Human Resources Specialist at The Nature Conservancy

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  • Company: The Nature Conservancy
  • Location: Zambia
  • State: Lusaka
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Human Resource Management Jobs in Zambia
Job Description

OFFICE LOCATION

Cape Town- South Africa or Zambia

Who We Are

Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

Since establishing the Africa Program in 2007, The Nature Conservancy’s vision in Africa is to work towards fostering a sustainable future for people and nature, partnering with indigenous communities across 55 million acres on the continent. Our efforts are firmly rooted in people, leveraging scientific and technical expertise as we collaborate with governments and organizations to conserve and enhance Africa’s shared resources in the 9 countries we operate.

TNC’s work in Africa transcends three key pillars: securing ownership rights to lands and resources for indigenous people, strengthening leadership and resource management and helping communities value nature through a holistic appreciation of its benefits while increasing revenue streams for conservation efforts and socio-economic development. Together with our partners, we are witnessing critical milestones in integrated land and fisheries management, ocean and source water protection, energy development and sustainable food production, working together and strengthening our resolve in tackling global challenges such as climate change, habitat and biodiversity loss that stands to adversely impact the nearly 1.4 billion people that share Africa.

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The Human Resources Specialist provides human resource support services in the following functions, compensation, benefits, payroll, and recruiting. Reporting to Africa HR Business Partner and working closely with the South Africa and Zambia Program Directors, Africa HR team, and Global Mobility, Preferred location will be Cape Town- South. No employment visas or assistance is being offered with this position except for the local labour employment requirements.

Essential Functions

The Human Resources Specialist is responsible for administering and maintaining HR systems, programs, procedures and plans according to HR policies and will provide assistance to all levels of personnel on various HR-related issues and requests within the TNC Africa Business Unit. This position provides support to the HR manager and maintains a high degree of confidentiality and a strong customer service focus. Using their specialized knowledge, the HR Specialist will deal with customers with high level of maturity, tact and diplomacy. Their key role is to manage all staff data including information on contracts and other related data, serve as the BU focal person on recruitments, onboarding and global mobility. The role must provide excellent customer service, demonstrate initiative, take ownership of responsibilities, and complete projects with positive results. The role will work closely with the worldwide Office talent acquisition team, training and development, and Global mobility teams to provide required HR support.

Responsibilities And Scope

Responds to moderately complex employee/management questions and problems based on advanced knowledge of aspects applicable to the subject area. Recruitment administrator for Job description development, posting, advertisements, interview schedules and reporting, reference checks, documentation, hiring & on-boarding, tracking recruitment and validation of hire information Custodian of employment contracts, offer & promotion letters, introductory period, separation processes and documentation and ensure communication on employee related matters on change of employment status. Maintains and updates HR tracker on recruitments, fixed employment contracts, creates and maintain the integrity of the staff personnel files by storing them in a confidential manner and ensuring that all documentation is available and up to date Coordinate Employee medical and benefits enrolment, renewals, cancellations, negotiations, analysis and serve as Employee contact person on health benefits and insurance. Verify benefit entitlements for accuracy and liaise with the service provider for conformance to agreements and benefits standards. Coordinates employee welfare and wellness. In liaison with Operations Manager ensure safety programs across South Africa and Zambia programs Coordinate with the People Learning and Development Manager on all staff development programs Coordinate with global mobility on work permits, renewals, and submission of documents for South Africa and Zambia programs. Works closely with Payroll Manager/Finance Manager to communicate payroll matters and provide necessary monthly payroll inputs. Facilitate administration of staff surveys to gauge employee satisfaction, engagements and feedback. Updates job knowledge by participating in conferences and educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations. Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments Ensure the Africa Org chart is regularly updated. Perform all other human resources and administrative tasks deemed necessary for the smooth running of the human resources office.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of 5 years related work experience in area(s) of specialization or equivalent combination. Human Resource certified professional. Experience coordinating and leading projects. Experience responding to HR related questions and problems from employees/management. Experience in one or more of the following areas: database management and spreadsheet software; constructing and producing reports; data input, manipulation, and analysis. Experience working with MS Office software, including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint Desired Qualifications

Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated. Higher Diploma or Degree in Human Resource Management. Member of Human Resource Management body. Advanced understanding of employee contracting legal framework Experience working with integrated Human Resources Management Systems e.g. Peoplesoft. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Solid knowledge of word processing, database management, and spreadsheet software, with ability to construct and produce reports, data input, manipulation, and analysis Proven track record of maintaining employee confidentiality May require fluency in foreign language(s) to support global operations. Ability to travel.

Method of Application
Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 15th May, 2022.