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Job Description/Requirements

Head of Human Resources

Posting date : 23/10/2023

Requisition ID : 15725

Job Title:  

Head of Human Resource


Human Resource Department

Reporting line:  

Country Director


Nairobi, Kenya

We are building a diverse and inclusive team, and this opportunity is open to any qualified internal and external applicants. Women, candidates from Africa and those with experience working on the continent are particularly encouraged to apply for this role. 

About ENGIE Energy Access (EEA) 

ENGIE Energy Access is the leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solutions provider in Africa. The company develops innovative, off-grid solar solutions for homes, public services, and businesses, enabling customers and distribution partners access to clean, affordable energy. The PAYGO solar home systems are financed through affordable instalments from $0.19 per day and the mini grids foster economic development by enabling electrical productive use and triggering business opportunities for entrepreneurs in rural communities. With over 1,700 employees, operations in nine countries across Africa (Benin, Côte dâIvoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia), over 1.6 million customers and more than 8 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to impact 20 million lives across Africa by 2025. 



Job Purpose/Mission

Responsible for creation and leading of Human Resource practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented high-performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce, The Head of Human Resource is also responsible to coordinates the implementation of services, policies, and program.


Ensure that country team workforce planning and hiring feeds into the organization plan. End to end recruitment of N-2 position in country while consulting with the global team on N-1 recruitments for country Leads. Ensure that we pipeline for scarce and critical roles that are hard to fill-in. Oversee the building of employer brand presence within the recruitments market of EEA Kenya. Collaborate with the Central team on best recruitment practices, diversity, and inclusion in recruitment. Reporting on recruitment metrics , candidates NPS, D & I metrics and bottlenecks. Adopt and Implement onboarding frameworks and methodology provided by the central Team. Oversee the implementation of Human Resource programs through Human Resource staff and monitors administration to established standards and procedures to identify opportunities for improvement and resolves any discrepancies. Develops and monitors country HR budget and ensure same is spent accordingly on HR related matters. Set specific training priorities at the country level with collaboration from the central team. Identify training providers, participants and ensure that trainings are implemented accordingly. Leads implementation of performance management system and process across the company including development of departmental goals, objectives and systems measurements to support the accomplishment of companyâs strategic goals. Establishes an in-house employee training program that addresses companyâs training needs analysis, training needs assessments, on job trainings, on boarding etc. Establishes the company wage and salary structures, pay policies and oversees the variable pays systems within the company including bonuses and raises in accordance with the Central Team guidelines and grading methodology. Directs and manages companywide process of organization development and design that addresses issues such as succession planning, employee retention and change management. Directs process of organizational planning that evaluates company structure, job design and proper personnel forecasting throughout the company. Be a change agent by evaluating organizational change plans and makes recommendation to Senior Management. Work with external vendors , HR consultants, Training consultants, legal firms and Insurance brokers in an ethical manner at all times. Manages the development and maintenance of Human Resource Manual by formulating and adapting HR policies and procedures with regards to Employee Relations in consultation with Central Team guidelines and local labor laws. Determines and recommends employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer- employee relationship and promote high employee morale and motivation such creating team moments, traditions and events. Monitors and advice managers and supervisors on disciplinary matters of the company. Leads company compliance with all existing labor laws requirements and ensuring company exposure to lawsuits at kept at minimum level. Ensure that data input in HRMIS are up to date and accurate. Maintaining such data within the system and with high confidentiality. Identifies and monitor the organizationâs culture to supports the attainment of the companyâs goals and promotes employee satisfaction and a culture that ensures employees engagement is at high level throughout the company. Prepares periodic reports for the management and board as necessary or as requested to track strategic goals of EEA. Ensure that HSE risk within the organization are kept at minimal and HSE guidelines are followed. Ensure that the risk of fraud, corruptions and unethical behaviors are kept at minimal to reduce risk of business operations jeopardy. Implement different identified ENGIE ethics strategies within EEA Kenya. Ensure our contractors and internal staff are trained to meet the set standards with EEA Kenya to support the business objectives. Administer Payroll for EEA Kenya Ensure effective onboarding and Offboarding of the EEA Kenya Staff.

At EEA, we have high expectations for our managers. Each manager plays a key role in creating an exceptional experience not only for our customers but for every person on our team. Our managers help EEA realize our ambitious goals while developing their own leadership skills and facilitating growth for their direct reports. 

We believe that great managers:

Deliver ambitious results: As a high-performing and accountable leader, you create an enabling environment for effective action and bold decision which contribute to successful delivery of results. Act with integrity: As an ethical leader you are honest, respectful, objective, and transparent. You create and build upon a foundation of trust and openness. Inspire and mentor the team : As an inspirational leader you walk the talk. You empower and coach your team with trust and humility. Are accessible: as an accessible leader, you develop and maintain deep connections with stakeholders through approachability and active listening. Ensure diversity and inclusion: as an inclusive leader, you ensure diversity and foster a sense of belonging.


Country Performance Management and HR team performance Training and Development within EEA Kenya Team Performance Adherence to HSE guidelines EEA Kenya conformity to Labor laws S/he is accountable for adherence of companyâs policies and procedures. S/he is accountable for adherence to the companyâs budget. S/he is accountable to check before approving all financial request.

Knowledge and skills  

Experience :

Minimum 5 years of experience as HR generalist Minimum 4 yearsâ experience of Leadership experience in Human Resource Position Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with the Senior Management Above average oral and written communication skills. Understanding of the Labour Laws in Kenya. Excellent organizational skills. Demonstration of High level of confidentiality. Experience in administration of benefits and compensation programs. Experience in Budget Management, Performance and Team Management. Excellent Analytical skills, Coaching Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Negotiation Skills a Excellent sense of urgency and time management (tight deadline) with high organizational skills. A passion for community for community development through sustainable renewable energy solutions is an added advantage.

Qualifications :

A minimum of bachelorâs degree in human resource, Organizational Development, Business Administration, or any other related field. A masterâs degree is an added advantage. CHRP/SHRM/CIPD certification is a must.


Good verbal and written communication in both:

Kiswahili English

  Technology :

Experience in using Technology- HRMIS, Payroll Systems

ENGIE is an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. All applications are screened based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without any regard to origin, age, name, sexual identity, orientation or preference, religion, marital status, health, disability, political opinions, union involvement or citizenship. Our differences are our strengths! 

Job Requisition ID on SAP SF15725OrganizationGBU Flexible Gen & RetailLanguage on SAP SFen_USLevel of ExperienceSkilled ( > 3 experience <15 years)DegreeBachelor's DegreeCountryKenyaCategoryHUMAN RESOURCESJob ContractFixed-TermJob Posting DateMon, 10/23/2023 - 16:27job_division_level_oneAccess To Energyjob_mapped_organizationENGIE FLEXIBLE GENERATION & RETAIL Apply Share

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