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IRC Senior Human Resources Co-ordinator Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Mar 18, 2014

Senior Human Resources Co-ordinator


IRC Program in Kenya

The International Rescue committee has been active in Kenya since 1992, providing essential services to refugees and the communities who host them. Today, IRC supports tens of thousands of refugees in the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps.

IRC also runs programming throughout Greater Turkana and in Nairobi.  IRC’s programs include health, nutrition, water and sanitation, HIV, livelihoods, prevention and support to survivors of gender based violence.

In addition, the IRC Somalia program receives operational support from the IRC Kenya support departments in Nairobi.


The Senior HR Coordinator is a key member of the IRC`s Senior Management Team, providing overall (technical) HR support to senior management in attracting, developing and retaining of high caliber staff. The Senior HR Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the consistent and efficient implementation of IRC`s HR policies and procedures and best practices across the country program.

Summary of Responsibilities

Reporting to Country Director for Kenya, and as a member of the Senior Management Team, the Senior HRC is overall responsible for the HR function, ensures effective and transparent human resources management and quality services to employees quality administrative support function throughout the Kenya program.

The Senior HRC responsibilities include employee policy development and implementation, advising senior management on performance related issues, leading the HR/Admin team, workforce planning, benefits administration, training and development, and administrative services.

Major Responsibilities

  • HR strategy and objectives: linking HR key objectives and priorities to country strategic objectives; coordinating HR practices and priorities across the country program in order to provide and reinforce the recruitment and ongoing development of a competent and efficient workforce.
  • HR support to senior management: advising senior management regarding legal and staff management issues; participating in discussions about structure and organizational development and change; supporting recruitment of senior positions;
  • HR planning and monitoring: reinforcing HR reporting and planning; developing HR key performance indicators in order to develop an informed and accountable HR management
  • Compliance:  reviewing and ensuring compliance to HR policies and procedures; coordinating the development of policies, handbooks and supporting their implementation and dissemination;
  • Training & Outreach: Leads and develops the IRC Kenya Human Resources efforts by ensuring staff understand and apply HR best practices and IRC policy, and engaging staff to foster and implement a creative and productive workplace that actively promotes learning and staff development.
  • Staff Management:  building HR management capacities to ensure qualified and trained Human Resources staff across IRC Kenya as well as efficient and performing HR department delivering timely and accurate services; managing Human Resources staff (?) in Nairobi;
  • Technical Management & Systems: Efficient & effective human resource and administrative management systems that support the design and implementation of quality programming without compromising compliance.
  • Compensation & Benefits: ensuring an attractive and competitive compensation and benefits package is maintained; developing specific program to attract and retain high performing senior national managers;
  • Staff development: with the guidance of Human Resources at Headquarters, oversee the implementation of the staff development policy, programs and tools and link with orientation and performance management plan;
  • HR tools and practices: ensuring standardization and use of best practices across IRC Kenya management teams; coordinating the use of salary software and Global HRIS in Kenya.
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive HR professional experience with a minimum of 5 as the head of the HR function. Master’s degree in related field is desirable.
  • Demonstrated success as an HR generalist supporting employee groups of 300+ employees in multiple locations within the region or global environment required.
  • Strong managerial skills and ability to motivate and inspire team to achieve superior standard in all aspects of human resource management.
  • Previous overseas experience in conflict and/or post conflict environments, with the UN and/or NGOs preferred;
  • Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and computerized payroll systems;
  • Resilience, record of performance in high-pressure work environments and ability to problem solve without immediate supervision.
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment
  • Must demonstrate flexibility, and ability to readily adapt to changing requirements and environments;
  • Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, and training and development
  • Excellent English oral and written skills a must.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
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