HR Business Partner (HRBP) – Commercial Careers – M-KOPA Solar Ltd

Organisation: M-KOPA
Solar Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala,
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
  • 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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