Job Title:   Human Resources Officer - Europe, China and the US
Department: A2E Human Resources
Reporting line: Head of Human Resources
Location: Berlin

About ENGIE BU Africa Access to Energy (A2E)

ENGIE is the largest independent electricity producer in the world, and one of the major players in natural gas and energy services. The Group has more than 50 years of experience on the African continent and has the unique ability to implement integrated solutions all along the energy value chain, from centralized electricity production to off-grid solutions (Solar Home Systems, mini-grids) and energy services. ENGIE Africa counts nearly 4,000 employees, has 3.15 GW of power generation capacity - in operation or construction, and is a leader in the decentralized off-grid energy market (Access to Energy) providing clean energy electricity to more than 4 million people through domestic solar installations and local mini grids. 

ENGIE Africa created a new business line Access to Energy (A2E) which encompasses the activities of Fenix, Mobisol (2 companies providing Solar Home Systems solutions) and ENGIE PowerCorner (active in mini-grids construction and operations). With these three entities, ENGIE Africa underlined that it is bringing decentralised electricity to more than four million people in nine countries. This initiative also illustrates ENGIE Africa’s strong belief in the huge potential of these activities and has built a leading and unique position in the A2E African market and is willingness to input all the necessary resources to make these activities business scalable and grow and deliver on its promises both in terms of revenues and social impact.
www.engie-africa.com  
www.linkedin.com/company/engie-africa 
 

Job Purpose/Mission  

Reporting to the A2E Head of HR; Human Resources Officer (HRO) is responsible for the management of the Human Resources function for central team members based in Europe, the US and China. The HRO develops, implements, and aligns HR programs with business while supporting day to day team HR needs.  

Responsibilities 

Compensation, Benefits, and Total Rewards and Employee Engagement: 

  • Responsible for full implementation of Total Rewards & benefits in line with the business line for employees based in Germany and the US 

  • Manage the establishment and approval of compensation & benefits benchmarking markets for the European, Chinese and US markets.  

  • Provide oversight for the establishment of salary ranges for each grade 

  • Direct initiatives that lead to the health, performance and overall satisfaction of staff within your oversight 

  • Ensure employee safety, welfare, wellness and health. 

Employee Relations: 

  • Primarily point person for employee relations ensuring compliance with all local labor laws.  

  • Liase with HR consultants and lawyers in Germany, China and the US to ensure all policies and procedures comply with local labor laws.  

  • Provide staff support to recruitment process and participates in selection as appropriate. 

  • Contextualize retention strategy and ensures execution. 

  • Contextualize diversity strategy and ensures execution. 

Talent Management & Leadership Development: 

  • Implement and facilitate the talent management process  

  • Lead & provide support to replicate integrated talent management program. 

  • Be intentional in identifying and developing leadership skills in Leaders and Managers. 

  • Cascade succession planning for key positions  

  • In consultation with functional/ departmental heads, implement coaching and mentoring programs. 

  • Coordinate learning & development initiatives 

  • Cascade change initiatives towards the fulfillment of ongoing cohesion and effectiveness of operations and functions. 

Performance Management and HR Compliance: 

  • Facilitate initiatives towards integration and delivery of organization performance, health and team cohesion for team members within your oversight group 

  • Ensure effective and efficient performance management and Individual Development plans. 

  • Review, analyze & submit annual end of appraisal statistics. 

  • Update policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines; communicating and enforcing organization values. 

  • Provide support to the teams at all levels to develop appropriate performance management culture. 

  • Provide and monitor HR operating budget and monthly expenses against the budget for US, China and Europe 

Administration & Security: 

  • Provide strategic leadership to Administration function in Germany while mitigating operational risks and increasing overall security by establishing systems and mechanisms to ensure effectiveness. 

  • Oversee Payroll Administration for the teams in Europe, China and the US 

Knowledge and skills 
 
Experience: 

  • 2-3 years of direct experience with HR administration in Germany or the US 

  • Position requires cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity. 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree or HND in any related course 

Language(s):  

  • English 

  • German is a plus 

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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