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Human Resources Manager at West African Gas Pipeline Company Ltd

The Oil and Gas sector in West Africa has witnessed significant growth over the last decade. Are you looking to bring your cutting edge professional skills to be a major player in the sector? Does the opportunity of working across several West African countries appeal to you? Then this is your chance to join the West African Gas Pipeline Company Ltd as:

Position:  Human Resources Manager (based in Accra, Ghana)

This job is open to applicants from Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, and Togo (the WAGP States). Reporting to the General Manager for Corporate Affairs, the key responsibilities of the job will be:

Key Job Responsibilities:

Management of the Human Resource function across the four WAGP States – Manage WAPCo’s Human Resources, including departmental vision, objectives and strategies to ensure alignment with WAPCo’s mission, vision, and values, and implement Business Plan to reflect any adjustment if/when WAPCo’s strategies and goals shift; Provide advice to inform the strategic direction of Human Resource management to ensure overall maximisation of Corporate Business Strategy; Initiate Human Resource policies, develop processes for approval, provide guidance to management and staff, ensure adherence, and monitor and report on compliance; Manage Employment practices and legislative compliance across the four WAGP countries in collaboration with WAPCo’s Legal Division; Derive Conditions of Service from approved policies to ensure that appropriate Conditions of Service are implemented and documented, made available as required for employees’ information, and monitored to ensure effective implementation of same; Supervise the management of HR Information Systems; Monitor and review HR Administration.

People Management and Organization – Advise on WAPCo organization development and initiate Change Management interventions to ensure the existence of a positive working environment that supports WAPCo values; Handle the establishment of Corporate culture initiatives, advise corporate leadership on strategies and manage implementation; Spearhead WAPCo diversity initiatives; Ensure regular engagement with employees to promote awareness of HR policies & processes and discussion of HR related issues; Supervise, develop, coach and mentor team members to ensure the maximization of their potential; Develop and keep a scorecard of Key Performance Indicators – KPI’s for measuring the performance of the HR Department.

Monitoring of External Environment to ensure best HR practices and compliance with applicable laws – Monitor the external environment with particular reference to Ministries of Labour and other Governmental Agencies having impact on human resources, and provide counsel to Management regarding human resource trends in the political and economic climate and their potential impact on the WAPCo’s business strategies; Supervise the development of systems to ensure compliance with all labour regulations in WAPCo’s countries of operations.

Recruitment and Manpower – Supervise the management of Recruitment and Selection; Supervise the management of Manpower Planning and Succession Planning; Supervise the co-ordination of Job Evaluations and ensure implementation.

Union & Employee Group activities – Supervise the management of employee services, welfare, industrial and labour relations; Supervise Union relations and negotiations of collective bargaining units within WAPCo and ensure smooth negotiation to avoid interruption in Company operations; Ensure regular Employee engagements for non-unionised personnel; Manage employee communications (including communication with management level personnel) to ensure positive operational climate and employee relations that focus on prevention of labour industrial disharmony.

Compensation and Benefits – Manage all employee Total Compensation and Benefits processes; Review and manage implementation of compensation and benefit strategies to ensure WAPCo’s competitive advantage; Supervise the management of Reward and Performance Management Systems.

Learning & Development/Diversity & inclusion – Review the development of strategies to ensure implementation of sustainable talent and competency development


Bachelor Degree or Degree in Social Sciences, Human Resources, Business or Organization Development. Master’s qualification in Business Administration with Human Resources option and professional Certification in Human Resources Management will be an advantage. At least fifteen (15) years relevant post qualification experience, seven (7) of which should be on managerial level.


Behavioural Safety; Industry Knowledge

Employment laws; ILO Conventions

Understanding of Income Taxation across the WAGP states.

Project Management; Knowledge of HR information systems

Key Skills:

Development and application of strategic HR principles, procedures and practices

Development of systems for sustainable career and succession planning, and talent management

Benefits and compensation administration

Manpower planning and organisational development

Change management

Employee engagement and union operations/negotiations.

Teamwork, conflict resolution and problem solving

Communication & influencing


Comfortable with dealing with senior people regarding the objective and professional implementation of policies

Possess strong interpersonal, good presentation, written and verbal communication skills

Must lead by example and demonstrate creativity and innovation

Exhibit good interpersonal skills in diverse environments

Possess ability to influence others through effective communication skills

Deliver results through others


Ability to establish focus and deliver results

Ability to lead and manage change

Ability to build and maintain positive relationships

Ability to manage stress and work under pressure

Ability to demonstrate respect for all

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants should send their applications and resumes to the following email addresses not later than 10th May, 2018

NOTE: All Applications & Resumes should be submitted in ENGLISH.

Ghanaian Candidates: hrconsulting@laineservices.com

Togolese & Beninoise Candidates: romulucearnaud@yahoo.fr  romuluce@hotmail.com

Nigerian Candidates: cv@humanleadershipresources.com.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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