Chief People & Culture Officer Job at Living Goods

Location  Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted  April 17, 2020
Category  Social Services & Nonprofit
Currency UGX


Chief People & Culture Officer

Living Goods is seeking a Chief People & Culture Officer who will be part of the Executive Team. Reporting to, and partnering with the CEO the Chief People & Culture Officer will lead a professional HR team and as a key member of the leadership team, s/he will work in a varied generalist role to develop and lead the HR function ensuring human capital management initiatives support the strategic objectives of Living Goods.

The Opportunity

The Chief People & Culture Officer is responsible for driving thought leadership, strategic direction and implementation of organization-wide people, culture and engagement interventions across Living Goods. Specifically, the focus is double pronged: First it is to continuously diagnose the well -being of the organization, particularly in terms of how effectively LG leverages its key strategic people levers of culture, leadership, talent, diversity and capability to achieve its purpose. Secondly it is to design, develop, implement, and evaluate interventions that enhance organizational performance and individual development.

Strategy Design & Execution

Lead the development of the People and Culture strategy ensuring alignment to overall organizational strategy
Lead the translation of functional & country strategy to local levels.
Lead the development of strategy implementation plans, assess and report performance against the strategy. Ensure people metrics provide critical information on LG’s human resources to the Board, CEO and Executive Team.


Generalist HR experience – A generalist professional with client facing responsibility. Strengths should include talent management, organizational design and executive leadership development.
Organization development: Skilled and experienced in organizational development. Experienced at helping organizations improve through change in people processes, policies, leadership, management including those related to performance management, job design, talent, diversity and employee wellness.
Subject matter expert in culture and engagement.
Thought leadership: Ability to consult with and to influence executive leaders and board members. Provide insight and opinion. Possess cutting edge ideas, able to spot trends and propose ideas to address challenges.
Growth mindset: Enthusiasm for learning, feedback and continuous improvement

Resourceful and entrepreneurial. Enjoys ambiguity, doing whatever it takes to break through unexpected barriers and obstacles, and balance detail-orientation with the ability to move fast. Thrives under pressure, capable of making decisions
Ability to execute: Innovative with the ability to implement ideas. Translate a vision into plans and communicate to diverse stakeholders. Is results-oriented, set goals and take ownership of driving towards them
Communication skills: Advanced written skills, prepares written information that is consumable by varying audiences, internally and externally. Well-developed verbal communication skills that model CEO level
Diversity: Managed diverse teams across many countries. You’ve lived or traveled extensively in Africa. Possess cross-cultural fluency, are able to collaborate with colleagues and partners from diverse backgrounds
Leading leaders. Build lasting relationships, align resources to accomplish key objectives, build resources for the future, and lastly, inspire and motivate others to be the best they can be. Comfortable in a matrixed environment ensures success of the same
Collaborative spirit. Listen and connect easily with teams and colleagues. Roll up your sleeves and help others out.

Experience Requirements

A minimum of over 13 years relevant experience in a managerial role and at Executive level for at least 2 years

Education Requirements

At the minimum, a Master’s degree in Human Resources, or any other related discipline;

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