Living Goods Chief People & Culture Officer Jobs in Kenya/Uganda

Living Goods Chief People & Culture Officer Jobs in Kenya/Uganda

  • Living Goods is seeking a Chief People & Culture Officer who will be part of the Executive Team.

  • Reporting to, and partnering with the CEO the Chief People & Culture Officer will lead a professional HR team and as a key member of the leadership team, s/he will work in a varied generalist role to develop and lead the HR function ensuring human capital management initiatives support the strategic objectives of Living Goods.

    The Opportunity

  • The Chief People & Culture Officer is responsible for driving thought leadership, strategic direction and implementation of organization-wide people, culture and engagement interventions across Living Goods.

  • Specifically, the focus is double pronged: First it is to continuously diagnose the well -being of the organization, particularly in terms of how effectively LG leverages its key strategic people levers of culture, leadership, talent, diversity and capability to achieve its purpose.

    Key Duties/ Functions

    Strategy Design & Execution

  • Lead the development of the People and Culture strategy ensuring alignment to overall organizational strategy

  • Lead the translation of functional & country strategy to local levels.

  • Lead the development of strategy implementation plans, assess and report performance against the strategy.

  • Ensure people metrics provide critical information on LG’s human resources to the Board, CEO and Executive Team.

  • Lead the operationalization of strategies and plans. Guide and manage country and global P&C teams in the implementation of strategy and plans.

    HR Consultant/Advisory

  • Lead the HR advisory function ensuring that internal capability and structures exist to provide strategic business advisory services to executive and senior management across Living Goods

  • Identify and provide HR consulting services across a broad range of HR responsibilities across the HR life cycle; talent acquisition, employee relations, performance management, career development, capability building, talent and succession planning, culture, rewards and recognition, compliance, and employee programs

  • Lead the development and execution of change programs across broad HR responsibility areas Provide the CEO, executive team and the board with decision support on both strategy and operations, insights into people and culture issues that impact LG mission, vision and strategy

  • As business partner to the CEO, provide consulting and advisory services

    Organization Design and Effectiveness

  • Review organizational strategy and plans to assess opportunities that ensure LG’s org.
    design is fit for purpose and the future

  • Provide expert consulting services for organization design (strategies, tools, capacity building, roadmaps, etc.)

  • Lead the delivery of global organization design and effectiveness work

  • Infuse global best practices on LG’s approach to org. design and effectiveness

  • Design monitoring and reporting mechanisms, bringing attention to matters that impact the delivery of organizational goals

  • Develop strategies and plans to strengthen organizational design and effectiveness capability across LG

    People Operations and Effectiveness

  • Lead the development of all people operations systems, processes and programs for effective and efficient global operations, including great employee and stakeholder experience.

  • Establish people metrics, analytics and reporting on critical people and operational information

  • Develop people plans and budgets selecting strategic initiatives that will achieve the strategy, monitoring progress, reporting and advising on adjustments.

    Team and Organizational Leadership

  • Provide hands-on leadership to the global People and Culture team and manage change as the department grows and evolves.

  • Hire, onboard, develop and retain top talent.

  • Build resources for the future and inspire and motivate others to be the best they can be.

  • As
    a member of the senior executive team, communicate a vision, build common understanding, align resources to accomplish key objectives, and work across Living Goods to build collaborative relationships.

  • Build strong strategic partnerships externally to strengthen LG's employer and employee brand

    Candidate Profile

  • Successful individuals will most likely possess 10-15 years professional experience predominantly in the commercial or development sector within East Africa.

  • While they need not be East African nationals, they should have some relevant experience in the region.

    Essential Qualifications & Experience

  • At the minimum, a Master’s degree in Human Resources, or any other related discipline;

  • A minimum of over 13 years relevant experience in a managerial role and at Executive level for at least 2 years

    In regard to the personal competencies required for the position, we would highlight the following:

  • Generalist HR experience - A generalist professional with client facing responsibility. Strengths should include talent management, organizational design and executive leadership development.

  • Organization development: Skilled and experienced in organizational development.

  • Experienced at helping organizations improve through change in people processes, policies, leadership, management including those related to performance management, job design, talent, diversity and employee wellness.

  • Subject matter expert in culture and engagement.

  • Thought leadership: Ability to consult with and to influence executive leaders and board members.

  • Provide insight and opinion.

  • Possess cutting edge ideas, able to spot trends and propose ideas to address challenges.

    Growth mindset

  • Enthusiasm for learning, feedback and continuous improvement

  • Resourceful and entrepreneurial.

  • Enjoys ambiguity, doing whatever it takes to break through unexpected barriers and obstacles, and balance detail-orientation with the ability to move fast.

  • Thrives under pressure, capable of making decisions

    Ability to execute

  • Innovative with the ability to implement ideas.

  • Translate a vision into plans and communicate to diverse stakeholders.

  • Is results-oriented, set goals and take ownership of driving towards them

    Communication skills

  • Advanced written skills, prepares written information that is consumable by varying audiences, internally and externally. Well-developed verbal communication skills that model CEO level


  • Managed diverse teams across many countries.

  • You’ve lived or traveled extensively in Africa.

  • Possess cross-cultural fluency, are able to collaborate with colleagues and partners from diverse backgrounds

  • Leading leaders. Build lasting relationships, align resources to accomplish key objectives, build resources for the future, and lastly, inspire and motivate others to be the best they can be.

  • Comfortable in a matrixed environment ensures success of the same

  • Collaborative spirit. Listen and connect easily with teams and colleagues. Roll up your sleeves and help others out.

  • Multicultural Environment. Significant experience in working in a multicultural environment

  • Personal and Professional Integrity. A person of good standing with good moral character and reputation

  • Ability to adhere to our Values: Families First; Drive Towards Sustainability; Make No Small Plans; Be Inventive and Adaptive; and Master the Art of Collaboration

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Living Goods Chief People & Culture Officer Jobs in Kenya/Uganda

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