ILRI Human Resources Officer (Compensation & Benefits) Job in Nairobi Kenya – 4 Months Maternity Cover

International Livestock Research Institute

A member Center of the CGIAR Consortium

Position Announcement: Human Resources Officer – Compensation and Benefits

4 Months Maternity Cover

Ref: HO-CB/HR/01/14

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to enhance the roles livestock play in pathways out of poverty in developing countries. ILRI has two main campuses in East Africa and other hubs in East, West and southern Africa and South, Southeast and East Asia. 

CGIAR is a global agricultural research partnership for a food-secure future. Its science is carried out by 15 research centres that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations.

The Position: Reporting to the Compensation and Benefits Manager, the Human Resources Officer will assist with the implementation of compensation and benefits programs, policies, and interventions that result in competitive levels of pay, attracting new talents, reward to all employees consistently and in line with HR and ILRI Strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Management and analyses of staff Compensation and Benefits schemes including medical care and Evacuation, Life, Personal accident and Long term disability insurances, allowances and Pension/Retirement plans;
  • Manage payroll administration in full compliance with statutory and Institute’s requirements;
  • Provide professional advice and guidance to compensation and benefits inquiries from Managers, Budget holders and staff;
  • Proactively monitor and ensure statutory compliance of all applicable labour laws and other regulatory requirements;
  • Play a key role in handing staff welfare issues;
  • Manage pre-/exit employment tests, exit interviews and Employee Separation Training processes;
  • Oversees special events for staff by co-coordinating committees and schedules and staying within budget;
  • Manage the HR pages on website/intranet to ensure this is up to date;
  • Ensure effective maintenance of the Institute’s organization charts and employee directory;
  • Coordinate C & B processes for hosted institutions;
  • A university degree preferably in Human resources or equivalent
  • A post graduate diploma in HRM will be an added advantage
  • 5 years’ experience in Compensation & Benefits
  • In-depth understanding of local compensation and  benefits
  • Fully conversant with labour and employment law and practices
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work in a systematic and organized manner high level of accuracy and attention to detail in composing, typing, and proof reading materials.
  • Must be able to handle confidential Institute and employee information with complete discretion.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Creativity and proven skills in developing and implementing new models and approaches
  • Ability to work under pressure and be able to meet tight deadlines with minimum supervision
Terms of Appointment

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus.

The position is on 4 months contract.

Location: The position will be based at the ILRI, Nairobi.

How to Apply

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV addressed to the Human Resources Director through before 5 February, 2014. 

The position title and reference number REF: HO-CB/HR/01/14 should be clearly marked on the cover letter. 
Only online applications will be considered, and only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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