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Human Resources Specialist Career in Kenya – Chemonics / Kenya Pharma

Chemonics/Kenya Pharma is a USAID funded project that seeks to establish and operate a reliable, sustainable supply chain management system to distribute pharmaceuticals for the care and treatment of persons living with HIV/
AIDS in Kenya.
Chemonics/Kenya Pharma has the following vacancy:
Job Title: Human Resources Specialist
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Position Description
The Human Resources Specialist will be responsible for the entire Kenya Pharma HR cycle, taking charge of all personnel matters on the project, including hiring, induction, benefits, and departures.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
·         Oversee day-to-day management of project personnel matters, ensuring Nairobi and field offices function according to Chemonics HR policies and procedures, USAID regulations and GoK laws, regulations and practices;
·         Oversee the employee lifecycle (recruitment, orientation, performance evaluation, and departures);
·         Coordinate the hiring process (position descriptions, advertisements, short listing, interviews, candidate evaluation, employment offers, salary negotiation, and employment agreements);
·         Administer employee benefits (enrollment, maintenance, invoicing/billing, and employee queries);
·         Develop and maintain a clear filing, archiving and retrieval system for all HR administration documents;
·         Oversee staff trainings and skills development to ensure optimum productivity and efficiency in performance of duties;
·         Oversee all matters relating to travel permits and visa requirements for visitors, technical agreements and any other HR administration and liaison matters;
·         Implement policy manual, and ensure that each employee understands project policies;
·         Continuously review employment practice fundamentals and provide information, tools, and resources for handling employment issues; and
·         Participate in implementing internal control and procedural systems for Kenya Pharma to be compliant with ISO 9001 principles, Chemonics International procedures and USAID regulations.
Job Qualifications
·         B.A. or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience;
·         Minimum 5 years human resources experience required;
·         Experience with USAID or other international donor-funded projects preferred;
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
·         Strong organizational and prioritization skills; and
·         Ability to work both independently and in a team.
Send CV and cover letter with three referees to no later than February 10, 2011.
Please include position title in the subject line of the email.

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