and employment contracts comply with federal and state law in the different jurisdictions that the organization operates in.
- Conduct investigations; represent organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations.

HR Administration, Compensation and Benefits:
- Maintain management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies and procedures.
- Maintain historical and current human resource records
- Manage Administrative Assistants in the different jurisdictions (UK, Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal)
- Investigate accidents and prepare reports for insurance carrier. Appoint members of the safety committee. Coordinate Safety Committee meetings and act as Safety Director.

Performance & Development:
- Ensure managers set targets and goals for direct reports and coordinate mid-year and end-year performance review sessions across the organization.
- Plan and monitor development and training opportunities that deliver value to the BitPesa team.
- Implement procedures and policies for succession planning.

Requirements:
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Human Resource Management and Administration
- Excellent interpersonal, communications, public speaking, and presentation skills
- Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints
- Ability to work under pressure
- Ability to work among diverse cultures
- Excellent management qualities such as strong work ethic, trustworthiness, self-confidence and the ability to delegate responsibilities
- Good problem solving skills
- Good organisational skills
- Must be able to speak and communicate in English and ideally French fluently
- Strong computer skills and ability to use Microsoft Package i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Profile of Ideal Candidate:
- You embody the values on which BitPesa is built: teamwork, excellence, flexibility and creativity, passion and integrity.
- You are passionate about recruiting high quality talent and retaining and engaging employees.
- You are self-motivated and resourceful, having a keen ability to think and act innovatively, while taking full ownership of responsibilities.
- You are able to work in a fast-paced environment displaying ambition and eagerness to learn and achieve success.
- You are personable, an active listener, and effective communicator who is capable of cultivating relationships with people of diverse backgrounds.
- You are process driven, creating structure through implementing systems and procedures.

Compensation:
This position has a competitive salary and full health benefits.

References:
Shortlisted candidates must be willing to provide a minimum of two references.

Are you interested in becoming a Head of People Operations and Administration in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jul 19, 2018
Team Leader / Change manager , East Africa

For an upcoming programme in Somaliland, Mott MacDonald is looking for an experienced TEAM LEADER.

Background of the programme
The public servants in Somaliland are supported by the Civil Service Commission and the Civil Service Institute. These organisations provide services in the field of HR and Personal Development. The Government of Somaliland is currently preparing a Civil Service Strengthening Project with support from the World Bank. The project has the following objectives:
- Review and improve HR policies, processes and procedures for recruitment, HR management and evaluation of performance.
- Support the Civil Service Commission (CSC) on HR related tasks for all positions under the Talent Management Programme (TMP), including support for preparation of TOR for consultants on HR related assignments, job descriptions for TMP and project related positions, recruitment, selection, contracting, on-boarding and performance appraisal.
- Support development and implementation of an institutional development strategy for strengthening HR capacity in line ministries.
- Support Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and CSC to establish and operate a Graduate Recruitment and Talent Management Program (GRTMP).

Job Description

Tasks of the Team Leader
- Lead the development and implementation of the HR firm work plan.
- Responsible for meeting the outputs in the TOR.
- Responsible for reporting on the TMP performance.
- Assisting the recruitment process to establish the TMP in the CSC.
- Assist to identify priority positions within key ministries and agencies.
- Lead on the strategic aspects of the HR firm work plan, such as advising and assisting the CSC with appropriate processes to source, recruit, select, place and maintain suitable TMP recruits into priority positions and the development of a strategy for strengthening of HR line units, assist in building teams in the civil service and establishing professional cadres.
- The specialist will be responsible for overall transfer of knowledge to the counterpart.

Candidate Specification

Requirements
- A minimum of Master’s Degree with specialization on HR/public administration or relevant field; minimum experience of 10 years in government HR processes including in similar environments.
- Shall be responsible for timely submission of the reports.
- Experience working in a post conflict environment.

Expiring: Oct 03, 2016
HR Business Process Expert , East Africa

For an upcoming programme in Somaliland, Mott MacDonald is looking for an experienced HR Business Process Expert.

Background of the programme
The public servants in Somaliland are supported by the Civil Service Commission and the Civil Service Institute. These organisations provide services in the field of HR and Personal Development. The Government of Somaliland is currently preparing a Civil Service Strengthening Project with support from the World Bank. The project has the following objectives:
- Review and improve HR policies, processes and procedures for recruitment, HR management and evaluation of performance.
- Support the Civil Service Commission (CSC) on HR related tasks for all positions under the Talent Management Programme (TMP), including support for preparation of TOR for consultants on HR related assignments, job descriptions for TMP and project related positions, recruitment, selection, contracting, on-boarding and performance appraisal.
- Support development and implementation of an institutional development strategy for strengthening HR capacity in line ministries.
- Support Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and CSC to establish and operate a Graduate Recruitment and Talent Management Program (GRTMP).

Job Description

Tasks of the HR Business Process Expert
- Lead support in the areas of HR policies, systems, processes and practices as stated in the terms of reference.
- Ensure that all fields relevant to HR policies and processes are delivered including recruitment and promotion policies and procedures, performance management policies and procedures, training policy and programs, compensation and benefits, personnel welfare and leave, occupational health and safety, civil service legal framework issues, and grievance management in the civil service, etc.

Candidate Specification

Requirements
- Master’s Degree in HRM/public administration or relevant field; minimum experience of 7 years in HRM practice.
- Experience working in a post conflict environment.

Expiring: Oct 03, 2016
Talent Management & Recruitment Specialist a.i. , East Africa

For an upcoming programme in Somaliland, Mott MacDonald is looking for an experienced TALENT MANAGEMENT AND RECRUITMENT SPECIALIST a.i.

Background of the programme
The public servants in Somaliland are supported by the Civil Service Commission and the Civil Service Institute. These organisations provide services in the field of HR and Personal Development. The Government of Somaliland is currently preparing a Civil Service Strengthening Project with support from the World Bank. The project has the following objectives:
- Review and improve HR policies, processes and procedures for recruitment, HR management and evaluation of performance.
- Support the Civil Service Commission (CSC) on HR related tasks for all positions under the Talent Management Programme (TMP), including support for preparation of TOR for consultants on HR related assignments, job descriptions for TMP and project related positions, recruitment, selection, contracting, on-boarding and performance appraisal.
- Support development and implementation of an institutional development strategy for strengthening HR capacity in line ministries.
- Support Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and CSC to establish and operate a Graduate Recruitment and Talent Management Program (GRTMP).

Job Description

Tasks of the Talent Management and Recruitment Specialist
- Assist and advise the CSC team in the identification, shortlisting, selection, onboarding, training, coaching and support to TMP recruits in ministries and agencies and assist in the establishment of the overall graduate recruitment and talent management program.
- Lead performance appraisal of TMP staff and their teams;
- Support development of HR units in line ministries. The specialist(s) will be responsible for transfer of knowledge in this area to CSC counterparts.
- Support the CSC to manage career trajectories of TMP staff and their teams including appropriate training, on-the-job coaching and mentoring.

Candidate Specification

Requirements
- Master’s Degree in HR/public administration or related field;
- At least 7 years of experience in public sector organizational learning, development and coaching programs;
- Knowledge and experience in implementing graduate recruitment/internship programs in the public sector;
- Experience working in a post conflict environment

Expiring: Oct 02, 2016
Bilingual Workshop Associate in Ghana , Ghana

Location: Accra
Industry: Electrical & Engineering (Automotive)
Job Term: Permanent – Full Time

Job Information:
An International leading global supplier of technology and services requires a Bilingual (English & French) Workshop Concept Associate for their Automotive after sales division of the business. Reporting to the Business Regional Director, you will primarily responsible for all the technical operations for the Ghana and other West African Markets. Respond and offer advice for all enquiries and customer requests. Provide technical, administrative, commissioning support, user training including servicing/repair of product range to all local and regional partners during establishment of franchise partner networks. Monitor the quality of products and initiate corrective measure in case of deficiencies from targeted quality level.

Successful candidate must have at least a Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or its equivalent with at least two (2) years working experience/basic technical knowledge in Electrical Engineering. Experience with Automotive aftermarket sales, spare parts and/or distribution will be an added advantage. Have excellent telephone sales skills. Must be able to work without daily supervision, use own initiative and take decisions within company defined policy. Experience of training others will be an advantage. Highly organized and have good communication skills both in writing and verbally with the ability to build long term relationships and networks. Proficient in Microsoft (MS) Office package in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. SAP user experience and AUTO CAD will be an advantage. MUST be flexible, fluent orally and written in FRENCH and ENGLISH with GERMAN as an advantage. Applications are welcomed from Francophone Nationals

Are you interested in becoming a Bilingual Workshop Associate in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jun 18, 2018
Head of Commercial in Kenya (Agro) , Kenya

Strong commercial awareness and ability to identify opportunities

The company
Established in Kenya – Nairobi in the early 1960s, the organization was created to provide venture capital, technical assistance and management support to encourage and expand private enterprise in the developing world, particularly countries of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
It identifies projects with strong developmental potential as well as financial viability and works towards building them into companies with lasting institutional strengths with potential for contributing to the long-term development of the national and international communities in which they operate. Its criteria for project design emphasise both technology transfer and local resource use; it seeks to harness both international expertise and local know-how to the task of improving living standards in the developing world.
Over the years, the organization has adjusted its approach to address the development goals of the region through Privatisation, re-orientation from import-substitution towards export promotion, and more recently investment in infrastructure.
Currently, the organization within East Africa has over 25 companies across multiple sectors including: industrial printing and packaging, leather tanneries, food and agro-industry, specialized textiles, pharmaceuticals, power and telecommunications and a range of medium sized enterprises.

Job Purpose
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer East Africa, the Head of Commercial is responsible for driving the commercial strategy for Agri-Business sector identifying, developing and managing new business relationships whilst strengthening existing business relationships with companies in the food industry to generate value.

Key Responsibilities
Strategy:
• Develop and implement the Group’s commercial strategy and budgets in line with the overall group strategy on growth of the Agri-Business sector
• Conduct market research and analysis to create detailed business plans on commercial opportunities that will include expansion and business development.
• Drive and achieve the budgeted business development revenues for Agri-Business.

Business Development and Relationship Management:
• Identify and investigate new markets and products with particular focus on international clients.
• Acquire new customers and manage both existing and new relationships.
• Close new business deals and coordinate requirements including developing and negotiating new business contracts; integrating contract requirements with business operations.
• Monitors external and internal environment for development of new market segments.
• Undertake feasibility studies and business plans for new product development.
• Proactively drive your own lead generation setting of appointments and meetings to progress these relationships.
• Understand the requirements of existing customers to ensure their needs are being met.
• Build and maintain profitable partnerships with key stakeholders.

New Product Development
• Identify viable new products by completing market research and competitive analysis.
• Demonstrate return-on-investment analysis and develop pricing strategies for new products.
• Take lead in production of new products by coordinating engineering, manufacturing, and distribution schedules.
• Commercialize the new products and develop a merchandizing plan.
• Monitor new product performance by tracking inquiries and sales; calling on customers with sales representatives; reporting performance and profit results to management.
• Protect organization's value by keeping new product information confidential.

People Management:
• Develop commercial teams for all companies in Agri-Business.
• Coach commercial teams and transfer skills.
• Develop training programmes and actively train and manage performance of commercial teams.

Competence for this role
• Bachelor degree any discipline.
• Qualification in Marketing is an added advantage.
• MBA is an added advantage.
• At least 8 years experience in Business Development.
• Ability to identify opportunity.
• Strong commercial awareness.

Competencies requirede for this role
• Deciding and initiating action.
• Strong interpersonal skills and build relationship.
• Good communicate skills.
• Working with others and fostering teamwork.
• Leading and delegating.
• Focus and decision making.
• Planning and organizing.
• Problem solving.
• Adhering to principles and values.


For the right and concerned Head of Commercial with perseverance this is a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution to this fast growing and succesful enterprise. For at least 3 years you’ll work and live as an expat in Kenya, Nairobi.
The primary and secundary working conditions are perfect.

Could this be the next step in your career? Respond right away or contact us immediately for more information. Of course it is and remains confidential.

Are you interested in becoming a Head of Commercial in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jun 19, 2017

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