Human Capital Business Partner

Barloworld Equipment Malawi

Barloworld Equipment is the official dealer of the Cat Earthmoving Equipment for construction, power generation, and mining, and genuine Cat Parts with operations in South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Angola, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, and joint ventures in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Barloworld Equipment invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following vacant post:

Post: Human Capital Business Partner
Grade: GG12
Business Unit: Barloworld Equipment Malawi
Location: Blantyre-Malawi
Direct Reports: No


  • Proactively identify and drive wellness and safety initiatives to improve awareness, well-being, and work-life balance for all employees.
  • Translates HR strategy into a clear people agenda for the region / area of responsibility within the direction set by the business and HR.
  • Ensures region/area has appropriate people plans, capability, and resources to deliver the plans.
  • Selling HR projects and initiatives to internal clients and getting their buy-in.
  • Supports business leaders on all aspects of their people agenda providing active leadership, in partnership with leadership team, on HR issues such as workforce planning, talent management, reward and recognition, employee relations, performance management, organisation development/change management, team forums transformation, culture, leadership, learning, and development.
  • Responsible for the delivery of all ends-to-end HR processes including ER ensuring continuous performance, efficiency, process improvement, and compliance.
  • Keeping HR processes in full compliance with legal and regulatory (internal and external) frameworks.
  • Actively identifies gaps, proposes, and implements changes necessary to cover people related business risks.
  • Redesigning organizational structures based on strategic objectives and influencing decisions around resources and the optimization of opportunities.
  • Understanding how HRBPs can support the business.
  • Adjusting HR strategies to respond to changing business needs and prioritize HR needs.
  • Identifying talent issues before they impact the business.
  • Identifying critical HR metrics and reporting on trends with appropriate solutions identified to close gaps.
  • Responding to Line Manager and/or employee needs and quickly respond to questions, complaints, and ideas.
  • Preparing and responding to different situations within the employee life cycle.
  • Assessing employee attitudes and providing HR solutions to close gaps.
  • Tracking trends in employee behaviors and providing HR solutions to close gaps.
  • In consultation with HR and CoE initiate and implement HR programs to support organizational culture.
  • Keeping the line updated on HR initiatives.
  • Managing competing personalities and conflicts between managers and/or employees.
  • Responding to organizational changes.


  • MSCE
  • B-degree / B-Tech in Psychology and/or Human Resources or equivalent.
  • 3 – 5 years experience in an HR generalist role.
  • Sound working knowledge of labor legislation and internal policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and develop strong, positive working relationships with organizational leaders.
  • Experience in interpreting and advising on complex employee relations matters particularly performance management.
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities, deal with a sense of urgency and develop pragmatic solutions.
  • A strong commitment to service delivery within a HR setting.
  • A commitment and genuine desire to build and maintain positive working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Knowledge of current employee relations legislation and contemporary human resources practices.
  • Experience in the management of projects and drive human resource initiatives. Qualified diesel/ earthmoving equipment mechanic (or equivalent qualification).

Interested parties should email:

Opening Date: 10/07/2024

Closing date: 15/07/2024