The Pharo Foundation (“the Foundation”) is a privately funded entrepreneurial organisation that runs philanthropic programmes as well as for-profit Social Ventures. The Vision of the Foundation is an economically vibrant and inclusive Africa. The Mission is to achieve the Vision by investing in the human and physical capital of Africa, with a strong focus on job creation.
Established in 2011 as a UK based non-profit, the Foundation has since made a strategic shift to directly design and implement its own programmes to ensure greater engagement with communities, better results and increased accountability. The Foundation has carried out numerous projects in East Africa, with a focus on Ethiopia and Somaliland. The key themes for the philanthropic side of the Foundation are education, health, water and agriculture. At the end of 2019, the Foundation started its Social Ventures franchise to prioritise sectors where the Foundation believes a real impact can be made by establishing self- sustaining businesses, which focus on job creation.
Headquartered in London, the Foundation has an operational Head Office in Nairobi, Kenya with country offices in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa and Asossa) and Somaliland (Hargeisa) with further expansion plans in East Africa.
The Foundation’s ambition is to grow as a significant employer in East Africa. The HR Manager will be at the forefront of implementing the human resources strategy in collaboration with the Head of Human Resources in Nairobi. This well-remunerated role will give the right candidate an excellent mix of challenge, motivation and fulfilment. The role holder should be passionate about bringing impactful change using their HR experience and have a ‘hands on’ approach to working in an International organisation. The role holder will truly be inspired by the opportunity to build HR processes from the ground up and is motivated to help build a world class Human Resources function in either Rwanda or Kenya.
The role presents a wonderful opportunity for a genuinely driven, curious and passionate individual who desires to affect real change. A confident individual who takes a dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking approach to their work and who respects and understands local cultures and values and yet embraces and can work within international work ethics and standards.
Strategic HR Management
Learning and Development
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Established in 2011, The Pharo Foundation has a passion for Africa’s potential to create thriving economies and to prosper. It is a private foundation, committed to Africa, and focused on working with people with the potential to become economically self-reliant. Pharo Foundation seeks depth rather than breadth in what they set out to achieve. Their mission is to facilitate the economic independence of African people, through the promotion of sustainable livelihoods and job creation in Africa. Since its establishment in 2011, Pharo Foundation have granted US$6.2 million to more than 30 projects primarily in Ethiopia, Somaliland/Somalia and South Sudan.
Over the next few years, Pharo Foundation plan to focus on a few selected countries where they can make the greatest difference and have developed an ambitious five-year (2016-2020) strategy. The objective of which, is to significantly improve the income and livelihoods of 30,000 households in Africa, with plans to achieve this via the following four specific objectives:
The Pharo Foundation is headquartered in London with offices in Addis Ababa, Hargeisa and in other towns near their programme areas.