Sanergy Human Resource Intern Opportunity

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 low-cost, high-quality waterless sanitation facilities – called Fresh Life Toilets.

We franchise the toilets to community residents, who run them as commercial toilets; landlords, who offer them as a value-added service to their tenants; and schools, to ensure children always have access to a safe sanitation option. We provide critical support services – such as access to finance, business analytics, training and aspirational marketing and branding.

We collect the waste regularly and safely remove it from the community for treatment. We convert the waste into valuable end products, such as organic fertilizer and insect-based animal protein, which we sell to Kenyan farms. We launched our first toilet in November 2011, and we now have a network of over 600 active Fresh Life Toilets run by over 300 Fresh Life Operators.

We have collected and converted over 7,800 tons of waste. At the same time, we have built a team of over 250 people. For our work, we have been recognized by Fast Company as one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World Doing Social Good and one of the 10 Best Companies in Africa.

We are an increasingly sophisticated, highly intricate organization with many moving parts. The Sanergy Fellows Program seeks accomplished, driven individuals who will make substantive contributions to the organization.

We currently seek a Human Resource Intern who will work in our Talent department:

A typical day for you might include the following

  • Follow up on HR administration documents, ensuring 100% completion of employee files and Salesforce HR profiles,
  • Manage the leave administration including flagging staff that ought to go on leave.
  • Handle payroll matters including issuing pay slips and documenting payroll issues forwarded by employees, for resolution in the shortest time possible,
  • Maintain and update Dropbox folders including pre-filling of contract justification forms for all fixed term contract employees.
  • Check overtime calculations and amounts, ensuring 100% accuracy.
  • Facilitate the remaining employees to obtain Police Clearance Certificates.
  • Track, analyze and present talent metrics related to employee engagement, employee performance
  • Any other HR function and any other task as may be assigned by the Supervisor

Skills and qualifications you’ll need

  • A degree in Human Resource is desired.
  • Higher Diploma in Human Resource from IHRM or any affiliated college
  • Demonstrable experience human resource
  • Experience in a startup and a multicultural environment is highly desirable
  • Strong interpersonal, communication & presentation skills (verbal, written) and the ability to build effective internal and external client relationships. Should have the ability to exercise tact, courtesy, and judgment in working with all levels of staff.
  • Pleasant, energetic, confident, with a positive, can-do attitude, good work ethic, and professionalism.
  • Proactive, able to multi-task, prioritize work, meet deadlines & works effectively under pressure with minimum supervision
  • Demonstrated initiative in developing solutions to meet complex administrative/technical needs of a workgroup. Should have very strong organizational skills.

Qualities you’ll need to fit in well with the Sanergy-Stars

  • A collaborative spirit that compels you to work beyond your team
  • A desire to understand and serve customers
  • A willingness to embrace diversity, integrity, and empathy
  • An innovative approach to assessing and testing new ideas
  • An enthusiasm to achieve set targets and improve yourself professionally

To Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter and your 1-page resume/CV to by 31st May, 2018.

While the 2017 Sanergy interns are not provided monetary compensation, the experience gleaned from their time at Sanergy will benefit them for many years to come. Join us in pushing the frontiers of innovation

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Updated: May 23, 2018 — 4:26 am