Human Resources Officer

As HR Officer, you will be part of a growing and vibrant team of HR professionals that support the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization, specifically in the areas of succession planning, talent management, change management, and performance management. You will tap into our staff’s diverse skills and backgrounds to advance synergies in the delivery of our programs and processes.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Being the first point of contact for employee queries and providing timely and effective feedback for staff concerns.
  • Coordinating staff welfare activities including work-related counseling and stress management. Supporting and encouraging work-life balance.
  • Facilitating development, periodic reviews, and updates of HR policies and procedures in line with changes in the local labor laws and practices.
  • Coordinating the recruitment process, including sourcing, interviews, and selection of candidates.
  • Ensuring timely execution of staff contracts including probation, confirmation, renewal, and termination, etc.
  • Collaborating with the Talent Manager to provide periodic review of benefits, compensation, and rewards, and developing best practice interventions.
  • Contributing significantly to talent identification, talent map development, and deployment of strategy execution.
  • Carrying-out periodic staff development and training needs assessments and arranging for appropriate intervention strategies.
  • Periodically coordinating team-building initiatives for various teams in collaboration with the Talent Manager and team leads.
  • Coordinating departmental meetings and report writing.

We are looking for:

  • A champion and thought leader of innovative talent management.
  • You see HR as key tool for any organization to become more professional and effective.
  • You have demonstrated strong leadership, strategic, and business management abilities in the past. You have successfully championed teamwork.
  • You have at least 2-3 years of work experience in a busy organization with at least 30 staff members.
  • People find you approachable and you hold conversations with all types of people: from the village to the board room.
  • You have experience in both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Experience in the healthcare sector is an advantage but not a requirement.
  • You hold a relevant bachelor’s degree and/or a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management.
  • You are a certified HR practitioner by the relevant regulator, i.e IHRM membership

You have the cultural fit to join our team if:

  • You have genuine passion for the work we do and love and respect for the people we serve.
  • You proactively initiate action when you see a problem, regardless of whether it is “your job” or not. You enjoy working with minimal supervision.
  • You have clear communication and can work with people from diverse cultures.
  • You believe that change is possible through collaboration and consultation rather than hierarchies and using power.

Why work with us?

  • You can participate in scaling a community-led health model across Western Kenya and beyond.
  • We have a collegiate and amiable working environment.
  • We have a passionate team with high ethical standards and personal integrity.
  • We offer a welfare package relevant to Migori County’s realities: Medical treatment at Lwala Community Hospital using NHIF, reimbursable medical referral scheme, pension scheme, Group Personal Accident/ WIBA cover, staff meals (tea and lunch)

Location:

  • The role is based in our main office next to the Lwala Community Hospital. We are around 12 km from the nearest town (Rongo) where most of our team lives. We are looking for someone who is excited about living and working in a rural setup for a minimum of 2-3 years.

Want to apply?

  • Please email your CV, a cover letter, availability, and salary expectations to The Talent Development and Engagement Manager at admin@lwalacommunityalliance.org on or before 1 st February, 2019. We shall review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.