People and Culture

HR Business Partner

Work Type: Full Time

Department: People & Culture                          

Position: HR Business Partner

Reporting to: Head of People & Culture

Tenure: Full Time

About SunCulture

Founded in 2012 SunCulture’s Vision is to build a world where people take control of their environment in rewarding and sustainable ways. SunCulture does this by developing and commercializing life-changing technology that solves the biggest daily challenges for the world's 570 million smallholder farming households. Over the last 5 years, the company has grown significantly and now employs 100+ people around the world. 

About the Role

Reporting to the Head of People & Culture, SunCulture is seeking a HRBP to work with the People and Culture team to build our organizational capacity & ensure we are creating an environment in which our staff can realize their full potential. To be successful in this role, the right candidate will bring knowledge & experience in providing support for SunCulture Kenya across key functional areas, including employee relations & engagement, compensation & benefits.


Key Responsibilities


  • Continually develop and iterate the hiring process to cooperate best practices and eliminate bias in order to recruit the best people for SunCulture.

  • Ensure all roles at SunCulture are properly documented through JDs by drafting JD’s, updating the recruitment tracker, and getting budgetary approval for roles above budget

  • Collaborate with all departmental heads to align on their requirements for each role and agree on timelines for execution

  • End to end publishing, shortlisting, and vetting of candidates through online and/or onsite interviews with clear back thought to fantastic candidate experience

  • Follow best practice through handling viable and extensive background checks to ensure that due diligence is handled when dealing with hires

Service Delivery & Information

  • Ensure day-to-day operations of People-related functions are addressed in a timely, efficient, and proactive manner. The objective is to deliver transactions in alignment with agreed HR service standards specifications. 

  • Maintain a response timeline of 24 hours and a resolution timeline for employee requests of 3 working days.

Data Integrity:

  • Ensure data integrity of SunCulture HRIS tools and systems

  • Ensure 95% completeness and accuracy of employee data on Fresh Teams.

  • Ensure 95% completeness of employee documentation uploaded to Fresh Teams.

  • Work with the Head of People & Culture to track and update the People dashboard with departmental metrics, monthly and quarterly expenses.

Employee Engagement

  • Onboarding

    • Create and update an onboarding process document to guide the onboarding processes of new hires.

    • Manage the onboarding of new hires to ensure seamless integration and optimize new hire productivity.

    • Maintain an on-boarding rating of 8/10.

    • Run 30, 60, and 90-day check-ins for new hires and use this data to enhance the onboarding process from time to time.

    • Maintain a satisfaction rating of 7/10 for each check-in period.

    • Collaborate with the Head of People & Culture on the improvement of the onboarding process

    • Identify process improvements regarding onboarding at least once bi-annually.

  • Offboarding

    • Work with the Head of People & Culture to manage the offboarding process for employees.

Organization Design

  • Coordinate the creation & tracking of process templates to aid business continuity within the People team.

  • Assist in the development & implementation of SunCulture policies & procedures in collaboration with the Head of People & Culture.

  • Update local intranet sections with policies, birthday & general employee information/data.

Performance Management

  • Manage the on-boarding sessions with new hires on Performance Management

  • Develop content, conduct presentations & facilitate learning sessions for staff on the performance management process.

  • Coordinate PIP processes


Does This Sound like you?

  1. Bachelors degree in social science, or other HR-related fields.

  2. At least Kenya HR certification - KNEC or CHRP

  3. Interact with diplomacy & tact & follow-up on requests in timely & efficient manner.

  4. Must exhibit high levels of professionalism, integrity & ethical values at all times.

  5. Ability to maintain confidentiality on all issues & use judgment to execute duties & responsibilities.

  6. Experience in HRIS, HR analytics, and other relevant computer applications.

  7. Working knowledge of in-country employment regulations, e.g. Kenyan labor/employee relations statutes & capacity to apply them to SunCulture Kenya.

  8. Ability to intervene with all levels of staff, partners & contractors, individuals from diverse cultures, & the public with diplomacy & firmness.

  9. Excellent written, oral & interpersonal communication skills with the ability to work as a team member.

  10. Objectivity & the ability to apply People's rules & regulations in a fair & consistent manner.

  11. Ability to plan & prioritize own work under tight deadlines, be organized, take ownership of your work

  12. An agile trainer capable of training and being trained and be very resilient and flexible


Please apply online via this job portal  We respond to all candidates however only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.


Good to Note

At SunCulture, we are an equal opportunity employer & value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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