Regional Head of HR Career Opportunity in Kenya - Africa, BRAC International

Career with BRAC International

BRAC International is a leading non-profit organisation with a mission to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease, and social injustice. Founded in 1972, by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, BRAC is the largest non-governmental development organisation in the world, and is present in 15 countries across Asia and Africa today. BRAC designs proven, scalable solutions that equip people with the support and confidence they need to achieve their potential. BRAC’s institutional expertise on various programmes, including health, agriculture, microfinance, education, and youth empowerment, is touching the lives of over 100 million people in the Global South.

BRAC International (BI) is seeking application from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position:

Regional Head of HR, Africa, BRAC International

The Regional Head of HR, Africa, at BRAC International is a new role designed to give greater support to Country Offices’ HR Functions across a number of HR critical areas. Working closely with the HR Team at the Head Office (with dotted line reporting responsibilities), and along with the Regional Director, and Deputy Regional Director, this role has a majority Country-facing remit with some oversight responsibilities at the Regional Office. The role reports to the Deputy Regional Director, Africa.

Key to the role will be the support provided to both the Country Offices across all aspects of HR; ensuring policies are formulated and adhered to, support to recruitment of key staff in the Country Office Teams, and building a OneBRAC culture. The role has broad oversight of administration of the Regional Office, in close collaboration with direct reports.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute in the development and driving of BI HR Strategy in the Africa region;
  • Run the process to assist Country Offices in the contextualisation of HR policy in line with national law, roll-out, and adherence with sign-off from BI Head Office;
  • Work with Country Office Senior Leadership to contextualise office structure and organograms to ensure fit for purpose staffing across all units to achieve results;
  • Support recruitment processes in-country for staff below Head of/Deputy, ensuring HR recruitment policy is followed and the right staff in place to deliver across signed-off structures;
  • Play a liaison role with BI Head Office HR team in the recruitment of Country Directors and Deputy Country Director/Head of as well as supporting induction and onboarding of those staff;
  • Play a lead role in the grievance and disciplinary processes for staff below Head/Deputy, ensuring processes are followed as per policy;
  • Assist in the roll-out of a new salary scale for Country Offices, and any subsequent reviews that take place;
  • Ensure Performance Management processes are being implemented in Country Offices including for CD and DCD/Head of Programme;
  • Assist in the development of security guidance and policy, including management of live safety and security issues;
  • Work with the HR Head Office Team to roll out talent management process in the Africa region;
  • Work with Country Office Teams to drive a OneBRAC culture across all teams:
  • Support the transition to a digital HR system working in collaboration with BI HR Head Office staff;
  • Training and support to Country Offices in all HR-related issues.

Regional Office HR

  • Provide support and guidance to the HR Operations Manager in managing HR processes in the Regional Office in line with policy;
  • Working with the HR Operations Manager, ensure the Regional Office is fully staffed in line with signed-off Regional Structure;
  • Work with the Deputy Regional Director, Regional Director, the HR Operations Manager, as well as HR staff across other units based in the Regional Office to help drive a one BRAC culture and team.

Office Administration

  • Provide support and guidance to the Office Manager in managing Office Administration for the Regional Office;
  • Work with the Executive Assistant (EA), Regional Director and Deputy Regional Director to manage strategic projects for the Regional Office
  • Ensure EA duties are being performed to the required standard for Regional Director and Deputy Regional Director

Security and Safeguarding

  • Assist in the development of security guidance and policy, including management of live safety and security issues;
  • Training and support to Country Offices in Security policy and processes;
  • Responsible to ensure team members are appropriately trained, supported and have access to resources regarding issues that are identified and actioned in accordance with the safeguarding policy and procedure;
  • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure if any reportable incident occurs, and encourage others to do so.

Educational Requirements:

  • At least Bachelor degree, preferably in Human Resources Management

Required Competencies:

  • Excellent knowledge of employment regulations and best HR practices;
  • The ability to develop and nurture relationships;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a positive, approachable manner;
  • The ability to analyse and review HR data to identify trends**.**
  • Excellent judgment, sensitivity, and integrity;
  • Flexibility to travel globally and work in different time zones as needed;
  • Competent in working in a multicultural environment, working effectively with senior management teams;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications.

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the HR function, including at least 5 years of experience in the international development sector, is required;
  • Experience in the areas of leadership and people management, strategy development and delivery;
  • Experience/ Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including talent management, performance management, talent acquisition, compensation practices, organisational diagnosis, employee relations, diversity, and employment laws, is highly preferred.

Employment type: Contractual

Salary: Negotiable

Job Location: BRAC International Regional Office, Nairobi, Kenya

How to apply

If you feel you are the right match for the above mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly:

External candidates need to email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at

Internal candidates need to apply with their latest CV including all job assignments in detail with BRAC PIN and email to

Please mention the name of the position and AD# BI 24/23 in the subject bar.

Only complete applications will be accepted and short listed candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline: 10 May 2023

BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share the same commitment. We believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation - regardless of age, race, religion, and gender, status as an individual with a disability or ethnic origin. Therefore, our recruitment policy and procedure include extensive background checks and disclosure of criminal records in order to ensure safeguarding to the fullest extent.

BRAC is an equal opportunities employer