International Finance Corporation (IFC) Human Resources Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Job #: 122238
 
Title: Human Resources Officer
 
Job Stream: Human Resources
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Closing Date: 10/28/2012
   
Background / General description:
 
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries. We create opportunity for people to escape poverty and improve their lives. 
We do so by providing financing to help businesses employ more people and supply essential services, by mobilizing capital from others, and by delivering advisory services to ensure sustainable development.

Investing in progress, innovation and partnership, the Corporation has strong values, unique expertise and a highly diverse, talented and committed staff of over 3,500. Headquarters are in Washington, D.C. and there are close to 100 hub and field offices around the world.

IFC’s HR Client Services are part of the Human Resources and Administration Department (CHA). HR Officers are Business Partners to their assigned client departments. 

They work closely with directors and managers on issues of organizational development and change management; they participate in the development of new programs and policies and coordinate activities with colleagues in HR programs (Recruitment and Staffing, Learning, Leadership Development, Performance Management, Compensation and Benefits). 
On the day-to-day basis, they are the first focal point for all HR issues from recruitment to separations, including matters such as on-boarding, management and staff development, performance management, strategic staffing, compensation and benefits, learning, career counseling, succession planning, and more.

We are recruiting an HR Officer who will be based in Nairobi and cover HR responsibilities for staff in the East Africa region, He/she will be part of the regional HR Client Services team, work closely with colleagues in other parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as with HR teams at HQ and other locations.
 

Duties and Accountabilities:
 
Operating within the framework of the World Bank Group Human Resources policies, the HR Officer will be accountable for:
  • Advising managers on HR policies and best practices
  • Advising management on strategic staffing and organizational development, which includes partnering with the budget team staffing and recruitment planning and monitoring
  • Partnering with the business effective and efficient recruitment process
  • On-boarding of new staff members.
  • Providing career guidance to staff
  • Leadership and support of the business in the annual talent and performance management
  • Management of staff movements, rotations and developmental assignments.
  • Coaching and advising managers and staff on performance management issues.
  • Providing sound advice to the business on compensation and benefits
  • Supporting the business on internal mobility and effective succession planning
  • Supporting the business on separation process
  • Providing analytical support and guidance on diversity of client departments
Selection Criteria:
  • Advanced university degree.
  • 10+ years of broad and in-depth HR management experience in the private sector, preferably but not necessarily in a financial or service oriented environment.
  • Proven track record in implementing projects in the fields of organizational development, performance management and/or change management
  • Work experience in a multi-cultural setting; experience working abroad is a competitive advantage.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills; experience in building and maintaining good relationships at both, senior management and all staff levels.
  • Strong communication skills in English is a must; additional language skills are welcome
  • A keen interest in the kind of work and mission that IFC represents is important.
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