Join Lightup Impact as a Human Resources and Administration Consultant

We are seeking a skilled and enthusiastic Human Resources (HR) and Administration Consultant to join our team and help us empower grassroots organizations in East Africa to increase their impact and become sustainable.

About Lightup Impact

Lightup Impact is an online community of 150 early-stage grassroots organizations in gender and health in East Africa. We empower our grassroots members through peer-to-peer support, networking, trust-based partnerships, skills and capacity development, guidance, and governance to amplify their impact. As we apply a bottom-up approach to development, we co-create and co-implement solutions together with our community of founders. We offer a collaborative, international work environment, professional growth opportunities, and the chance to make a difference through your work.

The Position

We are seeking a skilled and experienced HR & Administration Consultant to join our team on a part-time basis. The primary focus of this role is to support our organization in all HR and administrative functions, with a specific emphasis on recruitment, screening, and onboarding processes.

Main tasks

Recruitment and screening:

  • Source, screen, and shortlist candidates using appropriate methods.
  • Coordinate and schedule interviews with hiring managers and relevant stakeholders.
  • Conduct initial interviews and assessments to evaluate candidate suitability.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of candidate information and recruitment activities.

Setting up recruiting and screening systems:

  • Design and implement an effective recruiting and screening system tailored to the needs of the organization.
  • Develop standardized processes and procedures for recruiting, screening, and evaluating candidates.
  • Establish guidelines and metrics to measure the effectiveness of the recruitment process.

Onboarding and HR policy training:

  • Facilitate the onboarding process for successful candidates, including preparing offer letters, contracts, and other relevant documentation.
  • Conduct orientation sessions to familiarize new employees with organizational policies, procedures, and culture.
  • Develop and deliver training sessions on HR policies, procedures, and best practices to employees and managers.

HR administration:

  • Provide general administrative support to the organization, including maintaining employee records and updating databases.
  • Assist in the review and implementation of HR policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Handle HR-related inquiries from employees and provide appropriate support and guidance.
  • Set up and maintain a Human Resources Information System (HRIS).

Your profile


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Psychology, Sociology or related fields.
  • Proven experience of at least 2-3 years working in HR and administration roles, preferably in the nonprofit sector or similar.
  • Strong knowledge of recruitment and selection processes, including sourcing, screening, and interviewing techniques.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Solid organizational and time-management abilities, with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Highly desirable:

  • Experience in designing and implementing HR policies, procedures, and systems.
  • Experience in working with a remote team and with digital program management software (e.g., Asana).
  • Skilled in using HRIS and other relevant software applications.

How to apply

Joining our team as an HR & Administration Consultant offers a unique opportunity to make a tangible impact on organizational success by fostering a supportive and inclusive workplace culture.


Embrace the chance to utilize your expertise in people management and organizational development to drive positive change and empower grassroots organizaitons in East Africa to reach their full potential.


Please send us your CV and cover letter, up to three reference contacts, and any other supportive documents (e.g., portfolio highlighting your involvement in HR-related projects, such as recruitment campaigns, training programs, employee engagement initiatives, or policy development) to:


You have until 18 March 2024 to send your application. Candidates will be notified about the outcome within 2 weeks from the application deadline. 


The hiring process is detailed below.

Shortlisted candidates for the position will undergo background checks, which may include verification of educational qualifications, employment history, references, and criminal record. 


P.S. We do not expect you to meet 100% of the job description. If you meet 80% of the requirements, we kindly ask you to apply for this position.


At Lightup Impact, we are proud to foster a welcoming and diverse working environment.


If you have any questions, please contact the hiring manager Valeria Santoro on LinkedIn or via email:


We look forward to receiving your application!

The Lightup Impact Team


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