Compensation and Benefits Specialist - Africa World Airlines

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Africa World Airlines (AWA) is seeking to recruit suitably qualified candidates for the job position of Compensation and Benefits Specialist.

Key Task

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Manage the development, implementation, as well as administration of compensation and benefit programmes.
  • Continuously monitor the effectiveness of existing compensation and benefit practices and recommend changes that are cost-effective and consistent with compensation trends and corporate objectives.
  • Provide advice to staff on pay decisions, policy interpretations, and job evaluations.
  • Design creative solutions to specific compensation-related programmes and incentive plans.
  • Oversee salary surveys projects and monitor salary survey data to ensure corporate compensation and benefit objectives are achieved.
  • Ensure compliance with local compensation laws and regulations.
  • Perform job analysis to determine classification and appropriate salary range.
  • Benchmark jobs against survey data and other market intelligence to determine competitive compensation and benefit ranges for each position.
  • Work with insurance brokers and investment planners to create competitive, cost-effective benefits packages for the organization; facilitate implementation and enrollment for insurance and retirement plans.

Competence (Knowledge/Skills/Abilities)

  • Knowledge of all local regulations and compliance requirements related to employee compensation and benefits
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations as they apply to base compensation and incentive compensation programmes, company policies, and operations
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to interpret and communicate data
  • Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with the ability to use Microsoft products, including Excel
  • Proven ability to communicate and effectively “sell” an organization’s value proposition.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication as well as marketing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills in dealing with senior management
  • Strong customer service, negotiation skills, and ability to interact with employees at all levels throughout the company
  • Self-starter with excellent time management, multi-tasking, and organizational skills
  • Strong work ethic and sense of integrity, trustworthiness, and ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality



Qualification Required & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business, human resources, or related field and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in employee compensation
  • At least one (1) year of experience managing subordinates
  • Minimum of SHRM- CP/PHR Certification
  • Compensation professional credentials are preferred
  • A Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management is an added advantage
  • Evidence of leadership and continuing professional development and training in HR management
  • Member of a recognized HR professional institution will be an added advantage

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR):

  • Create and implement an approach to CSR that complements AWA’s business strategy in the areas of corporate responsibility and employee volunteerism; and projects AWA as an involved, responsible, and forward-thinking corporate citizen.
  • Write and action the company’s social responsibility strategy and manage the Charitable Giving budget to ensure the budget is adhered to and returns and benefits are maximized.
  • Act as the focal point for the company’s CSR initiatives in the community and build relationships with community partners and key stakeholders.
  • Promote employee volunteering initiatives in coordination with internal stakeholders.
  • Work with Marketing and PR teams to drive internal engagement and promote storytelling.
  • Develop policies relating to the company’s ethical, sustainable and environmental responsibilities.
  • Ensure the company has a positive impact on local communities and the environment.
  • Raise public awareness of the company’s social responsibility commitments through marketing.
  • Create partnerships with clients, employees, suppliers, charities, and other groups.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Location: Accra

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