People Coordinator

Recruiter / Employer: Sistema Biobolsa
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

Who is the People Coordinator at Sistema.bio?

At Sistema.bio we think that People are central to our success!  We call the HR team our People Team. We now need someone into keep making it a creative and efficient department! Reporting to the Managing Director, the People Coordinator oversees all People operations in Kenya, aiming at a smooth implementation and constant improvement, as well as making sure our values and culture makes Sistema.bio a great place to work across our various offices and hubs.

You’ll be in charge of:

  • Maintaining and amplifying the Sistema.bio culture by being our culture champion, generating cohesion in the team and rituals around our values.
  • Training the team on People processes and ensuring their consistent and effective implementation from recruitment to onboarding, performance management and legal compliance.
  • Collecting, owning, and analyzing People data meticulously to suggest and implement enhancements of our processes.
  • Co-designing with the Communications team useful and efficient internal communications processes and flows to enhance employee engagement.
  • Thinking critically about talent inside and outside the organization, challenging the organization design, focusing on building efficient teams.
  • Coordinating directly with the Global People Team to ensure coherence with global People operations and share best practices.  

More about YOU

  • You have a bachelor’s degree in business (or similar) with 5+ years of experience in Human Resources or People related processes
  • Proven recruitment experience from senior managers to field agents in rural areas, experience with fast-paced early-stage organizations, passion for HR and extra languages in East Africa will be an added advantage
  • You are a people’s person: you have excellent interpersonal skills, you care about people and their career development, you communicate well and are the social one in a group.
  • The People area excites you – you are convinced that it is all about talent in an organization and can build a strong argument around it, you can teach us HR processes we don’t know, and you love to network with people in the sector to be up to date on innovations.
  • You know that what we don’t measure is not proven, so you like to track data and analyze it to suggest and improve People operations.
  • You know the Kenya Employment Act by heart (almost!) and have implemented HR processes and policies in a company in Kenya for at least 2-5 years.
  • You are obsessed with time management, prioritization of tasks and the ability to manage and track multiple streams of work and report on the progress.

What it is like to work at Sistema.bio 

  • Entrepreneurial culture: Your ideas matter.  We believe in empowering people to own their projects and be able to take responsibility for them
  • Passion and purpose: Working at Sistema.bio, you will work with a very passionate team that believes strongly in working for the social and environmental impact they want 
  • A growing team with growing opportunities: Sistema.bio is on its way to double in size in the coming years. This growth will open new roles, new countries and a world of new opportunities! We have a roll-up-your-sleeves culture where we offer new opportunities for our team members’ careers and aspirations based on their skills, interests and aspirations.
  • Time in the field with the small and medium-scale farmers: At Sistema.bio, we are passionate about understanding and serving our customers: small and medium-scale farmers. Working with Sistema.bio, we will make sure that regardless of your background, you get to spend time in the field with farmers and genuinely understand their challenges and their everyday concerns.
  • We care about your career progression: We have a strong culture of training and investing in developing our people. As a Sistema.bio employee, you will have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to training programs, and clear tracking of your performance and career development twice a year.
  • Work-life balance: At Sistema.bio, we know you are at your best when you are rested and healthy. We therefore give you generous holidays options, parental leave, we pay for your health protection and give you options to work remotely when needed and possible.
  • Gender Equality: bio is committed to gender equality in the workplace. Thanks to our Gender policies and efforts women represent 57% of the Global team for example, and 27% of our overall workforce. We have flexible hours and expressing spaces for lactating mothers.

Additional Requirements

We're excited to hear from you and your expectations for this role. Kindly prepare a one-page motivation letter that answers the following questions (only candidates who have answered these two questions in the motivation letter will be considered in the interview process):

  • Tell us why your prior experiences make you the perfect fit for this role. Why now?
  • Tell us about your recruitment and onboarding experience in rural areas of Kenya. What did you learn?
  • Location and Travel  

    • You will be based in the Nairobi Office
    • You will travel to the each of our five field offices during your first three months to meet the team, after which you will be expected to spend 25% of your time in our field offices
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