• HR Recruitment and Development Officer at International Committee of the Red Cross

  • Posted on: 30 June, 2017 Deadline: 14 June, 2017
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    Established in 1863, the ICRC operates worldwide, helping people affected by conflict and armed violence and promoting the laws that protect victims of war. An independent and neutral organization, its mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We are based in Geneva, Switzerland, and employ some 14,500 people in more than 80 countries. The ICRC is funded mainly by voluntary donations from governments and from national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

    HR Recruitment and Development Officer


    The HR Recruitment and Development Officer will provide a full range of HR Development and Operational support to the 350 staff and managers based in Kenya, Tanzania, and Djibouti.

    The overall responsibilities attached to this new position will include:

    • Ensuring the HR capacity required, sizing and improving people capabilities, contribution and active participation in order to achieve delegation goals effectively. This will be done according to ICRC human resources vision and values;

    • Contribute continuously to the HR needs analysis by identifying HR issues (in his area of expertise) on a day to day basis and ensuring information flow to the hierarchy;

    • Deploy and implement HR policies, procedures, systems and tools in the field, and train managers and staff on the same.

    Non-exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities:

    1. Recruitment and Sourcing

    • Provides expertise to all people involved in recruitment process on how to lead it properly with the aim of recruiting professionals and people with potentials to be developed;

    • Participates in discussions regarding the profile needed for each position including the writing of the job description and person specifications and the positioning of the job on the grading system; -

    • Organizes, supervises and take an active role in recruitment processes with the assistance of the HR Officer and the HR Service Provider on sites. 2. Induction & On-Boarding

    2. Induction & On-Boarding

    • Ensures (together with the Coordinator and the Line Managers) that pre-established specific preparation or specific briefings for newly recruited/arrived staff on the basis of the profile sheet received or development plan are properly done in due time for Nairobi Delegation;

    • Follow up the quality and impact of whole briefing and induction processes, collects data and suggest improvements to HR Manager and the HR Service Provider on sites if advisable.

    3. Performance Management

    • Provides support to Line managers on how to implement the Performance Management System (tool, method, setting up objectives, follow up of action plan and best practices) with the aim to evaluate and develop competencies of the staff they manage;

    • Gives trainings to staff on the performance appraisal guidelines and best practices of performance management twice a year;

    • In collaboration with the HR Responsible, support Managers in the Yearly Performance Appraisal (YPA) process.
      4. Internal HR Communication and Administration

    • In close collaboration with the rest of the HR Team ensure provision, awareness and practical advice to all staff on the ICRC HR policies and procedures, and their adherence to them;

    • Liaise with the Health Team to ensure the proper implementation of the Staff Health Strategy and the HR Responsible;

    • Support the HR responsible on fulfilling certain Administration tasks;

    • Participate to the implementation of the new HR information management’s tool.

      5. Training & Development

    • Contributes to creation and implementation of a training policy adapted to the Delegation in order to respond to the needs identified among the staff, prioritizing those needed to ensure the operational objectives are set;

    • Contributes to the identification of training options at local / regional / international, and provide expertise upon request to Line Managers with regards to the assessment of training needs within the teams they supervise;

    • Recommends career paths and support plans for specific persons to HR Manager/Responsible and Line managers, ensuring a proper liaison with the operational needs and objectives set, the results of Performance Management, the training possibilities (local, international, regional, etc.) and the potentials identified;

    • Registers and prepare lists of applications for training sessions and assures follow up for the various internal and external courses. Act as a Focal Point.

    6. Support to Line Managers and HR Service Providers

    • With the support of the HR Manager, work closely with Head of Departments and Heads of Structures in a consultancy role, assisting them to understand and implement policies and procedures and advising them on HR issues (talent management process, etc.), and ensure development and implementation of talent practices);

    • Supports and empower Line Managers and HR Service Providers of the Regional Delegation in recruitment, development, induction, detection of talent, training, etc.


    • Committed to travel outside and inside the country;

    • University Degree in Human Resources Management;

    • Minimum of 3 years working experience in a similar function or a busy HR office. Experience in change management and / or delivery of trainings for professional and / or people management is a strong added value;

    • Fluent in written and spoken English;

    • Very strong and effective communication skills, with proven ability to negotiate and influence change with cultural sensitivity;

    • Very skilled at assessing applications and conducting interviews;

    • Aptitude for projecting a positive image of the ICRC as a future employer and of the HR Department within the Regional Delegation;

    • Capacity to convince a skeptical audience;

    • Experience of a flexible approach to managing and prioritizing a high workload and multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines;

    • Very good computer skills (Word, Excel, Databases). At ease with social Medias.

    Method of Application

    Interested persons with the required background and experience are invited to submit their application to: Human Resource Office on the e-mail address; nai_hrrec_services@icrc.org before 14th July, 2017.

    Please include; Detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant certificates, current and expected remuneration and contact details of three referees.

    (Indicate the position title on the subject line).


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