Wood Foundation Africa Regional HR and Compliance Manager Jobs in Kenya

Wood Foundation Africa Regional HR and Compliance Manager Jobs in Kenya

The Wood Foundation Africa (TWFA) is a subsidiary of The Wood Foundation, aScottish registered charity based in Aberdeen, Scotland, with a regional headquarters In Nairobi, Kenya.

The Foundation takes a venture philanthropy approach, aiming to improve livelihoods by engaging In a commercial manner with social development objectives.

Based in Nairobi and reporting to the Director of Africa, the position will be expected to engage with a broad spectrum of country-level offices, businesses, and partners to provide human resources and risk management expertise in a wide range of areas.

Responsibilities include:

  • Full-Cycle Recruitment - Draft position descriptions and manage recruitment efforts In coordination with senior management team.
  • Performance Management - Coordinate staff performance appraisals with senior management teams.
  • Assist line managers with effective KM development during annual appraisals and advise on effective HR planning strategies to maximize performance,
  • Compensation and Benefits - Advise on harmonizing compensation and wage structure where appropriate.
  • Liaise with headquarters on accurate and timely processing of staff payroll as well as Pension and insurance scheme.
  • Staff Development and Employee Engagement - Analyse professional development needs in coordination with senior management.
  • Be responsible for hearing employee grievances, as well as advising and participating in disciplinary procedures.
  • Health and Safety - Oversee Health & Safety policies and ensure adherence.
  • Safeguarding, Risk Mitigation and Compliance - Assist in the development and institutionalization of safeguarding measures throughout the organization.

    The candidate shall

    be a polished Human Resources professional, of unquestionable integrity and character.

    The candidate must be available for frequent travel within the region and be able to engage in a multi-cultural environment.

    Minimum Qualifications include:

  • Advanced degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field.
  • Relevant HR certifications a plus;
  • At least 7-10 years of proven Human Resources leadership and management experience in a dynamic organizational setting;
  • Knowledgeable of standard organizational policies, and familiarity with East African labour and employment law;
  • Skilled in safeguarding, grievance and arbitration, conflict resolution, and/or problem solving, including crisis management;
  • Excellent communication skills, as well as experience in personnel training, facilitation, and coaching;
  • Ability to work independently, as well as communicate and perform in a multi-cultural setting; and
  • Excellent command of English is essential. Kiswahili preferred.

    How to Apply
  • Interested applicants with the requisite skills and qualifications are asked to submit a cover letter along with a CV and references to Helen.Emukule@thewoodfoundation.org.uk before the deadline of 15th March, 2019.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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