31 Mar 2023

Human Resources Officer at Alight

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Job Description


ALIGHT works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities – to better survive conflicts and crisis, and to rebuild lives of dignity, health, security and self-sufficiency. ALIGHT presently works in and with partners in seventeen countries globally. ALIGHT has consistently operated in Rwanda since the year 1994, and today has a strong and committed team of over eight hundred personnel who include full time staff, community mobilizers and incentive workers– implementing programs in Reproductive Health, HIV and Nutrition; also, Livelihoods/Economic strengthening, and Sexual and Gender Based Violence Prevention/ Protection. Our work in Rwanda currently covers all the refugee locations and their kind Rwandan-host communities. And we are always looking to expand and, jointly with our partners, offer lasting impact with and for the communities we serve! ALIGHT is looking for a qualified, self-driven and committed individual to join its team as a Human Resources Officer.


Reporting to Alight Rwanda HR& Administration Coordinator the Human Resources Officer is a key member of the HR & Administration team. He/she assists with Talent acquisition, staff wellness, Employee benefits and administration. He/She will be responsible for providing support for Employee-related HR operations, which include staffing report, medical Insurance scheme Management, and most importantly to comply with Rwanda Labor laws and policies and procedures of the organization are respected.


  • Working with the HR & Administration Coordinator, lead in developing and implementing a recruitment strategy that guides the program in seeking and selecting candidates that meet the ideal criteria on an ongoing basis;
  • Make recommendations on strategy and initiatives on pipeline building aiming at strengthening the quality of candidates for Rwandan Market at all the time;
  • Processing and review of staff payroll and benefits including RSSB, professional taxes and Management of staff exit process;
  • Reconciliation of timesheets for national staff;
  • Support effective HR operations and administration;
  • Support in Employee relations and engagement: Implement staff wellness, staff motivation and safety:
  • Staff capacity building Management;
  • Assist in staff’s leave planning and leave reconciliation on a monthly basis;
  • Insurance scheme management (Prepare the staff medical insurance prepayment schedule on a monthly basis and also Provide medical insurance cards for all national staff and inform insurance company when staff leave the organization, etc.…);
  • Performing file audits to ensure that all required employee documentation is collected and maintained;
  • Responsible for providing ongoing HR support to field offices whenever needed;
  • Represent the assigned project and other responsibilities, as well as ALIGHT, in relevant coordination and planning meetings at the various sites and Kigali, and with diverse stakeholders
  • Coordinate and Manage the external and internal correspondences from Human Resource Department when needed;


  • Minimum Bachelors degree in Human Resources or a directly related field; additional HR certifications a plus;
  • Minimum five years’ experience in direct and similar level human resource management roles with reputable and large agencies;
  • Direct experience leading employee wellness, engagement and safeguarding initiatives;
  • Deep understanding and direct experience in practice of Rwanda labor law required;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; and ability to deliver in a high confidential and busy environment;
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and standard applications required;
  • Experience and comfort working in a multicultural setting and team;
  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly, insightfully and persuasively in English is required.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should submit 1 page Cover letter, and updated CV (maximum three pages) and names, title and contacts of three professional referees, to include most current employer/supervisor (all in/as one document) - via email only to: [email protected] with the Position applied for clearly indicated in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is April 10th 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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