Job Description

Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that builds healthy, prosperous communities by making hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban informal settlements. Our systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves five key steps: we build a dense network of franchised micro-entrepreneurs, who operate low-cost, high-quality waterless sanitation facilities – called Fresh Life Toilets. We provide critical support services – such as access to finance, business analytics, training, and marketing. We collect the waste regularly and safely remove it from the community. We convert the waste into valuable end products, such as organic fertilizer, insect-based animal feed, and renewable energy. Finally, we sell the end products to Kenyan farms under the brand name Farm Star. 

About the role

We are looking for a visionary Talent Director of Fresh Life, our sanitation innovation company, who will lead an exceptional, mission-driven team, provide leadership to our Talent team and guide our Talent strategy across Kenya.

Duties and Responsibilities

Talent Strategy & Planning

  • Craft a clear and inspiring Talent strategy to support a team that will grow from 300 to 1,000, as our impact grows to serve 1M people across Kenya with inclusive and high-quality non-sewered sanitation services by 2026
  • Drive planning and implementation across Kenya, helping business leaders achieve strategic priorities and ensure our teams remain engaged and motivated to achieve results
  • Lead annual strategic planning for the Talent function and set impactful Talent goals and measures of success that support business objectives and propose action plans to execute against them
  • Track progress towards overall Talent goals, provide updates to the Managing Director to ensure that Talent plays a leading role in driving overall business objectives


  • Collaborate with the Managing Director to communicate annual objectives throughout the organization and to support execution by building a culture and processes for recognition and accountability
  • Spearhead the delivery of impactful Talent initiatives, implementing continuous improvements for service enhancement at both national and county office levels
  • Inspire the team to keep work moving forward by balancing competing priorities, making effective decisions, and generating innovative ideas in support of our teams and business objectives

Leadership, People & Culture

  • Model leadership behaviors and our values to build a positive, thriving team culture that enables a rapidly growing, high-performing team to succeed
  • Guide business leaders in building an effective organizational structure that both empowers and nurtures a culture of accountability so that we are executing towards our goals
  • Develop and coach a team of leaders empowered to lead strategy, people, and implementation in each of their domains towards shared goals
  • Provide leadership and support to the Talent team to own and execute on their domains across Recruitment, Learning & Performance, Culture & Engagement, Talent Management and Talent Operations
  • Support your team to problem solve and course correct as circumstances change, balance competing priorities, and make effective decisions to keep work moving forward towards outcomes
  • Motivate and coach your team to position themselves as strategic partners to the business, keeping them accountable for work quality, timeliness, and impact
  • Represent Talent priorities at the leadership table, proactively raising issues and making clear and persuasive cases to support your recommendations for action

Systems and Processes Design & Improvement

  • Design, Build and continuously improve any necessary systems and processes to ensure that the Talent team provides an exceptional customer experience to its internal customers


  • 10+ years’ experience as a HR Generalist or in other relevant operational senior leadership roles
  • 3+ years’ experience as a Senior Talent Manager leading designing and implementation of talent strategy and HR operations
  • Critical and analytical thinking skills; ability to work with both large and limited amounts of data to develop strategy and make rigorous decisions
  • Demonstrated experience in managing country-wide teams with diverse professional development needs
  • Commercial acumen with proven ability to grasp how Talent impacts business objectives
  • Strong negotiator, with a proven ability to lobby for Talent agenda
  • Highly organized with a high capacity to problem solve and establish priorities for self and team
  • Ability to inspire confidence and instill trust both internally and externally
  • Proven success in building strong and effective people centric teams
  • Demonstrated passion for the organization’s mission, values and customers
  • Impeccable integrity and ethics

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 30 June. 2022