Human Resource Officer at Akagera Management Company

1 Human Resource Officer at Akagera Management Company
Human Resource Officer

Akagera Management Company | Type: Job
Published: 2024-05-22 | Deadline: 2024-06-15


Akagera Management Company Ltd (AMC Ltd) was created as Public Private Partnership (PPP) between African Parks and Rwanda Development Board(RDB) to manage Akagera National Park. AMC Ltd is seeking a suitable candidate for the position of Human Resource Officer.

JOB TITLE: Human Resource Officer
REPORTING TO: Human Resource Manager
LOCATION: Akagera National Park, Eastern Rwanda

The Human Resource Officer is a key member of the HR & Administration team, assisting with talent acquisition, staff wellness, employee benefits, and administration. This role is critical in supporting employee-related HR operations, ensuring compliance with Rwanda labor laws, and upholding organizational policies and procedures.

Duties and Key Responsibilities (not exhaustive)

  • Recruitment Strategy: Work with the HR Manager to develop and implement a recruitment strategy that consistently attracts candidates meeting the ideal criteria.
  • Onboarding: Facilitate new employee orientation and onboarding processes to integrate new hires into the organization.
  • Payroll and Benefits: Process and review staff payroll and benefits, including preparation and submission of timely statutory staff contributions (PAYE, RSSB pension, medical and maternity)
  • HR Records and Data Management: Maintain employee records and HR databases, ensuring data accuracy and confidentiality..
  • Performance Management: Assist HR Manager to develop and manage performance evaluation systems
  • Employee Relations and Engagement: Implement staff wellness, Organising coordinate all social events including sports, labour Day, ranger Day etc.
  • Staff Capacity Building: Manage staff capacity building initiatives.
  • Leave Management: Assist in planning and reconciling staff leave on a monthly basis.
  • Insurance Scheme Management: Prepare the staff medical insurance prepayment schedule monthly, provide medical insurance cards, and inform the insurance company when staff leave.
  • File Audits: Perform file audits to ensure all required employee documentation is collected and maintained.
  • HR Support to Field Staff: Provide ongoing HR support to field staff as needed.
  • Correspondence Management: Coordinate and manage external and internal correspondences from the Human Resource Department.

Qualifications (Education, Experience, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities)


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related field; additional HR certifications are a plus.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in similar level human resource management roles with reputable and large agencies.
  • Direct experience in leading employee wellness, engagement, and safeguarding initiatives.
  • Deep understanding and practical experience with Rwanda labor law.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work in a high-confidential and busy environment.
  • Proficient in the use of software applications including Sage Payroll, MS Office Applications etc
  • Experience and comfort working in a multicultural setting and team.
  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly, insightfully, and persuasively in English.
  • A genuine passion for conservation and people

Application Process

Interested candidates should send their application letter along with all relevant documents to the email address provided below no later than 15th June 2024. The required documents should be submitted as scanned soft copies in PDF format (preferably as one document) to Successful candidates will be expected to start immediately.

Application Documents:

  1. Application cover letter addressed to the Park Manager/CEO.
  2. HR Certifications
  3. Curriculum vitae including personal details, education level, and relevant experience.
  4. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) references.

All documents should be combined into one PDF document and named as follows: "Name_Akagera_HRO_2024".

Done in Akagera National Park on 20th May 2024

Park Manager/CEO
Akagera Management Compan