Friday 3 March 2023

Human Resources Specialist at Lyra in Africa Organization (Lyra) March, 2023

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Friday 3 March 2023
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Background of the Organization:
Lyra in Africa was established in 2012 as a UK registered charity to address the barriers to education and finance for girls and women in rural villages of the Southern Highlands in Tanzania. In 2015, Lyra in Africa was certified as an NGO in Tanzania and in 2020 Lyra was also established in Finland as an association to fundraise for Lyra’s activities.
We believe in the power of educating rural students, particularly girls and women to help end poverty. Our sole focus is on rural communities in Tanzania where we equip the next generation to be agents for systemic change. We have a particular focus on girls, we dismantle barriers that stop rural girls completing their secondary education, thus enabling them to become catalysts for positive broader long-term change. Our three interventions – building low carbon hostels for rural girls; rolling out digital learning to rural schools, and youth entrepreneurship – represent an empowering investment into an alternative future that breaks an inter-generational cycle of rural poverty.

To date Lyra, together with LGAs, has constructed 13 hostels in rural ward secondary schools, housing up to 1,600 girls per year. We have installed 6 computer labs in our partner schools, giving first time access to digital offline, educational tools. Our youth entrepreneurship program has reached over 2,000 youth and 5,000 VSLA members with good impacts on higher income and sustainable businesses. Lyra’s main funders are a combination of private foundations and trusts, as well as government grants across UK, the Nordic countries and Tanzania.
Human Resources Specialist
Human Resources Specialist at Lyra March, 2023
About the job
  • Lead on the recruitment for all local hires.
  • Ensure that all new Lyra staff receive an on boarding session, including relevant training on all Lyra policies and procedures.
  • Conduct refresher training for all staff on key areas of the Employee Manual.
  • Ensure that all Employee info is current as per the Lyra HR Policy: contracts, and other statutory requirements (NSSF card, emergency
  • Update HR Manual as per any changes to the laws.
  • To recommend to Lyra, a suitable Health Insurance Policy for Staff.
  • Every staff member has a contract, up to date and clear Job Description.
  • Every staff member has an annual action plan which is completed and signed off by the end of the first month of the new financial year.
  • A robust Performance Management process is rolled out by March 2023, with relevant training delivered to Lyra managers.
  • Ensure timely staff performance appraisals are done every six months with feedback provided by the line manager.
  • Staff HR files are managed and kept up to date.
  • HR tracker file for each staff members is kept up to date and SMT are updated on a monthly basis.
  • Manage and prepare payroll on a monthly basis, ensuring salaries are processed on time, accurately and in compliance with government regulations.
  • Oversee the administration of staff leave, including tracking annual leave days, sick days and other absences. Monitor leave entitlements and ensure compliance with applicable laws and organization policies.
  • Act as the Lyra focal point to provide advice to the SMT and Board on all HR related matters
  • Lead on advising Lyra of any changes in the labour law that will impact on staff


  • Bachelor degree in Human Resources Management
  • Proven experience as Human Resources Specialist in a non-profit organisation – with a minimum of 2 years working experience
  • Understanding of local laws involving employment and labour relations
  • High degree of professionalism, maturity and confidentiality
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
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We are particularly interested in qualified local or national candidates, interested in a long-term commitment to this role. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Lyra in Africa is committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the work we undertake. As part of your work, you will be in touch with members of the Communities, Children, Girls in Secondary Schools, and vulnerable people. Lyra in Africa has a zero tolerance policy towards all forms of abuse, bullying, harassment and sexual exploitation. As an employee of Lyra, you will be required to adhere to the Safeguarding Policy.

Under this policy, you have a duty to immediately report any concerns about the actions related to Lyra in Africa work that may harm children or vulnerable adults.
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Anti-Bribery and Corruption
Lyra has zero tolerance for corrupt activities in any form, including bribery, facilitation payments and any kind of influence, whether committed by Lyra employees, or third parties acting for or on behalf of Lyra. Lyra commits to comply with applicable country specific laws and regulations on anti-bribery and corruption where we operate. Lyra requires all employees, contractors, consultants, and all who we work with to comply with the same laws and to this policy and take active steps to ensure that corruption does not occur in relation to Lyra’s operations.

How to Apply
Interested qualified candidates should submit their CV and a brief covering letter outlining their suitability and motivations for applying to before 08th March 2023.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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