Talent Associate

Kigali, Rwanda
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About The Role

EarthEnable is committed to taking an active management approach to our team. This job is for someone that is deeply passionate about people and their professional development. This role will focus on developing the best team we can as a company, from masons, to sales reps, to interns, to senior management. The Talent Manager will work closely with the company’s founder and senior leadership to build and develop the best team possible, while ensuring their satisfaction.

The specific tasks of this role include:

Professional Development: Creating professional development opportunities for staff, including internal and external trainings, and ensuring there are adequate active coaching structures for junior staff from senior staff.
Spending time with all members of the management team to assess levels of professional development required
Developing and revising (as needed) a competency matrix for various levels
Developing and delivering trainings for sales representatives, masons (e.g. on customer service), and junior management team
Conducting performance reviews and working with department heads to help staff members improve their performance in order to get promoted
Designing and implementing staff workshops and retreats; seeking external opportunities
Matching junior staff with senior staff mentors and facilitating mentor-mentee relationships
Implementing a speaker series to bring people to the office to share ideas

Recruiting and Hiring: Actively seeking out exceptional candidates for internships and jobs, including via networking, posting jobs on lists, and seeking referrals.
Working with teams when they need new staff members to identify the specific need
Drafting job descriptions and identifying the role within the org chart with the CEO
Screening resumes and CVs to identify the ones to be passed on for an assessment
Revising and drafting new assessments that reflect daily tasks of the job
Conducting phone screens and first-round interviews, contacting references and conducting thorough reference checks (including tertiary reference checks), and making hiring recommendations
Applying for work visas and permits for international staff
Writing contracts for every new staff member and setting initial bonus criteria

Termination: Working with CEO to identify cases of poor performance and administering terminations
Identifying cases of poor performance early and raising them to the CEO and Director of Operations
Developing performance plans to support employee in improving their performance, including reducing the employee’s roles and responsibilities and finding training or coaching opportunities internally or externally
Administering warning letters three times and tracking these letters carefully
Ensuring that all documents are administered at the time of termination, and that there is a plan for all outstanding loans

Payroll and Leave:
Approving loan requests after consultation with CEO and direct supervisor
Approving and tracking leave requests after consultation with CEO (in cases of over 1 week) and direct supervisor (always)
Calculating bonuses and deductions monthly
Working with our accounting firm and Finance/Accounting Manager to calculate RSSB and PAYE contributions and ensure they are paid on time
Working with Finance/Accounting to make the e-transfers

Staff Support: Keeping all team members happy, comfortable and productive
Preparing an onboarding guide for various processes and systems
Ensuring that all staff know and understand the internal rules and regulations and any changes that may be approved
Keeping an open door and acting as the first point of contact when staff members have interpersonal or other issues at work
Mediating interpersonal situations that may arise
Working with department managers on their staffing responsibilities
Keeping apprised of employment and labor laws in Rwanda (and home countries for international staff) and ensuring EarthEnable’s compliance
Administering salaries, payroll and benefits

Overall Team Development: Ensuring that the EarthEnable is prepared for rapid growth.
Creating a plan for the growth of the staff over the next few years, including new roles and teams, based on EarthEnable’s growth plan
Work with the senior leadership to develop organizational strategy for team structures, hiring and succession

College graduate with strong academic record
2 years of experience, ideally related to HR
Passion for people finding and succeeding in their dream jobs
Commitment to impact and strong interest in international development
Fluency in English
Excellent knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and Google Docs
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Positive attitude, self-starter, entrepreneurial spirit, sense of humor and willingness to learn new things
Commitment to excellence, outstanding work ethic, and attention to detail
Resourcefulness and creative problem solving

Apply online at https://earthenable.org/jobs/talent-associate/. In your cover letter, please tell us what excites you most about this role and what you think will be most challenging about it.

Additional Information

EarthEnable is transforming the way people live, by making homes healthier for families across rural Rwanda. 80% of Rwandans live in homes with dirt floors which are dusty, unsanitary, and fertile breeding grounds for parasites and germs. While replacing a dirt floor with concrete has significant health benefits (e.g. reducing diarrhea by 50% and parasitic infections by 80%), concrete is unaffordable for many Rwandans who need it.

EarthEnable addresses this pressing and ubiquitous problem by selling high-quality, earthen floors that are 80% cheaper than concrete with 90% less embedded energy. Earthen floors are already prevalent in modern homes in the United States. They are composed of natural materials (gravel, clay, sand, and murram) commonly found in Rwanda. EarthEnable trains and hires local masons to install the floors which are sealed using a proprietary drying oil that makes them waterproof, strong, and polished. In our first 20 months of operations, EarthEnable has installed over 200,000 square feet of flooring and employed over 90 Rwandese staff.