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Intern Job in Nairobi Kenya - HR

Human Resources Intern – Kenya Country Office

Team / Programme: HR, Admin & IT

Location: Nairobi

Grade: Internship

Post Type: National

Position Code: INTHR 147

Child Safeguarding: Level 1 - The role holder will not have contact with children and/or young people, or access to personal data about children or young people, as part of their work.

Role Purpose: Assist the HR Assistant in ensuring the delivery of quality, efficient and proactive HR support services to the Kenya Programme. The HR Intern will be majorly involved in digitizing HR documents and facilitate E filing system.

Scope of Role:
Reports to: HR Assistant

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners.

Current programming focuses on Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Health, HIV/AIDS, Livelihoods, Nutrition and WASH.

In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya.

In Feb 2013, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merged their Health and Nutrition programmes with our own.

Save the Children has an operational presence in Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Meru, Bungoma and Turkana.

We work through partners in many other parts of the country. We will have a staff complement of around 400 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$25 million.

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Key Areas of Accountability:
  • To facilitate the digitization of the current HR Files and documents for current staff in Nairobi, Bungoma Wajir, Mandera, Turkana & Dadaab.
  • Arranging and Labelling of the closed files in the archive room.
  • Conduct an audit of existing files and make follow up on missing documents.
  • Filing of staff documents correctly.
  • Assist the Recruitment Coordinator in organising and preparing for interviews.
  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to the Code of Conduct, Child Safeguarding, and other relevant policies.
  • Perform any other duties requested by the HR Assistant.

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Qualifications and Experience
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management or relevant field
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in working with computers particularly spread sheets and word processing
  • Experience of working within a team and team building
  • Ability to work within a multi-cultural setting

How to Apply

The application process is now open and will close on 18th July 2014.

To apply for internship placement, send your application to indicating the Position Code on the subject line

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