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We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated HR Manager to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in recruitment and talent management, and will be responsible for developing from scratch and managing the HR function in a fast-growing environment. The HR Manager will be responsible for recruiting people in Kenya with different seniority, ensuring compliance with Kenyan labour laws, and implementing HR policies and procedures that promote a positive and productive work environment.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

About The company

Earthtree is a Kenyan company that develops agroforestry projects  – rapidly scaling up climate action with real and measurable social and environmental benefits. In Kenya, Earthtree grows new forests in a highly data driven manner, supporting regenerative horticulture and agriculture projects that can restore ecosystems that bring back biodiversity and support farmers with new sources of revenue. We support communities to help their land regeneration goals and engage with farmers, and landholders to help them achieve their land productivity goals.


Who and what are we looking for?

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated HR Manager to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in recruitment and talent management, and will be responsible for developing from scratch and managing the HR function in a fast-growing environment. The HR Manager will be responsible for recruiting people in Kenya with different seniority, ensuring compliance with Kenyan labour laws, and implementing HR policies and procedures that promote a positive and productive work environment.


Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement HR strategies, policies, and procedures that support the company's goals and objectives.
  • Implement and maintain HR systems and processes that support efficient and effective HR operations. It includes, but is not limited to developing Travel and Reimbursement forms, Attendance and Leave calendars, and setting up grievance redressal mechanisms.
  • Manage recruitment processes, including sourcing, interviewing, and onboarding candidates in Kenya and with different seniority.
  • Ensure compliance with local labour laws and regulations.
  • Develop and implement talent management and career development programs that promote employee engagement and retention.
  • Manage employee relations issues, including conflict resolution, disciplinary actions, and terminations.
  • Collaborate with the management team to develop and implement compensation and benefits programs that are competitive and aligned with the company's values and culture.
  • Create job descriptions for new roles and refine existing job descriptions as needed in consultation with technical experts
  • Make sure our processes are lean and employee-friendly in a strongly expanding organisation.
  • Provide coaching and guidance to managers and employees on HR issues.
  • Ensure that HR documentation is up to date, accurate, and compliant with internal policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Will be responsible for effective data management, record keeping and coordination with NSSF, NHIF or any other insurance.
  • Lead our new hires' onboarding program.
  • Drive initiatives that have a positive impact on our work culture.
  • Onboard yourself into Earthtree Workplace, JIRA, Confluence and Earthbanc MRV App – and check the posts each day and reply conscientiously with Earthtree colleagues to ensure you keep moving priorities and project deliverables forward.


Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or related field.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • At least 5 years of experience in HR management in Kenya, preferably in a fast-growing environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), MS Visio, MS Project and Windows Operating System, G Suite software and “back-office” computer systems.
  • Experience with one of the following project management or program management software tools is required or there must be a commitment to learn one of these software packages: MS Project, JIRA, Confluence, Trello, HIVE, ClickUp.
  • Good knowledge of the labour law and regulations in Kenya.
  • Proactive and pragmatic problem solver with well-developed people skills.
  • Experience in developing, executing and implementing HR strategies.
  • Comfortable with a fast-changing work environment due to company growth.
  • Strong people development skills, open to feedback and embrace growth opportunities.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team, as well as independently, with colleagues based in different locations and time zones around the globe.
  • Excellent project and time management skills that utilise digital management tools.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.


Desirable:

  • Experience of working internationally in varied cultures and countries.
  • Experience building HR functions from scratch.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Ability to remain calm and focused in stressful or complex situations.
  • Experience working with virtual teams in fast growing companies.
  • Experience working with HR softwares (Automated Systems)


Working at Earthtree

● This role is full-time with flexible hours.

● Join a fast growing business with a great opportunity to quickly grow your career.

● Join the office in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County, Kenya and help us positively impact climate, biodiversity and communities in Kenya and globally.

● We support some remote work but are moving to about half time in offices to encourage in-person collaboration and teamwork.

● We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability. We ensure every applicant gets an equal chance of success.


Other benefits

● Learning and development: We are on a constant learning journey and you will receive an annual learning and development budget to help you with this.

● Paid time off.

● Hybrid work policy.

● Relocation package available from anywhere globally.


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