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Who You’ll Work With
You will be responsible for the HR function across all Africa locations and paths, providing support for all members of the Africa offices, regardless of affiliation (e.g., practice, function, office) based in one of our African offices.
What You’ll Do
You will develop HR strategies to manage a multi-location population across all paths, including the ongoing adjustment and risk management frameworks to support decision making.
In this role, you will lead team to provide on the ground support for all colleagues across locations in Africa and serve as contact point for all HR related policies and activities from onboarding, to mobility/immigration, to firm member relations to departures. You will ensure efficient and effective HR administration, including leading several HR content workstreams (e.g. FSP performance management processes, HR policy development, management of the external worker population and associated risks)
You will also manage the administration and reporting on all firm people systems including workflows on key employee events, ensuring data accuracy and management as per Firm policies. As well as develop compensation approach and structures in line with local market conditions and the overall Firm framework. You will coordinate the annual compensation processes. You will oversee office implementation of benefit programs working with staff, firm benefits, and insurance companies to resolve issues. You will provide advice and counsel to managers and to office leadership on local application of priority HR risk areas (e.g., compliance with relevant regulatory requirements, personnel records, external workers, investigations, background checks, etc.,). Understand best practices and know when to call upon firm legal or other COEs (e.g., external workers) for help.
You will serve as point of contact for firm members with personnel related complaints and act as certified practitioner dealing with these to the highest professional standards. Scope of your work will also include partnering with the FSP Talent Management team (firm) and the Africa FSP Committee to help guide firm service professional recruiting, development, performance management and evaluation, compensation and retention/excitement for the office. You will lead the HR team (Africa-wide) and oversee their performance, growth, and development. You will work collaboratively with other people function managers in the geography and other HR Managers in the region (EEMA). You will participate in and where appropriate lead regional (EEMA) strategic HR initiatives.
- 5+ years of HR experience with 1+ years of relevant managerial experience
- Bachelor’s degree in HR or related field; Master’s degree preferred
- HR certification and practicing license-if based in Nairobi
- Strong people leadership
- Knowledge of Africa labor law and other related regulations
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
- Strong problem-solving and ability to work with numbers
- Multi-tasking capability; excellent project management skills
- Core understanding of HR risk topics