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Vice President People

Location: Lagos, Nigeria or Nairobi, Kenya
Organisation: US-listed education technology and services business

Our client is a US-listed business that operates across Africa and Asia and that supports national and state governments by creating powerful technology-enabled education systems.  They are an education expert and leader in learning and have unequalled experience in dramatically transforming educational outcomes at speed and at scale.  They treat education as a science, and they have an unprecedented ability to gather and apply data-driven learning improvements across every aspect of the education system.  They have demonstrated success in their various operations in a number of African countries.   

They are hiring a Vice President People to lead the HR function across 8 countries.  The role involves leading a matrix of HR professionals in various countries and programmes and providing strategic direction and support to the business in its people leadership and development activity.

You will be an HR generalist with experience of leading an HR function on a multi-country basis and will ideally have expertise in talent development, and compensation and benefits.  With experience of Africa ideally in more than one country, you will have the stature and credibility to work with a wide range of stakeholders throughout the business and be able to play a pivotal role in the ongoing growth of the company.

As the business has a particularly strong presence in Nigeria and Kenya, you will be able to base yourself in either Lagos, Nigeria or Nairobi, Kenya and be able to travel as required across Africa, Asia, and the USA.

For an informal and confidential discussion or for more information contact:


Mohan Yogendran

Tel. + 44 (0)20 3137 3404

Tel. + 44 (0)7786 190671

Email: Mohan.Yogendran@rockpools.com

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