Evidence Action Human Resource Associate Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Jul 19, 2015

Position: Associate - Human Resource
Start Date: August, 2015

Reporting To: Senior Associate - Human Resource, Africa region

Location: Nairobi - Kenya, with domestic travel

About Evidence Action: Evidence Action scales proven interventions that improve the lives of millions. We implement cost-effective interventions whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence. 

Evidence Action identifies innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and builds best practice operational models. 

We voraciously self-evaluate, learn, and improve our models for scaling with a commitment to transparency on progress, impact, and value for money.
 
Our main flagship programs include:
  • Dispensers for Safe Water is an entrepreneurial program scaling the chlorine dispenser system – a proven innovation that dramatically expands access to water treatment at an extremely low cost.
  • Deworm the World Initiative actively supports the scale-up of school-based deworming programs worldwide to improve children’s health, education, and long-term development.
About the Human Resource Team: The HR team embodies the evidence-based nature of Evidence Action’s work and enables us to be a “people oriented” organization while supporting Evidence Action’s strategic program delivery in line with laid down Human Resource policy and procedures. 

The team provides services across Evidence Action Africa region in meeting the following outcomes:
  • Timely provision of Human Resource support services and readily available HR information for the day- to-day management planning and decision making
  • Improved HR systems and structures  (including functional processes and HR information systems maintenance)
  • Evidence Action has the requisite Human Capital requirements at all times
  • Efficient and effective on-boarding and off-boarding processes are in place
  • Innovative and highly skilled individuals are identified, attracted and selected on timely basis
  • Country offices (Kenya, Uganda and Malawi) have established vibrant HR support units
  • Compliance  with  national  legal/statutory  requirements  and  best  practice  HR  Standards  is  fully achieved by the Organization at all times.
The HR team works towards these outcomes through  three Country Office HR establishments to deliver quality, timely and useful people management information and support services:

Job Purpose: To facilitate with the efficient functioning of the HR office in Kenya. Responsible for its management and delivery of HR services and outcomes. 

To provide HR support to programs and to deliver innovatively in line with Evidence Action values and performance philosophy.

Management Responsibility: To provide professional guidance and advice on HR issues to the Management

Description of Duties
  • To serve as the Administrative focal point for the delivery of all Human Resources Services to the field offices for Kenya based activities
  • Coordinate and provide HR and administrative support in onboarding and off boarding  functions to ensure the process is efficient and timely
  • Coordinate new staff orientation
  • Ensure all new employees are provided with the relevant documents/forms for personnel files and ensure that all HR forms are well completed and signed.
  • Maintain confidentiality and ensure that access to staff records and information is strictly to the authorized personnel.
  • Update relevant staff records
  • Facilitating the clearance processes for separating staff and sharing the information with the senior Associate-HR for final dues processing
  • Day to day management of staff wellness activities and Provide HR and administrative support to staff trainings in wellness matters
  • Proactively work with the Senior Associate-HR| Africa Region to ensure smooth flow of communication pertaining to HR activities carried out in Kenya.
  • To ensure that all approved and regular tasks pertaining to HR are carried out on time.
  • Any other duties assigned to you by your supervisor or his/her designated representative, who will supervise you and give you instructions related to your work.
Qualifications and Attributes
  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with strong Human Resource Management training
  • Self-directed and self-motivating personality, with proven ability to manage demands from multiple employees while adhering to deadlines and priorities;
  • Strong HR technical skills and capacity with at least 3 years of practical experience on the field.
  • Intellectually curious, detail-oriented and organized
  • A  critical,  analytical,  and  process-oriented  thinker  with  a  willingness  to  learn  and  share  good experiences;
  • A good understanding and or experience in HR consulting or other client-based and service-oriented
  • Ability to operate effectively within ambiguous environments, and to thrive as a part of a dynamic and evolving leadership team;
  • Ability to lead in an innovative organization and quickly-changing environment
How to Apply

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Deadline to Apply: On a rolling basis




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