Human Resource Officer Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Arizona State University 

Position Title: Human Resource Officer



The Young African Leadership Initiative Legacy and Localization (YALI L&L) project, led by Arizona State University, seeks qualified candidates to serve as the Human Resource Officer on a USAID project supporting the next-generation expression of the Regional Leadership Centers (RLC) component of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), the United States’ premier investment in young African leaders. As the on-continent component of the YALI program, in 2015 USAID launched four YALI RLCs at higher education institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, and South Africa. The RLCs have provided access to leadership and functional training to 22,000 young leaders aged 18–35 from 49 sub-Saharan countries in three tracks: business and entrepreneurship, public management, and civic leadership. YALI 2030 will build on the RLC foundation to create an expanded pan-African youth development model that will harmonize training curriculum, serve underrepresented/underserved youth, build alumni network capacity and professional development opportunities, and develop new program- related partnerships with the private sector and other stakeholders and donors. ASU has hosted YALI Mandela Washington Fellows annually since 2014, led public management cohorts at the East Africa Regional Leadership Center, collaborates with the Mastercard Foundation on an eLearning Initiative with African universities, implemented higher education projects for USAID with multiple universities on the continent, and maintains an African hub and a network of alumni through ASU-Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Position location: This is a full-time national position and will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Main Purpose of Job

We are seeking to recruit a results-oriented Human Resource Officer.

The holder of this position will report to the Finance and Administration Senior Director and will support HR processes and organizational development. She/he will maintain functions such as recruitment, personnel policies, training, disciplinary action and HR regulatory compliance.

Key Responsibilities

  1. HR Policy Review and Implementation
    • Keeps up to speed with developments in the regulatory environment and advice Finance and Administration Senior Director on necessary policy reviews
    • Leads occasional review of the HR policies and procedures
    • Is a custodian of the Organization HR Policies and procedures, including enforcement of the staff code of conduct and the diversity, equity and inclusion policies
  2. Recruitment, Employee Support and Performance Management
    • Collaborate with line managers to ensure job descriptions are reviewed, complete and accurate.
    • Leads staff recruitment and hiring processes, including advertisement for vacant positions, interviewing, contracting,staff separation and exit processes
    • Onboards new staff through a comprehensive induction program with all departments
    • Supports the Finance and Administration Director in managing staff welfare, and grievance handling
    • Manages the staff compensation and benefits packages as per internal policies and local law requirements
    • Manages the daily worksheets platform, and prepares simple briefs to the Finance and Administration Senior Director
    • Updates and prepares the monthly staff payroll and liaises with the finance department in respect to any changes that affect the annual budget

3.Record Management

  1. Employee Learning and Development- Unit Specific
  • Support the line managers in conducting periodic staff training needs assessment and development of annual training plan.
  • Identification and recommendation of learning and development opportunities to staff.

Key Competencies

  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills.
  • Expertise delivering performance excellence
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent strategic planning skills, Strong judgement and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and excellent report writing skills.
  • Experience with the use of the internet, including social media for fundraising purposes.
  • Ability to work in a team and be a self-starter.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resource management or equivalent
  • 5-8 years’ experience in a similar HR role
  • Registered (and up to date) member of the Institute of HR
  • Excellent knowledge of various HR functions such as pay & benefits, recruitment, on boarding, evaluation, training & development
  • Good understanding of labor laws and disciplinary procedures
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Outstanding organizational and time-management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrable planning and organizational skills and ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to work independently, combined with the skills for thriving in a team environment to achieve institutional goals.
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information.
  • Willingness to be flexible in working hours and adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet targets and deadlines.
  • Problem solving ability

How to apply

How to Apply

Interested qualified candidates are invited tosubmit their application and Curriculum Vitae indicating full contact details of three professional referees to by 24th October, 2023.

Applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of their email. Please do not attach copies of certificates.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. YALI LL is an equal opportunity employer.