Associate Human Resources Officer


Human Resources

Unspecified KSh Confidential
2 weeks ago

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Job Description/Requirements


and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Desired Candidate Profile

The candidate should be able to work independently while also displaying excellent team spirit. He/she should possess the profile of an experienced HR colleague with excellent knowledge of HR rules and regulations coupled with interpersonal skills and leadership to HR management in a broader context. He/she should have the ability to work under pressure and to produce quality output within strict deadlines is essential. The position requires the incumbent to facilitate processes and the ability to multi-task, while ensuring careful attention to detail, with a high degree of patience, flexibility, tact and diplomacy.

The ideal candidate should have excellent communication, problem solving and analytical skills. Empathy and duty of care are key attributes to lead a productive team.

Excellent drafting skills in English is mandatory

Required languages (expected Overall ability is at least B2 level):



Desired languages



Operational context

Occupational Safety and Health Considerations:

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Nature of Position:

The Associate HR Officer provides support and assistance in the areas of operational support, workforce planning, and duty of care for the over 455 staff within the operation.With a proven track record of working efficiently within a team, the incumbent is expected to assist the SHRO in overseeing ongoing projects and supervise HR personnel in CO Nairobi whilst providing guidance to HR colleagues in the sub office. The Associate HR Officer is expected to assist with the provision of HR support and guidance, vacancy management (for the regular and affiliated workforce), and further have a proven record of having been part of the AC/RAC and/or reviewing documents to be present to the AC.

S/he will establish close working relations with the relevant HR staff with CO Kenya and work closely with other units and sub offices. The post holder will be expected to support the work of the SHRO and act as OIC in the absence of the manager.

Living and Working Conditions:

Nairobi is a good duty station for families. It has good medical facilities, and it is the regional medical evacuation center for countries in the East and Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes sub-regions. Recreational facilities, schools and hotels are of international standards. High standard accommodation is available, as well as good banking facilities, unlimited access to communication means, such as internet, telephone SIM cards etc. In addition, Nairobi is a malaria free environment, but cholera, malaria and yellow fever occur in other parts of Kenya. When entering the country, yellow fever card/vaccine is required. Nairobi is in UN security Level One, but politically instigated demonstrations and riots may occur from time to time. General crime in Nairobi is relatively high, especially in some low-income areas, however a high sense of vigilance and alertness is required practically everywhere.

Security Considerations
Politically instigated demonstrations and riots may occur at any time. Hazards such as road traffic accidents, fire, diseases outbreak and flooding are frequent. The crime threat level in Nairobi like in many other large cities is high and physical violence is a common feature of burglaries in residences, carjacking and robberies. The terrorism threat level in Nairobi is moderate but is high in North Eastern. A high sense of vigilance and alertness is required at all times. It is expected that the incumbent will be undertaking frequent travels to the field where different security conditions prevail.

Additional Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (BA): Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts (BA): Human Resource Development, Bachelor of Arts (BA): Human Resources Management, Bachelor of Arts (BA): Personnel Administration


Accountability, Analytical thinking, Change capability & adaptability, Client & results orientation, Commitment to continuous learning, Communication, Empowering & building trust, Managing performance, Managing resource, Organizational awareness, Planning & organizing, Teamwork & collaboration

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Functional clearance

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