Job Title: Human Resource Manager
Job Ref: 1031
Employer: The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF
Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Closing Date: 01/09/2016
Job Description:

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), is the global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 Countries at nearly 6,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. In Kenya, EGPAF works in partnership with the Ministry of Health and various County Governments to support HIV prevention, care and treatment. EGPAF is mainly funded by PEPFAR through the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 


EGPAF in Kenya ,is looking to recruit a Human Resource Manager 

The Human Resources (HR) Manager is responsible for all aspects of the human resource function within the country program. Reporting to the  Director of Operations, with dotted line accountability to the International Director, Human Resources, the position is responsible primarily for staffing, recruiting, retention, performance, employee relations, compensation, compliance, individual development and succession planning. The incumbent ensures that HR initiatives are aligned with EGPAF’s mission, values and long-term business strategy, and that they support the evolving HR needs of the country program. The overall objective of the position is to support the development and retention of a high performance work force and a learning culture.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and oversee HR operations to ensure strategic initiatives are implemented with a strong emphasis on recruitment, development and retention of high-quality staff.    
  • Develop and implement national HR strategies, plans & budgets that support program objectives, and ensure full implementation of defined HR standards & good practices.
  • Conduct analysis and market research on salary and benefits trends. Provide HR guidance and recommendations to ensure the program remains competitive.
  • Establish and oversee recruiting, hiring and orientation plans and procedures for EGPAF employees.
  • Establish and oversee internal HR policies, procedures and programs.  Ensure communication and compliance with all internal policies and procedures as well as external regulations and applicable labour laws.
  • Manage administration of personnel benefits and compliance with tax laws, including employee terms & conditions of service, salaries & benefits, employment contracts, and leave records.
  • Administer performance management processes to align employee performance with EGPAF program goals and objectives and assist management in creating and retaining high performance employees and teams. 
  • Facilitate employee communication, provide employee services and counseling, advise on disciplinary, grievance and conflict resolution procedures, and promote employee safety, welfare, wellness and health.
  • Manage and resolve employee relations issues and assist management with conflict resolution to ensure that issues are identified and addressed promptly, appropriately and fairly.
  • Collaborate with the Director for Operations and the International Director, Human Resources on sensitive matters including litigation.  Implement preventative measures and assist in reducing litigation by ensuring fair and equitable application of policies and practices.
  • Interface and coordinate with managers and supervisors to enhance communication, education and ensure effective implementation of HR programs. Partner with the international human resources team to administer, communicate and promote EGPAF programs and policies. 
  • Supervise HR staff members and oversee the management of seconded personnel.
  • Conduct regular field trips to project offices to monitor and review human resource and administrative procedures and assist project staff, where appropriate.
  • Manage the country learning and development plan, identify growth and development opportunities for high potential staff, and facilitate management & leadership development initiatives.


Required Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s or preferably advanced degree in human resource management, organization development, organizational psychology or similar.
  • Member of Institute of HRM
  • 7-10 years experience in human resource management in progressively responsible roles, with sound cross-functional experience.
  • Extensive experience in multi-cultural, multi-national and multi-site non-profit organizations preferred.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Expertise in national labour law, employment legislation & employment practices.
  • NGO and international donor/grantee compliance experience a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications, customer service, consulting, coaching and organizational skills, with a track record of driving change and innovation.
  • Strong problem solver with strong business skills and strategic acumen, organizational diagnostic skills, analytical skills, and excellent team-building skills.
  • High energy and maturity with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with competing priorities.
  • Technology savvy.
  • Both strategic and tactical: able to lead in a ‘role up your sleeves’ manner that is perceived to be people-centric and effective.
  • Culturally astute, respectful and tolerant, able to promote and support diversity in the workplace, and able to gain the trust and respect of peers.
  • Fluency in English and at least one local language.
  • Willingness to travel regularly to field offices, with occasional international travel

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