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HR & Office Manager

Lynk
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary range: KSh50,000 - KSh120,000 | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary


ABOUT LYNK:
Lynk is a startup which builds technology to connect blue collar workers in Kenya - from carpenters to cleaners - to jobs. Our suite of products seeks to satisfy a breadth of consumer needs, which provide multiple channels to increase incomes for workers in our system:

  • Lynk: A marketplace product enabling customers to request services or order ready-to-buy services in over 50 categories from cleaners, to masseuses, to plumbers, and tailors.
  • Lynk Projects: A turnkey construction firm, providing design and management services in fitout and construction projects, delivered by Pros on the Lynk platform
  • Lynk for Business: Maintenance, facilities management, and project management services for business clients delivered by Lynk Pros

Lynk is consistently regarded as one of the most exciting and socially impactful start-ups in Africa:
  • (2019) Winner of Department for International Development’s challenge for catalytic solutions in the field of youth employment
  • (2018) Africa regional winner of the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge for global technology solutions that improve livelihoods
  • (2018) Selected into the prestigious MIT 2018 SOLVER class of solutions that are changing the world, in the subcategory of “work of the future”
  • (2018) Named one of East Africa’s top 10 startups to watch by I-Dev international
  • (2017) Grand winner of the Ford Foundation and the Global Center for Youth Employment Ideathon for initiatives that can bring disruptive change to youth employment
  • (2017) Selected to the inaugural XL Africa fellowship put on by the World Bank for high potential startups in Africa

A bit about the role:
The HR and Office Manager, dubbed as the Chief Inspiration Officer, is the life and soul of the office. S/he is responsible for managing day-to-day HR and Administrative functions, as well as conducting recruitment, managing staff welfare and training, and leading HR-related finance. S/he is the go-to person for staff with suggestions for improvements, questions and more, and contributes to the development of policies which improve staff productivity and well-being.

A bit about you:
You are the life and soul of the office. You are GREAT with people. You are a diligent and sociable person who cares about people and wants to help make them be happier, healthier and grow professionally. You have ideas about how to make things better, and can structure them into workable policies. You are a highly organized individual, who never misses their responsibilities, and who enjoys doing things which help others be more productive.



Successful candidates will have all or most of these qualifications:
  • At least 2 years of related work experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an organized and structured way
  • Experience conducting office administration
  • Experience creating reports
  • Knowledge of fiscal regulation and statutory deductions in Kenya a plus
  • Experience working with Xero a plus
  • A positive and friendly attitude
  • A servant leadership attitude

Responsibilities

You’ll be responsible for:

Human Resources

  • Offering ongoing support to all team members
  • Helping the finance team manage and disburse salaries and statutory deductions
  • Setting up socials, team building events and other events around the office
  • Managing staff files, including contracts, performance reviews, and more
  • Managing vacation sign-off
  • Identifying training opportunities, and managing staff training budgets
  • Ensuring that performance reviews are effectively conducted by team members
  • Leading welfare-related procurements, such as Health Insurance

Administration
  • Assist in managing and buying office equipment, furniture and supplies
  • Managing repairs around the office
  • Maintaining an asset register
  • Managing food and drinks budget for the team

Recruitment
  • Posting job vacancies on targeted job boards
  • Conducting screening and first-round interviews
  • Managing contracting process

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required languages: Swahili (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent),
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