Part-time HR Officer

About us

Goodwell Investments is a pioneering impact investment firm focused on financial inclusion and inclusive growth. We invest in sectors providing basic goods and services or income generation opportunities to the underserved, including micro or small business finance, mobile payments and other fintech solutions, affordable housing, public transport technology, logistics and agriculture.

Since 2006 Goodwell has raised 5 private equity funds with over $ 150m in capital. We invest in early and growth-stage businesses in India and Africa. Our 30+ portfolio companies have reached over 28 million households with more than USD 2.1 billion in financial products and services, and employ more than 33,000 employees. Goodwell is realising top quartile investment returns and is making a significant impact, demonstrating that it is possible to be commercially successful whilst having a social impact at the same time.

Our investors are a unique mix of private investors, family offices, development finance institutions, banks, pension funds and other institutional investors.

Goodwell is not a “fly-in-fly-out” investor but a truly global, locally present firm. We have teams or JV partners on the ground in India, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and The Netherlands.


We are looking for an HR Officer to join our team in Amsterdam on a part-time basis.
Education level required: Bachelor level degree in HR or related field
Availability: 1-2 days per week
Start: a.s.a.p.
Location: Amsterdam, Herengracht 201 (city centre, walking distance from Amsterdam Central station)

Job description
We are looking for a skilled Human Resources Officer who will assist us to recruit, support and develop talent through developing our policies and managing procedures. You will be responsible for shaping the human resources function and contribute to making the company a better place to work. This position is important to our business success – people are our most important asset and you’ll be the one to ensure we have a happy and productive workplace. Promoting corporate values and shaping a positive culture is a vital aspect of your role. As a multinational company with teams across the globe, experience in developing globally applicable and locally-relevant policies, as well as knowledge of immigration policies is highly preferred.


  • Support current and future business needs through the development, engagement,
    motivation and preservation of human capital
  • Nurture a positive and engaging working environment across the organisation
  • Support the development and implementation of HR initiatives and systems
  • Create and implement effective onboarding procedures
  • Develop learning and development programs and initiatives that provide internal
    development opportunities
  • Assist in performance management processes that drive high performance
  • Provide counselling on policies and procedures
  • Be actively involved in recruitment by preparing job descriptions, posting ads and
    managing the hiring process
  • Support the management of disciplinary and grievance issues
  • Maintain employee records (attendance, EEO data etc.) according to policy and legal
  • Ensure legal compliance throughout human resource management


  • Proven work experience as an HR Officer or relevant role
  • Knowledge of HR functions (pay & benefits, recruitment, training & development etc.)
  • Ability to architect strategy along with leadership skills
  • Excellent active listening, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the
  • Thorough knowledge of labour laws
  • Computer literacy (MS Office applications, in particular)
  • Excellent organizational skills, with an ability to prioritize important projects
  • Strong phone, email and in-person communication skills
  • BSc/BA in Human Resources, business administration, social studies or relevant field;
    further training will be a plus

If you are interested in joining our international, growing team in a dynamic setting, please visit apply directly with CV and cover letter via

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