Consultancy – Human Resource Specialist, Senegal






3 months

Employment Type


Closing Date

17 November 2023


Aminata Diouf

Project Overview and Role:

The Challenge Fund for Youth Employment (CFYE) is a 7-year and €134 million programme funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, that aims to create a prosperous future for 230,000 young women and men in the Middle East, North Africa, Sahel & West Africa, and Horn of Africa regions. The Fund will be supporting initiatives in 12 focus countries that will offer youth, in particular young women, opportunities for work that is demand-driven and productive, offering a stable income and safe working conditions, and that is contributing to their personal development and social protection.

The portfolio of projects is selected from business cases that were proposed by private sector, civil society, and knowledge institutions. Each business case has outlined scalable solutions for creating more and better jobs and income generating opportunities for youth. Solutions in particular focus on an integrated approach that addresses the shortcomings on the demand side (jobs) and supply side (skills) and bridging the mismatch between these two in the labour market.

Assignment Overview:

The Challenge fund is searching for a Human Resources specialist for one of its Implementing VITALITE SENEGAL in the renewable energy to support to strengthen and optimize the management of its human capital.


The objective is to improve our HR processes, ensure employee satisfaction and contribute to the company’s growth.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

– Training and development: We are looking to set up a continuous training program for our employees to improve their skills and foster their professional development. We need advice on how to design and implement this training.
– Performance management: We would like to introduce a performance management system based on clear and measurable objectives, as well as a periodic appraisal process for our employees.
– Conflict management and well-being: We would like to promote a healthy working environment by dealing with conflicts constructively and implementing wellness programs for our employees.
– HR policies and compliance: We need help to update our HR policies in line with the latest labor laws and regulations, as well as to ensure our HR compliance.


We expect this HR support to improve employee satisfaction, reduce staff turnover, increase productivity, improve compliance with HR standards and enable continued growth of our business. As deliverables we expect
– For training and development: training plans, training modules, training schedules, training evaluations, etc.
– For performance management: performance evaluation forms, evaluation processes, key performance indicators (KPIs)
– For conflict management: communication plans, awareness documents, communication tools, etc.
– For HR policies and compliance: compliance reports, audits, updated policies, etc.
– Monitoring and evaluation reports: At the end of support, it is common practice to provide monitoring and evaluation reports to measure the impact of actions taken and identify areas where VITALITE still needs to improve.

Operational Arrangements:

The consultant will report directly to the Country Lead and work closely with the Implementing partner’s staff.

Level of Effort and Reporting:

 The assignment is for a period of three-months (December 2023 – February 2024)

Core Qualifications:

– A degree in human resources, personnel management or related discipline.
– Well experienced in human resources, preferably in a similar role.
– Thorough knowledge of applicable labor laws and HR regulations.
– Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral.
– Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
– Strong project management and time management skills.
– HR certifications would be a plus.

Basic Skills Required:

– Solid understanding of HR practices and concepts, including recruitment, performance management, benefits management, training, labor legislation, etc.
– Ability to communicate effectively with employees.
– Software skills (HR software).
– Organizational and confidentiality skills.
– Good networking skills.

Deadline: 17 November, 2023

About Palladium

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value.

We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits. For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.