Human Capital Manager
Off Grid Electric
Lagos, Nigeria
3d ago

Company Description

Zola Electric Nigeria combines Silicon Valley technology with local expertise to offer homes and businesses a long-term solar solution to an unreliable grid.

Adaptable to both energy needs and income, Zola Electric Nigeria’s solution can be bought over time through a leasing structure.

The first few watts starts a chain reaction that enables people to achieve commonly held aspirations : security, education, access to information, and a longer and more efficient day.

Today, the ZOLA brand powers more than 100,000 homes and businesses across Tanzania, Rwanda Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. Off Grid Electric’s investors include : SolarCity, Vulcan Capital, DBL Partners, The Packard Foundation, Helios Investment Partners among others.

  • The company is also the recipient of the 2016 UN Momentum for Change Award, Zayed Future Energy Prize, and the 2015 Global Cleantech 100.
  • For more information, visit


    Zola Electric Nigeria(ZEN) is a growth-stage startup that’s on track to light a million homes over the next couple of years with clean, affordable solar energy.

    At the heart of our business is innovative solutions that delight our customers. We are looking for a seasoned Human Capital Manager to support our growth strategy in Nigeria.

    This may be your dream job if you’re someone who dreams of combining your knowledge and skills enabling Zola Electric to change the renewable energy landscape in Nigeria .

    You’ll also need to be passionate about bringing solar energy to off-grid and other underserved markets billions of people around the world with the unique social, technical, and business challenges that come along with it.

    You need to work well in a fast-paced environment that requires hands-on interventions. You are inspired by the opportunity to unleash whole continents of human potential, and motivated to help build a truly epic business.


    Zola Electric Nigeria is seeking an experienced Human Capital professional to lead the People stream in our Nigeria Market.

    The Human Capital (HC) Manager will execute the Global HC strategy, providing support and advisory services to in-country leadership team and business partners in accordance with Group HC policies, procedures and statutory requirements.

    The HC Manager will be responsible to :

    Set up and maintain a robust HC operation Nigeria, compliant with local labor laws and Off Grid Electric’s Group Human Capital processes and procedures.

    Deploy an effective Human Capital Strategy for Nigeria supporting growth, compliance in a standardized manner, and matching with local law and labor market.

    Activities to initiate and support are startup / growth related with a strong focus on staffing, (country management and functions) resourcing and selection, legal (entity) and a clear prioritization HC practices / policy for Nigeria.

    Facilitate organizational design interventions inclusive of job profiling, job evaluation and structural alignment

    Manage people and remuneration data, including executing payroll

    Manage expatriate visitor and employee experience, particularly with regard to legal residence and compensation requirements

    Facilitate the international mobility process in country inclusive but not limited to : constructing contracts and ensuring a successful on-boarding process.

    Be the first point of contact on grievances and disciplinary issues, working with the business partner and Group HC towards resolution to maintain a sound employee relations environment

    Facilitate training on Human Capital policies and procedures inclusive of benefits, to provide understanding to Nigeria employees

    Support the Country MD and HC Director in the coordination of country specific Human Capital projects to ensure projects meet the stipulated time frames and deliverables

    Facilitate the implementation of employee wellness initiatives, through the provision of preventive and curative health care counselling, advisory services and support.

    Your profile

    Higher education in Human Resource Management or a related field

    At least 5+ years of Human Capital Generalist Experience within Nigeria

    5 years HC Leadership and / or Project Management experience

    Experience setting up a new business from a Human Capital perspective

    Knowledge of Human Capital policies and procedures and best practices

    Deep understanding of the applicable Human Capital legislation in Nigeria,

    Ability to perform on a strategic and operational level

    Conceptually strong, Independent, uses initiative

    Coaching and advisory skills

    Good communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills

    Ethical, team player, integrity and the ability to work under pressure

    Other information

    Location : This role will be based in Lagos, Nigeria.

    Reporting line : Managing Director with a matrix reporting line to Director Human Capital

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