Office Manager / HR Assistant

Off Grid Electric Amsterdam Netherlands Human Capital

Company Description

Uncover hidden opportunities to make a global impact

Off Grid Electric is a growth-stage start up that’s on track to light a million homes in Africa over the next couple of years with clean, affordable solar energyAt the heart of our business is innovative solutions that delight our customers. We are looking for an experienced Office Manager / HR Assistant to join our team in Amsterdam.

This may be your dream job if you’re someone who dreams of combining an Office Manager role with HR components. Your knowledge and skills support Off Grid Electric to change the renewable energy landscape. You’ll also need to be passionate about bringing solar energy to off-grid and other underserved markets (billions of people around the world) with the unique social, technical, and business challenges that come along with it. You are inspired by the opportunity to unleash whole continents of human potential, and motivated to help build a truly epic business.

Off Grid Electric, through its consumer brand Zola, combines Silicon Valley technology with local expertise to offer African homes and businesses a long-term solar solution to an unreliable grid. Adaptable to both energy needs and income, Off Grid Electric’s solution can be bought over time through a leasing structure. The first few watts starts a chain reaction that enables people to achieve commonly held aspirations: security, education, access to information, and a longer and more efficient day.

Today, Off Grid Electric powers more than 100,000 homes and businesses across Tanzania, Rwanda and Côte d’Ivoire. Off Grid Electric’s investors include: SolarCity, Vulcan Capital, DBL Partners, The Packard Foundation, Helios Investment Partners, and responsibility. Off Grid Electric is the recipient of the 2016 UN Momentum for Change Award, Zayed Future Energy Prize, and the 2015 Global Cleantech 100. For more information, visit


To coordinate the provision of general office support and administration, encompassing the general administration, senior management support, guest management, ordering office supplies and helping facilitate internal meetings. Next to the Office Manager responsibilities the HR part of the role focuses on recruitment, onboarding and health and safety for the Amsterdam Office. The Office Manager/HR Assistant is responsible for overall support of staff and reports directly to the VP of Human Capital. The role consists of:

  • Act as the ‘face’ of the business and are the first port of call for all visitors;
  • Work closely with cleaning services team to maintain office order;
  • Plan meetings, conference calls, lunches and other related events;
  • Arrange logistics for business travel;
  • The key contact for all suppliers and colleagues in the office;
  • Manage and order (IT) equipment, office supplies and furniture;
  • Overall cleanliness, and physical appearance of our office space, organized storage rooms;
  • Organize company events;
  • Assist with international employee moves as needed;
  • Assist ad hoc with various administrative tasks for the HR department;
  • Managing and supporting the recruitment and onboarding process;
  • Support, HR admin tasks, including the central person for office health and safety;
  • Work closely together with our finance department, holding track on incoming invoices, payments and system processing;
  • Working closely with the CEO and senior leadership, duties can include everything from managing calendars, travel, and meeting preparations.


  • Bachelor degree in Human Resources / Management of Personnel;
  • 3 years'+ of experience in a similar role;
  • Fluent in English, both in speech and in writing;
  • Live in or nearby Amsterdam and full time available;
  • Ethical, respectful, and able to deal with confidential and sensitive matters.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion;
  • Adaptable to various competing demands;
  • Demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response.
  • Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills attention to detail;
  • Pro-active self-starter who can take initiative and has a can-do mentality;
  • Have a professional and welcoming demeanor both internally as externally;
  • Able to project manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, Google tools, HRM systems;
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills;
  • Strong multitasker that can run multiple projects at the same time;
  • Speak up, proactive attitude, eye for improvements;
  • Meet miscellaneous needs of a fast-paced development team;
  • Flexible, able to accommodate ever changing schedules and business needs;
  • Anticipate needs, take initiative to resolve issues in a timely manner.

Other information

  • Fulltime position based on 40 hours a week.
  • To work within a new young company that grows tremendously
  • An informal culture which is always open for new ideas.
  • Work hard but also sharing good things together

Let’s Connect
Are you interested in this position and join our team in Amsterdam, let’s connect and send your resume via our career page. Applications that include a resume / curriculum vitae have preference.


Already registered? Click here

Not registered? Complete the form

jpg, jpeg, gif, png, doc, docx, txt, rtf, pdf, odt, odp, ods (Max: 2 MB)

doc, docx, txt, rtf, pdf, odt (Max: 2 MB)
(Fields marked with * are required)