HR Business Partner, Central, Eastern & Southern Africa at United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA)


United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) is one of Africa’s leading financial institutions, with operations in 19 African countries and 3 global financial centres: London, Paris and New York. From a single country organisation founded in 1949 in Nigeria UBA has grown to become a pan-African provider of financial services with over 11 million customers, through close to 1000 business offices and touch points globally.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: HR Business Partner, Central, Eastern & Southern Africa

Location: Nigeria
Job Type: Permanent

Job Objective(s)

  • To ensure an effective business partnering relationship in assigned regions, in line with the strategic objectives of the bank.
  • To provide strategic input on talent management issues to business leaders.


  • Provide advice and counsel to business heads and employees to ensure consistency in the implementation of Human Resources policies, processes, and practices.
  • Liaise with all performance management and line managers to successfully conduct performance appraisals.
  • Liaise with talent management to ensure the development and delivery of talent management initiatives in their respective business areas.
  • Partner with Business Heads in conducting organizational structure review in line with the Bank’s organizational design, principles, and processes.
  • Liaise with Line Managers to ensure that all jobs within their business areas are accounted for and well defined.
  • Partner with business heads and talent management to develop manpower plans for their respective business area.
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff for the business area and ensure that the right staff with the best fit is recruited for vacant roles.
  • Oversee all employee disciplinary cases and ensure they are treated in line with the Bank’s policies.
  • Ensure prompt implementation of sanctions given to staff from DC proceedings and credit recovery.
  • Assist the business area in filling all existing vacancies in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Ensure prompt processing of redeployment, appointment, and posting letters for staff as advised by the business area.
  • Resolve all employee complaints and ensure prompt conflict resolution between staff and their supervisors.
  • Conduct regular visits to business areas offices to check on the staff, educate staff on all HR-related issues and establish two-way communication between staff and management.
  • Conduct regular coaching for line managers on people management, HR programmes.


  • First Degree in any relevant Social Science Degree
  • HR certification {CIPD, SHRM, CIPM etc.}
  • 8 – 10 years’ work experience
  • Proven experience as an HR Business Partner in a financial sector (added advantage)

Candidate’s Profile:

  • Our ideal candidate must have practical/hands-on HR business partnering experience.
  • He/she has to be knowledgeable about HR processes, employee lifecycle, and the business.
  • He/she must have strong business acumen, interpersonal, relationship management, and analytical skills.
  • He/she must be able to speak, write and read French & English fluently.

Knowledge & Skills Required:

  • Good knowledge of employee lifecycle model with practical/hands-on experience
  • Knowledge of HR metrics & analytics
  • Knowledge of HR processes & Labour law
  • Ability to speak, read and write French & English fluently
  • Business acumen
  • Good coaching and counseling skills
  • Rational, confident and mature approach to decision making
  • Well-developed critical and analytical thinking
  • Strong interpersonal, problem-solving, negotiation, and expectations management
  • Effective listening skills
  • Project management skills
  • Strong orientation towards customer support and responsiveness
  • Ability to build teams and foster team spirit

What We Expect From You:

  • High degree of professional ethics, integrity, and responsibility.
  • Highly organised, proactive, ability to work independently and take ownership of tasks assigned.
  • Team player with the ability to work under pressure and ability to work with a wide variety of people and maintain an excellent business relationship.
  • High sense of confidentiality and discreteness.

What You Should Expect From Us:

  • Our corporate culture is defined by our core values. We do not just train our people to be the best in the job, we also offer encouragement, recognition, and rewards.
  • Whatever level you are at in your career, we offer plenty of opportunities and support to build a rewarding career at UBA.
  • Here in UBA, our employees are our greatest assets and so we built a recognition and reward system that boosts productivity and enhances staff retention, instituting a culture of meritocracy.

Application Closing Date
30th April, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online



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