HR, Finance Manager, Job in Kenya

Objective of the Position:

Is responsible of ensuring that MSF is a Responsible employer in the mission, supports proper management of HR across the board and assumes full responsibility of all Administrative and legal issues in the Mission.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

She/he will perform the following main tasks, among others:

Know labour legislation in force in mission country; keep her/himself informed of any amendment made in labour legislation by regularly checking legislation sources and/or regularly meeting with lawyer, other local authorities at this level.

Know all MSF policies, procedures, tools, standards and principles regarding all staff’ (national, international, regional, etc.) working conditions, benefits and remuneration, job profiles and function grids, health coverage, etc., adapts them to the Mission reality and ensures an equitable, efficient, transparent, fair and accountable implementation by all relevant staff throughout the Mission.

Is responsible for the proper implementation and follow up of internal regulations and terms of employment contracts of all national staff, ensuring that all staff is employed in the frame of fair labour conditions, and according to local legislation, MSF HR vision, values and principles.

In close collaboration with HRCo, ensures regular administrative meetings with all staff throughout the mission take place in order to ensure they are aware and respect their rights and duties and to inform them of any change in Labour legislation and general employment framework which may affect them (i.e. legal amendments, changes in local practices, new HR-Admin policies or procedures, amendments to Internal Regulations, etc.).

Is responsible to ensure that all functions and job profiles at Mission level meet with the Mission’s function grid approved by HQ and are aligned with MSF Standard Job Profiles and Function Grid,

Is responsible to ensure that National Staff remuneration (salary, post adjustments, compensations, final settlements, etc,) and benefits (holidays, leaves, social coverage, health coverage, etc.) meet with the Mission’s salary grid validated by HQ, Internal Regulations and HR policies, ensuring MSF acts as a responsible employer at any time.

In close coordination with the Financial Coordinator, ensures fulfillment of national legislation regarding employees’ taxes and social security at Mission level, checks that monthly declaration forms for taxes and employee/employer social security contributions are correct and sends them to the Financial Department. .

Informs HRCo in case a legal risk is detected within her/his area of responsibilities and suggests actions to take in order to prevent it. Follows up employees’ claims and keeps HRCo informed at any time.

Ensure that MSF, as an employer, as well as all MSF employees comply with safety and risk prevention measures as stated by local legislation and/or MSF standard policies and procedures.

Ensure an efficient filing system (physical and electronic files) of all administrative files at Mission level, granting strict confidentiality of employees’ personal files and other administrative private documents upon request of HRCo, and ensuring preparedness in case of evacuation.

Upon request of the HRCo, maintain regular contact with ministries, national administrations, other MSF sections and other NGOs to improve/keep up to date with administrative practices.

Knows Homère in depth and ensures a proper parameterization, use of the system and quality of data throughout the Mission, being her/himself the Missions’ technical reference in absence of a person specifically in charge of the system.

Ensure, in close collaboration with HRCo and Logistics department, that all international and internal movements in the Mission are properly managed (visas, tickets, per diem when necessary, dates of arrival/departure, etc.), and ensures proper accommodation conditions (i.e. room, food, etc.) by informing all relevant people/departments.

During Intervention: Alternate role with Acc/ Fin/ HR Mger. (Being the first at field level)

Is responsible for FIN/HR set-up during Emergency Interventions. S/he being the HR/Fin person at field and evaluate the need for recruitment

Implement all MSF policies, procedures, tools, standards and principles regarding all LHS working conditions, benefits and remuneration, job profiles and function grids, health coverage, etc.,

Ensuring hiring, amendments and contract termination formalities for employees at the intervention level are according to local labour laws.

Support in the implementation of performance management process for the E-Response team.

Planning and supervising Finance and HR processes (recruitment, training/induction, feedback, operational advances).

Implementing circuits and workflows (management of cash boxes, transfers, advances, purchase procedures, payment validations, follow up of regular payments, bank reconciliation) in order to anticipate expenses at project level and to optimize cash needs and its security.

Ensure that the procedures governing money management are properly followed.

Is responsible for the financial management in the emergency location.

When required, briefing all staff involved, on specific accountancy management.

Being responsible for all movements and/or accommodation of staff in the Project.

Back up of HR responsible.

Qualifications & Requirements:

Education: Essential, degree/advanced diploma in HR management or administration related studies.

Experience: 2 years related Human Resource and Administration Knowledge of a broad range of HR strategies and practises including compensation, performance management, safety, hiring and employee relations.

Experience in finance or accounting: MSF Experience as HR manager, previous HR/Fin Manager.

Skills And Competencies: Strong communication skills (interpersonal, verbal, written) with the ability to establish systems and networks, coordinate with diverse groups, and write concise and accurate reports.

Familiar with country specific laws and regulations governing Human Resources in Kenya

Good analytical and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple complex tasks independently.

Ability to work independently in complex environments.

Ability and willingness to travel around the country as required.

Good computer skills

Strong organizational and planning skills.

Ability to create a culture of diversity, inclusivity, collaboration and teamwork.

Commitment to MSF Principles.

Proficiency in written and oral English & Kiswahili (desirable). 

How To Apply

Applicants MUST be Kenyan nationals and have the necessary statutory documents (ID, NSSF, NHIF and KRA PIN certificate). Candidates meeting the above qualifications are requested to ONLY submit a motivation letter and an updated curriculum vitae as a single file (in pdf-format), mentioning on the subject email line “Emergency Finance Coordinator”, to:

The HR Coordinator
Médecins Sans Frontières Belgium (Kenya)