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Regional HR Advisor Job in Kenya

Regional HR Advisor – Humanitarian

Contract Type: Open ended

Level: C1 - National

Location: Nairobi

Salary Range: KES 330,000 – 446,002 per month; A competitive benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate including pension and medical.

Are you an excellent Human Resources professional with expert knowledge and experience in the Humanitarian and Development context?

Are you able to influence and develop strategies in consultation with other players that will contribute to the efficiency with which we respond to humanitarian crisis? If so this job is for you!


Oxfam is one of the world's leading humanitarian agencies assisting people affected by poverty, natural disasters and conflict throughout the world.

With over 5,000 staff and dedicated volunteers in more than 90 countries, Oxfam is able to achieve the greatest impact to alleviate poverty and suffering through combining emergency response work, long-term development programmes, and campaigning for lasting change.

The Horn, East, and Central Africa (HECA) region is the largest region within Oxfam, covering ten countries including Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

The Regional Centre is based in Nairobi and provides leadership and strategic support to the Oxfam country programmes.

The role:

As the focal lead for Regional Humanitarian HR issues and as a part of the Regional HR team, you’ll provide support to country programs as well as the Regional centre on humanitarian interventions alongside the Humanitarian Department in Oxford and other Oxfam Affiliates as required.

You will be expected to support the programme management teams at either the onset of an emergency or at any stage of a humanitarian response, with capacity planning, budgeting and defining country specific policies and processes in varied areas such as people management, rewards, resourcing and employee relations.

In close collaboration with the Humanitarian department and the Humanitarian leads within the region and country programs, you will take lead in developing best practice in humanitarian HR systems and ways of working, provide support and guidance on humanitarian HR preparedness, establish and maintain regional rosters of potential humanitarian staff as well as work with the Learning &Development HR Advisor to build capacity for all the teams & managers according to business needs & regional & country objectives.

Working with teams across the HECA region, you will ensure the high quality implementation of HR standards in line with organisational and regional service quality guidelines and ensure increased HR accountability and compliance within the teams.

The person:

You are a Kenyan National, who has extensive HR generalist experience in the Humanitarian sector preferably in Horn, East and central Africa.

You have the ability to advise, support and inspire confidence using professional/Specialist knowledge coupled with skills and knowledge on budgeting and a good eye for attention.

The ability to overcome and resolve challenges/hurdles is essential as well as good interpersonal skills. 

We are looking for a professional, who will be committed to the beliefs and values of Oxfam – Delivery, Accountability, Realism, Truth and Honesty – and this will be reflected in your approach to working with our diverse teams of staff and managers.

If you think you can deliver in this role please read the full job description and submit your application and CV including a day time contact by applying online at Using INT 6259

A detailed job profile can also be accessed from the link above.

The closing date is 9th June 2013. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.

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