Concern HR Manager Jobs in Kenya

Concern HR Manager Jobs in Kenya

Job Summary:

  • The incumbent will be responsible for all aspects of Human Resources.

  • S/he will lead in the development and implementation of HR policies and best practices and support management in staff management in full compliance with the labour law

    Main Duties & Responsibilities:

    HR Policies, Procedures and Adherence to Best Practice

  • Lead in developing a HR strategy, aligned with the country strategic plan, that places staff development and welfare at the core of our employee engagement

  • Develop and implement strategies to deliver on key organizational objectives such as having better diversity, equality, inclusion, a value based organizational culture

  • Advise management on emerging trends in HR policy and practice and how these could be adapted to the Concern Kenya context

  • Responsible for ensuring that all HR policies and procedures are compliant with Kenyan labour law and aligned to HR best practices

  • Lead in the development and implementation of fair and consistent application of legal requirements & HR policies & procedures


  • Review all job descriptions to ensure that they are appropriate for the grade and consistent across similar roles by sector and location

  • Ensure that a transparent, timely, effective and efficient recruitment process is in place, that attracts, recruits and retains people who are the right fit for the organisation

  • Longlist and conduct interviews for higher grade positions

  • Coordinate pre-employment reference and medical checks, vetting, job offers, contracts, probationary reviews and correspondence

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive induction process for new employees and for their management and support during probation and through the employment

    Reward & Benefits Administration

  • Lead in salary surveys and analysing data to inform reviews of salaries and benefits packages to ensure that we are competitive so that we attract and retain staff

  • Oversee the administration of staff benefits (medical, life and accident cover, pension etc.)

  • National staff payroll processing including timely processing of all statutory payments

  • HR budget preparation, analysis and administration and monitoring of expenditure

    Learning, Training & Development

  • Create and implement learning and development programmes and initiatives that support staff, managers and management in objective goal setting, institutionalize constructive feedback mechanisms.

  • Support management in conducting effective performance development reviews, in developing improvement plans for career and professional growth and development.

  • Develop an annual training and development plan and, with management, prioritize needs

  • Train, coach, mentor and appraise direct reports and all staff, as appropriate, to optimize their potential

  • Evaluate and report on learning and development programs and their effectiveness and submit proposals for their improvement, as necessary

    Staff Relations

  • Provide support to managers on employee relations and performance management, ensuring that all matters are dealt with in a fair and consistent manner. This may include grievance/conflict handling, conducting investigations, overseeing disciplinary procedures

  • Develop coordinated and consistent approaches that strengthen staff representation mechanisms for staff engagement

  • Advise on appropriate actions
    for prevention and response to legal issues and coordinate actions with our legal advisors

  • Be the champion for the Concern Kenya Safeguarding agenda

  • Keep staff up to date on their terms and conditions of service

    Staff Separation

  • Monitor contract expiry dates and advise Line Managers for further direction and action

  • Ensure that all contract terminations are appropriately documented and all monies owed are paid to the exiting staff member

  • Conducting and analyzing exit interviews/debriefs and making recommendations for organizational improvement

    Documentation, Reporting and Representation

  • Review the HR database and files on a regular basis to ensure that they are maintained to an acceptable standard, kept up to date and that any issues identified are addressed

  • Prepare periodic performance and progress reports

  • Represent Concern & serve on committees/teams/tasks forces as appropriate

  • Respond to employee related queries and prepare staff communications, as needed

  • Process and track Nairobi based expatriates’ visas, permits and passes

    Responding to Emergencies:

  • Participate and contribute, as necessary, towards Concern’s Emergency response

  • Comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies

    Concern Code of Conduct & Associated Policies

  • Adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct & Associated Policies

  • To support and promote the standards outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct & Associated Policies to their team, partner organisations and beneficiaries and be committed to providing a safe working environment.

  • To contribute to the establishment of preventive measures to reduce the potential for abuse and exploitation in Concern’s programme

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • A Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Commerce, Organisation Development or relevant field

  • Professional Certification in Human Resource Management

  • At least five (5) years’ experience in a similar role. International NGO experience is an added advantage

  • Excellent people management, analytical, problem solving, negotiation, interpersonal and communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an individual capacity and as part of a team and an ability to multi-task

  • Confidentiality, accountability, integrity and ability to handle sensitive situations

  • Fluent in both spoken and written English & Kiswahili

  • Proven competence in the use computer applications

    How to Apply

  • Please send a cover letter and a detailed cv with three referees indicating "HR Manager - Nairobi” on the subject line to

  • on or before 19th February 2021. Only shortlisted qualified candidates will be notified.


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