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Executive Head, HR

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An insurance company that provides life insurance products seeks to hire HR Manager to act as the trusted advisor to management on people issues and supports management by providing  people-metric advice. The ideal candidate will drive the development and implementation of a business-aligned people strategy through policies and procedures to increase performance, deliver company objectives and ensure increasing return on equity for shareholders. He/she will report to the Chief Executive Officer.

Key Responsibilities


  • Will work with the Chief Executive Officer and Heads of Department to develop a proactive resourcing plan for filling critical roles in-line with approved manpower plans and budget.

Learning, Leadership and Talent Management

  • Work with the Heads of Department to deploy Leadership Learning and Talent Development solutions within the company and manage the talent pipeline throughout the company.
  • Cultivate an environment in which opportunities to develop the skills, experience and behaviours required in the company are identified, and acted on in line with the Learning and Development Framework.
  • Provide coaching, relevant advice and facilitation of workshops as appropriate.


  • Develop and implement a robust performance management system that measures and monitors organizational and people performance in line with set objectives, including deploying solutions that ensure effectiveness.

Employee Relations

  • Coach and support Heads of Department with people management issues, while ensuring that legal compliance is maintained.

Rewards and Recognition

  • Ensure an effective data driven reward and recognition systems are deployed within the company to ensure the attraction, retention and development of talent while imbibing a culture of pay-for-performance within the company.

Administration and Operations

  • Develop and consistently update the company’s policies and procedures, and ensure strict adherence.
  • Ensure that employee data management is up-to-date and in-line with the company’s policies and procedures. Operations shall include; on boarding, staff discipline, maintenance of staff files (hard and soft), and collating payroll data.

Budget Management

  • Responsible for the preparation and accountable for people budget.

Qualification and Experience

  • A degree in a relevant field and/or an MBA in Human Resources.
  • Must have a recognised professional qualification in Human Resources Management or working towards gaining one.
  • Must have a minimum of 10 years progressive HR experience with a minimum of 5 years in a management position.
  • Technical: Strong human resource generalist expertise (Organizational Design and Development, Employee Relations and Engagement, Performance and Reward, Change Management, Learning and Development, and Resourcing).
  • Resourcing: Basic knowledge in insurance principles and insurance business concepts with industry staff experience in the recruitment of technology, underwriting, risk management and claims.

  • Law: Must have deep working knowledge of the country’s labour laws.

  • Financial: Hands-on experience in drawing and managing budget policies, procedures and processes.

  • Policy Development: Must have demonstrable skills in writing policies, procedures and processes.

  • Relationship Building: Excellent interpersonal skills, able to build relationships, influencing, counselling, consulting, negotiation, leadership and conflict resolution. Ability to work under time and people pressure.

  • Information Technology: Knowledge and experience of Human Resource Information and Microsoft Systems.

Job Summary

Ref. Number: 0875

Company: Insurance

Location: Accra

Industry: Insurance

Job type: Full-Time

Job status: Finalists identified

Years of Experience: 10

Educational Level: University

Deadline: 2017-11-25

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