HR & Admin Officer Job in Kenya

HR & Admin Officer

Tasks & Responsibilities

Ensure high quality of the staff administration, compensation & benefits, payroll, and accurate HR Data management.

  • Ensures efficient & accurate and timely monthly payrolls, statutory contributions, and declarations to the local authorities.
  • Collect, Coordinate to ensure staff benefits (secondary, relocation etc) are communicated clearly and processed as per the Employee Handbook.
  • Ensures accurate follow-up of leave plans and leave management of all staff and timely advice to staff on the same.
  • Ensures staff insurance covers are updated and are in line with the legislation of the country. Support and communicate the scope of all the insurance covers.
  • Focal person for International Insurance (MSH), following up on timely enrollment/exits and processing of Invoices and claims.
  • Responsible for drafting and verifications of Contracts, Consultancies (both Local and NCR); Follow-up on the end of contract dates/renewal for all employees, ensuring compliance.
  • Focal person for onboarding and deboarding of employees and ensuring all processes/documentation are done.
  • Ensure and maintain an up to date insurance coverage for employees; Medical, WIBA/GPA and/or GLA.
  • As a member of the Occupational Safety and Health Committee (OSH) and HR representative in the committee, ensure all safety and health issues are considered for staff and reflected in policies.
  • Lead and Prepare necessary HR files in case of audits, and HR reports to the respective departments/Auditors.
  • Ensure an efficient filing system (physical and electronic files) of all administrative files, granting strict confidentiality of employees’ personal files and other administrative private documents.
  • Day to day management of data/information on the system, ensuring quality, accurate & timely management of the HR Database i.e the HR Information system (HRMIS).

 Support & follow-up of Cross-Administration support anchored on MSF EA Hosting Policy in collaboration with the HR & Admin Manager:

  • Link with all MSF offices, Operational Centres & Partner Sections on all aspects of staff contracting and administration, and ensure all contracts comply with the requirements of the office and Legal frames (Kenyan staff, non-Kenyan staff, Hosted positions).
  • Link with Finance for confirmation of staff lists for reinvoicing purposes.
  • Develop and continuously update Cross-Admin counterparts & Supervisor´s list of contacts of other MSF entities.
  • Actively participate in the Onboarding of new hosted staff in collaboration with the Managing MSF HQ staff.

 People management

  • Responsible for the management & supervision of the HR & Admin Assistant and from time to time, intern/temporary support.

Participate & contribute to both internal & External communication & information.

With the support of the HR & Admin Manager:

  • Organize information meetings/sensitization with employees on the Employee Handbook
  • Elaborate and communicate internal HR notes to all staff and encourage participation.
  • Advice on any administrative considerations for the office, staff and any risks or liability that may arise.
  • Ensure that the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Protection of Personal Information Act are applied in all HR & administrative policies & processes of the Office, in compliance with local and international requirements. Data Protection

 Participate in HR Planning, Reporting and Communication

  • Support in the implementation of actions/decisions of the Action Plans and ensure proper accountability.
  • Proactively participate in HR plans and bring in innovations/ideas.


  • Minimum three years of Human Resources & Administration experience plus bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, with proven experience in people management..
  • Experience in payroll management and staff administration, recruitment, training and performance management.
  • Applied knowledge of HRIS tools and processes.
  • MSF experience is an added advantage.
  • Keen attention to detail with ability to track multiple projects at one time.
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work.
  • Outstanding proven time management and organizational skillsAbility to work with a minimum of supervision.
  • Excellent judgment and diplomacy.
  • Ability to prioritize ongoing vs. immediate needs appropriately.
  • Strong interpersonal and written and oral communication skills


  • Motivation for working in the humanitarian sector.
  • Knowledgeable on issues of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.


  • Commitment to MSF’s Principles.
  • ​Teamwork and collaboration.​
  • ​Ability to be accountable.
  • Ability to adapt and pragmatism.
  • Autonomy and rigour.
  • Perseverance and diplomacy.
  • Service Orientation Planning and Organizing.

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