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Human Resources Officer Job in Turkana Kenya

The overall objective of Merlin’s work in Kenya is to contribute to a reduction of health inequalities and to a reversal in the current downward trend in health related indicators.

Merlin does this by responding to emergency needs as well as continuing to build on lasting working relationships with communities and local partners; supporting the strengthening of the Kenyan health system; approaching health problems with innovative interventions; developing answers to key practical questions through operational research; and using the lessons learned at local levels to feed into national-level programming and planning.

As HRO based in Turkana, you will work towards the achievements of MERLIN’s goals in Kenya through effective managerial and lateral relations and teamwork.

You will be responsible for updating all staff files, ensuring all staff member are registered with the statutory bodies (i.e. NHIF, NSSF, KRA), confirming staff members are in the possession of the necessary statutory deductions cards and that copies are kept appropriately.

Other duties include:
  • Maintaining staff list in liaison with the field offices, ensuring that information regarding entrants and exits is reflected on a monthly basis;
  • Ensuring staff contracts, pay slips, and any other HR related documents are distributed to staff members in an appropriate and timely manner;
  • Ensure scanned copies of the pay slips are returned from the field and filed electronically;
  • Submit SACCO deductions and other related issues in a timely manner, including members statements and reconciling them on a quarterly basis;
  • Following up on medical insurance and related matters.
The post holder must have relevant sufficient experience in similar capacity

You Will be educated to degree level with proven ability to operate effectively as part of a team, excellent communication skills both written and verbal, be able to problem solve and maintain good working relationships with diverse group of people.

Knowledge and experience of working with the NGO sector would be an advantage.

If this role is of interest to you, please send your applications to

by 5pm on 1 July 2011.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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