HR Officer - (Recruitment / Payroll Administration / HR Management Systems) - Cape Town, South Africa

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Date Posted: 06-06-2017
Reference: RM
Our client, a renewable energy company is seeking to employ a HR Officer to be based in Cape Town.

The HR Officer is the business partner to the two solar plants managed by the client which currently have a combined staff of 27.

He/she will undertake all generalist tasks associated with these business units. In addition, he/she will oversee payroll and benefits administration, employment equity and Black Economic Empowerment obligations of  the client.


Compensation & Benefits (company-wide)
  • Oversee payroll and benefit-related tasks associated with new joiners and leavers
  • Answer payroll, benefits & employee relation queries.
  • Coordinate all benefit renewals across the full organisation
  • Ensure the smooth running of all compensation and benefit schemes including but not limited to medical insurances (medical aid), group life cover, retirement annuity, handling benefits renewals, bench-marking schemes and responding to issues.

Skills Development & Training (including BBBEE alignment) (company-wide)
  • Work with the HR Manager to integrate BBBEE into the business culture of the organisation
  • Develop the administrative framework and support structures to facilitate WSP and ATR recording
  • Prepare and submit Workplace Skills Plans (WSPs) and Annual Training Reports (ATRs)
  • Ensure completion of mandatory training and training renewals where required
  • Ensure accurate record keeping of training activities for reporting purposes.

Employment Equity (company-wide)HR Management System (company-wide)
  • Project manage the migration to an HR Management System (HRMS), acting as the
  • champion of the system for queries and ongoing improvements and ensuring all data is transferred and accurate
  • Ensure that the HR Management System contains accurate and up-to-date information HR Generalist for both power plants
  • Manage all recruitment processes, including refining job descriptions, project managing the recruitment process, conducting interviews, preparing offers and perform pre-employment checks and references
  • Manage the HR-related administration of new joiners , including setting up on payroll, benefits, completion of HR data
  • Manage the HR-related administration of leavers, including setting up exit interviews, ensuring return of the company's equipment, etc.
  • Manage all the administration of terminations, transfers, promotions
  • Assist Managers to deal with and resolve labour relations issues
  • Prepare new employee files and ensure all new documentation is received and accurately completed, where necessary
  • Project manage the performance management process, ensuring timeous document completion, for the relevant Business Units

  • Assist with the development /refinement of policies and procedures, in line with key areas of responsibility
  • Create purchase orders and process invoices for payment
  • Assist with HR audit
  • Handle general HR-related queries
  • Any other duties, as assigned by the HR Manager, in line with the role 

Skills & Competencies 
  • Excellent planning, organising and time-management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written • Meticulous, with high attention to detail
  • Action-oriented: able to take tasks to completion; excellent project management skills
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • Able to maintain a very high degree of confidentiality
  • Able to work well in a team

  • Minimum 5 years’ relevant experience in human resources, ideally at a corporate/head office level
  • A degree in Human Resources • Additional training/certification in payroll management would be an advantage
  • Training in and experience as a Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) would be an advantage; alternatively, would need to be willing to be trained as an SDF
  • Labour Relations certification and experience would be an advantage
  • High proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills are required
  • Experience in an online HR Management System would be an advantage
  • Valid driver’s license and own transport 
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Rachael Mbaba
Team Lead: Engineering Africa
The CA Global Group
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