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  • Posted: Oct 15, 2021
    Deadline: Oct 29, 2021
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  • The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) is an African-led, regional non-profit policy think tank established in 2010 to help bridge the gaps between research, policy and practice in development efforts in Africa. We analyse, synthesise, and translate evidence (i.e. data and research) and use it to generate or strengthen political commitment, in...
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    Human Resources Officer

    Job Description

    Reporting to the Human Resources Manager, the Human Resources Officer for the Kenya Office will provide leadership and be responsible for implementing the Institute’s Human Resources policy, strategies, plans and procedures for the Kenya Office, ensuring that they remain pertinent, innovative and consistent to AFIDEP’s mission.

    Responsibilities

    The key responsibilities include:

    1. Development and implementation of human resources policies and procedures aligned to the organisational strategy, monitor and ensure compliance;
    2. Human resources planning including identifying capacity and skills requirements for the core strategic demands and develop human resources plans;
    3. Management of recruitment and selection;
    4. Ensure execution of the Institute’s performance management system within the Kenya Office;
    5. Cultivate the development of a performance-driven culture to improve quality of performance among staff based in the Kenya Office to meet the Institute’s objectives;
    6. Implement a talent management and development plan for the Kenya Office;
    7. Manage the human resources information system for the Kenya Office;
    8. Implement an innovative strategy to ensure staff engagement in the Kenya Office.

    Qualifications, Skills and Competencies

    1. A Master’s degree preferably in Human Resources Management or Business Administration or Organizational development;
    2. At least 3 years experience in human resources position preferably in a multi-cultural, multi-racial, multi-ethnic environment;
    3. Strong Human Resources advisory and people management skills;
    4. Policy formulation, interpretation and implementation;
    5. Exceptional knowledge and understanding of labour laws and employee relations practices;
    6. Analytical, critical thinking, logical and systematic in approaching issues, considering alternatives and in making decisions;
    7. Excellent influencing, negotiating, relationship building and networking skills;
    8. Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
    9. Hands-on individual, with personal drive and ability to respond to issues efficiently;
    10. Ability to work as a part of a diversified multi-cultural and multi-functional team;
    11. IT skills and HR Information Systems (HRIS);.
    12. Legal knowledge/experience and understanding of the Kenyan government’s labour laws and HR requirements.

    Method of Application

    Applications are invited to send a cover letter illustrating suitability and motivation statement on the role of no more 500 words and curriculum vitae by October 29, 2021, to: [email protected] Please indicate “Human Resource Officer – Kenya Office” on the email subject line. Only shortlisted candidates meeting the above requirements will be shortlisted. AFIDEP is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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