Human Resources Manager, Rwanda

KOKO Networks

KOKO Networks

People & HR
kigali, rwanda
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2023
About KOKO Networks
KOKO Networks is a venture-backed climate-tech company with 1,200+ employees across East Africa & India. Our mission is to imagine and deliver technology that improves life in the world’s fastest growing cities. We offer a fast-paced and highly collaborative work environment with significant opportunities for professional growth. Our core lines of business currently include: (1) KOKO Fuel, an ultra-clean liquid bioethanol cooking fuel solution delivered via a network of smart fuel ATMs and leveraging existing downstream liquid fuels infrastructure; (2) KOKO Climate, which retails the emissions reductions that occur from switching households from deforestation-based charcoal to KOKO Fuel; and (3) KOKO Club, a tech-enabled, direct-to-consumer, instant fulfillment retail platform operated in partnership with neighborhood retailers. In 2021, KOKO was selected as the world’s leading emerging markets climate technology solution by FT/IFC.
Your Role
As HR Manager, Rwanda, you will oversee the entire employee lifecycle and serve as a key advisor to our Rwanda Managing Director and leadership team for all people-related initiatives and issues. KOKO aims to be an employer of choice for Rwanda's best and brightest, and you will play a central role in building our internal experience and external brand to make this vision a reality.

What You Will Do

  • Lead the Rwanda HR Team: lead HR business partners to deliver an excellent employee experience from hiring, onboarding, performance management, engagement, learning and development, and culture
  • Plan & Deliver on Priorities: develop and deliver on commitments made in human resources functional strategies, budgets, and quarterly plans, and support other departments to achieve people targets
  • Hire New Teammates: recruit and onboard new hires across the commercial, operational, and administrative teams to grow our Rwanda business to 500+ full-time employees during the next five years
  • Drive Performance: help us solidify our performance culture by managing our semi-annual performance review process, performance improvement program, and high-potential employee initiatives
  • Engage & Retain Our Team: identify and implement initiatives to support business growth and ensure strong employee engagement across departments, genders, and backgrounds
  • Manage Compensation: implement Rwanda compensation & benefits strategy, including oversight of annual salary review process and ongoing management of team benefits
  • Improve Our Toolkit: Build, refine, and maintain Rwanda HR policies, systems, and processes

What You Will Bring To KOKO

  • University degree
  • 10+ years experience, with demonstrated track record of success in leadership roles
  • 5+ years experience in human resources, including recruiting, training, leadership development, employee relations, HR operations, coaching, and labor relations
  • Proficiency with MS Office tools and HR-related software platforms (eg, Lever, BambooHR, etc.)
  • Courage to embrace change and challenge the status quo
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including confidence with negotiation and mediation
  • Proactive, self-starter with a willingness to roll up your sleeves and go the extra mile
  • Demonstrated aptitude for project management, including ability to balance priorities, clarify stakeholder requirements, pay keen attention to detail, and generally keep deliverables on schedule
  • Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) membership preferred
  • Strong preference for previous experience at fast-paced, growth-stage companies
  • Unquestionable ethical standards and integrity
KOKO is committed to gender and racial diversity in the workplace. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply!