Human Resources Assistant Job Vacancy in Kenya

Position Title: Human Resources Assistant - USAID Kenya Primary Literacy Program


Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity, with a focus on vulnerable and under-served populations. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.

EDC promotes equity and access to high quality education and health services and products that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. We support an inclusive workplace culture that embraces many perspectives and broadens our understanding of the communities we serve, enhancing and enriching our work.

EDC is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace.

Project Description

The USAID Kenya Primary Literacy Program (USAID KPLP) is a five-year initiative that supports the Kenyan Ministry of Education to deliver interventions at scale as well as pilot and expand innovations that address the language and literacy needs of primary grade learners while building more inclusive, accountable, and resilient education institutions and systems.

USAID KPLP has three broad objectives:

1. Improving education services and student learning outcomes, including for vulnerable populations;

2. Strengthening education institutions and systems to become more accountable, self-sustaining, and resilient; and

3. Empowering local youth organizations to strengthen and sustain community and family support for student learning and wellbeing.

Position Description

The Human Resources Assistant will play a crucial role in supporting human resources functions essential to the effective operation of the project. Reporting to the Human Resources Manager, the Human Resources Assistant will assist in various Human Resources activities to ensure compliance with organizational policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements. This is a full-time position based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the recruitment process by posting job vacancies, screening resumes, scheduling interviews, and coordinating candidate communication.
  • Support the onboarding process for new hires, including preparing documentation, conducting orientations, and ensuring compliance with legal and organizational requirements.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date employee records, including personnel files, HR databases, and other relevant documentation.
  • Assist in benefits administration tasks such as enrollment, changes, and inquiries, ensuring timely communication with employees and external providers.
  • Support Human Resources initiatives and projects, including employee engagement activities, performance management processes, and training and development programs.
  • Assist in the implementation and maintenance of Human Resources policies, procedures, and best practices, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and legal requirements.
  • Coordinate employee relations activities, including addressing inquiries, resolving issues, and facilitating communication between employees and management.
  • Assist in the administration of Human Resources related documentation, including employment contracts, policies, and procedures manuals.
  • Support Human Resources reporting and data analysis efforts by compiling and analyzing Human Resources metrics and preparing reports as needed.
  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion in handling sensitive Human Resources information and employee matters.

The candidate for the position of Human Resources Assistant shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:


Secondary education required.

Skills and Experience:

  • Two to three years of prior experience in Human Resources or related Administrative and Clerical roles required.
  • Prior experience working on USAID-funded projects preferred.
  • Familiarity with Human Resource practices, policies, and procedures as they pertain to Kenya labor laws preferred.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with employees at all levels.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in data entry and record-keeping.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams) required.
  • Familiarity with Kronos software preferred.
  • Familiarity with online line job posting platforms such as Smart Recruiters and other Kenya based job posting websites preferred.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in English.


Fluency in English is required.


Applicants must be Kenyan nationals or hold current work authorization.

How to apply

To apply, Applicants are encouraged to visit the Careers Page at:

Applications submitted without a resume or CV will not be reviewed.

Due to the volume of applications submitted, only finalists will be notified. No phone calls, please.


EDC is committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

This announcement is made possible by the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents of this notice are the sole responsibility of Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.