Water Mission Human Resources Specialist, Kitale Jobs in Kenya

Water Mission Human Resources Specialist, Kitale Jobs in Kenya

What is the opportunity?

Working under the supervision of the Human Resource Manager, Kenya, The Human Resource Specialist will assist with benefits administration, recruiting, onboarding, off-boarding, record keeping, compliance, research, and day-to-day customer service support for our staff.

This position will also manage and provide leadership for the Water Mission internship program. As Water Mission continues to grow, the responsibilities of this position may change and flex to adapt to the needs of the ministry. The incumbent needs to be flexible and comfortable with changing priorities and responsibilities. This position will be based in Kitale, Kenya, and support Makueni and Turkana.

As an employee of Water Missions International Kenya, the Human Resources Specialist is responsible for developing a biblical worldview culture that leads to God-honoring excellence in all their work and reinforcing the following: providing accurate data, empowering staff to have the skills and mindset needed to acknowledge mistakes or problems as opportunities to find appropriate solutions, and empowering staff to consistently work for excellence in solutions that are consistent with Water Mission’s mission, vision, values, and standards.

The Human Resources Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Maintain a strong Christian witness and model servant leadership to colleagues, partners, the communities we serve, and the public.

  • Provide day-to-day HR customer service functions by answering internal and external requests and questions.

  • Support the administration of WMK benefits (health, dental, vision, wellness) including open enrollment, changes, and terminations.

  • Process required documents and employee action forms through payroll and insurance providers to ensure accurate record-keeping and proper deductions.

  • Assist with the staffing and recruiting process by posting positions, screening applicants, making phone interview recommendations, scheduling interviews, and preparing and circulating interview guides.

  • Complete all reference checks, background checks, and all other required paperwork.

  • Conduct new employee onboarding, orientation, and applicable training.

  • Maintain organized, updated employee files physically and electronically.

  • Assist in the administration of a field staff travel program (pre-deployment, field support, reentry).

  • Support the research, creation, and administration of strategic HR initiatives as directed.

  • Begin the creation of an HR department handbook with best practices and

  • Support staff special events as required (recognitions, training, celebrations, etc.).

  • Support the growth of the Water Mission internship program (recruitment, onboarding, programming).

  • Assist in providing leadership for all HR department interns and volunteers.

  • Support in ensuring compliance with all applicable federal and state HR laws.

  • Stay informed about HR news and developments, especially as they relate to WM.

  • Perform other special projects and duties as assigned to support the ministry.

    What is required?

  • Alignment with Water Mission’s Statement of Faith and core values of Love, Excellence, and Integrity.

  • A true self-starter who takes initiative to complete tasks.

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or HR.

  • 1 to 3 years experience in HR or an HR-related field.

  • Possess the Certified Human Resource professional qualifications (completed or ongoing).

  • Demonstrated a high level of integrity and excellent judgment in handling sensitive and confidential information required Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including articulating ideas and feedback constructively.

  • Keen attention to detail required.

  • A knowledge of leadership, mentoring, management, analytical, and organizational skills demonstrated by the ability to work independently and within a team, assess priorities, and manage various activities with attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated project management skills.

  • Comprehensive computer skills, including all MS Office products.

  • Experience with an HRIS or ATS preferred.

  • Understanding of candidate sourcing and recruitment tools a plus.

  • Advanced skills with MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and SharePoint).

  • Personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • Excellent relationship and conflict resolution skills.

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team.

  • Legal authorization to work in Kenya.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Water Mission Human Resources Specialist, Kitale Jobs in Kenya

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