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  • Posted: May 26, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) is a non-profit organization based in Nairobi, Kenya and New York, NY that combats urban poverty and gender inequity in the slums of Nairobi. Kennedy Odede, who grew up in the Kibera slum, founded SHOFCO in 2004 with a focus on youth and gender empowerment. SHOFCO has four initiative areas: education, health, economic an...
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    Human Resource Officer

    Job Purpose

    To be responsible for ensuring the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of human resources plans and programs are conducted in a manner that allows proper implementation of SHOFCO’s strategy and objectives.

    Key Responsibilities / Duties / Tasks

    • Manage recruitment and selection for officer level downwards, including placing job advertisements, shortlisting and conducting interviews.
    • Overseeing and managing the Employee Assistance Program.
    • Support in ensuring compliance and adherence to Organisation Health and Safety Regulations.
    • Support the HR Manager in developing annual budgets for the HR function in conjunction with institutional managers, and ensuring adherence to set budget targets throughout the year.
    • Payroll management; compile and review payroll inputs on a monthly basis
    • Conduct member education to staffs on Employee rights, Benefits and Shofco Employee handbook.
    • Administer the human resources policies and procedures that relate to SHOFCO’s personnel.
    • Liaise with the line managers to manage and coordinate grievance management and disciplinary proceedings and recommend appropriate action to resolve disputes and ensure proper documentation is done.
    • Overseeing the administration department and ensuring high standards of cleanliness are maintained within the organisation.
    • Work hand in hand with line managers on performance management to ensure that high performance is achieved.
    • Facilitate on boarding process of all new staff in coordination with the line managers
    • Act as the link between the Organisation and the Insurance service providers and coordinate the benefits program. Reconcile and resolve benefits related problems.
    • Identify legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting HR functions and ensure policies, procedures and reporting are compliant.
    • Assist in regularly reviewing and updating the HR policies and procedures.
    • Support during the employee probationary period by issuing probationary guidance, making sure probationary documentations are provided.
    • Employees exit management, ensuring proper exit processes are adhered to and proper documentation is done.

    Academic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree  in Human Resources, Organizational Behaviour, Management and Leadership or any other related field

    Professional Qualifications

    • Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) is desirable
    • Registration with Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) is a must

    Other requirements (unique/job specific)

    • 5 years’ experience working with the Human Resource department
    • Must be familiar with the Kenya Labour Laws
    • Experience of working with human resource management systems
    • Proficiency in the full Microsoft Office Suite

    Functional Skills

    • Making decisions
    • Checking things
    • Following procedures
    • Articulating information

    Behavioural Competencies /Attributes

    • Understanding people
    • Directing people
    • Upholding standards
    • Team working

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to [email protected] quoting their current and expected salaries. The Subject should clearly indicate the position being applied for. Applications without this information will not be considered.

    Shortlisting will be done on a rollout basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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