We are looking for an experienced People Business Partner who must become a trusted advisor and partner with leadership to develop and implement/execute on the HC value chain.

About African Leadership Academy

African Leadership Academy (ALA) seeks to transform Africa by identifying, developing and connecting a new generation of young leaders who will lead the continent towards lasting peace and shared prosperity for all. Since our inception in 2008 we have worked to lay the foundations of this audacious mission by identifying and developing a group of exceptional young leaders who will work together to shape Africa’s future. A key pillar to this work is programming that focuses on entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skill building on our own campus and beyond.

Position Overview

The main purpose of this role is to partner with leadership to develop and implement/execute on the HC value chain that enables business objectives and goals and operationally execute on identified transformational initiatives and to take primary responsibility for providing a comprehensive, pro-active, and integrated people advisory and generalist service to the business and serve as a business-people partner to leaders and as an employee champion and change agent.

To succeed, a PBP one will need to have the below listed competencies as the minimal:

  • Great communication and presentation skills
  • Superb problem-solving skills
  • An in-depth understanding of the many disciplines within HR, including diversity and inclusion, performance management, compensation and benefits, talent management, employee and union relations, etc.
  • Excellent stakeholder management and developing good work relationships across the organization
  • Good change management and project management capabilities

Position responsibilities

  • Business Partnering
  • Implement employee attraction, selection and acquisition policies, practices, and procedures:
  • Implement employee remuneration and benefit policies and procedures
  • Ensure effective employee relations and engagement
  • Facilitate performance management (enablement) and career development
  • Contribute to enabling a fun, connected work climate and culture with high employee engagement
  • Advise on and drive effective off-boarding of employees (exits)
  • Partner and enable through development (Learning Enablement)
  • Implementation of HC Projects/Initiatives/Process/Procedures
  • Effective teamwork and self-management
  • Any other responsibilities added from time to time at management discretion

Skillset and Profile of Ideal Candidate

  • Grade 12 or equivalent (Essential)
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resource management and/or industrial psychology
  • 4-5 years in a generalist capacity (transaction & transformational HC)
  • 4-5 years’ experience as HCBP in the Educational or NPO sector, in a medium organisation, would be advantageous.
  • Demonstrate a proven track record of HC business partnering, strong communication, influencing and stakeholder management skills and strong decision-making skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to influence different business areas and management levels
  • Demonstrate commerciality and a strong knowledge of current SA employment law
  • Demonstrate the use of your analytical skills to solve problems and identify and implement solutions
  • A motivated self-starter with the ability to adapt to different business needs
  • Strong relationship building and partnering skills
  • Resilient
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (rapport-building)
  • Trusted people advisor
  • Tactical thinking and execution
  • Provides and adopts practical approaches to challenges
  • Problem Solving Skills (including examining information, providing insights, exploring opportunities, and developing plans)
  • Conflict Management skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • High sense of urgency
  • Ability to apply discretionary effort towards task completion
  • High organisational awareness
  • Commercial thinking and business acumen
  • Employee champion
  • Leader enabler
  • Leads change and innovation (anticipate and manage)
  • Analytical thinker
  • Presentation and facilitation skills

Reporting: This role reports to the Chief People Officer

Start Date: July 2023

Location: This role is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Closing Date
Honeydew, Roodepoort, South Africa
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