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Oct 7, 2017

Mercy Corps Human Resources Assistant (Temporary) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Mercy Corps is a leading global relief and development agency saving and improving lives in the world’s toughest places. In more than 40 countries, we partner with local people to put bold ideas into action, help them overcome adversity and build stronger communities. 

We help communities survive and move beyond emergencies. When natural disasters strike, economies collapse or conflict flares, Mercy Corps is there. 

Working with communities, we leverage local logic to help people transform their lives to grow more food, earn higher incomes and ultimately advocate for their needs. 

We see global challenges as an invitation to pioneer innovative, sustainable solutions. 

Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individual to take up the following position:
Position: Human Resources Assistant (Temporary)
Location: Nairobi

Program / Department Summary: Mercy Corps implements high-quality analytical development work in very difficult places. 

We have been operating in Kenya since 2008 and are presently implementing development programs across the Central, Rift Valley and Northern regions of Kenya.
The Human Resource department manages Mercy Corps compensation and benefits, training and development, employee relations, and recruitment and selection and new employee orientation.

General Position Summary: The Human Resources Assistant is responsible for supporting the HR function according to the laid down policies and procedures.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Support the department to process and properly document all HR activities in an efficient and timely manner;
  • Assist in preparing interview schedules and contacting applicants to schedule interviews;
  • Support in the preparation of interview files to be used as part of the interview process;
  • Participate in the recruitment of new staff as assigned – as per MC procedure;
  • Responsible for maintaining job files containing recruitment documents for all new positions;
  • Assist with carrying out reference checks for potential hires and running the RPS on Demand background searches;
  • Responsible for ensuring that PAFs for new hires are prepared and duly completed in a timely manner;
  • Support with the orientation and onboarding of new team members;
  • Support with maintaining personnel files for all staff while ensuring confidentiality;
  • Support with tracking monthly timesheets for all staff including collection, review and ensure validity of the timesheets  in cooperation with supervisors;
  • Assist with tracking annual leave days and other time taken off as per Mercy Corps Kenya policy;
  • Adherence to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in MC policies and procedure manuals;
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring positive recognition to Mercy Corps and to not endanger mercy Corps’ humanitarian mission;
  • Other duties as assigned by your supervisor.
Organizational Learning: As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve - we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Accountability to Beneficiaries: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
Supervisory Responsibility: None
Reports Directly To: Senior Human Resources Officer
Works Directly With: Human Resources Officer, Program, Finance and Operation team

Knowledge and Experience:
  • University degree in business administration or related field with relevant experience and a diploma in Human Resource Management is required;
  • At least 1 year hands on work experience in a human resources department;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Solid communication skills and decision-making capabilities based on analytical skills and critical thought processes;
  • Excellent negotiation, representation skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office applications required;
  • Strong organizational skills are required;
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and process information into action.
How to Apply

 Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a Cover Letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to [email protected] on or before 19th October, 2017.

The email subject line must clearly show the job title and location they are applying for.

Applications without an appropriate subject heading will be automatically disqualified.
Please do not attach any certificates.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
NB: We do not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process

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