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Human Resource Manager at African Vegetables Company Ltd

Human Resource Manager at African Vegetables Company Ltd

Human Resource Manager at African Vegetables Company Ltd African Vegetables Company Ltd. (AVL) is a canning factory and farm in Machame, Kilimanjaro, owned by Dutch holding JAMAEL Food Group. We produce green beans in glass jars for export, and are planning the production of a variety of other products in our recently added tin canning line. We are operationally supported by our sister company Baltussen in the Netherlands in various ways, including sales, labeling, and logistics & distribution. Our Quality and Financial Managers are also based in the Netherlands.

It is our mission to sustainably produce export-level quality food in Tanzania and provide local and regional access to the same standards. We believe value addition through food processing, thereby preserving nutrients and enhancing shelf life, will be a key contributing factor in improving export and local market offering.

After a production stop due to COVID-19, we resumed operations in August 2021 under new management specifically hired to enable us to grow as a company and realize our ambitions. Besides expanding our production range, we are setting up operations in line with the company mission by optimizing our operational efficiency and solidifying our social and environmental sustainability.

We are looking for a Human Resources Manager who combines a proven track record with fresh enthusiasm to build up a work force and work environment that supports and enables this mission.

Role description

The overarching role of the Human Resources Manager consists of optimizing the human resources available to the company to achieve its mission while ensuring all compliance requirements are met.

This means representing company interest to employees, and advocating employee interest to senior management and shareholders to ensure a productive and stable workforce. The HR Manager reports to the General Manager.

The Human Resources Manager translates company strategy into HR strategy & policy together with senior management, and ensures implementation. Recruitment, retention, remuneration & benefits, learning and development are all part of the portfolio to create a conducive work place and an effective work force. Ensuring full compliance with Tanzanian labour laws as well as with international standards set for the company, both of its own accord and by customers, also falls under the responsibility of the Human Resources Manager.Tasks & Responsibilities


Understand company needs for work environment and work force, and develop appropriate HR strategy & policy to support it

Strategy is translated into effective HR processes & meaningful systems, using defined KPIs

These KPIs are monitored, reported, and driven on; e.g. retention, recruitment, and productivity rates, sick leave, hours worked, overtime, etc.


Monitor, report on and ensures compliance in all areas of Tanzanian labour requirements, work permits for international employees, and social certification

Supporting management where necessary in their field to ensure all human resource needs are met

Liaises with authorities on HR-related topics (Labour Office, NSSF, OSHA) where necessary


Manage & secure employee files with all required documents

Prepare Employers Warnings if assigned by the general manager

Ensure swift and smooth work permit applications for foreign employees

Set up compliant & effective contracts

 Leave & benefits planning & administration together with appropriate management

Organize & facilitate Employee Performance review cycles

Develops & monitors education plans, performance progress etc.

Responsible for compensation fitment, payroll processing, imbalance correction

Monitoring the market trends on salaries and wages for all levels

Employee functioning & activities

Company confidant: listens when necessary, is discreet, and resolves conflict appropriately

Ensures appropriate & effective communication to all employees about corporate decision making, in charge of communication and responsible for keeping employees up to date on relevant issues

Human Resource Manager Job Vacancy at African Vegetables Company Ltd. (AVL)

Who we are looking for

Education & experience

Minimum bachelor’s degree in HRM or related

Minimum 5 years HRM experience, of which at least 2 as end responsible for HRM including compliance

Working knowledge of labour laws, social certification schemes

Experience in international work environments and work permit processing

Digitally fluent, and comfortable with HR administration

Languages: fluent Swahili and English (written & spoken)

You are

 Comfortable with, and effective in, getting messages across to all levels of seniority

At ease with handling conflict gracefully

Well-versed in using MS Office; primarily Excel, and HR administrative software

Passionate about realizing the potential of both company & people through effective HR management

Able to prioritize and understand long-term consequences of HR decisions in order to advise senior management

Discreet, of the utmost personal integrity, and trustworthy

A natural and social team worker, but able to remain neutral and objective

 Culturally sensitive

We provide

A young, growing, and unique business environment committed to productivity and integrity where you can make a big difference

 A diverse and international team committed to the business

A one year contract after 3 months’ probation

Starting salary of 2 – 3 million TZS depending on suitability with performance-based increases

How to Apply

Send your resume and references, as well as a short motivation letter (max 750 words), to We will send you a confirmation email and inform you of subsequent steps.

Application ends when the position is filled. Please note we will only consider applications from Tanzanian nationals. 


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