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Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
Heifer International (www.heifer.org) is a development organization working to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth by using sustainable practices and engaging smallholder farmers in agricultural development. Heifer was founded on the simple belief that ending hunger begins with giving people the means to feed themselves, generate income and achieve sustainable livelihoods. With this strong foundation, Heifer focuses her pro-poor work by creating wealth through viable value chains that harness the social capital of communities to drive market development.
Heifer works in about 21 countries across the World, and these countries are managed under the 3 Regions of Asia, the Americas, and Africa. The Africa Regional office was fully established in January 2021 to deepen access and harness the inherent opportunities across the continent.
2. Project Background, Purpose, and Objectives
Reporting Directly to the Heifer Zambia Country Director with a matrix reporting relationship to the Africa People Director, the Consultant will actively engage in HR business strategy development and contextualization, business and senior management to identify emerging people issues, and support organizational change processes as well as broker HR solutions for country programmatic impact. The role will further develop and coordinate the implementation of the people strategy for Heifer Zambia in line with the business and group people strategies.
The role will foster a customer service culture, coordinate with external and internal customers of the HR function, and deliver HR services per expected standards. Therefore, the role will also provide operational leadership in performance management, talent management, recruitment, reward, health and safety, learning and development, organizational development, and HR business processes.
You are a university graduate with significant HR training and 8-10 years of experience, 5 of which will be in managing HR functions in a dynamic organization. To meet the diverse needs of this role, you will have strategic solid HR operations understanding, customer service orientation, flexibility, the ability to prioritize competing demands, good project management, and interpersonal skills backed with the ability to work within a team and autonomously. You will have good computer skills and previous experience developing teams and working with senior leaders. Knowledge of legal employment obligations in line with the Zambian national labor law will be an added advantage. Experience working in an International/Multinational private sector, NGO, and/or governmental environment will be an added advantage.
3. Expected Roles and Responsibilities of the Consultant
Recruitment Talent Acquisition
Employee Engagement and Relations
Learning & Development
Perform any other duties and responsibilities as required by Heifer Zambia Senior management.
4. Consultant submission requirements
Qualification And Skills
HR ConsultantZambiaHeifer Internationaldevelopment organizationsustainable practicessmallholder farmersagricultural developmentpro-poor workvalue chainspeople strategyHR business strategyorganizational changeperformance managementtalent managementrecruitmentrewardhealth and safetylearning and developmentorganizational developmentHR business processesuniversity graduateHR trainingexperienceHR functionsstrategic HR operationscustomer service orientationproject managementinterpersonal skillscomputer skillslegal employment obligationsInternational/Multinational private sectorNGOgovernmental environment