Penda Health Temporary HR Generalist - Maternity Cover Jobs in Kenya

Penda Health Temporary HR Generalist - Maternity Cover Jobs in Kenya

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Type: Temporary

Min. Experience: Manager/Supervisor

About Penda:

Penda Health is an award-winning private company that is transforming healthcare in Kenya by making extremely high-quality care accessible to every family.

Our vision is to be the most trusted healthcare provider in all of Africa. We were ranked as the best healthcare company to work for in Kenya in 2018.

We currently have 300 staff operating 12 branches and treating 200K+ patients per year across Nairobi. By the end of 2020 we will be operating 40 branches with a staff of 800+ and treating close to 1M patients per year.

Role Description:

We are bringing on an HR generalist to lead key HR buckets in our people’s department. We have a strong talent acquisition team and a busy HR BP who is currently handling all of performance management and employee discipline issues, you will be relieving this role (4-6 months) as our current HRBP proceeds on maternity leave.

Our key need from you is a great team spirit! Our HR team works together to create a great company culture, so you’d need to be dedicated to that in everything you do.

In addition, you’d be handling our compensation and benefits strategy and administration, employee documentation and compliance, large meeting/office space/training space coordination, and best of all, our end of year party planning.

To be successful in this role, you bring transparency and consistency to everything you do. You will be part caregiver and part enforcer, ensuring we have the right rules for our staff and that we make exceptions when needed.

To enjoy this position, you’ll need to be ready for the daily challenges of running a people department for a fast-growing highly innovative healthcare company with plans to work all over Africa.

Key Highlights:

This position offers the opportunity to:

  • Work for a company that is on a mission to change healthcare across Africa!
  • Be a part of an HR team at a company that really cares about their people
  • Imagine, implement, and continuously evaluate the systems required to build and retain Penda’s superstars as we grow from 300 – 1000+
    employees by the end of 2020


  • Partner with our managers in handling simple to complex people matters that may arise, whilst advising them and the business on any compliance and procedural requirements for our performance and disciplinary processes.
  • Empower our managers to be stronger HR managers for their teams and facilitate compliance to our values, company policies and employment law requirements.
  • Track, administer and update our compensation and benefits strategy. Think about what benefits would be best for a company of our size/stage and make them happen on our budget.
  • Develop strategies to make sure that staff are aware of the benefits available to them and taking full advantage of the programs available.
  • Ensure HR compliance with all staff documentation. This is extra complicated in our setting as it includes all of the licenses for our healthcare staff.
  • Coordinate internal training and recommend/track external training for staff to help them grow in their careers.
  • Help our Support Office staff be maximum productive in their work – this means everything from comfortable chairs, to great break room games, to ensure that the office space is being used efficiently.
  • Manage the admin and support office management team. This includes managing, inspiring, mentoring and even hiring where necessary.
  • Take on big and small projects that will help Penda achieve its vision of being the most trusted healthcare provider in Africa.

    We’re a fast-growing company – get ready for anything!


  • 3-5 years working in an HR department giving direction on core HR functions and decisions
  • Ability to lead HR decisions in a manner that enriches employee experience and our culture
  • Adaptable and thoughtful about futuristic people practices, you are a champion of making Penda a great place to work!
  • Energy & resilience – this role will be a challenge
  • You are available to start immediately, this is a temporary position!


  • The base pay is dependent on experience and qualifications

    Application Process

    Apply online on the career section of at our website
    Deadline for applications is November 4th, 2019
    Candidates will be evaluated on a rolling basis (first to apply is first to be evaluated)

    Penda Health Temporary HR Generalist - Maternity Cover Jobs in Kenya

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