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Head Of People

N/A, Lagos - N/A

Head of People at Lidya

At Lidya, our vision is a future where every great business owner has fair and fast funding to build and grow high impact businesses. To achieve this, we use data-driven finance and technology to help great business owners build high-impact businesses in the fastest growing economies in the world. Lidya currently operates in Nigeria, Poland, and Czech Republic where close to 200,000 businesses have signed up for our service. Lidya is backed by Flourish Ventures, Accion, Bamboo Capital, Alitheia Capital and Newid Capital. Lidya has raised close to $15m USD in venture capital and has teams across Lagos (Nigeria), Prague (Czech Republic), Warsaw (Poland), Porto (Portugal) and New York (USA).

Lidya is run by Tunde Kehinde, the Co-Founder, and former Managing Director of Jumia Nigeria, the largest eCommerce platform in Africa. Jumia is publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Tunde also co-founded Africa Courier Express, the largest direct-to-consumer delivery provider in Nigeria. Tunde attended Harvard Business School for his MBA and graduated with honors with a bachelor’s in business administration from Howard University.

Lidya is expanding its activities. To support our development, we are looking an OWNER. A strategic and experienced Head Of People that believes in our vision and shares our values. We believe that brilliant people operating in a great culture will produce the best outcome. We operate, hire, develop, and promote people based on our OWNER culture below.

  • Ownership: Ownership is taking the initiative to bring about positive results. It means not waiting for others to act andcaring about the outcome as much as an owner of the company would. It is being accountable for the results of your actions -that are of the highest quality and delivered in a timely manner. Taking ownership shows others that they can trust you to do the right thing.
  • Win: We understand we will be measured against our results and work every day to show we deliver the metrics and KPIs that demonstrate we offer the best solutions to our customers. This means we have an obligation to the organization in terms of results, and that we have an obligation to act on the items that impact those results. You may have to assemble a team to help bring about results, but ultimately, you must be accountable and own the results of your actions.
  • Navigate: We digest data, navigate challenges,and solve problems. We exist to help our customers succeed. Keeping our customers top of mind is the foundation of everything we do. That is why we communicate proactively and frequently with all stakeholders (customers, internal team, and external partners) and we deliver high impact with ethics and integrity, consistently.
  • Excellent: We operate with high standards and with rigor. We dive deep into the details to understand the problems of the customer and analyze how we can improve. At Lidya, we do our homework, test rigorously, and the best ideas win.
  • Rapid Results: We have a start-up mindset. We must deliver results to our customers faster and more sustainably than any other option they have.

Job Description

As Head of People, you will be responsible for helping to find, develop, motivate, and retain the team at Lidya Nigeria. You will act as a champion for the company culture and will support the company executives and team leaders, allowing the company to develop and grow quickly. In this role you will be responsible for all human resources related activities in Nigeria. We are looking for an exceptional leader who can translate the Business’ strategy, and our vision and values into a Group People Strategy, encompassing attraction, recruitment, induction, engagement, reward, retention, cultural development, and talent development.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Candidate Screening: screening resumes to determine which candidates meet the minimum requirements and then moving chosen candidates on to the next step in the hiring process.
  2. Interviewing: Conducting initial interviews, which are then used to narrow the number of potential candidates who will be interviewed by team leads for the relevant departments.
  3. Reference and Background Checks: Conducting reference checks by verifying employment information and contacting the professional and personal contacts provided by the candidate.
  4. Training and Development: Developing and implementing a training, development and feedback schedule for different divisions and oversee a performance appraisal system that drives high performance.
  5. Analytics and Career Path: Developing, implementing, and reviewing detailed career paths for all levels of the organization at different stages of growth and provide decision support through HR Metrics.
  6. Office administration. Maintaining an appealing, safe, and productive work environment including scheduling, overseeing, and implementing regular building maintenance (power, cleaning, furniture, and related services) and overseeing appropriate, attendance, security, fire prevention and other safety systems.
  7. People administration. Tracking and measuring staff attendance and ensuring employee appraisals are conducted on time and employees have all the business tools and resources required to perform their job at a high level.
  8. Policy. Maintaining management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies and procedures.

Desired Qualifications and Skillset:

  1. 5 years+ of experience in a Human Resources Role working with a Commercial bank (or company in the financial services industry) or Multinational company.
  2. Working knowledge of the entire recruiting process from recruitment to employment placement and development.
  3. Bachelor's degree in human resources or a related business discipline (Master’s Degree in Human resources or Professional Human Resources certification is a plus).

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