Oxfam GB Human Resources Officer (Somalia) Job in Nairobi Kenya

Human Resources Officer, Somalia
National Level D2


Contract Type: Open Ended

Who we are

Oxfam GB has been assisting the population of Somalia since the 1960s with interventions focusing mainly on livelihood and public health sectors, including water and sanitation interventions. 
The southern Somalia response began in 2005-2006 with the delivery of a humanitarian programme integrating water, sanitation, public health promotion, food security and livelihoods interventions in Lower Shabelle, Benadir/Mogadishu, Lower Juba, Middle Juba and Gedo regions. 
Since July 2011, we scaled up our activities with our programme operations increasing by 71% due to the drought response. 
This has seen a sharp increase in number of people within the programme, creating the need for additional technical expertise to support in management of the growing human resources and ensure effectiveness of the programme’s HR systems.

The role

The person will be responsible for interpretation of HR policies, practices and ensure adherence to employment laws. 
He/she will be responsible for coordinating the whole recruitment and selection process and oversee the induction of new staff. 
The person will facilitate performance management of staff and monitor the Training Cycle by designing Learning & Development calendars. 
He/she will maintain the HRMIS data integrity for accurate and timely management reports as well as oversee the management of personnel records in accordance with OGB standards.

The post holder will oversee staff welfare management and advise the management on staff health and safety issues. 
He/she will also maintain the programme’s payroll and support in staff reward management processes.

Responsibility will also involve advising management in the field on HR systems and travel to provide technical support to partners and Oxfam office in Somaliland.

What we are looking for

To be successful in this role you will have a postgraduate qualification in human resources management or equivalent. 
You will bring extensive experience in HR leadership and direction in a range of locations and in multicultural environments. 
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as computer literacy, rigorous and careful attention to routine system and procedures is required. 
Ability to form good relationships with teams in difficult circumstances to ensure that HR perspectives are taken into account at all levels and the ability to produce creative and pragmatic solutions to complex HR problems, whilst interpreting and following corporate policy are essential.

To apply
If you believe you fit the job and person profiles please send your application to somaliajobs@oxfam.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 16th August, 2012.

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