HR & Admin Associate, Uganda

Kampala Full-time

Greenlight Planet is a renewable energy company focused on developing and marketing solar power products for off-grid communities in Asia, Africa and South America. We are also pioneers in technology-driven financing, enabling our customers to access credit through cloud-based lending models and partnerships with financial services providers.

At heart, we are a profit-making social enterprise inspired by the desire to drive positive change through sustainable business. We are passionate about bringing affordable energy, technology and finance to the over 2 billion people on our planet who lack access to basic resources and opportunities.

We have won numerous accolades, including the 2016 Ashden International Award for Excellence in Sustainable Energy, and our products consistently earn recognition for their quality, including “best solar lamp” by the Economist Magazine and “best-in-category” prizes from the World Bank’s Lighting Global program.

Currently, we are present in 55 countries, with major offices and operation centers in Nairobi, Kampala, Lagos, Arusha, Mumbai and Shenzhen, and our global headquarters in Chicago, USA. As we continue to grow, we greatly appreciate how each new team member contributes unique and innovative solutions to our global mission, from new product designs to brilliant marketing strategies. We listen closely to each other to improve our products, our service, and ultimately, the lives of our consumers.

Job Location: Kampala, Uganda 

Reporting to: Senior HR Associate, Uganda 

The Role:

The HR and Administration Associate will work closely with the HR team based in Kampala to ensure the organization has adequate capacity to build new business units and expand existing operations in Uganda.

Key responsibilities for the role:

  1. Creating personal files for all staff and making sure they are up to date
  2. Managing office stationary and provisions
  3. Assisting in managing the use of meeting rooms
  4. Dropping and picking up couriers for the office
  5. Assist with recruitment activities – scheduling interviews (calls and email correspondence) for selected positions
  6. Photo-copying and filing as required
  7. Coordinating new hire orientations and issuance of joiners’ kit
  8. Review new hire paperwork for accuracy and compliancy
  9. Delivering excellent information through weekly and/or monthly HR reports
  10. Actively participating in HR projects aimed towards delivering the HR agenda

 The ideal HR & Admin Associate:

  • Has 1-2 years of HR generalist experience, ideally with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management
  • Must be Computer literate; proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Has effective communication skills with excellent planning and project management ability
  • Is excited about joining a fast growing, entrepreneurial and innovative environment with an opportunity to build teams, local HR practices and policies
  • Is a solutions-oriented self-starter; comfortable taking on substantial work with limited oversight
  • Must be able to work under pressure with strict deadlines and with minimal or no supervision.

 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.