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Compensation and Benefits Lead



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Posted on Thursday, June 8, 2023

Compensation and Benefits Lead

Posting date : 21/11/2023

Requisition ID : 17242

Job Title: Compensation and Benefits Lead 

Department: Global HR 

Reporting Line: Head of Global HR 

Location: Any EEA Market with a preference to Kenya / Uganda / Zambia 

Job Grade: 18


About ENGIE Energy Access 

ENGIE Energy Access is the leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solutions provider in Africa. The company develops innovative, off-grid solar solutions for homes, public services and businesses, enabling customers and distribution partners access to clean, affordable energy. The PAYGO solar home systems are financed through affordable instalments from $0.19 per day and the mini-grids foster economic development by enabling electrical productive use and triggering business opportunities for entrepreneurs in rural communities. With over 1,800 employees, operations in nine countries across Africa (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), over 1.8 million customers and more than 9 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to impact 20 million lives across Africa by 2025. 


Job Purpose/Mission  

This role is responsible for the design and development of the compensation and benefits/reward structures and related guidelines for EEA. To ensure a holistic approach to EVP development which includes non-monetary benefits across the organisation taking into account country nuances, manage employee wellness and continuously work on strategies to improve Employee experience. This role will assist in creating the HR overall strategy, pay philosophy and approach to employee offerings. 



  • Develop strategies and guardrails regarding compensation and benefits for implementation by the HR Country Leads. 

  • Responsible for development and improvement of short, medium and long-term incentive schemes for key skills within the organization 

  • Conducting market research and analysis on best practice compensation and benefit structures 

  • Conduct market research on benefits plans to gain an understanding of local and global leading practice 

  • Document findings and prepare a benchmarking report for the Remuneration Committee (RemCo) 

  • Integral member of the RemCo

  • Design and develop a reward and benefit plan and obtain the required approvals 

  • Update of policies, processes and guidelines regarding compensation and benefits 

  • Drive annual medical insurance renewals to ensure cost effectiveness and a consistent employee experience 

  • Prepare annual salary review and bonus guidelines and communicate to Remco, Head of People and Culture and HR Country Leads  

  • Manage the annual salary and bonus review cycle (end to end) for hand-off to payroll 

  • Ensure annual salary review and bonus cycle is managed within affordability guidelines set by Finance 

  • Provide Talent Acquisition Team with the generation of employee salary packages to ensure alignment with market and internal pay equity 

  • Provide salary guidance for promotion cases 

  • Conduct ongoing research to identify changes in the compensation, benefits and reward landscape (country specific) to ensure adherence to labour law (country specific) 

  • Consult with Country HR Leads on the implementation and alignment of reward and benefit program 

  • Support Country HR Leads to resolve escalated employee queries regarding rewards and benefits 

  • Adhere to benefits service level agreements and quality standards 

  • Build and maintain relationships with third party benefit and salary survey vendors 

  • Identify suitable benefit and reward packages that are aligned to leading practice for Organisations similar to EEA 

  • Align with Group pay rules 

  • Develop and grow the compensation and benefits capability within EEA 

  • Process benefits vendor invoices for payment. 

  • Lead the EEA employee wellness program as part of the EVP in collaboration with the In Country HR Leads 

  • Explore all non-monetary benefits that can help build and enhance the EVP without adding any costs to EEA .

  • Lead a team of 2 Compensation and Benefits Analysists


At EEA, we have high expectations for our managers. Each manager plays a key role in creating an exceptional experience not only for our customers but for every person on our team. Our managers help EEA realize our ambitious goals while developing their own leadership skills and facilitating growth for their direct reports.  

We believe that great managers: 

  • Deliver ambitious results: As a high-performing and accountable leader, you create an enabling environment for effective action and bold decision making which contribute to successful delivery of results. 

  • Act with integrity: As an ethical leader you are honest, respectful, objective, and transparent. You create and build upon a foundation of trust and openness. 

  • Inspire and mentor the team: As an inspirational leader you walk the talk. You empower and coach your team with trust and humility. 

  • Are accessible: As a leader Develop and maintain deep connections with stakeholders through approachability and active listening. 

  • Ensure diversity and inclusion: as an inclusive leader, you ensure diversity and foster a sense of belonging. 



Knowledge and Experience

  • 5-7 years of HR compensation and benefits experience 

  • Job evaluation methodology 

  • Compiling and managing expenditure budgets 

  • Analytical, statistical and qualitative skills 

  • Knowledge of compensation and benefits practices 

  • Advanced computer skills 

  • Knowledge of the local and international labour law 

  • Deep rewards and benefits knowledge and proven expertise 

  • Strategic thinking 

  • Design thinking 

  • Business and global acumen 

  • Ability to work under pressure 

  • Ability to work independently 

  • Be solutions focused 

  • Able to operate in an environment with high levels of ambiguity 

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills 

  • Meticulous attention to details

  • Tenacious

  • Resilient



  • BSc in Human Resources Management, Organizational Psychology, Finance or relevant field 

  • Professional Membership of a Remuneration Body/Association highly advantageous  



  • English 

  • Good conversational French is a plus 



  • Advanced computer skills 

  • Hands-on experience with HRIS or related payroll software systems 


We thank all applicants for their interest, however due to the large volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  


ENGIE is an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. All applications are screened based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without any regard to origin, age, name, sexual identity, orientation or preference, religion, marital status, health, disability, political opinions, union involvement or citizenship. Our differences are our strengths!  

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