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Human Resource Officer Job in Nyanza Kenya

Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture

Employer: One Acre Fund

Job Title: 
Human Resource Officer

Job Location: Nyanza, Kenya

Commitment: Long Term Career Position

Organization Description

One Acre Fund is an NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. 

One Acre invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. 

We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. 

Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre.  

We are growing quickly. In five years, we have grown to serve over 70,000 farm families with more than 500 full-time field staff.

Job Description

One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization; we are seeking individuals to take a leadership position in the organization as a Human Resource Officer in Kisii-Nyanza Province.  

One Acre Fund is looking for experienced and talented candidates who are committed to making a difference in farmers’ lives.
The Human Resource Officer will be responsible for handling the Human Resource needs of a local staff of over 100 employees. 

This position will report directly to the Office Operations Manager.

Career Growth and Development
  • One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. 
  • We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and through regular career reviews. 
  • We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.
Duties of the Human Resource Officer

To provide effective leadership in the management of the human resources function.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Reviewing and implementing human resource policies, procedures and guidelines designed to achieve One Acre Fund’s strategy.
  • Allocate human resources, ensuring appropriate matches between personnel.
  • Assess training needs and develop training and development programmes aimed at building staff capacity to achieve desired performance levels.
  • Plan and conduct new staff recruitment induction and retention programs.
  • Assist in developing and administer compensation, benefits and performance management systems aimed at increasing productivity in the Company.
  • Manage payroll changes and disputes within Nyanza
  • Maintain comprehensive records and compile statistical reports concerning personnel related data such as hires, transfers, performance appraisals, etc.
  • Develop and manage staff welfare schemes such as medical, insurance etc.
  • Review the policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure compliance with labour laws.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory safety, health and environmental standards in the work place.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the management.
Required Knowledge and Experience

The ideal candidate should have:
  • Diploma in HR from a recognized university/or college , or related field of study
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a fast-paced organization, preferably an NGO
  • Excellent understanding of Labor laws and Government regulations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer knowledge especially on HR systems will be an added advantage
The candidate should be willing to reside in Kisii Kenya.

End Date for Resumes submission: 30th June 2012 at 5pm.
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
Compensation:  Salary with Performance Based Incentives.
Benefits: NSSF and NHIF, airtime and work related transportation allowances
Career development: Twice annual career reviews and constant feedback. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.

One Acre Fund Kenya is an equal opportunity employer; both women and men of integrity are invited to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

To Apply

Email cover letter and resume to line: Nyanza Human Resource Officer+ the place you heard of the position) and Salary Expectations

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