Job Title:   

Legal & Compliance Officer

Department: 

Human Resources

Reporting line: 

Head of Human Resources

Location:

Maputo, Mozambique

About ENGIE Energy Access

ENGIE Energy Access is one of the leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solutions provider in Africa, with a mission to deliver affordable, reliable and sustainable energy solutions and life-changing services with exceptional customer experience. The company is a result of the integration of Fenix International, ENGIE Mobisol and ENGIE PowerCorner; and develops innovative, off-grid solar solutions for homes, public services and businesses, enabling customers and distribution partners access to clean, affordable energy. The PAYGo solar home systems are financed through affordable installments from $0.19 per day and the mini-grids foster economic development by enabling electrical productive use and triggering business opportunities for entrepreneurs in rural communities. With over 1,700 employees, operations in 9 countries across Africa (Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), over 1.2 million customers and more than 6 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to remain the leading clean energy company, serving millions of customers across Africa by 2025.

www.engie-energyaccess.com

Job Purpose/Mission 

ENGIE Energy Access Mozambique has a mission to electrify hundreds of thousands of households in Mozambique over the next ten years. To help us achieve this mission, the Legal & Compliance Officer under close supervision of Human Resources Director will be responsible for upholding impeccable ethical standards and a zero tolerance policy to corruption within our organisation, and to also ensure that the company adheres to legal standards and in-house policies. S/he is also responsible for enforcing regulations in all aspects, at all levels, as well as responsible for providing guidance on all compliance matters.

Responsibilities

  • Implement and improve HR labour practices in relation to the existing legislation governing labour relations in Mozambique;
  • Ensure that all new employees (permanent and temporary) are compliant with labour law and internal regulations, before their first day of employment;
  • Conducting background checks on prospective employees and verify information;
  • Managing and overseeing the disciplinary policy as well as grievance policy and procedure interpretation and understanding and investigate a variety of employee relations related issues to ensure that effective legal compliant resolutions are done in a timely manner;
  • Continuously educate and train all employees on Ethics & Compliance-based content, and Coach line managers and business partners on employee relations best practice to reduce number of Employee Relations issues;
  • Manage Leave, Allowances and benefits entitlement, and ensure effective communication and engagement through relevant stakeholder is done of any changes to HR policies manual to all staff;
  • Coordinate employees’ termination process, including exit interviews;
  • Conduct HR Audit (working hours, attendance, leave management, recruitment process, airtime entitlement, etc) on quarterly basis and make follow up to all HR findings as highlighted during the audits;
  • Accurate report submission to Head of Human Resources by set deadlines;
  • Ensure that HR correspondences are of very high standards and obey the set standard;
  • Ensure adherence and governance to local laws and EEA policies/procedures in place; develop and document inexistent standard processes and procedures;
  • Elaborate Contracts with third parties as requested by issued by different Departments;
  • Create repository of Company’s processes and procedures, in coordination with other Departments, and maintain the file updated;
  • Offer legal advice when required;
  • Perform other related tasks when required.

Knowledge and Skills 

Experience & Skills:

  • At least 5 years experience working in Legal, Compliance or in HR (Employee Relations or/ and HR Compliance);
  • A qualified lawyer (an advocate) would be an added advantage
  • Strong sense of urgency and time management abilities
  • Very high level of integrity and confidentiality
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skill
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with the Senior Management and board of Directors.
  • Above average oral and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional understanding of the Labour Laws in Mozambique
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstration of High level of confidentiality.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Law
  • Specialization in Employee Relations (advantage)

Language(s): 

  • Portuguese (fluent)
  • English (fluent)

Technology:

  • Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, One Drive, Sharepoint, Teams) Internet.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however due to the large volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ENGIE is an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. All applications are screened based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without any regard to origin, age, name, sexual identity, orientation or preference, religion, marital status, health, disability, political opinions, union involvement or citizenship. Our differences are our strengths! 

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