Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with some form of disability.
Since 1944, Heifer International has helped more than 36 million families lift themselves out of hunger and poverty. Our goal is to help families achieve living incomes, which will allow them to feed their families daily, educate all their children; and have proper housing, water, hygiene, and other essential resource. When many families gain this new sustainable income, it brings new opportunities for building schools, creating agricultural cooperatives, forming community savings, and funding small businesses. Heifer International Zambia’ strategic goal is to move 200,000 families by 2025 from a state of poverty and vulnerability to sustainability and resilience through their participation in economically and socially sustainable and viable value chain enterprises. Focusing on exploring the potential of signature programmes in dairy, beef, poultry and small ruminants and oilseeds value chains enterprises. This will be achieved through improving the quality Heifer Zambia Programme conception, development, design and management through value chain studies, research, and partner engagement. Heifer work supports smallholder farmers to build viable agri-businesses through engaging in Public Private Partnerships and viable markets. Heifer Zambia is looking for a dynamic and results focussed Country People ( HR) Manager. The holder will manage the People function in the Zambia Country Office as well as contributing to the Africa People Strategy via a matrix management structure.
Reporting Directly to the Heifer Zambia Country Director with a matrix reporting relationship to the Africa People Director, the position holder, will actively engage in business strategy development and contextualization, assist business and senior management to identify the emerging people issues, and support organizational change processes as well as broker HR solutions for country programmatic impact. The role will further, develop and coordinate the implementation of the people strategy for Heifer Zambia in line with the business strategy and the group people strategy. The role will foster a customer service culture, coordinate with external and internal customers of the HR function and deliver HR services as per the expected standards. Therefore, the role will also provide operational leadership in the areas of performance management, talent management, recruitment, reward, health and safety, learning and development, organizational development, and HR business processes.
You will be a university graduate with significant HR training and 8-10 years’ experience, 5 of which will be in managing HR function in a dynamic organization. To meet the diverse needs of this role, you will have a strong strategic HR operation, customer service orientation; flexibility, ability to prioritize competing demands, good project management, and interpersonal skills backed with the ability to work within a team, and autonomously. You will have good computer skills and previous experience in developing teams and working with senior leaders. Knowledge of legal employment obligations in line with the national labor law will be an added advantage. Experience working in an International/Multinational private sector, NGO, and/or governmental environment will be an added advantage.
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