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  • Posted: Mar 31, 2023
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    Evidence Action scales proven interventions that improve the lives of millions. We only implement cost-effective programs whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence. We identify innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and build best-practice operational models. We voraciously self-evaluate, learn, and improve our models for scaling effect...
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    Associate Director, People & Culture - Africa Region

    Job purpose

    Reporting to the Executive Vice President, Africa Region, this position is responsible for providing strategic People & Culture leadership and organizational development in the Africa region. This includes the development and implementation of a results-driven performance management culture, talent and succession planning strategy, staff welfare policies, and organizational development initiatives to ensure a supportive and conducive working environment in compliance with local labour laws.

    Duties and responsibilities


    • Culture: In collaboration with Africa regional leadership and People & Culture teams, strategically align regional culture and increase employee engagement.
    • Strategy: Develop and implement strategies for achieving key regional HR objectives, while ensuring their harmonization with global strategies.
    • Supervision: Provide matrix supervision to In-country People & Culture teams on matters related to HR management and organizational development.
    • Leadership support: Guide Africa regional leadership in all aspects of HR while promoting an agile and effective organizational culture in HR service delivery.
    • Communication: Oversee the development and implementation of organization wide communication and change management plans.
    • Risk management: Take the lead in identifying, monitoring and controlling people and culture related risks in the region.
    • Compliance: Lead and promote compliance to applicable (local) employment regulations, immigration and labour laws as well as Evidence Action People & Culture policies and guidelines.
    • Contribute and support the implementation of People & Culture related audit recommendations and audit Performance Improvement Plans.

    Technical & Operational Support

    • Payroll: Manage regional staff contracts and monthly payroll.
    • Safety and security: Working with the Operations team, lead and provide guidance to all staff safety and security measures/interventions in the region.

    Performance Management & Staff Capacity Building

    • Performance reviews: Oversee the annual performance management process which includes annual objective setting, mid-year performance reviews, 360 reviews and annual performance appraisals.
    • Talent management: Develop and implement workforce planning aligned with the organization’s overall strategy aimed at attracting and retaining top talent while building a strong pipeline of future leaders for succession planning. Lead Africa's capacity building and talent management projects and conduct talent management gap analysis to improve the quality of the talent pipeline.
    • Lead the regional leadership team in developing a comprehensive succession plan for the entire Africa region
    • Conduct and analyse exit interviews/debriefs and make recommendations for organizational improvement.
    • Learning and development: Institute learning and development agenda in the region by participating in the development of systems and tools that will enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of organization operations.
    • Ensure the continuous development and maintenance of an effective performance management system through implementation of best practices.

    Staff Engagement and Well Being

    • Execute employee satisfaction surveys on an annual basis and leverage the results to enhance staff and organizational well-being.
    • Drive measurable improvements in leadership, culture, and agility in consultation with Africa regional leadership.
    • Enhance employee well-being and provide support to managers in resolving employee relations matters fairly and consistently.

    Documentation, Reporting and Representation

    • Ensure efficient delivery of People & Culture services using People & Culture Information systems.
    • Oversee proper document archiving in line with Data Act and organization policies on information management and disposal.
    • Prepare and present periodic progress reports on People & Culture performance to Senior regional leadership.


    • Graduate qualification and/or Professional qualification in Human Resource Management, Social Science/Studies, or Organizational Development.
    • Minimum 10 years Human Resources (HR) experience.
    • At least three years of regional human resource responsibilities in a senior management position within an international NGO and in implementing world-class services in international organizations and ideally, in a network setting to diverse, dispersed and dynamic teams.
    • Membership to IHRM is required.
    • Must have legal authorization to work in Kenya.
    • A bilingual speaker (English and French) is preferred but not required.
    • Possesses intellectual independence and the courage to make difficult decisions, along with a capacity for complex problem-solving and a keen ability to diagnose organizational performance issues.
    • Nurtures a productive, motivating, and responsive environment that enhances people's capacity in alignment with Evidence Action's objectives to achieve excellent results, and utilizes appropriate communication channels tailored to meet audience's needs.
    • Responds positively and constructively to change, managing or participating in change processes in a way that is appropriate to role in the organization.

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