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Human Resources Manager

Dimensions of Role:

  • Acts as a key member of the Country Management Team, providing high level recommendations on best practices, HR policies, initiatives and HR strategies.
  • Managing an HR Unit to ensure quality services to a staff of up to 300 persons in various offices around the country
  • Effectively identifies monitors and manages HR risks and opportunities related to the delivery of Plan Kenya’s goals, including all HR related Child Protection risks.
  • Provides effective leadership, line management and development of HR staff. 2 of Page 6
  • Responsible for developing and implementing a HR strategy which will support the delivery of the Country Strategic Plan and Program Unit Long Term plans, and reflects regional and global HR strategy / direction.
  • Responsible for the implementation of effective, efficient and compliant HR systems which meet the needs of approximately 300 staff and managers, are fit for purpose and are in full compliance with all relevant Plan policies, including but not limited to Gender, Child Protection and Global Pay.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the HR team is fully prepared to provide effective HR support in the event of a disaster as outlined in Plan’s Disaster Manual.
  • 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.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:

    Knowledge

  • Excellent knowledge of local labour law and its practical application in the workplace.
  • Excellent technical knowledge of good people management and development practices.
  • Excellent knowledge of current good practice and emerging themes and trends globally and within the local context.
  • Knowledge of how to develop and implement an effective and aligned HR strategy.
  • Basic financial acumen and the ability to align HR and Finance / Operations procedures.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of HR policies and procedures, and HR best practice
  • Knowledge of organizational development to ensure changing needs of organization.
  • Knowledge and understanding of development and humanitarian programs
  • Knowledge and understanding of HR issues related to Gender and Child Protection.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the INGO work and, including recruiting for specific knowledge and cost recovery processes.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how to provide effective HR support in the event of a disaster and how to prepare to do this.

    Skills

  • At least 5 years proven experience as an HR manager in a senior position, including high performance in the full range of human resource management activities (recruitment and selection, performance management, development, talent management, reward, employee relations etc.).
  • Development of best practice HR policies and systems that support the achievement of Plan’s goals, help manage risk and are fully compliant with Plan 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.
  • Ability to analyze complex data or information and extrapolate relevant information from it.
  • Training development and facilitation, including team building.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Fluency in local language and English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Leadership and team management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships and networks quickly at every level within the Country Office and outside.
  • Ability to plan and organize work effectively and deal with multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to handle sensitive people issues with tact and diplomacy.
  • Listening, coaching and counselling skills.
  • Ability to lead and mange change effectively.

    Closing Date: 11/02/2014

    For full job description, job application contacts and other requirements - Human Resources Manager

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    Finance and Administration Director

    This is a full-time position based in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight of financial and administrative management of the project and ensure project accountability requirements.
  • Supervise all grant management and reporting on grant performance, as well as provide financial and technical management to ensure best use of resources through sound budgeting, monitoring of project expenses, and timely preparation of donor financial reports.
  • Develop and implement monthly project-wide financial review(s) and analyses, as well as provide timely and reliable financial information for decision-making.
  • Maintain strong internal policies, processes, and controls systems in order to provide timely, consistent and accurate financial and budget management.
  • Lead strategic planning, work planning, and budgeting processes under supervision of the Chief of Party.
  • Work closely with Plan International USA home office and Plan Kenya country office staff on internal and external financial reviews and audits; work closely with project finance/grants/administrative staff and sub-grantees to ensure appropriate implementation of same.

    Key Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s degree in finance or financial management, and/or a professional qualification in accountancy.
  • At least 5 years of experience managing programs funded by the U.S. Government, including experience managing finances for USAID-funded projects.
  • At least 10 years of experience in financial management and/or project administration.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) applicable to USA accounting procedures and processes.
  • Professional experience in Kenya preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID financial management rules and regulations and other key USG regulations, including USAID 22 CFR Part 226 Administration of Assistance Awards to U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations, 22 CFR Part 145 Grants and Agreements with Non-Profits, OMB Circulars A-122, Cost principles for non-profit organizations, and A-133 Audit of states, local governments, and non-profits.
  • Ability to adopt new software and financial management systems.
  • Excellent communication, management, and leadership skills.
  • Proven analytical skills in isolating priorities and tackling them.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English; knowledge of Swahili preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated decision making and risk management capabilities.

    Plan Kenya is a development organization uniting people to advance the rights of all children.

    Accordingly, employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.

    The closing date of applications is 12th February, 2014.

    Qualified Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

    You are invited to read more about Plan in our website www.plan-international.org.

    We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted

    For full job description, job application contacts and other requirements - Finance and Administration Director

    Also see - Finance and Administration Director


    Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor

    Responsibilities

  • Provide overall leadership in design and implementation of M&E activities for project surveys, qualitative assessments, evaluations, research, and other studies, plus the collection of success stories and best practices.
  • Develop, implement and conduct an annual review of the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan / M&E framework for the project.
  • Collaborate with program staff, relevant government agencies, and other stakeholders to collect, manage, and analyze data on project activities, including the design of TORs for consultants, sample size estimates, and analysis of secondary data. .
  • Working closely with project partners, conduct supportive supervisory visits to field sites – including of sub-grantees – to observe, monitor, provide guidance, and ensure data quality at all levels.
  • Articulate results, indicators, outcomes, activities, and targets and qualitatively and quantitatively monitors progress toward achievement of same.

  • Ensure production of timely and high quality monitoring and evaluation reports for evidence-based accountability and dissemination to stakeholders and communities.
  • Coordinate with the project management team to resolve performance issues and learning from the data generated by the M&E team.

    Key Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s degree in social sciences or other development-related field
  • At least 10 years of experience on development projects with at least 3 years based in a resource poor country, and 3 to 5 years of experience in monitoring and evaluatind USAID-finded projects.
  • Work experience in Eastern Africa, particularly in Kenya, preferred.
  • Program implementation or M&E experience on social protection projects highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with management information systems/statistical software packages, statistical analysis, and USAID indicators.
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills, including a proven ability to write reports and proposals in a clear, concise manner
  • Ability to interpret data to provide management support to programming and budgetary processes.
  • Extraordinary attention to detail.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English; knowledge of Swahili preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

    Plan Kenya is a development organization uniting people to advance the rights of all children.

    Accordingly, employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.

    The closing date of applications is 12th February, 2014.

    Qualified Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

    You are invited to read more about Plan in our website Plan International Website

    We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted

    For full job description, job application contacts and other requirements - Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor

    Also see - Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor


    Social Protection Advisor

    Responsibilities

  • Lead the design, oversight, and monitoring of social protection activities, including for: increased use of economic security and social protection initiatives; increased use of child protection services; strengthened systems, structures, and services; and strengthened national evidence base, strategic information and M&E.
  • Contribute detailed and accurate written inputs to fulfill project technical and financial reporting requirements.
  • Coordinate technical activities with partners, sub-recipients, government agencies, international and local NGOs, and community organizations.
  • Liaise and coordinate with other related projects and activities ongoing in Kenya, including Plan’s ongoing programs

    Key Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in international development, social sciences, or related field; PhD preferred.
  • Extensive experience working within the social protection sector in Kenya, including on economic security and social protection initiatives, child protection services, and protection systems and structures.
  • Awareness of global trends in social protection programming
  • Experience with USAID-funded projects (ideally, in a senior technical position) highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement strategies that employ evidence-based approaches to meet project targets, especially under rigorous timelines.
  • Experience working and collaborating with diverse sets of stakeholders, such as local NGOs, government officials, donor representatives, and international staff.
  • Ability to respond on short notice and plan and execute several activities at once.
  • Ability to work under pressure, as part of a team or independently, and meet deadlines consistently.
  • Proven experience hiring, training, and supervising teams of international and local staff.
  • Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate diverse teams.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English; knowledge of Swahili preferred.

    Plan Kenya is a development organization uniting people to advance the rights of all children.

    Accordingly, employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.

    The closing date of applications is 12th February, 2014.

    Qualified Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

    You are invited to read more about Plan in our website Plan International Website

    We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted

    For full job description, job application contacts and other requirements - Social Protection Advisor

    Also see - Social Protection Advisor


    Gender Advisor

    The Gender Advisor will be responsible for carrying out the following duties:

  • Working with communities, identify gender-based constraints to women’s access to and control over information, inputs and resources in targeted areas, and in strategizing solutions to be implemented through program activities;
  • Advise staff on ways to promote women’s empowerment and gender equality through program interventions, and advise on how to tailor each intervention to ensure that gender equality is promoted not only through opportunity, but also through outcomes;
  • Provide gender sensitization training to program staff that includes building the capacity of staff to carry out gender analysis in the field and to respond to gender challenges with context-appropriate innovation;
  • Support the development of gender-sensitive indicators for use throughout the project’s M&E system and oversee the inclusion of gender-disaggregated data in the project’s M&E framework;
  • Serve as a key resource for gender-based issues throughout the project, recognizing that it is by working closely with communities and helping them understand how powerful they can be in themselves addressing gender challenges, that deeply-rooted transformative gender change can happen.

    The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Master’s Degree in International Development/Gender/Public Health and at least 7 years of field experience
  • Background/qualifications in gender transformative programming & gender analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with communities and to collaborate with diverse teams in addressing new or sensitive topics
  • Knowledge and experience with participatory planning methodologies that promote learning and social change
  • Excellent interpersonal and team work skills
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) required;

    Plan Kenya is a development organization uniting people to advance the rights of all children.

    Accordingly, employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.

    The closing date of applications is 12th February, 2014.

    Qualified Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

    You are invited to read more about Plan in our website Plan International Website

    We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted

    For full job description, job application contacts and other requirements - Gender Advisor

    Also see - Gender Advisor

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