Human Resource Business Partner

Website Hitachi Construction Machinery Zambia

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Purpose of the role:

To provide end to end HR consultancy service to the designated departmental clients and creating solutions that drive / impact change, and to support Management and employees to ensure that all strategies are implemented according to the Company standards and Zambian legislation.

Reports to: Human Resources Manager

Branch: Kansanshi (In charge of the Northern Region)

Duration: Permanent

Key Responsibilities:

The Human Resource Business Partner will be required to perform the following tasks:

Sourcing and Selection

  • To provide professional HR support to the HR Manager on Recruitment, Selection, Induction and Employee movements;
  • Ensure all Recruitment Documentation is in place, Man Power Requests are properly completed by the Hiring Manager and approved by the Company President;
  • Assist with initial shortlisting (long listing) before submitting to Hiring Manager for final shortlist;
  • Contact candidates to confirm availability and set dates for interviews;
  • Ensure that all reference checks are undertaken for selected candidates before appointments are made;
  • Maintain a weekly tracker of all Recruitments and ensure regular reporting to the Human Resources Manager and the Hiring Department Manager.

Employee relations and Industrial relations

  • Ensure conditions of employment for the local workforce; and contractual issues relating to employment are administered in accordance with Company Policy;
  • Ensure Union issues are dealt with and all negotiations are handled in a peaceful and correct manner;
  • Ensure disciplinary and grievance procedures, and policies are administered and all disciplinary cases are effectively and efficiently resolved;
  • Advise line managers on the requirements of the discipline, capability and grievance processes and monitor their adherence to it;

Administration and Support

  • Ensure all employees have the correct PPE and the necessary tools for the job;
  • Provide accurate advice that is aligned with customer’s needs/ expectations;
  • Ensure queries are resolved quickly and effectively;
  • Communicate payroll policies (e.g. payroll cut-off dates, overtime rates, claims processes) to all new employees.
  • Ensure Monthly Timesheets from the various sections are compiled and submitted for Payroll processing on time and records are maintained;
  • Communicate -specific incentive schemes to relevant line managers and employees to ensure their understanding. Obtain feedback from line managers on the effectiveness of implemented schemes.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Full Grade 12 School certificate.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Human Resource role.
  • Able to interpret the Zambian labor laws
  • Member of ZIHRM


  • Negotiation and influencing at managerial level
  • Communication skills
  • Planning and Facilitation
  • Project management
  • Talent and Reward Management
  • Report writing
  • Ability to handle large recruitments

If you meet the requirements above, email your detailed C.V, certified copies of certificates and cover letter in a single document to [email protected], or send your application to:

The Human Resource Manager,

Hitachi Construction Machinery Zambia, Co. Ltd.

KK International Airport Road, Plot 2350/M

P.O. Box 30182, Lusaka.

The closing date for applicants is Monday 6th November, 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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