Norwegian Refugee Council Regional Head of HR Jobs in Kenya

Norwegian Refugee Council Regional Head of HR Jobs in Kenya

Norwegian Refugee Council's Regional Office based in Nairobi is supporting 9 Countries in the East Africa & Yemen Region.

These are: Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea & Yemen.

The Regional Office is seeking to recruit a Regional Head of Human Resources who will assume the overall responsibility of HR management across the region.

The Regional Head of HR is a strategic, advisory role, and has the overall responsibility for the strategic development of HR in the region.

This position also plays a key role in driving NRC's strategic ambition of being a good organisation to work for, as well as global HR initiatives.

The Regional Head of HR leads a team of five Regional HR staff, and provides technical support to country offices.

Generic Responsibilities

  • Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Manage performance and staff development of the Regional HR Unit
  • Implement the global HR initiatives/tools/system in the region
  • Develop and implement specific HR procedures, SOPs, guidelines and tools in the region.
  • Ensure control mechanisms in HR in NRC operations in the region
  • Ensure guidance, support and capacity building to HR staff and line managers in Country Offices in the region
  • Provide regular HR analysis and statistics for the region
  • Provide support to senior line managers in personnel issues, conflicts and eventual legal issues
  • Support and provide guidance on Duty of Care response and initiatives
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/refugees in line with the advocacy strategy

    Specific Responsibilities
  • Compliance with Organizational structure and advising on organizational structure process. Help countries with the correct organizational structure, size and number of staff etc.
  • Visit country offices to provide strategic HR support; and conduct compliance checks to ensure all countries comply with global HR requirements
  • Advise the Regional Office and Country Offices on contractual decisions of international staff is in line with the Norwegian law.

    Professional competencies:

  • Degree in Human Resource or similar/related field
  • Minimum 5 years
    HR experience working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Experience working working for a development or humanitarian organisation; international experience is highly advantageous
  • Previous experience in a senior HR management role
  • Experience handling complex people issues and investigations
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to engage and influence at all levels, including senior management
  • Strong leaderships skills, with the ability to lead and empower a team
  • Innovative thinking with the ability to drive and influence strategy
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
    Knowledge of the context in the East Africa/Yemen Region.
  • Experience with country/programme start-up, exit or similar

    Behavioral Competencies
  • Initiating performance and change
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Handling insecure environments
  • We offer the following:

    Salary & Benefits: NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package
    All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

    NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activity. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

    NRC is an equal opportunity employer with no discrimination in terms of sex, religion, ethnic origin or political affiliation. Females candidates are highly encouraged to apply.**

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 13th May 2019
  • To apply, please visit
  • For more information and job application details, see; Norwegian Refugee Council Regional Head of HR Jobs in Kenya

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