Job Description

Our client is the first and only African-led climate change re-granting organisation on the continent. Through a combination of grant making, fellowships, transformational research, technical assistance, coalition building and advocacy our client seeks to support interventions at the nexus of climate change, and development that have the greatest potential to deliver long-term socio-economic transformation and inclusive development.

Please take note: This is a 1 year contract position

Must have NPO Industry experience working with different African Countries


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Human Resource Manager will develop the HR strategy in conjunction with the Executive team, and lead the implementation of all aspects of the employee lifecycle areas in line with the business strategy

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Partners with the leadership team to understand and execute the organisation's human resources strategy as it relates to current and future talent needs, recruitment, retention, and succession planning
  • In conjunction with the HR team members, manages the end-to-end talent acquisition process and onboarding for new staff
  • Manages all employee conflict, disciplinaries and terminations
  • Provides support and guidance to management and other staff when complex or sensitive issues arise
  • Creates the learning and development strategy and oversees training or skills initiatives that provide internal development opportunities for employees
  • Oversee the development and implementation of succession planning
  • Implement a wellness programme and manage wellness activities
  • Implementation and management of performance review system and associated processes
  • Manages HR projects related to OD initiatives and liaising with donors and stakeholders to manage these initiatives
  • Responsible for evaluating job descriptions and benchmarking new roles or involved with associated projects
  • Oversees the employee offboarding process ensuring that exit interviews and knowledge transfer documents and handover processes are completed
  • Implementation or oversight of HR administration
  • Champion a high- performance culture and support the leadership team and all employees to strengthen the ACF’s culture.
  • Create and oversee the diversity, equity and inclusion plan for our client and ensure that this aligns with our clients values, business strategy and commitments.
  • Maintains compliance with legislation, and is responsible for updating policies and processes related to any changes to maintain compliance
  • Managing allocated HR budgets with the finance executive
  • Flexibility to contribute to other organisational initiatives when required


  • Post graduate qualification in HR, Industrial Psychology, Business Administration or a related field
  • At least 10 years relevant HR generalist experience, of which at least 5 years should be at a management level partnering with Senior Management teams
  • Experience working for a Pan-African or Global organisation within the non- profit sector
  • Must have experience with dealing with HR or Operations in difference African countries
  • Experience working on OD projects highly advantageous
  • Stays abreast of HR trends, best practices and legislation
  • Ability to relate to other staff and foster teamwork
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively
  • Detail oriented and works with high levels of accuracy
  • Ability to innovate to create and implement continuous improvement initiatives

Start date: Position available immediately

Location: Hybrid, Based in Cape Town

Salary: Between R60 000 and R90 000 CTC

Working Hours: 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Should you wish to apply for the position, please apply directly via this job board, please ensure that you quote reference number 202664 subject heading or email body.

Surgo (Pty) Ltd will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity (EE) and is committed in maintaining diversity in its’ appointments. Surgo (Pty) Ltd, therefore also encourages people with disabilities and from other diverse backgrounds to apply. Due to the high volume of applications, should you not receive feedback within three months upon submission, you can assume your application was unsuccessful and we encourage you to reapply. Please note that as a registered member of APSO, Surgo (PTY) Ltd. does not hold applicants accountable for any application fee.

Your CV will be kept on our database for us to contact you should any future vacancies become available. If you do not wish for us to keep your CV for any other positions, please email


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Full-Time Regular
Cape Town Western Cape
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