HR Lead

Job Description


The Client is a fast-growing finance and technology company operating in Zambia who deliver personal lending products through online, mobile phone and branch channels. The company is well supported by strong shareholders and a board of directors with vast experience in entrepreneurship and lending.

They currently have only operational HR functions but no overarching HR management strategy and limited employee learning and development. The company has created this new position to address current weaknesses in employee lifecycle management. The ideal candidate must bring fresh innovative ideas, but also be willing to implement them, be non-traditional in approach, and relate to employees across all countries with regular travel to markets. A healthy spirit of adventure and sense of humour would be helpful.


HR Strategy:

Collaborate with the CEO, leadership team to develop a long-term HR strategy

Learning and Development:

  • Develop a learning philosophy with supporting learning and development initiatives to enable high performing and high growth careers
  • Understand market training needs and manage annual training needs analysis
  • Develop training development plan and training leads and oversee implementation

Employee lifecycle:

  • Define and manage the employee experience aligned to high performing culture
  • Design values driven recruitment process and ensure local culture alignment in markets
  • Design and manage an on boarding programme to provide an engaging induction to new employees
  • Manage the annual performance review process and collaborate with the leadership team to ensure embedded in culture

Talent Management:

  • Manage career growth and progression through organisational development and active talent reviews
  • Design and manage a recognition programme that embeds performance into culture of the organisation
  • Work with the leaders to define a competitive reward strategy relating to compensation, benefits, bonus
  • Manage annual employee engagement survey and work with leadership to continuously improve employee value proposition
  • Work closely with leadership to actively build and manage a strong culture based on values and purpose
  • Manage internal employee communications and support CEO with leadership employee communications

Employee wellbeing:

  • Design and manage an employee wellbeing programme

HR System:

  • Understand needs to automate HR processes and manage implementation of HRIS if deemed required
  • Oversee HR operations processes and ensure local market implementation and alignment



  • Degree in HR, Organisational Psychology or Commerce with relevant business experience in HR/People/Talent strategy and operations
  • 5+ years leading HR strategy and operations and managing an HR team
  • Ability to work cross border across multiple cultures
  • Well-articulated and outstanding written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to influence leadership with new ideas
  • Design new initiatives and manage implementation


  • Passion for Africa and willingness to work in the developing world context
  • Desire to work with innovative independent thinkers who go against the grain in their approach to HR and managing their employees

Method of Application

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Precision Recruitment International (PRI) is a privately owned recruitment company with offices in Zambia, Zimbabwe (HQ) and Mozambique. It has positioned itself to provide high quality recruitment services by acquiring the best possible prospects and placements. It does this by pro-actively building relationships with people in developing industries in the various regional countries. PRI uses a wide range of techniques that include specified 'search and selection' methods and contingent-based recruitment techniques.