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Regional Human Resources Director Job in Kenya

RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice.

Our staff of more than 2,800 provides research and technical expertise to governments and businesses in more than 40 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory and chemistry services.

 Human Resource Director will serves as the Senior HR Generalist and Advisor for RTI’s Regional Office supporting Africa and Middle East.

Provides strategic HR and operational support services to projects and activities in the Region in all major HR functional areas (employment, salary administration, employee relations, benefits and job descriptions).

Partners, consults and facilitates HR matters and resolutions to business challenges and opportunities. Ensures support and effective management of HR within Region.

Directly manages Regional HR Manager and indirectly managers Project HR Managers within the Region.

Essential Duties:
  • Interact with all levels of IDG and Global Health management and staff including Chiefs of Party advising on Regional and Country HR matters.
  • In collaboration with Home Office Senior HR Management, recommend, make decisions and take appropriate action on regional HR matters.
  • Partner with Business and Corporate HR and Business Unit to serve the business and project HR needs in the area of compensation, benefits, compliance, HRIS, and ODL.
  • Partners with Projects to develop HR programs that support project and Regional HR goals.
  • Ensure compliance, regulatory and legal responsibilities are followed for the Region; oversee the maintenance and adherence to HR standard operating procedures. Partner with senior management to effectively communicate HR policies, procedures, programs and laws in the Region.
  • Implement, review and continuously improve HR services and processes; make recommendations and assist in improving client services and processes for Regional Office.
  • Interpret and apply policies and procedures; recommends and implements changes for the Region. Ensures effective management of Regional HR operational and support service delivery to the Region.
  • Consult with employees and management on various employee relations and functional issues; provide guidance on and assistance in performance management related issues.
  • Oversee and implement the on-boarding process for international assignees in the Region. Support International Assignees on personnel matters.
  • Manage staff through performance planning, development and evaluation process. Ensures staff development and career progression.
  • Performs due diligence within Region in support of RTI business activities.
  • Builds capacity and coordinate training and development activities in support of HR, management and leadership development.
Minimum Required Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree and 20 years’ related experience; MA degree and 14 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience as a Regional Manager or Director implementing and overseeing donor-funded projects and programs throughout multiple regions in Africa and the Middle East is highly desired. Must have more than five years experience working directly with USAID projects.
  • Strong working knowledge of and experience in international and local national HR.
  • Demonstrated experience working in Africa and the Middle East.
  • Working knowledge of and experience in local labor and employment laws and legal resources.
  • Familiarity with international development systems and policies; ability to prioritize issues and make recommendations to policies.
  • High degree of professionalism and discretion; culturally astute.
  • Ability to work independently as well as manage matrix teams; effective partnership and collaboration skills.
  • Strong writing and presentation skills with ability to communicate well within and across diverse groups and perspectives.
  • Solid organizational skills as well as the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast paced multi-tasking environment.
  • Ability to prioritize issues and make recommendations to policies; ability to resolve business issues in interest of RTI; excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Solid facilitation and training skills. Second language (French or Arabic) preferred.
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Please submit cover letter to the attention of Human Resource Director.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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