Director of Human Resources: USAID Leap at Genesis Analytics – May 2024

Director of Human Resources: USAID Leap

  • Your energy, initiative, experience and skill will be vital to leading HR across this strategically important programme across more than 15 African countries. Building on strong foundations and balancing internal and external stakeholders you will work shoulder-to-shoulder with the leadership team to ensure the success of LEAP Local by ensuring the programme’s greatest assets, its Technical Advisors, are expertly supported.

You will:

Provide strategic HR leadership:

  • Technical leadership and oversight to facilitate HR-related programme goals and objectives as well as ensure complete records and documentation for the programme and deliverables.
  • Ensure implementation of the programme’s activities and goals, develop solutions to barriers, and ensure efficient use of resources.
  • Use professional judgement in handling information and be sensitive to project team, individual and all levels of organisational concerns.
  • Make use of data, statistical and quantitative analysis, explanatory and predictive modelling and fact-based management to drive decision-making.

Own and lead add HR activities:

  • Recruitment, retention, monitoring, and evaluating all staff.
  • Monthly payroll, benefit and travel payments being processed accurately and on time.
  • HR-related project management processes and methodologies to ensure project results are delivered on-time, and within the budget and adhere to high-quality standards.
  • Establish and maintain relationships where it really matters – both internally and externally
  • Technical Advisors, USAID, Genesis HR, Employer of Record etc
  • Support our TAs, LEAP Local’s greatest asset!
  • Uphold standards ensuring we are compliant with the highest HR and audit expectations
  • Ensure documentation and dissemination of findings, impact, innovations, and lessons learned.


Join a Thriving Multi-Country Environment:

  • Immerse yourself in a challenging yet rewarding atmosphere that fosters continuous learning and growth.
  • Experience the satisfaction of creating meaningful impact as a part of dedicated and talented teams.
  • Unlock Value on a Global Scale
  • Partner with actors from the public, private and donor sectors to work on real problems with the aim of making a positive difference
  • Apply your skills to addressing meaningful challenges on a global scale


  • We need you to drive our HR capability forwards on this flagship multi-country programme.
  • You are highly organised, but also flexible and thrive in a high-performance environment. You will have a thirst for learning and expertise in law or human resource management. You are entrepreneurial, team-oriented and detail-oriented. You are comfortable working with a range of IT tools and software and supporting others on their use. You will have a minimum of 10 years of hands-on experience. You want to make an impact on a global scale.

You are likely to have:

  • At a minimum, an undergraduate degree in law (preferred), human resource management, or a related field.
  • Experience (5 years+) in managing similar work sponsored by international donors/US Government agencies including experience interacting with other government agencies, host country governments, and international organisations.
  • 10 years+ experience in recruiting, hiring, and overseeing large human resource operations.
  • Significant experience working in fast paced, multi-country projects, ideally in Africa.
  • Experience with international HR related issues will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated skills working with an Employer of Record.
  • Demonstrated skills managing a similar type of programme.
  • Practical experience in working with a geographically dispersed team.
  • Fluency in English is a must
  • Have strategic vision, leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, solid management experience, strong interpersonal, written, and oral presentation skills to fulfil the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the program description.

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