East African Centre for Human Rights Human Resource Consultant Jobs in Kenya

East African Centre for Human Rights Human Resource Consultant Jobs in Kenya

Job Type Full Time

Qualification BA/BSc/HND

Location Nairobi

Job Field Human Resources / HR

Tentative starting date: December 2019

Type of contract: Short term

Duration: 15 days

Job description

EACHRights is seeking an experienced and dynamic consultant to conduct a human resource audit in order to inform the development of the organisation’s human resource (HR) agenda.

This is also to ensure that governance and controls to key human resource management risks have been established and are working effectively to meet the needs of the organization.

HR Audit is a systematic assessment of the strengths, limitations, and developmental needs of its existing human resources in the context of organizational performance (Flamholtz, 1987)


The scope of the consultancy will be to:

Conduct an HR systems audit and draft a comprehensive audit report which will include but not be limited to:

  • Performing a participatory review of existing HRM rules, procedures and practices pertaining to the selection/recruitment, management and growth, promotion, transfer of staff and their performance evaluation.
  • Highlighting alignment and discrepancies with international best practice including an assessment of diversity, safe work environment, professional indemnity, welfare, equal access to training and career advancement, staff motivation and incentives, and social protection (pension scheme).
  • Reviewing job descriptions, salary and promotion scales against similar jobs in the sector.
  • Recommending priority actions to be taken to address developmental needs and areas for improvement. This should also cover the regulatory and procedural modernization of systems and tools.
  • Recommend any other steps for overcoming challenges in human resource management.
  • Training and needs assessment
  • Carry out a skills assessment including performing a gap analysis by functional area, showing the current level of skills and knowledge, and proposed level required that are relevant to the sector and region.
  • Drafting a report that will provide an overview of the scarce and critical skills or needs that will enable the organisation to deliver on its strategic objectives and goals
  • Develop workplace skills and capacity building plan
  • Develop skills profiles for all posts and recommend targeted training and skills development interventions for every employee as well as jointly for all staff that will address skills gaps.
  • Propose how to integrate the assessment of the identified skills into the regular HR activities,
    such as recruitment, talent mapping, etc.
  • Develop a policy for employees learning plans and career advancement
  • Review Board of Directors performance
  • Advise EACHRights on 2 key Huma Resource challenges.

    Minimum Requirements and Competences

  • Demonstrable ability to conduct a HR audit that at a minimum covers legal compliance, performance measures, people management, communications and employee retention.
  • At least ten years’ experience in human resources, including the development of human resources strategies for international NGOs
    Advanced University degree in HR Management, organisational development, Psychology or related field.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills including in presentations, report writing and research.
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Desirable: Experience of human resources management in the international human rights sector.
  • Good judgement pays attention to nuance and detail, takes initiative, high sense of responsibility, tact and discretion, with sensitivity to different cultures.


  • A high quality, comprehensive HR Audit report; skills assessment report; Board performance report; capacity building plan and skills profiles for all posts.
  • Presentation to the SMT and to all staff


    The Consultant will be expected to be self-motivated and able to work independently. Supervision and support will be provided by the CEO and Senior Management Team who will also provide a general induction to the work, relevant background documents, and links to the relevant entities and/ or individuals across the wider organisation and outside of it

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates who fully meet the above criteria are invited to send their applications to jobs@eachrights.or.ke along with the following :

  • Cover letter (indicating interest and past experiences from similar projects)
  • An updated Company profile and /or Curriculum Vitae (with references)
  • A detailed work plan and proposal for the assignment
  • A financial proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs for each task or element in the ToR.

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