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Human Resources Officer Job in Dadaab Kenya

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Somalia/Kenya is a two Country Program with four field offices in Dadaab (Kenya), Hargeisa (Somaliland), Bossaso (Puntland) and Mogadishu (South Central). NRC has been present in Somaliland since early 2004 and expanded to Puntland in 2006, Mogadishu and Dadaab in 2007.

In a short time NRC established Education, Shelter/Sanitation, Distribution and Camp Management projects for IDPs, refugees and local population in Somalia and Kenya.

NRC also has a coordination office in Nairobi, Kenya that was established in 2006.

Position Vacant: Human Resources Officer - Dadaab

Reporting to:
 Area Program Support Manager - Dadaab

Duty Station:

Duration of Contract:
 ASAP to 31st December 2011 (with possible extension

Main Responsibilities include:

  • Organize and participate in staff recruitment throughout the process of vacancy identification, advertisement, candidate selection, contracting, orientation and confirmation in liaison with line managers.
  • Be responsible for the orientation of new staff, and the sourcing of all staff training programs.
  • Ensure the NRC HR policies and procedures are adhered to
  • Advice staff on HR policies, processes and procedures
  • Ensure timely processing of the monthly payroll
  • In consultation with the APSM, provide technical input and be the focal point in addressing Employee Relations issues including staff grievances, disciplinary measures, etc
  • Plan and advise on the staff performance management and appraisal calendar and content
  • Prepare periodic HR reports and planning projections for submission to Nairobi office
  • Review and approve Incentive Workers contract contents
  • Supervise, appraise and offer guidance to the Human Resources Assistant.
  • Ensure maintenance of an effective, efficient and up to date staff records and filing system including contracts, leave, medical, awards, discipline, archiving, etc
Required skills and qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree or a Higher Diploma in Human Resources Management or Administration
  • Understanding of the relevant laws and statutory requirements.
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant work experience.
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English
  • Wide knowledge of the NGO operations and the dynamics of the humanitarian sector
  • Good employer-employee contract negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and people management skills
  • Basic employee counseling skills
  • Highly confidential
  • Good computer application skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
Deadline for Applications: 5th August 2011

Applications should be submitted to:

Norwegian Refugee Council,
P O Box 21211-00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Email Address:


Norwegian Refugee Council, Dadaab Field Office
P.O Box 05, Dadaab

Only the short listed candidates will be contacted.

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer, with no discrimination in terms of sex, age, religion, ethnic origin or political affiliation.

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