Country HR Manager

at Nokia
Location Lagos, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 14, 2022
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Come create the technology that helps the world act together
Nokia is committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. Your career here will have a positive impact on people’s lives and will help us build the capabilities needed for a more productive, sustainable, and inclusive world.
We challenge ourselves to create an inclusive way of working where we are open to new ideas, empowered to take risks and fearless to bring our authentic selves to work.
The team you'll be part of
The People Experience team is a dynamic organisation providing key employee and company services on ground.
Nokia’s People organization is responsible for leading a business-driven people strategy and offering people and workplace services to all Nokia employees. We partner closely with the business to provide a motivated and engaged workforce that is fit for the future.
What You Will Learn And Contribute To
As part of our team, you will:
Engage & execute on key initiatives geared towards excellent employee experience and employee engagement
Execute all global and local people processes
As a member of the Country Management team, drive the Country People Agenda
Ensure compliance with all labour legislation and global directives
Act as company representative in country or site, both towards internal stakeholders (such as the Country Management Team, senior managers, employees and employee representatives) and external entities (such as government, universities, court), in order to provide trustful guidance on people matters
Act as a partner contributing with a country or site view, towards managers, employees and other internal HR team members, in order to promote decision making that is fair and considers the overall impact in the country or site
Working as part of the HR team, take ownership of country or site related topics and successfully deliver commercially focused, client-responsive solutions whilst ensuring compliance with local policy and legislation
Provide support to the line managers, both according to the Nokia procedures, as well as in line with the business demands, in order to guarantee similar support and impact among all employees
Responsible for managing industrial relationships associated with relevant site/country
Advise stakeholders (internal or external) about the frame of local legislation, proactively raise eventual constraints and mitigation to be considered, in order to ensure compliance in the implementation of Nokia’s management decisions
Drive local policy on disciplinary and grievance and other matters, coordinating the necessary steps of these processes in coordination with stakeholders, in order to guarantee compliant decision making
Promote, drive and monitor HR projects within the country or site (e.g., employees’ engagement strategy for the country, employees’ benefits package, culture and values), in order to contribute for leveraging employees’ engagement and the branding of the company within the country or site
Serves as point of contact to labour and government regulatory agencies
Provides advice and coaching to line managers in a Country according to established HR policies and procedures to enable people management topics.
Leading country HR initiatives and taking care of all people leadership and management responsibilities, expressing, driving and promoting company’s culture and values;
Networking with the BU HR organisation in the Region/Global
Take responsibility and execute on all employee related administration activities
Your Skills And Experience
You have:
a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management or similar
at least 10 years experience in HR and 3 years experience a mid management role
excellent knowledge of local labour legislation and people processes
It would be nice if you also had:
Experience in the telecoms sector with a multinational
Experience in dealing with complex situations and multiple internal and external stakeholders
What We Offer
An opportunity to be part of a Nokia team working towards the technological advancement of Ethiopia and its people.
Nokia offers flexible and hybrid working schemes, continuous learning opportunities, well-being programs to support you mentally and physically, opportunities to join and get supported by employee resource groups, mentoring programs and highly diverse teams with an inclusive culture where people thrive and are empowered.
Nokia is committed to inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer
Nokia has received the following recognitions for its commitment to inclusion & equality:
One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere
Gender-Equality Index by Bloomberg
Workplace Pride Global Benchmark
LGBT+ equality & best place to work by HRC Foundation
At Nokia, we act inclusively and respect the uniqueness of people. Nokia’s employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
We are committed to a culture of inclusion built upon our core value of respect.
Join us and be part of a company where you will feel included and empowered to succeed.
HR Business Partner & Consulting - HR Generalist
Primary Location
Middle East & Africa-Ethiopia-Ethiopia-Addis Ababa

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