RTI International HR Officer (K-YES Project) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

RTI International

Vacant Position: HR Officer (K-YES Project)

RTI International is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. Founded as a centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina in 1958, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services. It has a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people.

RTI International is currently seeking Human Resource Officer for International Development (USAID) funded project in Kenya. The Kenya Youth Employment and Skills Program (K-YES) aims to enhance employability of Kenyan youth (Ages 18-35) for increased wage and self-employment, underemployed youth who have not completed secondary school.

The K-YES is a 5-year activity that will result in increased workforce competitiveness in the sectors targeted by this program.

We seek to recruit a Human Resources Officer to be based in Nairobi Office.

The Human Resources Officer leads the project HR function and is responsible for managing the Human Resources Administration for the K YES Project, she/he will maintain functions such as recruitment, personnel policies, and HR regulatory compliance.

The Human Resources Officer will also recommend and administer effective RTI personnel policies and procedures that abide by the legal requirements and the sound practice of the HR field. She/he will provide guidance and support to managers regarding personnel policies and procedures, training, disciplinary action, other personnel issues and will implement RTI staff compensation and benefits programs based on RTI salary structures in collaboration with the project management and the RTI Regional HR office.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review, disseminate, ensure full compliance of HR policy guidelines and country employee handbooks in tandem with local labor laws, client rules and regulations, RTI policies, values, ethics,
    procedures and strategies.
  • Organization of recruitment processes through the provision of input to short-listing process, screening of candidates, setting up and participation in interview panels and documentation processing.
  • In liaison with the Chief of Party (COP), RTI Home Office project management team, and Regional Office HR, track Private Medical Insurance (PMI) expiry dates and follow up on renewals.
  • With the RTI Regional Office HR team, maintain HR (including non-personnel) files; track and compile project leave schedules and advise staff on their leave entitlements.
  • Coordinate preparation of Local Nationals (LN) contracts through timely preparation and submission of Employment Administration requests.
  • Provide advice and ensure proper staff performance management processes adherence on the project, including performance planning, documentation of reviews, and end of year performance
  • Assist in fostering of project staff learning initiatives with consultation with RTI Regional Office HR, recommending and enrolling project staff in short-term courses that are beneficial to the
    project, and in accordance RTI University course availability and individual learning plans.
  • Facilitate LN orientation and file orientation reports and induction of staff, provide information to staff members on their employment conditions and entitlements, including on-entry briefings.
  • Track and update the project Staff Census; maintain RTI’s projects manual and excel based personnel database, and support use of this information by project staff for planning and
    administration purposes.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Applicants must possess a minimum of Master’s degree (HR) and 1 year of experience or Bachelor’s Degree (HR) or relevant with consecutive 3 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Applicants should be mature individuals with strong relationship building skills, knowledge of the Kenya labor law, have ability to work independently and within a matrix project and program teams, must have attention to details and able to multitask.
  • Previous experience of working on a USAID funded program is an added advantage.
  • Desirable skills for the post: Excellent report writing skills, negotiation skills, Computer skills and presentation skills.

To Apply:

Please email cover letter and CV to hrapplications@nb.rti.org by 26th May 2019.

Applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of their email.

Please do not attach copies of certificates.

This is a Local national position and we regret that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Please note: RTI International does not use agents or require any form of payment in the recruitment process.“No applicant will ever be asked for any payment either to secure a role with RTI International or as a follow-up to having been awarded a position with RTI International. If anyone ever approaches you asking for any such payment, please immediately email ethics@rti.org’’

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V

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Updated: May 14, 2019 — 7:38 pm