HR Officer

Wave - permanent

United States

11 Jul

Applicants must reside in: Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, United Kingdom, United States

Our team has doubled in size in the past six months and we are looking to scale team processes to enable even faster growth. In this role, you will be part of Wave's People Operations team and responsible for carrying out HR and administrative tasks needed to support the team.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Paying employees on a monthly basis;
  • Coordinating benefits for team members and answering questions about them;
  • Booking travel for team members and candidates who are interviewing at Wave;
  • Preparing visa applications for team members;
  • Planning quarterly retreat logistics and other team activities;
  • Setting up payroll in various countries as we expand;
  • Ensuring that we comply with local employment law in the countries in which we employ team members;
  • Onboarding new hires.You will ensure new team members have the equipment they need and introduce them to our tools and policies;
  • Working with our Finance team to process reimbursements and pay invoices; and
  • Responding to software related queries from team members.



  • Native or fluent English.
  • Local work authorization (wherever it is you'd like to be based).
  • 3+ years of HR experience.

Bonus points if

  • You speak French.

You might be a good fit if you

  • Are very organized and detail-oriented - you like to roll up your sleeves and get into the nitty-gritty.
  • Tolerance - dare we say enthusiasm! - for repetitive tasks.
  • Are driven to face tasks head on, complete them efficiently, and move on to the next ones.
  • Are eager to think outside of the box when faced with potential roadblocks.
  • Are tech-savvy [familiar with MS Office, Slack, Google Suite] and feel comfortable troubleshooting tech issues.
  • Have previously worked for a remote company and enjoy working independently.

Salary and Perks

  • Location: We are a remote company and you can be based anywhere between UTC -5 and +4 in Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, the UK or US.
  • Compensation: $45,000-$65,000 USD (or local equivalent) per year depending on experience, plus equity.
  • Travel requirement: You will be expected to spend one week in Africa for company retreats every two months.
  • This is a permanent position.
  • Major benefits:
  • Subsidized health insurance for you and your dependents and retirement contributions (both vary from country-to-country)
  • 26 weeks fully paid parental leave and subsidized fertility assistance
  • Unlimited vacation with a 20-day minimum requirement
  • Wave will cover all costs associated with travel to and from Senegal
  • $10,000 annual charitable donation matching

About Wave

Wave's mission is to make sending money to Africa as easy and affordable as sending a text. It all began in 2014 when Drew, one of our founders, got fed up going to a store and paying over 10% to send money for an NGO he was running in Tanzania.

So, he teamed up with Lincoln to build Wave, an app that let users send money instantly from their smartphone to their recipient's mobile money account in Kenya.

Five years later, we're in 5 African nations. The rest of Africa is next! ❤️


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