Human Resources Officer (HRO)

Website LITTLE SUN

Little Sun - The Power of the Sun for Everyone

LITTLE SUN

Human Resources Officer (HRO)

Company Background

At Little Sun Zambia Limited, we believe in the potential of renewable energy to improve farmers’ livelihoods by increasing yields and sales. Since 2019, we have been at the forefront of the renewable energy movement in Zambia, offering Pay-as-You-Go (PAYG) solar home systems that provide affordable, clean energy to homes in the greater district of Mumbwa.

Our strategic vision involves venturing into the productive use of renewable energy to support the dairy production sub-sector in the greater Chibombo district. As part of this vision, we are establishing Community Energy Hubs in key locations, including Shimukuni, Malambanyama, and Keembe, to further empower our communities.

Little Sun Zambia Limited is on a mission to achieve universal access to clean energy. With a strong foundation in the PAYG business for solar home systems, we are expanding our transformative initiatives and venturing into the productive use of renewable energy with the establishment of Community Energy Hubs for productive use.

Job Purpose

Are you a passionate HR professional ready to drive positive change through renewable energy solutions? We are seeking an experienced and motivated Human Resource Officer (HRO) to play a key role in achieving our mission. As an HRO, you will be instrumental in driving the success of Little Sun’s transformative initiatives.

Place of Performance and Reporting Lines

The HRO will report to the Managing Director and will be responsible for overseeing and managing the overall HR functions of the organization at our head office in Lusaka.

Role Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Operational implementation of personnel activities and ensuring the organization’s HR policies align with our mission and values.
  • Lead the end-to-end recruitment process, from sourcing and interviewing candidates to onboarding.
  • Develop and implement effective talent management strategies to support our mission and organizational goals.
  • Maintain a pay plan and benefits program.
  • Oversee employee relations, ensuring a positive and inclusive workplace culture.
  • Manage HR policies and procedures to ensure alignment with best practices and legal requirement
  • Establish a performance-based culture and drive performance management processes, including goal setting, performance evaluations, and career development
  • Lead training and development initiatives to enhance employees’ skills and competencies
  • Foster diversity and inclusion within the organization.
  • Handle Human Resource (HR) related inquiries and issues from employees.
  • Stay up-to-date with HR trends and best practices to continuously improve HR functions

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or a related field
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant HR generalist experience including Payroll input
  • Proficiency with HR software and Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Strong Working knowledge of employment laws and regulations in Zambia
  • Must be an innovative, well organized and self-directed individual
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively with diverse teams and stakeholders
  • A genuine passion for renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, and making a positive impact on local communities.
  • Capacity to work in a multicultural environment and maintain confidentiality
  • Fluency in English

Key Result Areas

  • Develop an annual HR strategic plan that aligns with Little Sun’s strategic initiatives
  • Provide a quarterly HR metrics report
  • Ensure there is a robust performance management system with signed performance contracts with clear and measurable objectives
  • Ensure all staff records are accurate and updated
  • Ensure all disciplinary case records are handled within policy and labour laws

Key Competencies for the Role

Intellectual

  • Problem-solving, strategic and innovative

Interpersonal

  • Multicultural awareness and engagement of internal and external stakeholders

Communication

  • Strong written and verbal communication with strong presentation skills

Technical

  • Compliance, detail-oriented,  ability to work within tight deadlines and knowledge of  HR metrics and analytics

Leadership

  • Ability to initiate and work with minimum supervision
  • Coaching and mentoring of internal stakeholders in HR policies

Application Process

Provide a 100-word brief statement on why you qualify for the job, a two-page CV with a minimum of two (2) professional references including one from an immediate work supervisor. Kindly provide your current and expected gross salary and cash benefits). Please indicate “Human Resource Officer”  in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please send your application to: [email protected] by 23.59 pm on 14th July 2024.


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