Evidence Action, Nairobi, Kenya
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The HR Manager will facilitate all Human Resources functions in the Nairobi office, to include, any needed HR support in other field offices throughout Kenya. He/she will work closely with country management (and Global HR) to provide technical expertise and guidance.
The HR Manager is primarily responsible for supporting the country of Kenya in identifying staffing needs and facilitating staff recruitment, onboarding and separation management, benefits administration, and payroll management.
Duties and responsibilities
- Manage 2 HR Associates in Eastern Africa (Uganda & Malawi); Oversee all the key HR functions, systems, and processes within the Africa region (Kenya, Uganda and Malawi),
- Works closely with Global HR office in Washington, DC;
- Ensures all African region country programs comply with minimum Human Resources standards (maintaining filing systems, ensuring availability of an up to date HR country supplement) and local labor laws;
- Prepares annual staff and consultant contracts tracking and managing renewals and/or terminations as may be necessary;
- Works with Global HR office to design and support relevant learning and development programs for African program teams;
- Support with HR policies and interpretation, as may be needed;
- Support country programs with performance management and employee relations issues;
- Works closely with Program Country Directors in improving organization culture/climate;
- Proactively work with respective finance associates to ensure that accurate and sufficient information for payroll management is timely received from all staff and Line Managers and the payroll is prepared and approved on a timely basis;
- Actively manage the recruitment process (on-boarding) and facilitate employee orientation, induction and provision of sufficient briefing to staff on HR policy and procedures;
- Manage the Kenya VISA/Work permits program for the Globally Recruited Staff (GRS);
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or relevant area
- 5 years of experience in HR, especially in a global/multi-country context
- International NGO experience a plus
- Previous supervisory experience required
- Working knowledge of an array of African country labor laws and recruitment strategies
- Experience working for a global matrix organization
- Strong HR technical skills and capacity, with practical experience managing and working directly with regional teams;
- Certified member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (I-HRMK), a plus.
Working conditions: Must be flexible and able to work with other global departments in other time zones