People Team Lead
African Leadership University,
Deadline of this Job:
Open until filled
Date Posted: 27th february 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time , Currency: RwF
We are looking for an excellent communicator with a strong work ethic who’s dedicated to building and strengthening relationships with employees. A passion for designing a positive, holistic employee experience at ALU is at the heart of this role. You must be a detail-oriented professional with strong project management skills who is committed to constantly helping us improve our systems and processes to ensure our people are motivated to come to work everyday. Are you versatile and able to manage People functions including: implementing operational initiatives, staff well-being, and ensuring Talent Management practices are consistently implemented as well as maintaining high levels of employee engagement?
Then join our People Team to help us deliver great experience to our staff fulfill its mission of revolutionizing the African continent.
Our purpose is to catalyze change in Africa and around the world by building the world’s most innovative university. Our engaging learning experiences integrate technology, personalized learning, real-world projects and entrepreneurial leadership to create innovators, game-changers, and problem-solvers. We ask our students to declare a ‘mission’ for their lives instead of declaring an academic major. We have two undergraduate campuses in Mauritius and Rwanda and a graduate School of Business also in Rwanda. In 2018, we launched our Leadership Lab—ALX—in Kenya which runs two flagship Leadership Development programmes: the Young Leaders Program for recent university graduates, and the Leadership Xcelerator for professionals in high impact leadership roles (typically in middle management positions) in growing institutions. Moving forward, we plan to scale across the continent and then around the world, ultimately developing 3 million entrepreneurs and leaders by 2035.
ABOUT THE PEOPLE TEAM
The People team is at the heart of the organization. We are responsible for curating and overseeing the journey of every ALU hire from the moment they join our rocketship to when they decide to disembark. The team is also responsible for ensuring that our employees have all the resources and support they need to build on our vision and also develop as individuals as they progress through their professional journey. Our primary goal is to ensure that our employees have everything they need to thrive at ALU and to have a truly transformational experience. We are deeply passionate about our people and aim to always put them first. We have carefully curated an engaged and active organisational culture, and work hard to safeguard it.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The role reports directly to the Head of People Operations while working closely with the relevant location Head of College and/or General Manager. You will be responsible for ensuring effective implementation of all our people operations initiatives and building positive employee relations. You will lead key administrative tasks such as processing payroll and travel documents, receiving, reviewing, and responding to correspondence and will be in charge of all employee information documentation. In addition, you will be responsible for sourcing and recruiting our talent, ensuring that we deliver an exceptional experience to ALU employees especially during New Hire onboarding.
Your responsibilities will include:
Ensuring all employee-related processes and drafted policies are in accordance with national and local regulations
Providing support to ALU employees in areas such as travel documentation and payroll
Liaising with management representatives, national agency contacts and employees to solicit or provide information on People processes and procedures
Maintaining up-to-date employee records and documentation
Performing duties such as writing job descriptions, job postings and sharing hiring analytics
Create, implement and manage onboarding activities – introducing new staff to the organisation in a manner that is inspiring, energising and sets them up for success
Disseminating information to all relevant stakeholders on employment policies and procedures
Minimum 3-4 years with at least 1-year experience in HR
Knowledge of labour laws and local regulations in Rwanda is necessary
Excellent knowledge of various People functions, such as recruitment, onboarding, pay & benefits and training & development
Experience working in a multi-national institution is a plus
Extensive knowledge of ATS and HRIS systems
Background/interest in PR and Event Management
Excellent communication and demonstrated problem-solving
Track record of being self directed, persistent, and systems driven
Attention to detail and excellent project management skills
Ability to exercise good judgement independently
Humility & learner mindset – eager to learn and gain new skills
Team-oriented and must enjoy working with and assisting people
Ability to handle confidential information with professionalism
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