Posted on :
5 Feb, 2019
5 Feb, 2019
We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit. It’s about showing how you embody our valued behaviours – do the right thing, better together and never settle – as well as our brand promise, Here for good.
We’re committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture – one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base.
Job Title: Specialist, Employee Relations and Conduct
The Role Responsibilities
Summary of role responsibilities and accountabilities;
Prescribed Responsibilities delegated to this role:
Execution of regional ER, Fair Accountability and Conduct agenda in line with Group strategy
Supporting the strategy in alignment with the global and Africa team strategy, regional business needs and the HR scorecard
Accountable for ensuring that all ER, Fair Accountability and Conduct products are delivered effectively across the business and functions in line with Group policies and local laws
Provide strategic support in all business reorganisation initiatives i.e.-redundancy etc
Effective Management of employee representatives-Unions, work councils etc) in Wage and CBA negotiations
Actively reduce the cost and reliance on external legal counsel by providing in-house subject matter expertise.
Provide suitable insights into employee engagements levels to Head of Employee Relations -West Africa
Support the regional execution of a performance –driven culture
Country ER, Fair Accountability and Conduct product lead
Provide thought leadership in Employee Relations policies, practices and processes in country and other markets such as CDI, Cameroun and The Gambia.
Accountable for the effective management of all disciplinary and grievance processes end to end for Ghana and provide support to other markets such as CDI, Cameroun and The Gambia.
Support the execution of the Bank’s Conduct agenda
Translation of country legislation and regulation into pragmatic actions for country /regional teams
Build external networks and remain up to date with legislative change and be viewed both internally and externally as an expert in the ER field
Collaborate with HR legal for advice and decision
Defining and managing employee-related risk across the region
Identify, assess, and monitor country ER process risks in line with overall operational risk management framework
Create and implement suitable actions to mitigate identified risks.
Undertake current local employment and discrimination law in local and international jurisdiction, together with employee trends to anticipate and minimise employee related risks.
Have oversight and management of any relevant Group Policy and process dispensations for Ghana and cover other markets such as Sierra Leone, CDI, Cameroun; and The Gambia.
Collaborate with Cluster Head of Employee Relations West Africa in the management of the resolution of highly sensitive/complex disciplinary and grievance cases in Ghana, Sierra Leone and or CDI, Cameroun; and The Gambia and any part of the region that creates significant risk to the Bank.
Education and Training of HRBP’s and Line Managers
Regulatory & Business conduct
Our Ideal Candidate
ER Specialist with Legal Background or a Qualified Employment Lawyer with a minimum of 10 years work experience
Experience in managing employee representative bodies e.g. Unions, works councils
Fluent in both written and spoken French and English
An appreciation of the local legislation and regulatory landscape
Strong networker and organisational influencer
Role model and champion the Bank’s valued behaviours
Strong collaborative skills
Professional legal background
Good mixture of both ER specialist and HR Business Partner experience
Experience of designing and delivering OD interventions