Numida is a fast-growing Ugandan fintech company that is building the digital products and services that African small businesses need to thrive. We believe that small businesses are the cornerstone of the African economy but they are operating far below their potential. Our mission is to enable African entrepreneurs to turn their subsistence businesses into growth businesses.
Our flagship product is a mobile app that enables Ugandan entrepreneurs to access convenient and unsecured business loans that are disbursed via mobile money in as little as 24 hours. To date, we have served more than 4,500 small businesses in Uganda, and we are building for scale.
We're looking for a key contributor to our growing company; someone who is passionate about using their skills and experience to help entrepreneurs grow their companies and ultimately create social impact. At Numida, we strongly value teamwork, client success, and doing what’s right. We experiment and learn, we are resilient optimists, and we have a lot of fun. We are looking for a like-minded individual that will live these values with us to propel Numida to new heights.
Our People Operations Manager will ensure we are building and retaining an exceptional team of professionals. People are our most important asset and you will ensure we have a happy and productive workplace where everyone works to realize our mission and objectives. Promoting our organization’s values and shaping a positive culture is a vital aspect of this role. The People Operations Manager will report directly to the Uganda Country Director.
The principal functions of the People Manager include:
• To provide leadership and technical support for strategic Talent planning and acquisition.
• Support Talent performance, learning, and growth
• Human Resources Policy Review, Development, and Legal Compliance
• Owning or contributing to the successful delivery of all Human Resource & Organizational Culture initiatives/projects
• Work with hiring managers to develop and refine job descriptions, announcements, and coordinate recruitment
• Develop selection assessment tools (Eg. interview questions, case studies, and rating standards) in close collaboration with management
• Support the hiring managers with the review of online applications, evaluating qualifications of candidates, conducting interviews, and developing shortlists of potential candidates.
• Recommend system improvements to current recruitment processes to ensure streamlined, cost-effective, and high-quality services.
• Track application flows and maintains a pipeline of qualified candidates for future consideration.
• Develop tools for enabling a smooth on-boarding process for new employees and monitor the orientation process to confirm adherence to the orientation programs
• Conduct training for managers and other staff involved in the recruitment and selection process with regard to interviewing skills, ethical codes of conduct and hiring policies.
Talent Learning and Growth
• Develop a structural process for the identification and analysis of learning and development needs, to ensure that performance gaps or skills gaps are addressed effectively.
• Build a comprehensive Learning and Development model to support growth.
• Evaluate the impact of L&D on performance and behavior improvements to provide recommendations for future actions.
• Coach and train managers in their communication, feedback, recognition, discipline management, and interaction responsibilities with the employees who report to them.
• Update and maintain trackers and databases on Learning and Development initiatives and provide regular progress reports on their execution
Policy development, Implementation, and Compliance
• Provide an effective and dedicated HR advisory service to employees in relation to absence, health issues, conduct and capability, grievance matters, organizational change, and all other employee-relations matters
• Assist in the development, communication, interpretation, and upkeep of HR-manual, employee directory, and organizational chart, and contribute to the development of policies
• Suggest new procedures and policies to continually improve the efficiency of the HR department and organization as a whole and to improve the employee experience
• Ensures legal compliance with applicable employment laws by monitoring and implementing applicable HR requirements and policies; conducting investigations; maintaining records.
• Review employee feedback and manage or conduct investigations when required.
• Manage the operations of the disciplinary activities including the required paperwork, investigative report analysis, and communications
Monitor and support our Performance culture
• Coordinate performance evaluation procedures, guidelines, documents, and training material.
• Follow up on performance evaluation recommendations including monitoring staff on Performance Improvement Plans
• Ensure planning, monitoring, and appraisal of employee performance by training managers and counseling employees and supervisors
• Support/facilitate performance-related training & coaching including evaluation tools & forms
Data management and HR administration
• Maintain and update employee files
• Manage employee benefits programs and immigration requirements
• Manage the budgets and logistics for all the staff engagement activities
WHO YOU ARE
• A self-driven, results-oriented high achiever ready to take on a lot of responsibility and ownership to drive Numida’s growth and support its people
• A perpetual efficiency seeker who constantly identifies new opportunities for improving processes and generates creative solutions
• A highly disciplined multi-tasker with the ability to balance a consistently heavy workload while implementing process improvements
• A highly organized but adaptable planner who excels at goal setting, devising and executing action plans, and performing ex-post evaluations of both processes and results
• A curious, intelligent, analytical and structured problem solver who efficiently gathers information and assesses situations with a systemic view to identifying the best course of action
• A great communicator who speaks and writes in a clear, thorough, and timely manner using effective communication tools and techniques
• A team player who is not afraid to ask for help when needed & uses feedback to iterate rapidly
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Administration, Business Administration, or related field.
• Master’s degree in Human Resource Management or Business Administration or a related from an accredited institution
• Strong knowledge of existing labor laws
• 3 to 5 years of experience with increasing responsibility, including at least 2 years of management experience
HOW WE’LL REWARD YOU
This is a full-time, high-growth role in an early-stage Ugandan technology start-up. We are a non-conventional Ugandan business and our workplace is inspiring with a lot of opportunity for personal growth and fun.
You will receive a competitive salary and benefits and have the opportunity to work with a dynamic and diverse team based in Kampala, San Francisco, and Montreal.
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