HR Officer Job at The Science for Africa Foundation

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Job Description

We are an experienced team of scientists, professionals, and African and global partners.


Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resource management or a Business-related field;

Professional Qualifications

  • Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management and/or CHRP
  • Member of Institute of Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM).
  • Experience and Knowledge
  • At least 5 years’ HR generalist experience in a busy human resources department.
  • Working knowledge of the general fields of human resource management, including but not limited to organizational development, learning/training, recruitment, performance management, employee engagement and Kenya Labour Laws.
  • Working knowledge in working with an integrated HR information systems and/or ERP systems.
  • Intermediate level proficiency in MS Office applications i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, Outlook, etc.

Key Competencies

  • Communication: Communicates effectively and uses tact and discretion in dealing with sensitive information or while resolving delicate issues. In consultation with supervisor, keeps staff informed of decisions, presenting them in a manner that generates understanding and acceptance.
  • Teamwork: Works as a supportive team member, acknowledges the contribution of other team members. Counsels team and individual employees on how to improve collaborative efforts.
  • Planning and Organizing: Proactively plans taking into consideration interrelationships between various activities and probable obstacles; optimally organizes workload across the team, sets up review mechanisms for the team and provides guidance to resolve any obstacles affecting the plan.
  • Achieving results: Proactively identifies and exploits opportunities to exceed goals, recovers from setbacks quickly. Drives excellence within the team.
  • Leading and Supervising: Takes initiative in supervising staff members under their own responsibility; clarifies roles, plans and reviews work.
  • Knowledge sharing and learning: Gives adequate feedback on team performance with appropriate coaching and developmental advice.
  • Judgement/Decision making: Seeks out relevant information and considers alternative options in order to make appropriate decisions.
  • Change management: Contributes ideas and proposes changes to processes/methods to overcome identified issues. Accepts conditions of uncertainty and remains productive in difficult situations
  • Resilience: Remains calm and focused during challenging periods. Participates fully and encourages others to engage in change initiatives

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