Human Resource Manager at Spark MicroGrants

We are hiring a Human Resource Manager!


Spark MicroGrants believes in a world where everyone lives with dignity and determines their own positive future. For nearly ten years, Spark MicroGrants has been pioneering a new approach to international aid. We believe in local solutions and catalyzing rural villages facing poverty into action.

At the heart of Spark’s model, the Facilitated Collective Action Process (FCAP), are ‘town-hall’ style weekly meetings, in which women and men plan together for their community’s future. Each village democratically elects a leadership committee, establishes a village savings account, and launches a project of their choice. Members receive weekly training on financial management and transparency, accountable leadership, village planning, and advocacy. Each village then receives US$8,000 in seed funds to turn project ideas into reality and receives an additional two years of management support. Over 260 villages have used the Spark process to collectively launch nearly 300 local impact projects, benefiting over 190,000 lives.

In the next three years, we aim to prove the success of our approach and work with governments and civil society organizations around the world to change the conversation around and practice of how development is achieved – with communities in the driver’s seat of their own development. In order to achieve this, we need a strong, dedicated and experienced Human Resource Professional for the position of  “HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER” to lead, manage, guide and administer all of the Human Resource (HR) functions for the Rwanda Country Office. The role will also provide day-to-day administration duties to support the efficient and effective operations of Spark MicroGrants in Rwanda.

Our team of 50+ people is spread across 4 countries in East Africa and the US, sharing a common vision and value system: above all we are community-driven: putting our communities’ needs at the forefront of all our work.


HR Management

  • Lead on the overall HR life-cycle processes and support staff based in Rwanda;
  • Train and provide guidance to staff on Rwanda HR Manual policies and procedures;
  • Ensure accurate and complete documentation of personnel files;
  • Support and lead on HRIS Platform (BambooHR) training, utilization, and support to all staff in Rwanda;
  • Manage disciplinary procedures and grievances, including conducting investigations if required within Rwanda;
  • Produce reports on Rwanda HR key performance indicators and milestones and share recommendations on key initiatives to build stronger and more effective teams.

Performance Management

  • Advise on use and interpretation of the performance management system, managing poor and outstanding performance, and linking performance review to annual increments and learning and development plans; and
  • Support line managers to build and develop the capacity of staff through the provision of tools and information that relate to coaching, performance management and development plans.                                                                                                          

 Compensation & Benefits

  • Implement and manage compensation and benefits policies and schemes in line with local labor law and associated policy and procedures; and
  • Support on Medical insurance scheme management for National staff in Rwanda.


  • Lead recruitment for all roles based in Rwanda;
  • Sell offers to candidates that are competitive, equitable, and cost effective;
  • Coordinate on-boarding plans and ensure completion of the process in collaboration with line managers.


  • Support and administration of Immigration-related processes for staff in Rwanda;
  • Support to staff in Rwanda on travel and accommodation booking/management;
  • Receive and respond to all HR & Admin queries to ensure a harmonized work environment.


Qualifications, Experience & Skills

  1. Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) in Human Resource Management or a related field;
  2. Five years working experience, of which 3 years should be in HR in an International NGO;
  3. Experience in developing HR policies and functional tools;
  4. Working knowledge of Human Resources practices;
  5. Excellent people skills;
  6. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation;
  7. Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  8. Good knowledge of labor law and country legislation;
  9. Strong attention to detail, organized, with the ability to proactively solve problems;
  10. Strong working knowledge of computers and MS Office Suite and Google Suite.


Proficiency in spoken and written English is required; familiarity with Kinyarwanda would be a plus!


  • Spark is a community. You will find thought partners, colleagues who challenge and push you to think further.
  • You will have the freedom and autonomy to make your role your own. We want to hear your crazy ideas, your vision for the future and your critical questions and see you be a key leader in our organization.
  • You’ll never be bored – but we also respect and value work life balance and your need for down time, vacation and reflection.


  • Location:  Musanze or Kigali, Rwanda
  • Commitment to job:  At least 2 years
  • Probation period:  Will agree on a 3-month probation period with clear objectives and performance review.
  • Salary:  $1,500 – 1,900 USD per month dependent on fit with desired experience
  • Preferred start date:  1st April 2021

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here
Closing Date : 4th March, 2021.

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