Global Recruitment Manager

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Department: Business

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Company: Fenix International Inc.
Location:  Kampala, Uganda
Application Deadline: Rolling 
Position: Full-time
Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with education and experience, and a strong sense of meaning


About Fenix

Fenix International is a next-generation energy company.  Our mission is to transform our customers’ quality of life through disruptive innovation in energy and financial services. Our flagship product, ReadyPay Solar, is an expandable, lease-to-own solar home system financed through affordable instalments starting under $0.19 per day. We use real-time transaction data to create a unique credit score to finance power upgrades and other life-changing loans and open up a wider world of energy and financing for our customers.

To date, Fenix has sold over 170,000 ReadyPay Power systems in Uganda and Zambia, bringing clean, reliable power for lights, phones, radios, TV and much more to over one million people.  In 2017, Fenix announced that it was joining forces with ENGIE, one of the world's largest energy companies and a leader in the move to renewable, decentralised and digital energy.  ENGIE will make significant commercial investments in Fenix to accelerate the path to our mission. Fenix will operate as a distinct and autonomous company within the ENGIE group in order to retain our unrelenting focus on innovation, smart iterative design, strong team culture and exceptional customer experience. Together, Fenix and ENGIE plan to bring life-changing energy and financial services to tens of millions of off-grid customers and to make universal access to modern energy a reality across Africa.


Job description

At Fenix, we aim to build a high-performing, passionate team that loves what they do. Our business is complex, ever-evolving, and people-driven. We thrive as a company because our teams - and the individuals on them - thrive. That’s why the role of the Global Recruitment Manager is crucial to achieving our ambitious mission of bringing power and financial inclusion to millions of households living off-grid across Africa. The Recruitment Manager will report directly to the Global Talent Director and be responsible for recruiting talented, passionate, and mission-driven individuals to join Fenix and help us execute our goals. He or she will design improvements and execute the strategy and systems we need to attract, screen, and hire high-performing talent in key roles across Fenix.


Key responsibilities

  • Design and execute a strategy to position Fenix as one of the best companies to work for in the region and sector
  • Develop and drive the strategy for Fenix’s global recruitment efforts for both business and engineering roles, including:
    • Working with leaders in Fenix to identify key talent needs, prioritize hires, and establish candidate criteria
    • Designing creative sourcing strategies to ensure top talent applicants for global roles across Fenix, including establishing and owning relationships with external recruitment firms where strategically appropriate
    • Creating nimble, rigorous, and innovative processes to screen candidates that enable Fenix to continue building a high performing, mission-driven, and diverse team
    • Providing initial screenings to ensure that only the highest quality candidates advance to subsequent screening rounds with hiring managers
    • Developing and scaling an excellent candidate experience across all recruiting touchpoints that reflects Fenix values
  • Provide support to talent counterparts in Fenix country teams to improve sourcing, screening, and hiring processes and approaches
  • Work with the talent team and managers to design and implement Fenix’s internal pipeline development programs


Required Skills and Experience

  • Passionate about innovative approaches to building a strong and diverse team, with a commitment to and excitement for improving the lives of our customers
  • Minimum 5 years experience and success in a comparable recruiting role, with a strong preference given to candidates with experience in East or West Africa, and additional demonstrated experience recruiting for software engineering roles
  • Ability to see the big picture, with a proven ability to create intelligent systems while remaining highly organized and detail-oriented
  • A strong network of talent in East, West, or Southern Africa
  • Expertise in managing an Applicant Tracking System, preferably Jazz, and an excitement for leveraging workflows and other features to make the process seamless for candidates and hiring managers
  • Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit with an ability to work autonomously in a dynamic, quickly-evolving environment
  • Excellent Emotional Intelligence, communication skills, and relationship-building ability


To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter through the job posting at

Fenix offers a competitive salary and a fun work environment. We recognize the value of diversity in our workforce, and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all candidates who choose to apply, however, only those selected for a further interview will be contacted.

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