Human Resources Manager at a New Aviation Company

At MalaikAir, we are not merely an airline; we are the wings of transformation, dedicated to connecting continents, bridging cultures, and creating a new era of travel. Our story began with a passion for connecting people, cultures, and places. Founded in 2019, with its base in Accra, Ghana, and transit hubs in Jamaica (Western Caribbean Hub) and Barbados (Eastern Hub), MalaikAiris an international, regional and customer-focused airline that has set a singular mission: to bring accessible, affordable, and convenient air travel to Africans, fostering connections between the African and Caribbean regions.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Human Resources Manager

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description
MalaikAir is seeking an experienced and people-oriented professional to join our team as the Head of People & Culture. As the Head of People & Culture, you will be responsible for developing and implementing human resources strategies and initiatives to attract, develop, and retain top talent. You will play a pivotal role in fostering a positive and inclusive work environment, supporting employee growth and engagement, and driving a culture of excellence at MalaikAir.

Work Environment:
MalaikAir is truly a one-of-a-kind place to work. In the years ahead, we will hire hundreds of people across every area of the airline. Our competitive benefits package aimed at keeping you happy, healthy and well-travelled. From employee-run “Business Resource Teams” to world-class benefits like employee assistance plan (EAP), employee wellness program and privileges like space available

Human Resources Strategy:

  • Develop and execute comprehensive human resources strategies aligned with MalaikAir’s overall goals and objectives.
  • Create and implement talent acquisition, retention, and succession plans to ensure a pipeline of skilled and diverse employees.
  • Collaborate with senior management to identify and address people-related challenges and opportunities.

Talent Acquisition and Onboarding:

  • Develop and oversee recruitment processes, including job postings, candidate screening, interviews, and selection.
  • Ensure a positive onboarding experience for new hires, facilitating their integration into the organization and providing necessary support.

Employee Development and Engagement:

  • Design and implement employee development programs, performance management systems, and career progression frameworks.
  • Foster a culture of learning and growth by providing opportunities for training, development, and mentorship.
  • Develop and execute employee engagement initiatives, such as recognition programs, employee surveys, and feedback mechanisms.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Oversee the design and administration of compensation and benefits programs, ensuring market competitiveness and internal equity.
  • Collaborate with finance and legal departments to ensure compliance with relevant employment laws and regulations.

Employee Relations and Policies:

  • Develop and maintain HR policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and industry best practices.
  • Handle employee relations matters, including conflict resolution, disciplinary actions, and grievance procedures.
  • Promote a positive and inclusive work environment, fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Performance Management:

  • Implement performance management systems and processes, including goal setting, performance evaluations, and feedback mechanisms.
  • Provide guidance and support to managers and employees on performance improvement plans and career development opportunities.

HR Analytics and Reporting:

  • Utilize HR analytics to generate insights and reports on key people metrics, trends, and recommendations for improvement.
  • Monitor HR-related KPIs and provide regular updates to senior management, identifying areas for enhancement and strategic interventions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Proven experience (8+ years) in human resources management, with a focus on talent acquisition, employee development, and performance management.
  • Strategic mindset with the ability to align HR initiatives with business objectives.
  • Experience in designing and implementing HR programs, policies, and processes.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to leverage HR data to drive informed decision-making.
  • Proficiency in HRIS systems and familiarity with HR analytics tools.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion and integrity.
  • Passion for fostering a positive work culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Strong knowledge of employment laws, regulations, and HR best practices.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to effectively manage and develop a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build rapport and collaborate with employees at all levels.
  • Prior experience in the aviation industry or a similar fast-paced environment is preferred.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail

Application Deadline  15th May, 2024.


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