IT and Telecoms

Head of People at Prospa Technology Limited

Prospa is a bank for Nigerian entrepreneurs. We’re building the financial operating system for African entrepreneurs and businesses. Using our intuitive and beautifully designed mobile and web application, entrepreneurs are able to manage all their business and banking in one place.

We are backed by Y Combinator, and some of the most well respected and prolific investors, builders and operators in the US, Africa and Europe like Immad Akund (CEO @, Microtraction and many others.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head of People

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • We’re looking for an experienced Human Resource Leader to join our growing team. As the Head of People, you will be directly responsible for strategic hiring, managing, growing, and leading the amazing HR team for our Company.
  • In this role, you’ll be responsible for ensuring we have happy and productive people that align with our company’s culture and are able to deliver on the vision. If you want to accelerate your career in a rapidly growing environment, with smart people, where your work is immediately impactful and your success is visible then we’d like to speak with you.

Here are some things you’ll do on the job:

  • Develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of Prospa’ product roadmaps, short and long-term business needs, strategies, plans, objectives, and people and culture needs
  • Based on this knowledge, establish the human resource requirements of the organization in terms of recruiting, retention, and succession planning
  • Design and implement practical and creative strategies to find, engage and retain the best technical and non-technical talent that aligns with Prospa’s objectives and strategies
  • Develop collaborative and efficient relationships and processes with the executive team and hiring managers to create strategic organizational and talent solutions
  • Conduct background and reference checks and organize tactical yet comprehensive new-employee orientations
  • Review and manage a highly functional compensation, appraisal, welfare & benefits structure that drives attracts, and retains high performing talent
  • Assess training needs across our HR team to create and monitor high-impact training programs
  • Bridge management and employee relations by swiftly addressing demands, grievances or other issues to drive positive and productive resolutions
  • Uphold company culture and nurture a positive working environment
  • Ensure compliance with statutory requirements by all local, state and federal regulations
  • Develop and monitor overall HR strategies, systems, tactics and procedures across the organization
  • Partner with the Accounting Department on payroll data and distribution
  • Maintain human resource information system records and compile reports from the databases.

You should have:

  • Minimum of 8 years experience as a mid or senior level HR Manager
  • Proven ability to recruit, manage, retain, grow and lead technical and non-technical talent
  • Hands-on experience with Human Resources Management Software (including payroll systems and ATS)
  • People-oriented, yet strategic and results-driven
  • Competent in building and effectively managing interpersonal relationships at all levels throughout the organization
  • Excellent active listening, reasoning, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Ability to thrive and keen on working within a high growth, fast-paced, start-up style environment
  • Exposure to the fintech environment
  • Self-motivated with the ability to meet deadlines independently and as part of a team
  • Sound judgement and confidentiality.

Here are just some of our perks:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical cover
  • Paid time off (leave days)
  • Work tools
  • We invest in our employees through career development & opportunities.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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