ANAFE Human Resources Consultant Job in Nairobi Kenya

The African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE), supported by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya, was established in 1993 and currently is made up of 132 member institutions (universities and colleges) in 35 African countries. The mission of ANAFE is to enhance Agricultural Education for Development. 
The network consists of four regional chapters known as RAFTs (Regional Agricultural Fora for Training ‑ one each in Eastern and Central Africa (ECA), Southern Africa (SA), the Sahelian countries (Sahel), and the Africa Humid Tropics countries (AHT)) ‑ and 21 National Chapters known as NAFTs (National Agricultural Fora for Training). Activities in each RAFT are spearheaded through a Focal Institution. 
The ANAFE Secretariat is based in Nairobi Kenya and supports the networking functions.

The position

Given the growth that ANAFE is going through, the network seeks to engage a Human Resources Consultant to review the current operations focusing on the identification and strategic alignment of required competencies, staffing levels and conditions of service for greater organizational effectiveness and achievement of institutional goals and objectives.

Terms of Reference

The consultant will be working closely with the Secretariat staff in Nairobi for the period of the assignment and will report to the ANAFE Executive Secretary. 

Specifically the consultant will:
  • Review the network’s staffing position, categories, compensation and classification, benefits, performance management and improvement systems, strategic planning and organizational development.
  • Conduct an employment assessment including needs and risk assessment, an implementation plan and follow up as it relates to institutional goals and objectives.
  • Develop scenarios on competencies required, staffing levels and conditions of service needed to achieve the institutional goals and objectives.
  • Guide on the improvement of the human resource and management policy, procedures, and application of related laws and regulations.
  • Model appropriate staff behaviour in line with the network’s vision, mission and values.
  • Develop an evaluation tool for the staff
Consultant Profile
  • Demonstrated experience in providing effective leadership in the design, development and implementation of innovative human resource programs and policies focused on developing and retaining a highly effective, productive and qualified staff.
  • Demonstrated understanding of tertiary agricultural education institutional networking, the unique challenges and up-to –date knowledge of applicable human resource strategies for enhancing organizational effectiveness.
  • Experience in providing tools and information that enhance individual and organizational performance
  • Experience in the design and delivery of organizational development programs.
  • A minimum of a BSc degree or MBA in human resources. Post-graduate qualification in an appropriate area will be an added advantage.
Other Requirements
  • Good communication skills
  • Demonstrated skills in leading and developing change management strategies
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in developing human resources programs within networks
This consultancy is for 45 days starting from 1st of July 2012.  
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability, together with detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of two referees.  
All correspondence should be addressed to the 
Human Resources Unit, 
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), 
P.O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya 
OR via email: 
Applications will be considered until 20th of June and should indicate “Application for ANAFE Human Resources Consultant on their application letters and email submissions. 
Aspects of remuneration will be discussed with shortlisted applicants.

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