Eneo is Cameroon’s national electricity Distribution and Generation utility. It turns over CFA500billion ($850 million) and employs over 3,600 staff making it one of Cameroon’s largest and most important businesses. The company has over 1.5 million industrial and retail customers, just under half of which are in the cities of Douala and Yaounde, and it owns and operates 39 power plants. Eneo also owns, operates and maintains an extensive network of electricity substations and over 30,000km of medium and low voltage electricity distribution infrastructure servicing homes and businesses across the country.
Three quarters of Eneo’s electricity generation comes from green, renewable sources contributing to Cameroon’s climate change objectives. Eneo is undergoing a major transformation, operationally, technically, and organisationally to become a high performing energy utility for the twenty-first century. This transformation is seeing investment in infrastructure, systems, processes and people and aims to make Eneo an employer of choice in Cameroon. It strives to achieve the high standards of international best practice in all that it does. Eneo is undergoing a major transformation, operationally, technically, and organisationally to become a high performing energy utility for the twenty-first century. This transformation is seeing investment in infrastructure, systems, processes and people and aims to make Eneo an employer of choice in Cameroon. It stives to achieve the high standards of international best practice in all that it does. The Human Resources (HR) Director is a key part of Eneo’s Executive Leadership team and will be responsible for the full spectrum of people matters in the business. They will also be a key contributor to the transformation of Eneo into a leading African utility and for driving continuous improvement in standards, systems and productivity within the HR function. Candidates for the HR Director position will be Cameroonian and of demonstrably high calibre. They are likely to be an experienced HR Director with a background of working for an international business with well-developed, high quality HR practices. They will be used to working at Board level and dealing with a large, complex and geographically disbursed, and predominantly field-based workforce. Specific skills, qualifications and approach are:
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field (Master's degree preferred). Candidates are also likely to demonstrate relevant continued professional development including memberships of a relevant HR professional body. A minimum of 15 years of progressively more responsible HR experience, including previous time spent as the HR Director of a large and complex business. Experience of working for an international organisation applying best practice HR policies is essential. Prior experience in an HR generalist appointment with strategic HR skills spanning Learning and Development, Compensation & Benefits, Organisational Development, Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition & Retention, Performance Management and Change. In-depth knowledge of relevant labour laws, regulations, and a strong awareness of the cultural dynamics specific to working in Cameroon. Strong leadership and strategic decision making skills, able to lead a large HR function (100+ people) with a demonstrable track record of driving performance within a HR context Excellent communication skills with interpersonal abilities with the gravitas and credibility to operate at Board level. Fluent in written and spoken English and French.
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