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HR and Administration Assistant

Job Description

The HR and Administration Assistant will provide support to the Head of Support Services on the day-to-day administration and liaison functions for field office.

Human Resource:

  • Process payroll, providing for PAYE, NHIF and NSSF to be remitted to the respective Govt. Offices and updating recurrent changes, print out pay slips and distribute.
  • Day-to-day accurate data entry of personnel records in the HRIS system, i.e. sick leave, annual leave, R&R, income tax, social insurance, contact and dependant details etc.
  • Assist with providing answers to routine HR and Administration queries and follow up with staff on planning and prompt submission of leave forms, time sheets, travel plans, work plans, appraisals etc.
  • Follow-up on routine staff medical issues with the Insurance Company i.e. registration forms, medical examinations, medical cards for new members, cancellations and medical reports etc.
  • Represent RedR in HR and Administration forums in the absence of the Head of Support Services.
  • Liaison person with KIMISITU SACCO.
  • Assist the Head of Support Services with compilation of analyses for various HR related information shared on the HR Network to assist in RedR policy and procedures development.
  • Maintain up-to-date soft (scanning where necessary) and hard copies of HR and Administration records and provide information when required for monthly and quarterly staff, board and donor interim and final reports as per deadlines given.


  • Manage the office calendar and circulate regularly as instructed.
  • Coordinate logistics for events and functions i.e. booking of venue, confirmation of participants, purchase of required items, setting up appointments etc.
  • Liaison person with the travel agent on flight bookings, invoicing and monthly reports.
  • Oversee office repairs and installations as directed.
  • Assist visitors with flight bookings, transport arrangements, itineraries, hotel bookings etc.
  • Assist staff with procurement of goods and services - preparation of requisition forms, sourcing, preparation of comparative analysis, and payment documents after invoices are received. Occasionally visit vendor premises either to collect items or verify specifications.
  • Inventory and stationary control and asset management, assigning numbers and updating asset list regularly.
  • Driver Scheduling and monitoring.
  • Participate in the development of RedR policies and procedures, providing comments for the effectiveness of the programme.
  • Ensure that administrative records are kept updated, prequalified supplier list and contact details, staff contact lists etc.
  • Manage post-paid telephone phone bills, charging out accordingly personal and official calls.
  • Manage all contracts, prompting the Head of Support Services when renewals are due.
  • Maintain records related to government procedures, circulars and correspondence.
  • Develop an understanding of RedR courses and an ability to communicate and market the courses to local and international NGOs.
  • Provide support in printing, copying, binding and burning CD. One of the office security focal points, ensuring installation and implementation of security measures as directed.
  • Adhere to the Head of Support Services instructions and guidance to ensure that processes and procedures are in line with RedR policies, guidelines and acceptable standards.
  • Work in close collaboration with other staff members, and provide back up support where necessary.
  • Liaise and communicate through line management with the UK and Juba Offices.

    Other tasks:

    Any other duties specified by the Head of Support Services as appropriate for the role.

    Person Specification

  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, or other related fields preferred
  • Proven experience in Human Resource management and administration not less than three years
  • Excellent computer literacy in Excel and Word
  • Strong office administrative experience with basic finance experience a strong advantage
  • Experience in liaising with Government offices, NGOs, UN and other organisations.
  • Strong commitment to humanitarian work, preferably with more than one year’s experience of working with an NGO
  • Good interpersonal and team working skills, within a multicultural setting
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Proactive approach to work and able to work with limited supervision at various points
  • Flexibility and a can-do approach to tasks and the ability to adapt to a changing and challenging environment.
  • Familiarity with and commitment to RedR’s vision and mission, and willingness to promote this in the field

    How to apply:

    Immediate start

    Please send CV and cover letter to: HR.Kenya [at]

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