Practical Action HR and Administration Officer Job in Kenya

Practical Action has an exciting opportunity for a HR and Administration Officer in the East Africa office.

The Human Resources officer will manage the day-to-day operations of the human resources functions and duties.

The HR officer will carry out responsibilities in some or all of the following functional areas: administrative tasks, meeting coordination and scheduling, travel arrangements, other support services as required, including management of our people according to PA Policy and Kenya Labour Law, leave administration, orientation among other responsibilities.

This position reports to HR & Admin Coordinator and works closely with the Area Coordinators in field offices.

The HR and Administration Officer is responsible for:

  • Recruitment and selection responsibilities
  • Employee and consultancy contracts management
  • On-boarding, staff exits and separation
  • Records management and internal HR communications
  • HR administrative responsibilities

An experienced professional, you will have at least 3 years’ experience as a human resources generalist in an international organization

In return, you will get an opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.

In addition, we offer the following benefits:

  • Work week of 35 hours
  • The opportunity to work remotely
  • 25 days annual leave, in addition to public holidays.
  • A pension scheme that new employees join immediately on employment – employer contributes 12.5% of gross salary. Employee contribution is voluntary
  • Life assurance (5x annual salary).

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Interested candidates are invited to submit their application letter, CV and a filled Standard Job Application to with subject line “HR and Administration Officer” so as to reach Practical Action on or before Monday 1st July 2019.

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.

The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in Kenya.

Business Administration, HR and Administration
Updated: June 18, 2019 — 4:06 pm