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Human Resource Business Partner



People & HR
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Human Resource Business Partner

Posting date : 30/05/2024

Requisition ID : 29003

Job Title:

Human Resources Business Partner


Human Resources Department

Reporting line:

Head of Human Resources


Nairobi, Kenya

About Engie Energy Access

ENGIE Energy Access is one of the leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solutions provider in Africa, with a mission to deliver affordable, reliable and sustainable energy solutions and life-changing services with exceptional customer experience. The company is a result of the integration of Fenix International, ENGIE Mobisol and ENGIE PowerCorner; and 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 minigrids foster economic development by enabling electrical productive use and triggering business opportunities for entrepreneurs in rural communities. With over 1,700 employees, operations in nine countries across Africa (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), almost 1.5 million customers and over 7 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to remain the leading clean energy company, serving millions of customers across Africa by 2025.

Job Purpose/Mission

Facilitate the achievement of the business objectives while maintaining accountability for the end-to-end delivery of HR deliverables in Talent Acquisition, Management, Succession Planning and Performance Management : Work with the business to Shape and implémenté effective HR stratégies and activities, drawing on their unique knowledge as people professionals. Develop people solutions that help achieve business objectives while enabling EEA, Kenya employees to flourish by developing meaningful relationships with key people and teams across EEA, Kenya.


  • Together with Head of Human Resources, collaborate with Heads of Departments (HODs) to ensure business units have structures that fit for purpose and guiding the business leaders/line management in execution of people agenda.
  • Attending business meetings with respective business units and consulting with line management, providing HR guidance when appropriate.
  • Monitor quality and compliance on Performance Management process as well as ensure quarterly poor performance meetings are held on time to have performance culture instilled among employees at EEA, Kenya.
  • Instill drive and commitment into all aspects of performance development and create an environment where great performers are known, and their contribution valued and rewarded, and poor performers are on Performance Improvement Plans.
  • Monitor talent management and succession planning by ensuring EEA, Kenya retains the best talent also all leadership and critical roles have successors identified and developed to take over future roles.
  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g. coaching, counseling, career development and disciplinary actions).
  • Act as a linkage between the Human Resources department and business units to ensure work relationships are improved, morale is built and ultimately increases productivity and retention.
  • Ensures exceptional standards of professional capability in resourcing/ top grading of talent and leadership cadres. Plays a strong and direct role in ensuring ‘no compromise’ in all resourcing/recruiting decisions.
  • Gets the HR basics right. Manages the end-to-end execution of recruitment, development, performance management, talent, and succession planning.
  • Support Managers in identification of training needs to ensure trainings attended / conducted are “must haves” and not “nice to have”. Also participates in evaluation and monitoring of training programs to ensure training objectives are met.
  • Monitor compliance on HR policies and procedure and staff grievances by initiating disciplinary procedures where necessary.

Knowledge and skills


  • Minimum 4 years of experience in HR
  • Experience in Budget Management, Performance and Team Management.
  • Excellent Analytical skills, Coaching Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Negotiation Skills
  • Excellent sense of urgency and time management (tight deadline) with high organizational skills.
  • A passion for community for community development through sustainable renewable energy solutions is an added advantage


  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree
  • HR Certification is an added advantage.


  • Good verbal and written communication in both:
  • Kiswahili


  • Experience in using HRMIS e.g ARUTI, One HR

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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