HR Systems Analyst II Job Vacancy in Kenya - International Rescue Committee

Position Title: HR Systems Analyst II

Background/IRC Summary:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Job Overview/Summary:

We are looking for a full-time HRIS Analyst II who will enhance and maintain the Human Resources Information System (HRIS) platforms used by our Global HR team. The main focus for this role will be supporting the Workday system. The successful candidate will also need to support Cornerstone (ATS) and integrations to downstream systems (benefits, payroll (ADP), internal IRC systems & third-party vendors. The Analyst will work with other HRIS Analysts, HR management, IT colleagues and other IRC internal groups to improve processes and procedures for maintenance of HRIS systems.

This position requires solid organizational and analytical skills, with a focus on accuracy and attention to detail. Strong proficiency in Human Resources Information System (Workday preferred) and MS Office, especially Excel and database management (i.e; MS-Access), is required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assume ownership of the functional design process for HR functional area, leveraging existing business processes, systems configuration set-up, applicable Integrations between Workday, third party vendors and internal IRC applications.

  • Gather requirements from HR and non-HR partners

  • Mapping of data elements (as needed)

  • Liaise with PM teams from HR/IT/Finance

  • Test and document any modifications for the functional areas

  • Support Workday and Cornerstone upgrades for HR functions, by ensuring Integrations, Business Processes, configurations set-up, security are tested thoroughly.

  • Collaborate with HRIS colleagues to proactively, identify opportunities for process improvement and efficiency within the IRC’s current Workday usage, including cross-functional considerations

  • Produce canned and customized reports from Workday and Cornerstone

  • Perform other special projects as needed

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Global HR Systems Product Manager

Position directly supervises: n/a

Indirect Reporting: n/a

Other Internal and external contacts:

Internal: Human Resource, Payroll, Finance, & IT

External: Workday, Cornerstone & 3rd party vendors

Job Requirements:

  • 4+ years previous experience maintaining & configuring data in an HRIS systems (Workday, Cornerstone, PeopleSoft, or SAP)

  • Basic understanding of HR practices in Compensation, Recruiting, Benefits, EEO, Data Security and HIPAA

  • Demonstrated ability to work professionally and discreetly with extremely confidential information

  • Experience working with large datasets, in-depth understanding of data relationships, data cleansing practices

  • Intermediate understanding of relationship databases concepts

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills with attention to detail, excellent time management and organizational skills, project management ability, and the ability to prioritize work

  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting abilities; with strong data analysis acumen competence, and focus on accuracy and attention to detail

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and in a team environment

  • Excellent customer service, communication (both written and verbal), and cross-group collaboration skills required

  • Flexibility in daily schedule, and ability to understand and react quickly to changing priorities

  • Experience of working in a globally distributed environment a plus

  • Experience in working with a ticketing system a plus

  • Basic understanding and interest in adopting an Agile development methodology while performing their tasks

  • Truly excellent interpersonal skills; ability to effectively listen to and liaise with colleagues on all levels in a global, distributed, multicultural, detail-oriented environment

Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • Experience with an international nonprofit in the delivery of systems across varying IT infrastructure and low/intermittent bandwidth scenarios
  • Experience with data migration and systems integration

*Working Environment:***Standard office work environment with the ability to work a hybrid office/remote schedule

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles.


Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions. All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity:

IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days (depending on role and tenure), medical insurance starting at $145 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3 year vesting), disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

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