Job Title:  Global HR Officer

Department: Global Human Resources

Reporting Line: Global Office Human Resources Lead

Location: Berlin, Germany

Job Grade: 13

About ENGIE Energy Access 

ENGIE Energy Access is the leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solutions provider in Africa. The company 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 instalments 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 nine countries across Africa (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), over 1.6 million customers and more than 8 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to impact 20 million lives across Africa by 2025.

Job Purpose/Mission 

In this highly interesting position, you will be responsible for providing support and guidance to our team in Berlin along the full employee lifecycle. With your expertise you will shape and assure the highest standards of our HR processes and services. As part of our global HR team, you will work on a variety of challenging HR topics and take ownership for your own projects.

Our global team in Berlin is located in Berlin-Friedrichshain near Ostkreuz/RAW location with currently 45 well versed team players from across the globe.


  • General HR administration and support in all operational HR processes ensuring consistency with policies and local labour law.
  • Initiate employee onboarding and ensure forms, signed contracts and documentation are completed to provide a smooth and positive experience for employees joining the company.
  • Provide advice and active support to employees and managers including all human resources topics.
  • Support the end-to-end recruiting & talent management processes.
  • Create contracts, contract amendments, references and confirmations.
  • Support the local implementation of global strategies, programs, and policies.
  • Participate and execute on national and international HR projects to develop new concepts in recruiting, talent development, workforce planning, onboarding, and many other topics.
  • Assist with and coordinate local events and training sessions.
  • Ad -hoc general HR reporting and updating employee data in our HR system.
  • Management of offboarding processes and conducting exit interviews.

Knowledge and skills 


  • Professional experience in a comparable position.
  • Good understanding of the employee life cycle and operational HR processes.
  • Working knowledge of the German legal HR framework, works constitution act and HR best practices.
  • Enriching our team with your cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity.
  • Proactive, accurate, and practice-oriented way of working.
  • Service-oriented attitude (flexible, personable, approachable)
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-moving environment.
  • Confidentiality with sensitive material and communication.   


  • Completed studies, ideally in business administration with a focus on human resources. 


  • English 
  • Germany

We Offer:

Join us to be part of an incredible company that is making a meaningful difference across Africa. Our team has the autonomy to be creative, work entrepreneurially, and solve big, juicy problems.

Along with being part of a life-changing mission and a community of fantastic teammates, here’s what you can expect:

  • We ensure that you are well-protected with life / disability insurances provided as standard to all employees.
  • 28 days' paid time off.
  • Flexibility to work in a state-of-the-art office, along with home office solutions.
  • Fun team building offsite events at scenic countryside locations.
  • Office kicker table for lunchtime games, free drinks and fruit, and opportunity to take part in regular team events.

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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