World Agroforestry Centre Human Resources Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

The World Agroforestry Centre is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. 
As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health.

The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.

To learn more about us, visit our website:

The Position:

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is recruiting for the positions of Human Resources Officer to be based at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.  The position will report to the Human Resources Specialist.

The role will be to provide HR administrative and operational support within the HRU and frontline customer service to all ICRAF staff and Hosted Institutions that require access to HRU services. 

The successful applicant’s duties will include supporting the HR Specialist in the provision of an employee-oriented quality service in the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.  
With specific tasks being:
  • Workforce planning
  • Job evaluation
  • Support sourcing and Selection Logistics
  • Preparation of  Appointment letters/contracts
  • On boarding  of new staff
  • Administration of probation evaluation process
  • Administration of employee Separation
Qualifications and experience
  • First degree in HRM, or business management/ business administration.  A diploma in HRM is of an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in HR work and 3 of these being in recruitment.
  • IT competent in MS Office and email and internet utility
  • Solid experience with Human Resource Management Information System
  • Ability to demonstrate strong planning, tracking, administrative, written and oral skills
  • A professional and flexible approach to work, with the ability to prioritise.
  • Experience of delivering strong customer service with ability to identify client needs for appropriate solutions
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a multi-cultural, environment with sensitivity and respect to diversity and teams
Terms of offer

We offer a collegial, diverse and gender-sensitive working environment, and we strongly encourage applications from qualified women. 

This position is remunerated on local terms. 
The appointment will be for an initial period of three (3) years, subject to a six (6) months’ probation period.   

How to applyPrepare:

  • A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position, and your salary expectations.
  • Detailed and up-to-date curriculum vitae.
  • The names and addresses of three referees, including telephone numbers and email addresses, and fax details, if available.
Address these to:

The Human Resources Unit, 

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), 
P.O Box 30677, 00100, 
Nairobi, Kenya 
OR send via email to: 
Indicate “Application for a Human Resources Officer” on the application letter. 
Applications will be considered until 04 July 2012. 
Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

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