IPPF Administration and Human Resources Manager Jobs in Kenya

IPPF Administration and Human Resources Manager Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose

  • The Administration and Human Resources Manager is primarily responsible for providing professional HR technical support and advice to Senior Management, Departments, Units and MAs on human resources and administration in line with the ARO HR and organisational development strategy.

    Key Tasks

    Person Specification

    Under the general supervision of the Head of the Regional Director’s office, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:

    Strategic Planning

  • Participates in the organisation planning process cycle and plays a critical role in determining the staffing requirements and structures

  • Advises the Senior Management Team (SMT) on emerging capacity gaps in accordance with the evolution of the mandate of the organisation

  • Advises the SMT on workforce planning, including implementation of succession planning and forecasting of human resources requirements during the strategic cycle

    Budget Process

  • Participates in the ARO budget development process and provides guidance and advice to the Senior Management Team on the human resources requirements, staffing table and organizational structure of all sections based on the guidelines of the annual budget reviews

  • Ensures that expenditures related to staffing are within the budgeted staffing costs, and coordinates with the Operations department to ensure availability of funds

  • Ensures the integrity of the staffing table as approved in the budget without discrepancy in departments and locations

    Human Resources Management

  • Advises and communicates to Senior Management and staff on Human Resources policies and practices and provides direction and coherence to all HR activities and systems of the organisation

  • Supervises the process of knowledge/awareness building among programme managers, senior management and staff members with regard to the staff rules and regulations, and related guidelines in the administration of entitlements and their strict application by the HR Section, including consistent implementation of delegated authority

  • Provides direction and advice on interpretation and application of policies, staff regulations and rules

    Performance Management

  • Supports ARO in the implementation of the performance appraisal system and monitors its compliance, providing guidance and substantive support departments on standards for the development of individual work plans

  • Coordinates the training and orientation programs of new staff and ensure that they understand the performance appraisal system and its management

  • Counsels staff and managers in cases of under-performance and facilitates the implementation of a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) or other remedial measures, when required.

    Staff Development

  • Advises on training opportunities for HR staff as well as staff in general giving particular attention to developing and implementing career development paths for all staff members

  • Provides regular information on global vacancies and opportunities

  • Develops and implements orientation strategy for newly recruited staff to understand and subscribe to IPPF policies, strategies, systems and processes

    Capacity Building

  • Continuously assesses the skill, expertise and knowledge of the unit ensuring participation of human resources staff in relevant training programmes and designing individual on-the-job and group training programmes on specific subject matters in the area of human resources management, including in the use of HR IT systems (expense reports, performance appraisal system, ERP, etc).


  • Supports IPPFARO management to maintain a workplace environment that is friendly and conducive to staff growth and development

  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with all members of staff, and contacts both within and outside the Federation

  • Maintains personnel files system with built-in measures to ensure the safety and security
    of these confidential records to protect the privacy of staff members.


  • Ensures the office culture is aligned with IPPF vision, mission and values

  • Develops training programs and policies, roll them out and evaluate them on organisational culture change with a few to eradicate discrimination, racism and individual bias in the culture of the organisation

  • Promotes diversity, integrity and respect in the workplace

    Administration of Justice

  • In coordination with interested parties such as the Staff Association, addresses and mitigates staff grievances with the purpose of resolving them at the lowest practical level

  • Develops preventive activities such as training and sharing best practices and jurisprudence related to human resources management

  • Manages safeguarding issues in close collaboration with the Head of Operations and the Strategy, Organizational Development and Governance department.

    Staff and Management Relations

  • Develops an “open door” dialogue between the management and staff to discuss HR matters and related staff issues

  • Meets frequently with staff representatives of the staff association to address issues affecting staff and coordinates meeting between staff representatives and the SMT

  • Organizes, as necessary, general or specific meetings for the staff on issues such as HR aspects of the organisations, the status of organisational change and reforms and change management initiatives.


  • Develops a set of actionable and targeted change management plans, including coaching and training in order to implement the above responsibilities; reports on possible gaps and risks and recommends corrective actions

  • Develops a communication strategy with a dedicated intranet page on HR issues and regular formal and informal meetings

  • Maintains constant dialogue with the Head of Operations to deal with salary reviews and other issues linked to staff costs, entitlements and benefits


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in human resources management, business or public administration, social sciences, education or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administration or a related area is required

  • A Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Human Resources Management and preferably in a large and complex international humanitarian and/or development organisation

  • Experience in providing strategic human resource guidance to senior management is required

  • Experience in the operational application of human resources management policies and practices is required

  • Experience in staff selection, talent management, and the administration of benefits and entitlements is required

  • Experience in organizational development

  • Experience in the use of a People soft based human resources platform is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of IPPF ARO. For the position advertised, fluency in English and French (both spoken and written are required). Knowledge of Portuguese is an advantage.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IPPF Administration and Human Resources Manager Jobs in Kenya

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