Associate, Human Resources

Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya Full-time

Greenlight Planet is a multinational, for-profit business that designs, distributes, and finances solar-powered home energy products, with an underserved population in mind: the 1.3 billion global consumers for whom the old-fashioned electrical grid is either unavailable or too expensive. 

Over a decade in business, the company is now a leading global brand in emerging markets across Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.  Greenlight’s Sun King™ products provide modern light and energy to 26 million people in more than 40 countries and have sold over 10.5 million products worldwide.

From the company’s wide range of trusted Sun King™ solar lamps and home energy systems to its innovative distribution partnerships to its EasyBuy™ pay-as-you-go consumer financing model, Greenlight Planet continuously strives to meet the evolving needs of the off-grid market.

Greenlight stays in touch with underserved consumers’ needs in part by operating its own direct-to-consumer sales network, including thousands of trusted sales agents (called as “Sun King Energy Officers”) in local communities across local communities. For Sun King Energy Officers, this is not only a good source of income and employment but also they become an important member of their community bring light and catering to local energy needs within their communities. 

Today, with over 1100 full-time employees in 8 countries, we remain continuously impressed at how each new team member contributes unique and innovative solutions to the global off-grid challenge, from new product designs to innovative sales and distribution strategies, to setting up better collection mechanisms, to better training strategies, to more efficient logistical and after-sales service systems.  We listen closely to each other to improve our products, our service, and ultimately, the lives of underserved consumers. 

The Role:

Greenlight Planet is looking for an Associate to join its Human Resources Management team in Kenya. The Associate, Human Resources will work closely with the HR team in Kenya to ensure the organisation has adequate capacity to build new business units and expand existing operations in Kenya. 

Key responsibilities for the role include: 

  • Supporting recruitment exercises and communications including coordinating interviews, administering tests or taking part in interviews where necessary while adhering to company policy on recruitment
  • Ensuring staff medical and other insurance are up to date including but not limited to enrollment, deletions, issuance/replacement of medical cards
  • Ensuring staff mobile phone closed user group (CUG) is up-to-date and is being reconciled for payment month on month while ensuring timely enrollment and deletions
  • Capturing and updating employee personal information data accurately, completely and timeously in the Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS)
  • Supporting the Human Resource Business Partner in development and implementation of induction and orientation of both new and existing employees while ensuring that all relevant documentation is made available
  • Initiating contract renewal requests while ensuring timely preparation and renewal of all types of contracts
  • Maintaining an efficient and effective filing system for HR documents while ensuring quality, accuracy, integrity, confidentiality and that all files are up-to-date
  • Inducting new staff and coordinating the pre-employment requirements and documentation
  • Processing payroll related additions/deductions for staff and assisting the Human Resource Business Partner in payroll processing
  • Responding to general staff queries and advising them on HR policies and procedures in consultation with the Human Resource Business Partner
  • Maintaining a notification system of contract expiry dates, end of probation etc
  • Working with IT to ensure that new joiners have been set up with appropriate tools
  • Ensuring staff have read, and signed off on all policies as required and maintain an up-to-date list
  • From time to time sitting in for the office manager and performing other office administrative tasks as may be assigned 

The ideal candidate:

  • Is excited about joining a fast growing, entrepreneurial and innovative environment with an opportunity to build teams, local HR practices and policies
  • Has 2 years of HR Operations experience, ideally with a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management.
  • Is comfortable and experienced working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Has strong communication skills with excellent planning and project management ability
  • Experience working with a HRMIS
  • A solutions-oriented self-starter; comfortable taking on substantial work with limited oversight

We are looking for someone who is driven, passionate and excited about the opportunity to bring honest, affordable, energy to homes in Africa and Asia. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

Greenlight Planet offers a competitive salary, a fun, supportive work environment and opportunities for continued professional growth within a fast-growing global enterprise.

Greenlight Planet believes in equal opportunity for all people, everywhere. It is the reason we exist! So, regardless of your race, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, HIV/Aids status, disability or any other protected characteristic as established by law, we will accept your application and make a decision based on your suitability for the position.