Animal Feeds Company HR Assistant Job in Nakuru, Kenya

Aug 4, 2016

HR Assistant

A newly formed Animal Feeds manufacturing and marketing company in Kenya.

The new company is a joint venture partnership between a leading manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in Africa with a strong East Africa and a recognized food and agriculture cooperative in the United States.
Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities:
This position, based in Nakuru, Kenya, is responsible for HR support and general administrative duties in the new Animal Feeds Company.  

Primary responsibilities include:
  • Coordinating day-to-day transactional workflow of employee data, including new hire, job change, and termination paperwork and processes
  • Coordinating with payroll processor to gather and provide time and leave data, compensation changes, and other required information in time for each scheduled employee payroll
  • Being the first point of contact for HR questions, troubleshooting HR transactional issues and escalating to the senior management as required
  • Managing HR compliance paperwork and employee personnel files in alignment with government regulations and company policies
  • Maintaining organizational charts and job descriptions
  • Assisting with the development, communication, and on-going maintenance of employee policies
  • Coordinating local recruiting processes and new hire orientation and onboarding
  • Maintaining employee training records for company required or delivered trainings
  • Preparing HR reports on hiring, turnover, attendance, or similar employee information for company leadership and Board of Directors, as requested
  • Assisting managers and employees with HR related processes and policies, such as performance management, compensation and benefits administration, and leave administration
  • Monitoring Kenyan labor law and informing leadership of pertinent changes affecting company practices
  • Performing various general administrative duties, as requested, such as assisting company leadership with travel bookings, reservations, and visas, preparing expense reports, or other similar duties assigned
  • Minimum of a Higher Diploma in Human Resources and/or Administration from a recognized institution; Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or related field of study strongly preferred
  • 3+ years directly relevant Human Resources and Administrative experience required, preferably including previous experiences in an HR support role in a manufacturing environment as well as a large, multi-national employer
  • Proven ability to appropriately handle highly confidential and sensitive information
  • Previous experience working with HRIS and/or payroll systems strongly preferred
  • Ability to work independently, with strong self-initiative and proactive behavior
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and results orientation
  • Highly collaborative; demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse group of employees across various functional disciplines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; excellent active listening skills
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft suite of products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Language skills: fluent in verbal and written English and Kiswahili
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