HR Generalist Job in Kenya

Job Title: HR Generalist

Hiring Organization: PATH
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Non profit
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 04/30/2024

PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing heath challenges.

PATH is currently recruiting for a Temporary Human Resource Generalist to serve the East Africa Region as a point of contact for all HR administrative functions and to provide HR Project Management support. The role requires a strong understanding and combination of HR end to end processes, Administrative and HR Project Management background with excellent organizational and client service skills.

This position reports to the Regional HR Business Partner (HRBP) for East Africa, based in Kenya and will form part of the larger HR team in Africa which works in a coordinated effort to facilitate HR initiatives and deliver high level partnership and support to programs and operations across the region.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist the Regional HRBP in assessing and managing employee HR related issues
  • Contribute to supporting local Country management with the employee life cycle activities such as onboarding, disciplinary actions and offboarding processes
  • Collaborate with the Regional HRBP to build and maintain all HR administrative processes and tools
  • Support the HRBP in management and implementation of established HR strategies, policies and practices and may provide policy clarification and annual process implementation
  • Ensure proper records maintenance and reporting as needed
  • Responsible and accountable for day-to-day HR transactions and activities
  • Serves as point of contact in case of HR Audit under the oversight of Regional HRBP
  • Assist in planning and coordinating HR projects
  • Collaborate with the HR team to identify needs, develop project plans, and establish timelines
  • Support the implementation of HR projects and ensure they are completed on time
  • Handle HR project tasks including scheduling meetings, preparing documents and tracking project milestones
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders, ensuring clear communication and collaboration
  • Assist in the preparation and presentation of project status reports to HR management
  • Support in resolving any issues and problems encountered in HR projects
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of HR processes and procedures

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management or any related field
  • Minimum 4 years of HR administration experience
  • HR Project Management/Project Management experience will be an added advantage
  • Flexibility to work within multiple time zones and multiple teams across the continent
  • Good problem solving, bridge building, and interpersonal skills
  • Capacity to work autonomously and to remotely support teams in different cities and/or countries
  • Comfortable managing in a flexible and changing environment, with ability to be ready to adjust plans and direction in response to feedback
  • Self-starter, proactive with a high sense of urgency
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office especially Excel and PowerPoint, HRIS, and Databases
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills
  • Knowledge of local labor laws and HR best practice
  • Detailed with excellent organizational skills

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