People Business Partner - Kenya

  • Tala
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Jul 11, 2018
Full time Human Resources

Job Description

About the role:

At Tala, we are connecting millions of people to the financial services they deserve. We're a growing team and we are looking for an exceptionally capable People (HR) Business Partner to join the team.  We are looking for someone who leads by serving, is highly collaborative, has high-energy, is results-oriented, has a bias towards action, is exceptionally imaginative, is adaptable, and truly excited about Tala’s mission!

This position collaborates across the People function to deliver value to management and influence employees to meet and exceed our Kenya team’s business objectives (both short and long term). The People BP will maintain an effective level of business literacy about the Tala’s midrange plans and our culture. This person will serve as an ambassador for Tala and its culture to ensure that employees on the Kenya team experience a smooth, positive and productive journey throughout their employment lifecycle at Tala.  

Our People Business Partner will be responsible for assessing and anticipating people-related needs. Communicating needs proactively with SMEs in our People guild and leadership team, the People BP seeks to develop integrated solutions to strategically meet both Tala Kenya’s goals and People team goals such as employer brand, candidate experience, performance & productivity, people and business growth metrics.

This role will be based out of our Nairobi, Kenya office with significant travel to our other East Africa offices.

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Work with functional leads and recruiting team to assess, design hiring and scaling roadmap so Tala Kenya team can meet and exceed immediate and mid-term business goals
  • Design, develop and share Kenya’s employee handbook that has transparent people practices that is simple, meets compliance needs and engages and educates employees.
  • Design and execute best-of-class onboarding and offboarding practices
  • Set up Tala’s foundational people and cultural practices to prepare for scale
  • Launch and manage Kenya HRIS & workforce analytics system to meet People, Accounting and Leadership team needs
  • Launch and complete annual/periodical labor compliance audits and remediation
  • Collaborate with Tala’s HQ People team to
    • Assess current managerial practices to revamp and sustain best-of-class support structures for people managers
    • Establish growth rubrics and effective feedback loops for every function in the Kenya office
    • Execute People strategy for employer brand, candidate experience, managerial effectiveness, succession planning, employee engagement and HR/employee relations goals

What we’re looking for:

  • 10+ years professional experience including 5+ years in a HR Business Partner capacity
  • Experience scaling high-growth, high-tech startup teams
  • Must be a registered member with IHRM.
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Strict attention to detail and focus on data integrity and documentation
  • High level of self-motivation and ability to produce results independently, and under demanding deadlines
  • Organized, able to work in fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks as well as adapt to business priorities that change quickly

About Tala:

Tala is a mobile technology and data science company that is working to deliver financial access, choice and control to underserved people around the world. Tala’s smartphone app instantly evaluates customers for credit using only the data on their devices and delivers customized loans in minutes.

Tala, formerly known as InVenture, is backed by IVP, Ribbit Capital, Lowercase Capital, Data Collective, Collaborative Fund and other leading venture and impact investors. In 2016, Fast Company ranked Tala, formerly known as InVenture, as one of its top 10 companies in Money, and Forbes named Tala as one of the top 50 FinTech companies in the world. Additionally, Tala’s work has been highlighted by the New York Times, theFinancial Times, the Wall Street Journal, TED, and Wired, among others.