Movemeback African oppportunity location
  • Kigali Rwanda
  • Lagos Nigeria
  • Nairobi Kenya
  • Kampala Uganda
  • Paris France
  • Berlin Germany

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ENGIE Energy Access is a 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 EEA 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 $0.14 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, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), over 1 million customers and more than 5 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to remain a leading clean energy company, serving millions of customers across Africa by 2025. 


The Global HR Consultant/Interim Manager at ENGIE Energy Access (EEA) is a high impact short term leadership consultancy that will deliver EEA wide HR projects, support country HR Leads in finalizing projects and also provide senior level HR business partnership. The right candidate is business savvy, with high expertise in people management and hard skills required for a highly functioning HR function.


This candidate will provide hands-on support to deliver on projects themselves and also support the wider HR team in delivering on their projects. The successful candidate will have proven experience in leading disparate teams in multiple locations, providing mature support while leading by example. The job holder will also be responsible for leading the dissemination of company values to the entire team while working to restore confidence in the HR function.


You may be a great fit for this role if you are excited by:

  • Providing quick turn around on challenging HR issues;
  • Solving HR puzzles related to compensation and benefits, staff engagement and building trust; and
  • Leading HR and supporting a global leadership team in implementing HR projects



You can be based in Nairobi or any of ENGIE's markets such as Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria, France, or Germany. Remote working may also be considered.


Role Responsibilities / Critical Human Resources Projects:


Compensation and Benefits:

  • Lead the compensation and benefits committee
  • Launch salary benchmarking exercise and prepare the implementation work plan
  • Support country teams in finalizing salary structures and communicate job grades to all EEA team members
  • Finalize the creation of an EEA reward policy

Employee Engagement Survey Results:

  • Make recommendations on feasibility of the country and global teams action plans
  • Hands on participation in country teams action plans review and implementation
  • Lead the dissemination of findings from the global team, oversee the implementation of global team action plans and report to the leadership team
  • Lead in the communication to the wider team on the survey results and the proposed action plans

HR Business Partnership:

  • Improve HR’s and standing with the rest of the business, providing clear guidance and direction on all HR matters in support of the business
  • Provide HR business partnering support to the Leadership Team and Country Teams
  • Provide strategic HR support, including leading the charge on addressing difficult Talent/HR issues with senior leadership at EEA
  • Finalize the strategy to deliver professional development and growth opportunities across all EEA employee types, including performance management strategy, learning and development programming, career pathing, succession planning for key leadership roles, and leadership coaching programming

Country Team HR Support:

  • Work with country HR Leads to ensure that our internal policies support our people- forward approach while being compliant to labour laws across different markets
  • Finalize the EEA HR Policies project, consolidating all HR policies into one document that provides guidelines to HR practitioners across EEA
  • Finalize the EEA employee handbook
  • Provide nuanced HR support to all markets as required




  • 10+ years working experience in talent management and development
  • 10 years experience in operational HR functions
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in both “hard” and “soft” HR specifically job grading, remuneration package design, payroll management, etc.
  • Successful experience as Talent Director or similar role with at least regional or global oversight
  • An understanding of multinational companies or vertically integrated institutions operating in multiple markets
  • Experience in company integration
  • Working experience in Africa and Europe
  • Living/ practical experience in at least one country in Africa or similar market with Bottom of the Pyramid customers
  • Experience with Hay Job Grading or similar job grading methodology
  • Leadership and project management experience: we are looking for entrepreneurial candidates who have started or contributed significantly to a particular project, team, or new company and we especially value candidates who have seen projects through from start to finish, from design to scale up phase


  • Relevant diploma or degree


  • English
  • French is a plus


  • Experience with HRIS, ATS or HR ERP systems
  • Knowledge of talent systems and software, for example, performance management systems, etc


  • Globally competitive salary

About ENGIE Africa

A long-term partner for Africa’s growing energy needs, 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 has strong ambitions in Africa, a continent with a thriving need for energy to sustain its foreseen growth in the coming years.

Our portfolio of activities now comprises 3,000 MW of electricity generation facilities, both in operation and in construction, located in Morocco, Egypt, Senegal and South Africa; service activities in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, South Africa, Mozambique, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, Ghana and Niger; decentralized power generation, mini-grids development and Solar-Home-Systems (SHS) in 9 countries serving over more than 4 million people. We now have over 3000 employees, of which 98% are located in Africa.


ENGIE Africa counts nearly 4,000 employees, has 3.15 GW of power generation capacity, and is a leader in the decentralized energy market, providing clean energy to more than 4 million people, in 9 countries through domestic solar installations and local mini-grids.