Senior Officer, Compensation & Benefits (Payroll) at Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) Deadline 02 April, 2024 –


Senior Officer, Compensation & Benefits (Payroll) at Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) Deadline 02 April, 2024

Senior Officer, Compensation & Benefits (Payroll) at Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) Deadline 02 April, 2024


Exciting Career Opportunity at the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) – Senior Officer, Compensation & Benefits (Payroll)

Are you ready to embark on a transformational journey? We are seeking a dynamic and forward-thinking individual to join us as the Senior Officer, Compensation & Benefits (Payroll). If you thrive in dynamic environments and are committed to innovation and transformation, this is the opportunity for you!

This role offers a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of a major transformation. You will be required to navigate an increasingly competitive labor market; therefore with knowledge on employee relations and the right negotiation skills, you will be required to drive strategic initiatives to ensure that RSSB retains the best talent. From designing incentive programs to ensuring employee satisfaction and loyalty, to making sure that compensation and benefits packages are in line with industry standards and legal compliance, the Senior Officer of Compensation and Benefits is a strategic job role with a wide array of responsibilities.

Reporting to the Manager, Compensation and Benefits, the Senior Officer, Compensation & Benefits (Payroll) will be responsible for management of payroll and other related staff benefits.


About RSSB

The Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) has the mandate to manage and promote social security in Rwanda. RSSB’s vision is to provide a comprehensive social security system that caters to the diverse social security needs of the population, RSSB plays an important role in realizing Vision 2050 and the National Strategy for Transformation (NST1). RSSB manages six social security schemes, namely: Pension, Occupational Hazards, Medical scheme, CBHI, Maternity Leave Benefits and EjoHeza (Long-term Term Saving Scheme).

As a leading player in the financial sector, RSSB serves as the largest institutional investor in Rwanda. With assets under management amounting to 2.06 trillion Rwf , which is equivalent to over 15% of the country’s GDP, RSSB invests in key sectors of the economy and plays a crucial role in growing the country’s financial sector. With approximately 12 million members in the above six schemes, encompassing over 90% of Rwanda’s population, RSSB is at the forefront of securing the health and financial well-being of Rwandans.

To achieve its important mandate, RSSB is embarking on a transformative journey, aiming to become a modern, data-driven, and high-performing institution. As part of this ambitious initiative, we are seeking highly motivated individuals who are results-oriented and uphold the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. By joining RSSB, you will have the opportunity to actively contribute to the advancement of social security and overall transformation of Rwanda.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Coordinate the development, implementation, and administration of staff benefits and compensation
  2. Oversee the preparation of staff payroll and verify its accuracy
  3. Ensure timely disbursement of salaries or other employee benefits
  4. Assist in the development, enhancement, and implementation of salary surveys and other benchmarking exercises
  5. Ensure payroll records are accurately maintained and regularly updated in line with data protection
  6. Maintain absolute discretion and maturity in handling payroll sensitive/confidential data
  7. Participate in payroll and benefits processing, ensuring that transactions are delivered to deadline and in accordance with regulations, policies, and procedures
  8. Participate in the development and implementation of compensation and benefits related policies and procedures and review payroll reports for accuracy and adjusts as necessary
  9. Provide advice and guidance to human capital department on the application of benefits and interpretation of applicable policies and procedures
  10. Coordinate the preparation of declarations for TPR, Pension, Medical, Maternity and CBHI contributions for RSSB employees
  11. Verify final accounts of departing staff and provide related reports
  12. Prepare of salary and employment certificates and ensure their timely approval
  13. Coordinate payroll adjustments in collaboration with the Finance function
  14. Conduct review of job classifications and gradings and provide recommendations to his/her supervisor


Key Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must have at least:

  • Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, Accounting, Finance, Management, or any other relevant field with at least 2 years relevant experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, Accounting, Finance, Management, or any other relevant field with at least 4 years relevant experience

Key competencies

Technical Competencies:

  1. Payroll management
  2. Performance management
  3. Talent management
  4. Knowledge of HR technology
  5. Career Development and Coaching
  6. Business Needs Analysis
  7. Employee Engagement and Retention Management

Behavioral Competencies:

  1. Client Service Focus
  2. Communication & Interpersonal Skills
  3. Result and Data Driven
  4. Leading and empowering others
  5. Team management
  6. Proactive and engaging
  7. Technology Savvy


Additional Information:

The position is based in Kigali, Rwanda and applicants must be willing to relocate outside their countries of domicile.

RSSB reserves the right to appoint or to issue an employment contract to the successful candidate.

Interested candidates are advised to visit the RSSB website for a more detailed job description for the role, and submit your application online by Tuesday 2 April 2024.

In addition, please attach a curriculum vitae that contains details of your qualifications, experience and positions held relevant to this role. Include your day and evening telephone numbers, email address, names and address of three professional referees. Also, attach copies of your academic and professional qualifications.

 Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit a valid Criminal Clearance Certificate.

RSSB is an Equal Opportunity Employer




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