Africa Re recruits 01 Senior manager;human ressources

Africa Re recruits 01 Senior manager;human ressources

African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re)

Lagos, Nigeria

HeadquartersLagos, NigeriaClosing date for applications 2022-04-14Job Code:Grade Level:
Introduction of the CorporationThe African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re) is the leading pan-African reinsurance company and the largest re-insurer in Africa. Headquartered in Lagos (Nigeria), Africa Re operates through six (6) Regional Offices across Africa: Casablanca (Morocco), Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), Nairobi (Kenya), Lagos (Nigeria), Cairo (Egypt) and Port Louis (Mauritius) and two (2) Contact Offices in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and Khartoum (Sudan). It also has three (3) Subsidiary Companies (Africa Re South Africa Limited in Johannesburg (South Africa), Africa Retakaful Company Ltd. in Cairo (Egypt) and Africa Re Underwriting Agency in Dubai (UAE).
Africa Re has a broad-based shareholding of 42 African member States, the African Development Bank, 113 African insurance and reinsurance companies, and three (3) non regional shareholders, including leading global insurers and reinsurers.
The Financial Strength and Credit Rating of Africa Re is A by A.M. Best Company and A– Standard & Poor’s.
Africa Re announces the vacancy for the position of Senior Manager, Human Resources in her Head Office in Nigeria on the Professional Grade Level.
Job DetailsRESPONSIBILITIESReporting directly to the Director of Human Resource, the Senior Manager, Human Resource will assist in leading the delivery of the Corporation’s People Strategy. As a key member of the HR leadership team, he/she will work in a varied generalist role to assist in the development and leading the HR functions across the Corporation, ensuring that HR aligns with the Corporation’s strategic business objectives. S/he will build and oversee a Learning and Development ecosystem for employees to increase their value proposition, enable personal innovation and growth, and enhance career development and succession planning.
DUTIES/JOB DETAILSThe duties of the Senior Manager, Human Resource shall comprise amongst others:
Contribute in planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the Human Resources Department’s work plan and related resource planning and utilisation; assign projects and programmatic responsibilities; review and evaluate work methods and procedures; engage staff to prevent and/or identify and resolve problems;Assist in formulating and recommending HR policies, procedures and programmes in line with the Corporation’s strategies and priorities, in the different aspects of HR Management, including institutional capacity building; career development; staff mobility; performance management, compensation and benefits management, and employee health and well-being;Plan, organize, direct and supervise human resources planning, recruitment, placement, performance management, career development, compensation and benefits, and health and well-being of Corporation employees;Contribute in driving change management programmes and effective culture changes that are required to ensure the success of the Corporation;Contribute in the development and review of Corporation’s human resources policies, rules, regulations, norms and standards; ensuring their successful dissemination across the Corporation and alignment to international practice and HR/Legal requirements;Ensure that appropriate systems for performance management and development, communications, quality measures, monitoring and review are in place to support organizational change, culture and values.Design and deliver the Talent Development strategy that is aligned with the Corporation’s vision, mission, strategic objectives, as well as operations,Provide leadership and direction in the implementation of talent development strategy for the entire Corporation that will enhance leadership and skills acquisition with appropriate linkages to the operational strategy of the Corporation;Partner with key internal external stakeholders to assess and identify core competencies for each role, design and implement organizational competency models to drive transparency and objectivity in decision making around people;Assist in designing, building, testing and implementing leadership pipeline identification and development solutions;Advice staff, Identify and implement Individual Development Plans (IDP) and career development paths for each employee and assist staff in career planning;Attending to any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.
LocationThe successful candidate shall be based in Lagos (Nigeria).
Main CompetenciesMAIN COMPETENCIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITIONStrong generalist HR experience, especially in; (i) supporting managers and staff in planning and implementing change (ii) employee relations, well-being and work life balance, (ii) people search, attraction, selection and retention, (iii) compensation design, implementation, and management, (iv) equal opportunities and employment policies, (v) management of HR information systems and processes (vii) performance management and assessment, (vi) people planning, career planning, and succession management;Demonstrable experience executing organizational transformational change and improvement of processes;Sound understanding of the business and operational needs with proven capacity to innovate, promote and direct change initiatives in corporate human resource policies and services in large Pan-African organizations and in a customer-centric and result-oriented environment;Sound analytical skills, with ability to build and analyse HR data accuracy including HR approved KPIs;Proven track record of HR and Talent Development Projects Management;Passion for Talent Development, with a genuine desire to grow other people;Comfortable working in a multicultural and geographically distributed environment and delivery high impact virtual solutions;Demonstrated ability to manage pan African scaled projects (e-learning programme and other training initiatives), work-prioritization, planning and coordination across teams and work streams;Ability to write, advise and develop policies, procedures and regulations related to staff development, and ability to write proposals for funding of training programmes;Ability to work well with all levels of management and across group operations;Strong team player and proven leadership and managerial skills/experience;Result-oriented with demonstrable capacity to mobilize the appropriate resources to deliver results on time, aiming for operational excellence;Customer focused, with ability to identify and understand the current and future needs of internal and external customers and stakeholders, and provide excellent customer service, demonstrate responsiveness and perseverance until results are met;Open-minded and adaptable, with strong capacity to learn from synergies, promote all form of diversity within the teams and embrace differences to improve efficiency and performance;Interpersonal effectiveness: demonstrate empathy, show emotional intelligence, and anticipate conflicts and take the necessary action to resolve them;Accountability and commitment, with ability to promote and make sure the Corporation’s Rules and standards are adhered to, even under pressure, anticipate potential risks and actively contribute to joint decision-making, and take responsibility for;Exemplary behaviour, unquestionable integrity and proven sense of responsibility;Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language;Bilingual (ideally), with the ability to deal with various cultures;Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications and ERP Systems (preferably Oracle HCM) and e-Recruitment systems and project management software like Share Point or any similar software.
Academic QualificationsQUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCEApplicants shall be holders of
At least a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, MBA or related disciplines from a recognized university, with a minimum of seven (7) years post qualification relevant qualitative work experience;Ten (10) years of extensive and progressive experience in Human Resource Management, five (5) years of which should have been at managerial role and/or in supervising a team and coordinating work programs or projects;A professional qualification in HR management, project management will be an added value;Relevant work experience in the financial services sector and/or in international finance institutions or at similar level is required.
Salary & BenefitsSALARY AND BENEFITSThe successful candidate shall have the following benefits:
Competitive Basic Salary on the Corporation’s Professional Staff Grade LevelVariable pay (Annual Performance Bonus)Joint contribution to the Provident Fund (7% of the basic salary paid by staff and 14% by the employer)Children education subsidy for each child up to 26 years (maximum 4 children)Medical cover for staff and family;Housing AllowanceHome leave to country of origin every year paid by the employer (if non-national) ;Duty Post Differential (Cost of Living Allowance), that may increase or decrease depending on the economic situation, paid in local currency.Diplomatic status of an international civil servant, – if Non- Nigerian National
Procedure for ApplicationPROCEDURE FOR APPLICATIONInterested candidates for this positions are requested to visit the Africa Re website ( to complete the above employment form and upload their curriculum vitae.
The Company reserves the right to appoint at the advertised level or at any other level that may suit the profile, qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
Closing date for submission of applications: April 14, 2022


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