Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Action Against Hunger HR Coordinator job in Kenya

Action Against Hunger (ACF)-USA is part of the ACF-International Network which works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

ACF-USA is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the following position;

HR Coordinator-Nairobi
  • As part of the Mission Coordination Team, the HR Coordinator will be responsible for developing and implementing the country HR policies and procedures while remaining compliant with the Kenya Labour laws; applying best HR practices and monitoring program activity to anticipate future HR needs.
  • The position works closely on a day-to-day basis with the US Head quarters to ensure ACF policies and procedures are applied correctly.
  • The HR Coordinator should be an HR generalist who has a thorough understanding of all aspects of field-based humanitarian HR processes and systems, including but not limited to: supporting recruitment of both national and international staff, workforce planning, policy development & compliance, staff training & development, and HR administration (especially in the following areas: personnel records, travel, payroll, legal and visas).
  • The HR Coordinator will be based in Nairobi office, with frequent travel to all project locations – primarily to audit each project’s compliance with HR policies and procedures as well as build the capacity of each project’s administrative team (their Human Resource counterparts in the field).
Qualifications: Education/experience/required Education:
  • A Bachelors’ degree, preferably in HR, psychology or a related field Experience:
  • Humanitarian field experience, preferably as a member of a country management team
  • 3-5 years experience as an HR professional, with a sound knowledge of recruitment, payroll & benefits management, training & development, and team management.
  • Experience communicating in different cultural work environments & with a wide diversity of cultures
Required skills:
  • Ability to work cooperatively with subordinates, colleagues and supervisory staff at all levels.
  • Strong coaching & training skills
  • Diplomatic, able to mediate conflict in stressful conditions
  • Knowledge of MS Office (high proficiency in Excel); comfortable working with computers with minimal IT support.
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment, taking initiative & prioritizing multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Comfortable applying HR policies consistently & tactfully
  • Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills are a must.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality while managing HR cases
  • Genuine interest in & commitment to the humanitarian principles of Action Against Hunger.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work both independently & as a member of a team.
  • Fluent written & spoken English. Ability to explain complex concepts in straightforward language.
This position is contractual on a one-year renewable basis. The position is open to both internal and external candidates

Closing Date: 4th April 2012

Interested candidates should forward their applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and telephone contacts or email addresses of 3 referees preferably former supervisors to:


Indicate the position you are applying for on the subject line of the e-mail.

Do not send your academic certificates via e-mail.

Academic certificates will be requested during the interview process.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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