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  • Posted: Nov 12, 2020
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    EarthStream is a technology & engineering recruiting specialist providing talent across multiple industry sectors many of which share commonality in their technology dependence. Engineering is at the heart of what we do from software and hardware to security, electronics and infrastructure, through to industry specific engineering disciplines. We unde...
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    Human Resources Director


    We are seeking a Human Resources Director, based in Cape Town, working for an international Renewable Energy company. As HR Director you will be playing a key role driving high quality performance and development for the company in the region (SSA)


    Management, Leadership and Organizational Development

    • Ensure implementation and development of the local organisation, leadership and management in country/region in line with Scatec Solar vision, mission, values, strategy and ethical framework
    • Develop and manage own HR/office team
    • Be part of the local management team and actively contribute to the development of it

    Recruitment and Onboarding

    • Responsible for employer branding in the region to attract the right people with the right competence and behaviour
    • Ensure timely recruitment and onboarding of required level and quality of new hires
    • Ensure appropriate external agreements with recruitment agencies with desired level of competence to meet future business needs
    • Ensure appropriate support and regulatory compliance for relocations and work permitting matters

    Performance Development, Training and Development

    • Responsible for strengthening a holistic performance and competence driven culture in the country/region
    • Collaborate with line managers and global HR towards competency building, mapping and succession planning
    • Manage the country/region training and development
    • Recommend strategic direction for people development within the country/regional organisation
    • Ensure a motivational climate within the organisation including adequate opportunities for career growth and development

    Compensation and Benefits

    • Ensure implementation and development of compensation and benefits in country/region based on corporate guidelines and within the thinking of total rewards
    • Ensure adherence to corporate guidelines on salary adjustments, reviews and promotions
    • Ensure sufficient payroll services

    Employee Relations

    • Be a compliant and efficient employer role in country/region
    • Promote a diverse, fair and motivational working environment also by taking preventive action and initiative
    • Managing absences, leave, sickness and grievances
    • Ability to advise on potential risks and make recommendations in relation to employment matters
    • Guide and assist managers in disciplinary cases

    Office Management

    • Coordinate, manage and ensure efficient IT and HR administration in SA office and site offices
    • Ensure efficient and professional administration of office premises, including receptional services, phone answering, maintenance, cleaning and other relevant services
    • Ensure management of all third-party services and service agreements, including relevant rental and lease agreements
    • Manage office administration team and provide efficient routines and systems for secretarial services, filing,
    • mail handling, travel booking, meeting room booking, procurement of stationaries, maintenance of office machines
    • Manage insurance policies

    HR and Office administration

    • Ensure efficient HR and office administration including employee contracts and templates, personnel records and filing, HR reporting and statistics, safe travel routines etc.
    • Ensure regulatory compliance related to work permits and tax
    • Ensure that employee handbook for country/region is developed and updated


    • University Degree in HR, Organisational Development or similar
    • At least 10 years’ experience or relevant background from HR and organisation management
    • Experiences of working in an international matrix organization
    • Strong South Africa (and regional) employment legislation knowledge
    • Experience with leading others


    • Strong leadership skills with a special focus on building teams, develop talents and demonstrate passion and champion our company culture
    • Strategic organisational development expertise with a particular focus on promoting diversity, inclusion and empowerment in the workplace
    • Excellent communication and people management skills
    • Very good cultural awareness and communication skills
    • Flexible and adaptable with a “can-do” attitude
    • Ability to work under pressure and on own initiative
    • Understand and deploys advanced IT systems and tools including products in Microsoft Office.
    • Speaks and writes English fluently, additional languages is an advantage


    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to EarthStream on to apply

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