Human Resource Business Partner Job at M-KOPA Solar Ltd

Job Title:       HR Business Partner (HRBP) – Commercial

Organisation: M-KOPA Solar Ltd

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Head of HR and Admin

About US:

M-KOPA Solar Ltd is the global leader of “pay-as-you-go” energy for off-grid customers. Since its commercial launch in October 2012, M-KOPA has connected more than 600,000 homes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to solar power, and is now adding over 500 new homes each day. The success of M-KOPA (M= mobile, KOPA= to borrow) stems from making solar products affordable to low-income households on a pay-per-use installment plan. Customers acquire solar systems for a small deposit and then purchase daily usage. After one or two years of payments, customers own their solar systems outright and can upgrade to more power.

Job Summary:   The HR Business partner (HRBP) – Commercial will be responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management within the commercial group. Acting as a consultant to management on human resource-related issues, the successful candidate, will assess and anticipate HR-related needs, communicate the needs with the group’s management and come up with creative solutions that align the business and the unit’s objectives, budget and M-KOPA Culture. The HR function will work through the HRBP to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the business objectives of the organization.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Partner with line management to identify current and future staff / HR business needs, and design appropriate HR & OD strategies, plans, structures and interventions to enable the M-KOPA achieve its short and long-term business plans.
  • Analyze performance trends within the commercial unit and metrics in partnership with the commercial leadership team and develop solutions, programs and policies to close any performance gaps.
  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues with in the commercial department; conducting effective, thorough and objective investigations, Keep abreast of HR related legal requirements and advise line management to minimize legal risks to M-KOPA.
  • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to line management in line with the M-KOPA performance management policy and support the development and implementation of performance improvement plans within the unit.
  • Work closely with the commercial leadership team and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Provide guidance and input on sales restructures, workforce planning and succession planning. Provide support in Head count and talent planning in relation to the current and future competence, knowledge and skills needs for the M-KOPA.
  • Participate in evaluation and monitoring of training programs to ensure return on Investment is realized.
  • Develop and Implement creative retention strategies for the commercial team to ensure retention of critical talent within the unit as well as minimize attrition.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the M-KOPA HR Business partner (HRBP) – Commercial job placement must hold a bachelor’s degree in the field of HRM, Social sciences, Organisational psychology or other relevant degree.
  • Proven work experience in HR Business partnering.
  • Current, in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to human resources and employee management, including but not limited to workers’ compensation, union relations, and Employment Act.
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge with HR metrics
  • Full understanding of all HR critical functions.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their cover letters explaining why they feel they are the best candidates with updated CVs with the subject title “HR Business Partner” to: addressed to:

NB: Due to the large number of applications received by us, we regret that you will not be contacted unless you are short listed for the post and invited for an interview. Therefore, if you have not heard from M-KOPA within 4 weeks of the date of the deadline your application, you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. This measure has been taken in the interests of efficiency and cost effectiveness and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Deadline: 17th August 2018

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