HR Officer (Reliever) Job in Thika, Kenya

Vacant Position: HR Officer (Reliever position)

Location: Thika

Reports to: Principal Investigator

Gross Salary: Competitive

Our client designs and conducts research in their thematic focus areas.

They also generate and use evidence to develop and manage programmes, as well as run a number donor funded project.

Job Purpose: Employment is a five months maternity reliever contract. The HR Project officer will be responsible for coordinating HR functions which include recruitment, performance management, training and development and employee welfare.


  • Interpreting and implementing human resource policies, procedures, rules and regulations;
  • Providing guidance in matters related to human resource planning, recruitment, selection, placement, induction, appointments, promotions and confirmation of staff;
  • Compensation and benefits management;
  • Coordinating performance management and staff welfare;
  • Overseeing maintenance of staff records;
  • Determining HR requirements and career planning;
  • Identifying training needs among the staff and recommending suitable training programmes;
  • Overseeing payroll administration and management of staff medical insurance;
  • Advising on Succession Management and Human Resource Planning;
  • Provide information and assistance to staff and supervisors on human resource and work related issues;
  • Handling employee relations and disciplinary cases;
  • Updating job requirements and job descriptions for all positions;
  • Coordinating project tasks with other stakeholders, facilitating or leading aspects of implementation;
  • Coordinating and participating in cross-functional activities as required;
  • Support planning and implementation of change management strategies;
  • Research HR topics, develop options and recommend solutions, draft and/ or policies as required;
  • Staff Leave and Time Management;
  • HR Planning and budgeting;


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or any other qualification from a recognized university/institution with at least five (5) years’ experience;
  • Must be a registered member of IHRM with a valid practicing license;
  • Must include copies of academic and professional certificates.
  • Must attach a copy of certificate of good conduct

Skills and Competencies

  • A high degree of integrity, responsibility and confidentiality;
  • Demonstrated supervisory and managerial skills, conversant with labour laws and regulations;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Leadership skills;
  • Problem solving skills;
  • Strong analytical, planning, negotiation, communications skills
  • Must be a team player and motivator
  • Computer skills including the ability to operate spreadsheets and word processing programs;
  • Excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written, including the ability to conceptualize issues, develop options, write and present reports to a high standard for various audiences;

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualifications and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (HRO-Thika) to before 4th November 2019

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

HR and Administration
Updated: October 28, 2019 — 9:01 pm