Country Human Resources Manager

Country human resources manager

Nairobi Full Time NGO
KSh Confidential
1 week ago

Job Summary

A multinational NGO dealing with education and child protection projects is looking for a Country HR Manager

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description

Duration: 3 Year Renewable Contract

Role Purpose

The Country HR Manager will support and contribute to the attainment of the overall strategic business plans and objectives through effective management and leadership of the human resource and organisation development function.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction for maximizing the opportunities to attract, build and retain an effective team supportive of the CO’s business needs while fully cognizant of the risks posed by the local context and the needs of staff in the changing environment.
  • Ensure that organisation’s global and local HR policies are institutionalised and will be expected to develop tools and guidance proactively for challenging issues that are country specific.
  • Provide effective support to managers to grow and retain a team with the right skills to deliver organisation’s goals and develop HR initiatives for team building and effective people management capability for those in supervisory roles and advise on HR related matters for proposal development.
  • Ensure that staff induction, welfare and development are adequately catered for.
  • Responsible for ensuring full compliance with all relevant organizational and statutory policies, procedures and law and that the local Staff Handbook is regularly updated to reflect changes.
  • Provides leadership on training, learning and development for all Plan Kenya’s staff.
  • Ensuring Health and Safety policies and standards are in place for the Country Office and understood and adhered to.
  • Budget responsibility for salary, benefits, training and staff wellbeing.
  • Acts as an effective member of the regional HR network and global HR team, proactively sharing good practice across boundaries and providing advice and support to HR colleagues or input into global / regional projects as requested.


  • At least 10 years NGO experience as an HR manager in a senior position, including high performance in the full range of human resource management activities.
  • Development of best practice HR policies and systems that support the achievement of Organisation’s goals, help manage risk and are fully compliant with organisation’s policy and procedure and local labour law.
  • Excellent knowledge of job evaluation / grading systems and the design of competitive salary and benefits packages based on salary surveys.
  • Ability to negotiate, advocate and influence effectively at all levels of the Country Office and outside of line management relationships.
  • Ability to remain objective and make tough decisions.

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