Senior Manager, Regional Human Capital at Living Goods

On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
Location: Nairobi, Kenya with limited travel within East Africa

Living Goods (LG) seeks an experienced professional Human Capital (HC) Manager to join a growing Human Capital team.

As the Regional HC Manager, you will play a key role in delivering our people strategy in line with business needs.

The right candidate will be innovative, capable of managing multiple priorities and have a track record of delivering results in a fast-paced environment.


Serve as the focal point for the delivery of people related services for Living Goods employees in the region.  

Provide proactive advice and coaching to managers in the delivery of the Living Goods people strategy across Kenya and Uganda.

Talent Sourcing & Selection

  • Lead the design and implementation of the Regional talent sourcing strategy
  • Oversee the end to end recruitment and selection process, creating and executing recruitment plans with hiring managers
Talent Management
  • Partner with Country Leadership teams and Director, Global HC to plan for human resources needs
  • Support performance management processes across the region
  • Partner with the Director HC and Managers on succession planning
  • Support the design and delivery of Human Capital related training
  • Conduct research and benchmarking.  
  • Incorporate learnings and external best practice to drive continuous improvement
Compensation and Benefits
  • Manage compensation, benefits and the pay review process in line with policy and timelines
  • Partner with Finance on the management of payroll
  • Manage the enrollment of employees onto benefits schemes in Kenya
  • Support the development of compensation and benefit strategies by benchmarking and raising risks/challenges posed in talent retention
Policies, Processes, Systems and Administration
  • Manage people risks through advice and delivery of effective processes and policies
  • Update and maintain HR policies, processes and procedures in line with business needs and best practice
  • Contribute to the review and monitoring of HC budgets as appropriate
  • Analyze and report on performance against metrics (HR Scorecard)
  • Maintain up-to-date employee data on recruitment, leave, training, performance management, benefits and payroll
  • Manage immigration related activity
  • Lead design and management of Human Capital systems
  • Manage relevant vendor relationships
Business Partnering
  • Serve as focal point on people related matters in Kenya
  • Provide proactive, advice and coaching to managers in the delivery of the Living Goods people strategy in Kenya
Employee Relations
  • Provide coaching, consultation, facilitation and resolution strategies for workplace issues
  • 8-10 years of relevant experience in a fast-paced environment.  Experience working in Africa is essential
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience leading recruitment efforts across geographies
  • Knowledge of HR systems
  • High level of IT literacy, including experience using databases and spreadsheets.
  • Project management and change management experience preferred
  • University degree in HR Management or related field.  Advanced degree or HR Certification a plus
Compensation: A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity.  The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.

What is Living Goods?

Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights. 

Living Goods seeks nothing less than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in emerging markets, through networks of franchised micro-entrepreneurs who leverage Living Goods’ brand, buying power and mobile marketing tools to deliver vital products at accessible prices to the people who need them most. 
By combining the best practices from the worlds of micro-enterprise, franchising and public health, Living Goods is creating a fully sustainable system to improve the health, and wealth, of underserved communities.

Living Goods has been featured in The New York Times, NBC News, The Economist, and The Huffington Post. Check out these articles and more on our press page.

Life at Living Goods: Living Goods is aiming to make disruptive changes, dramatically improving the lives of underserved communities. We think big, but we operate small and nimble. At Living Goods, you will have the chance to use your creativity and work with your teammates to conceive and test new ideas every day. 

If you work well in a dynamic, highly collaborative culture, if you set high standards for yourself and your colleagues, if you know how to fail fast and learn fast, if you meet challenges with calm determination and a sense of humor, you willthrive at Living Goods. See

How to Apply

To apply for this position please visit our career page and apply for Regional Human Capital Senior Manager  through our applicant tracking system. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.

For more information about Living Goods, please visit:

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