HR Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya - NGO

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HR Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya - NGO

Norwegian Refugee Council
Human Resources Assistant (Kenya Nationals only) - Kenya
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. 

NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 4000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents.

In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

The NRC in Kenya has its country office in Nairobi and has refugees and IDP operations in Dadaab, Kakuma and Mandera respectively

The HR Assistant is responsible for assisting with HR matters at Nairobi office

The Human Resources Assistant will report to the Human Resources Coordinator for Kenya.

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners/employees and to check that its partners/employees have not been involved in illegal activities. 

NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

Job Description
  • Comply with with NRC’s HR policies and procedures
  • Assist in the implementation of the organization policies and procedures
  • Provide support in recruitment processes, including advertisements, filling applications, inviting candidates, organizing interview venues etc.
  • Update staff records and files, including contracts, leave, medical, appraisals, etc.
  • Generate monthly records and reports such as staff lists, leave and other HR statistics
  • Process and follow up claims for medical cover and insurance
  • Prepare staff contributions to relevant statutory bodies (social security, pensions etc.)
  • Assist in preparing the national staff payroll
  • Assist in training and capacity building arrangements
  • Minimum Diploma in Human Resources
  • One year experience working with HR
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own skills/profile
  • Some knowledge of English
Education field: Administration / Organisation / Management

Education level:
 Academy college / University

Personal qualities
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of the statutory laws
  • Wide knowledge of the NGO operations and the dynamics of the humanitarian sector
  • Excellent self and office organization
  • A strong administrative service attitude orientation
  • Excellent individual conflict resolution and problem solving skills
  • Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Highly approachable, trustworthy and confidential
  • Good computer application skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, database and network communication
Language: English

Duty station:
Contract period is up to December 2016 with possibility of extension. 

Salary / benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Nairobi.

 Some travelling must be expected

How to Apply

 to apply online

Deadline for application:

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