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People Manager

People Manager
Rising Academies, Ghana

1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Career Level
Bachelor's Degree
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Oct 17, 2023
Last Date
Nov 17, 2023

Job Description

The context:

Across the developing world, more children than ever are in school but they are not learning. A recent study estimated that less than 1% of school children in Sub-Saharan Africa attend a school where the teaching meets basic standards of quality. At Rising Academies, we’re changing that, and we want your help. Our mission is to create the best schools and the most powerful teaching and learning tools for the people that need it most. We’re one of the fastest-growing quality-focused education companies in Africa, and a Certified B Corp.

About us:

We own and operate our own great value private schools, partner with governments to improve the quality of public school systems, and use our content and technology to help other education providers. Founded in Sierra Leone in 2014, we provided emergency education to children kept out of school by the Ebola Epidemic before opening our first school in April 2015. Today, we serve more than 250,000 students across more than 900 schools in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana and now Rwanda.

Through great curriculum, intensive teacher coaching and actionable data, we help teachers and school leaders bring quality to every classroom. And we get results: independent studies show Rising students make more than twice the progress of their peers in comparable schools.

We have also recently closed our Series A funding round and won a multi-year, multi-million dollar grant to accelerate the development of our digital ed-tech solutions for low-income students across the globe. Our ‘Bambai’ suite of digital tools already includes a school information system, school observation tool, chatbot tutor, accelerated learning program and teacher coaching app. This is just the start. We want to expand our range of digital products to help improve the quality of education for millions of students around the world. If you want to make a difference to the lives of teachers, students and parents, then we are the right place for you.

About the role:

We are seeking an ambitious, motivated, self-driven and highly organised People Manager to join our international team, and be based in Ghana. The People Manager will play a central role in the continued evolution, expansion, and strengthening of Rising’s organisation-wide People function. The work will include ensuring consistently high levels of support for all HQ staff. The People Manager will also drive the centralisation, streamlining, and oversight of all People processes and policies, while supporting and developing members of the People team, including country-based HR Leads.


The People Manager will:

  • Ensure Rising’s mission and values are central to the Rising employee experience.
  • Demonstrate a complete mastery of Rising’s existing People systems and provide training and support to other team members on those systems.
  • Foster and develop the capacity of Rising’s People Team.
  • Collaborate with Rising’s Talent Team, HR Leads, and hiring managers to ensure every new joiner receives a high-quality induction experience.
  • Develop, refine, and optimise People tools, systems, and resources to ensure ease of access and use for staff.
  • Ensure Rising’s HR practices adhere to Rising values, local laws and regulations, and international best practices.
  • Build and implement systems and practices to ensure Rising’s People data is accurate and consistently up-to-date.
  • Support Rising’s commitment to valuing and investing in professional development for staff.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • University level undergraduate degree.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in HR or People Operations.

About You:

  • You are a strong verbal and written communicator.
  • You are good at building relationships and building consensus.
  • You are able to motivate, challenge and support your team members.
  • You are good at training and building capacity among others.
  • You are very well organised and have an eye for details.
  • You are self-motivated and able to work equally well autonomously and collaboratively.
  • You have a high comfort level with using technology to support this work.
  • You are good at systems building and holding different stakeholders accountable to clear expectations.
  • You set high standards for yourself and others, and go the extra mile to get things done.
  • You understand the contexts in which we operate and the educational and operational challenges they pose.
  • You have the highest levels of integrity and trustworthiness.

Location and reporting:

The People Manager reports to the Head of People and Talent and will be primarily based in Accra, Ghana, with some travel across Rising’s Operating Countries.

The target start-date for this role will be 1 December, 2023.


Compensation and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. We regularly benchmark our compensation against comparable businesses, social ventures and non-profits.

Rising’s goal is to be transparent about salaries at all levels of the organisation and have a standard, global pay scale for all positions that is non-negotiable.

The benefits we offer are built to have a strong added value on our staff’s well-being and we are excited to discuss this further with you in the process.

Rising is an Equal Opportunity Employer.We celebrate diversity and are committed to providing a work environment that is inclusive and free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, national origin, family or parental status, veteran or disability status.

Rising is committed to creating a culture within the organisation, and its schools, that recognises the importance of safeguarding children and prioritising their rights and needs. We strive to uphold international safeguarding standards, and keep the safety and well-being of our students at the heart of what we do. All Rising employees are expected to abide by the Child Protection Policy, and to have the same level of commitment to protect children from harm. Safeguarding questions are part of every interview process and all Rising employees undergo reference checks before joining the organisation.

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