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  • Posted: May 7, 2024
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    RTI International is a nonprofit organization headquartered in the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina that provides research and technical services.
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    Senior Regional Human Resources Specialist

    Position Description

    • Reporting to the Senior Regional Human Resource Manager, the Senior Regional HR Specialist is responsible for managing HR Administration for designated projects in the region; including coordinating effective delivery of HR services and HR programs and initiatives; interpreting and applying HR policies, rules and regulations; facilitating consistent application of internal RTI procedures and process in compliance with designated countries labor law. Promotes a collaborative environment with other HR stakeholders and RTI Centers of Excellence with a focus on a project-oriented approach and a contribution to maintaining a positive employee experience and high morale. He/she supports implementation of RTI Global HR initiatives, local labor law compliance, RTI employee benefits management, and effective employment administrative process. Supports project HR initiatives to attract, develop, motivate, and retain the most suitable talent for the projects and facilitates a successful performance excellence environment.


    • Provide operational HR support to all Regional Office staff including full cycle HR management and compliance.
    • Designated resource for HR Information System training and continued field HR teams’ support.
    • Facilitate project HR planning process for effective HR programing and adaptation of Global HR initiatives.
    • Implement HR programs for designated projects in areas of; talent development, compensation and benefits, talent management and any other HR initiatives for the Africa Region projects.
    • Review and approve Employment Administration requests in HRIS and other systems for designated countries/projects/assignments.
    • In collaboration with Talent Acquisition team, support project recruitment in the region; including assisting with the development of Job Descriptions, posting vacant position on RTI recruitment system (iCIMS), responding to applicants, short listing, interviewing, and completing the full cycle of recruitment and selection.
    • Facilitate orientation and induction of staff, provide information to staff members on their employment conditions and entitlements, including on-entry briefing.
    • In consultation with Regional HR managers, assist in fostering of project staff learning initiatives, recommending capacity building on short-term courses that are beneficial to the project team, and in accordance with RTI University course availability and individual learning plans.
    • Review employee learning material and relevant tools for inclusion on translation and ensure diversity and inclusivity for all RTI HR programs.
    • Support the Regional Human Resource managers in coordinating regional activities such as due diligence, performance management, compensation & benefit reviews, HRIS projects, HR assessments, capacity building, training, etc.
    • Facilitate Private Medical Insurance (PMI) and other staff benefit vendor engagement for designate projects including other staff benefits such as Work Injury Benefits (WIBA), Group Life Insurance (GL) etc.
    • Working in concert with Snr Regional Human Resource Manager to review, disseminate and ensure full compliance of HR policy guidelines, employee handbooks, benefit summaries, salary scales etc. and ensures they are compliant with local labor laws.
    • Collaborate with key HR stakeholders and Centers of Excellence (COE) to facilitate compliance with USAID rules and regulations, RTI policies, values, ethics, procedures and strategies, and internal control framework and proper functioning of the HR policy framework.
    • Support project leaders and HR representatives on the full cycle of HR management as a generalist for projects without designated HR professionals.
    • Maintain HR files (including non-personnel files) and compile HR tools as appropriate.
    • Serve as backup to Project HR Managers on project HR administration in the region.
    • Focus on continuous innovation for improvement of HR programs as a valued member of the Africa HR team.
    • Complete special projects and perform other duties as required.


    • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years’ related experience; MA degree and 6 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with HRIS applications is desired.
    • Working knowledge of and experience in local labors and employment laws and legal resources in the Region
    • Familiarity with international development systems and policies.
    • Ability to prioritize issues and make recommendations to policies.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with project staff, leaders, HR stakeholder as well as RTI clients.
    • Must be detail oriented and highly organized. Able to support and respond to the needs of the project HR teams as quickly as possible to enable consistent project service delivery.
    • Must work well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
    • Must have strong negotiation skills.
    • Must exhibit a flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively in a team environment and a matrix organization which requires the ability to meet unexpected demands.
    • Must possess strong computer skills: ability to work with Microsoft Office product suite and HR systems.
    • Strong writing and presentation skills in English languages, with ability to communicate well within and across diverse groups and perspectives. French language is an added advantage.
    • Must have the ability and willingness to travel outside country of residence as required.

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    Human Resources Specialist 2

    Job Summary:

    • The HR Specialist will be responsible for the Administration, Coordination of HR programs, processes and operational support services for the Empowering East and Central Africa (EECA) activity. S/he will support formulations of solid HR strategies and implement project human resources initiatives to attract, develop, motivate and retain the most suitable talent throughout EECA activity and facilitate successful performance management. This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and reports to Human Resources Manager (HRM)


    • Supports HRM in disseminating identified priorities, allocated tasks; and ensures strict adherence to procedures in the area of selection and recruitment of temporary and longer-term staff.
    • Track Private Medical Insurance (PMI), WIBA, GLA, GPA expiry dates, deletions, additions and preparation of requisitions and follow up on renewals.
    • Maintain HR (including non-personnel) files; Track and compile the project leave schedules, setting up all staff absence by receiving and filing PTO authorizations, performing the functions of absence monitoring and recording; Advise staff on their leave entitlements.
    • Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the Project focusing on key HR Issues: Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on HR issues: Synthesis and sharing of lessons learnt as best practices in HR as well as coordinating sound contributions into IDG HR website and other relevant knowledge networks or communities of practice.
    • Orientation and induction focal person; provides information to staff members on their employment conditions and entitlements, including on-entry briefings, facilitate Local National orientation and file orientation reports as espoused in the project on orientation and induction.
    • Conducting monthly payroll reviews, updates, and reports.
    • Support in office registration and OSHA compliance.
    • Responding to employee’s queries and resolving issues in a timely and professional manner.
    • Assist in development of management of HR programs- employee wellness.
    • Ensuring compliance with all legal requirements.
    • Ensuring review of monthly timesheets.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    • Master’s degree and 1 year of experience or Bachelor’s Degree in HR, Business or Public Administration with specialized certification in HR and 3 years of working experience in HR administration is required at the national or international level. Or equivalent combination of education and experience, CHRP-K qualification., strong knowledge of HR policies and practices, experience with HRIS

    Skills & Abilities

    • Ability to perform a broad range of specialized activities related to HR management, including administration of recruitment, contracting and performance evaluation, monitoring of transactions and reporting.
    • Demonstrated openness to change and ability to manage complexities and remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure.
    • Solicits feedback from staff about the impact of his/her own behavior and responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view.
    • Ability to use Computer accounting packages; MS Office products, MS Access, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint et
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines for reporting. Knowledge of USAID Administration rules and regulations is an advantage. English language skills.
    • Strong interpersonal/relationship building skills Knowledge of the local labor laws
    • Managing of HR Data in HRIS i.e. SAGE, ICIMs
    • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel. Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Strong influencing and coaching skills.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines under pressure. Ability to multi-task.
    • Ability to handle sensitive information.
    • Ability to work independently and within matrix project and program teams. Attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Culturally sensitive and respectful.

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