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  • Posted: Aug 2, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Maersk Line is the world’s largest container shipping company, known for reliable, flexible and eco-efficient services. We operate 610 container vessels and provide ocean transportation in all parts of the world. But not only do we power some of the world’s largest ships - we also propel the growth ambitions of businesses and individuals all over...
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    People Partner Eastern Africa


    The People Partner role is characterized by variety and you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the business in your designated geography. You will work in a dynamic environment, drawing on your broad HR toolbox to coach and support leaders through a time of great business transformation. Your daily job will be to engage with different stakeholders and use your wide breadth of HR knowledge to support leaders on a range of people matters and policies.

    The role is based in Nairobi, Kenya and will support our Eastern Africa Area, consisting of the following countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti and Somalia. The Eastern Africa Area is one of the Leading areas in Africa and is central to Maersk Africa’s growth and profitability. The Area has an ambitious growth plan over the next three years that will see additional Depots, Warehouses, and other facilities across the Countries, and this will come with additional manpower requirements and the need for superior People Partnering capabilities.

    The People Partnering hub is a truly international HR support center where you will work alongside, learn from and build lasting relationships with colleagues from all over the world. Joining Maersk, you will become part of the global family of the company that moves 20% of global trade everyday all the way, where one of our core values is Our Employees. It goes without saying that we value diversity: we thrive on the diversity of our talent in all its forms, and we see it as a strength in building high-performance teams across brands, cultures and locations.At Maersk we have a vision that’s larger than the ocean: to be a true integrator of container logistics connecting and simplifying our customers’ supply chain through global end-to-end solutions. We count on our people to make it happen.  

    That is why we are building a new global HR service enabled by new technology: to make sure we deliver great experience to our people, so they can deliver great experience to our customers.  

    The People function works across brands, geographies, and cultures to support one global Maersk. By joining our regional team for Europe and Africa, you have a unique opportunity to influence the vision and delivery of the People Partnering Organization (PPO).  

    Key responsibilities

    • Partner with the HR Leader for Eastern Africa on the implementation of the People Strategy.
    • Deliver on our service delivery model by working closely with HR professionals and specialists within our People Advisory, Centers of Excellence functions and Global Mobility teams.
    • Build strong relationships with leaders and their teams and be their main point of contact and sparring partner on all people matters.
    • Act as key change driver towards senior management as well as primary point of contact for both internal and external senior stakeholders.
    • Drive the local delivery of the annual HR Cycle, including annual performance management, compensation, succession planning and development.
    • Resolve employee relations issues, support and advise leaders on HR-related matters & policies.
    • Stay up to date with local employment law landscape to ensure local compliance.
    • Act as talent broker encouraging the transfer of individuals from one part of the organization to another to obtain specific developmental experience.
    • Work effectively with the entire regional PPO team on day-to-day delivery of people processes as well as to resolve complex cases.
    • Draw people insights from available real-time reports to identify and address opportunities for improvement with leaders and local management.
    • Deliver trainings and workshops for local leadership teams and various employee populations on different HR topics.
    • Participate in on-site recruitment where needed and coordinate and perform employee activities required on site, i.e., onboarding, training sessions.

    Who we are looking for:

    To succeed in this role, you should genuinely be a people’s person and thrive in an environment where no two days are alike.
    As for the skill-set and experience, we are looking for:

    • Solid experience (5-8 years) as an HR generalist and deep understanding of HR fundamentals, including recruitment, people performance management, employee engagement, compensation, development, employee relations.
    • Demonstrated passion for business through partnering with and supporting leaders to deliver on business results.
    • Acting as a trusted advisor on a wide range of HR related matters.
    • Experience from large international organizations and the ability to build relationships and navigate a complex stakeholder matrix.
    • Good change management, facilitation and coaching skills.
    • Ability to take ownership and act autonomously, while also adopting a collaborative working style, fostering cooperation and teamwork to find solutions.
    • Flexibility and adaptability to deliver results in a fast-paced environment.
    • Resilience: the change process, is anything but straightforward; accepting uncertainty and demonstrating the ability to overcome challenges and deliver outcomes.
    • Be self-driven, energetic, and have a ‘can-do’ mindset.
    • High Emotional Intelligence, grit and ability to manage complexities and ambiguity.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Maersk Line on to apply

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