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Human Resources Assistant Career in Kenya – World Agroforestry Centre

About our organization
The World Agroforestry Centre (also known as the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry or ICRAF) is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health.
The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.
To learn more about our organization, please visit our website:
About the position
The position of Human Resources Assistant will be based at our headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and will report directly to the Human Resources Specialist. The roles will include: Provide HR Administrative and operational support, frontline customer service to all ICRAF staff and Hosted Institutions, support in: Performance management, Contracts management, Workforce Planning, Recruitment and selection, HR information system, Records management, Provide administrative support to the unit
·         1st degree in Human Resource Management or equivalent
·         2 years work experience in a busy office providing HR administrative support to a team.
·         Knowledge of HRM systems and labour laws
·         Experience in Human Resource Management Information System
·         Ability to demonstrate strong planning, administrative, written and oral skills
·         Experience of delivering strong customer service with ability to identify client needs for appropriate solutions
·         Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect to diversity
Terms of offer
The World Agroforestry Centre is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. We believe that staff diversity promotes excellence and strongly encourage applications from qualified women.
This position is on local terms and will be for an initial period of three (3) years, renewable subject to six (6) months’ probation period, assessment of performance, continued relevance of the position and availability of resources.
How to apply
Applications for the position must include:
·         A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements and salary expectations
·         A detailed curriculum vitae
·         The names and addresses of three referees, including telephone, fax numbers and email addresses.
All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), PO Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya OR via email: and should indicate “Application for Human Resources Assistant” on their application letters and email submissions.
Applications will be considered until 06 March 2011.
Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

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