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Sanergy Human Resources Officer Job in Kenya

Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Dec 12, 2013

Job Title: Human Resources Officer

Reports to: Human Resources Manager

Company Description

Sanergy is a social venture that is building a sustainable sanitation network throughout Nairobi’s slums, by creating a network of local entrepreneurs who run small-scale sanitation centers.
We provide affordable, accessible and hygienic sanitation services to individuals, thereby making a valuable contribution to their communities.

We have launched over 250 Fresh Life Toilets in Nairobi and plan to expand rapidly in the upcoming period.

Sanergy is looking for a Human Resources Officer.

The successful candidate will report to the Human Resources Manager

Job Summary

The Human Resources Officer position is a full-time position based in Nairobi, Kenya.
The successful candidate will be responsible for staffing support which includes and is not limited to recruitment and selection, on-boarding and management of transitions, internal communication, and performance management and provides HR Services that exceed the expectations of internal clients.
The successful candidate for the job should have excellent analytical skills, people management and negotiation skills.
The successful candidate should be highly organized and also demonstrate strong communication skills.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Ensure vacant positions are analyzed, documented and approved.
  • Position openings within the organization are widely communicated
  • Qualified candidates are recruited
  • External recruiting activities are planned  and coordinated
  • Appropriate selection process and criteria are defined for each process
  • Conduct the selection process
  • Manage transitions of staff from one department to another (in case of internal recruitments)
  • Process offer letters/ contracts for all successful candidates (in liaison with HR Manager)
  • Conduct reference checks for all successful candidates
  • Communicate reporting date to successful candidate and all documentation required on first day.
  • Ensure compliance to on-boarding plans for all newly staff recruited and those transitioning to other roles.
  • Carry out training on staffing related processes.
Performance Management
  • Disseminate yearly performance calendar
  • Ensure performance plans are in place for all staff/team  and performance is documented for each and every staff
  • Performance reports are  done for staff for both 3 and 6 months and submitted
  • Ensure teams are adhering to the performance policies that have been put in place
  • Monitor for contract lapses and transition of staff- trigger for staff changes to the HR team for updating of benefits etc
  • Ensure documentation of all Performance Improvement Plans and terminations due to performance are available in staff files.
Communication & Co-ordination
  • Ensure that information is shared across the organization
  • Monitor and review the Communication process
  • Monitor staff issue log and ensure the concerns raised are logged and have them addressed by relevant persons.
  • Support teams  in coordinating their activities to accomplish their targets
  • Communication and coordination practices are institutionalized to ensure they are performed as managed process
HR Services
  • Maintain official staff personnel files and ensure updated HRIS
  • Serve as the liaison between Sanergy staff and benefit providers (such as health insurance)
  • HR administration, such as leave management, maintenance of staff records, compensation and benefits administration and record keeping
  • Ensure that enquiries in HR office are dealt with promptly and courteously
  • Ensure and coordinate employee safety, welfare, wellness, and health reporting and employee services
Learning and Development
  • Ensure updated staff development plans
  • Communicate all training dates and updates
  • Ensure completed training records and updated in HRIS
  • Understanding, knowledge and experience in HR functional areas ( 2 years minimum requirement)
  • Conversant with Kenyan Labor laws, International Labor laws, statutory compliance requirements and understanding of best practices
  • Degree in Business Administration or any other business related course
  • Higher Diploma from the Institute of Human Resource Management
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Knowledge of Kiswahili, experience working in urban informal settlements or other low income communities a plus but not required.
  • Energetic and enthusiastic about working in Sanergy.
If you are interested, please submit your cover letter and CV tohttp://www.jobscore.com/jobs/sanergy/list
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