Head of People & Organisational Development

Lusaka, Zambia, Full Time

Head of People and Organisational Development
Lusaka, Zambia
Deadline: 29th July 2022
Interviews: 22nd to 26th August 2022
Salary: Market related with excellent benefits, including a transport allowance
Contract Duration: Fixed Term/Permanent and Pensionable
It’s hard to believe that today 844 million people do not have clean water and 2.3 billion do not have a decent toilet – around one in three of the world’s population. Every two minutes a child under five dies from diarrheal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation.
We started because no NGO like us existed. We’ll end when no organisation like us is needed. In the meantime, we’re making great progress – since 1981, we have reached 25 million people with clean water and, since 2004, 24 million people with sanitation across the various countries where we work.
We’re looking for people who share a commitment to our vision. We’re looking for people with an appreciation and respect for different people and ideas, and the energy and expertise to help tackle the most important challenges.
In return, you can expect to get inspiration from the change you help make happen, a sense of belonging and the feeling of being part of a global community. You will also experience stimulation and fulfilment, the chance to grow, and space to be yourself at your best. This is our pledge to you.
WaterAid Zambia is looking for a Head of People and Organisational Development to play a vital role in our mission to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone in Zambia by 2030.
The purpose of this job is:
As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) the Head of People and Organisational Development is responsible for delivering people and organisational development plans which enable the Country Programme to achieve its strategy and goals.
With a deep understanding of the country Programme strategy and context, the Head of People and Organisational Development will develop and embed appropriate people and organisational solutions, policies and practices.
The post holder will also spend 10% of their time working with the Global People Team to build strong WaterAid people practices
To be successful, you will need:

Master’s degree level qualification in Human Resources Management, Organisation Psychology or a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a post graduate diploma in HR Management.
Professional HR qualification highly desirable
Significant HR operational management experience within a team environment.
A minimum of 5 years’ experience at senior management level handling responsibility for recruitment, employee relations, reward, performance management, employment legislation, change management, organisational design, capacity building, policy and processes and learning and development
Strong knowledge of HR best practice and innovative new practices
Highly competent in interpreting and applying statutory legislation.
Strong IT skills particularly MS Word, Excel and Outlook, with experience of using HR databases, online recruitment tools and Intranets
Analytical and numeracy skills, to produce and distil accurate information applying intuition and strong judgement
Strong communication skills in written and oral English.
Track record of empowering others and the ability to influence.
Experience of working in a matrix management structure.
Able to influence, support and challenge senior managers as a credible source of advice
Customer, solutions and delivery focused, with the ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines
Effective and engaging communicator who tailors communications to include and engage different audiences
Able to promote cross team collaboration and form effective working relationships with people from across the organisation.
A networker, bringing best practice ideas to the CP.
Holds a position with courage (when appropriate) and can be flexible in make effective decisions
Commitment to WaterAid’s values and a working style that reflects these
Willing and able to travel, predominately to WaterAid and partner locations within the CP with some travel in and outside the region.

For a full job description, visit www.wateraid.org/jobs.
If you are interested in the position and have the right skills and attributes, send your application, consisting of a letter of interest and a CV, via email to [email protected] using “Head of People and Organisational Development” as the subject.
Please provide details of at least three relevant references and clearly indicate details of your current remuneration package.
Please note: in order to apply for this role, you must demonstrate your eligibility to work in Zambia.
WaterAid is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We particularly encourage applications from women who are underrepresented at this level in the organisation.
WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind.
The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate pre-employment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.
WaterAid is an equal opportunity, disability-confident employer and committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality.
Only candidates shortlisted for interviewing will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date for applications.
No recruitment agencies please.