Tuesday, 17 January 2012

SOS Children’s Villages International - Human Resource Assistant Job in Kenya

SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organization to which all SOS Children’s Villages are affiliated.

We are committed to the welfare of children – often throughout the whole of their childhood, and to strengthening families and communities as a preventive measure in the fight against abandonment and social neglect.

With the SOS Children’s Village concept, the organization pioneered a family approach to the long-term care of orphaned and abandoned children.

SOS Children’s Villages upholds child protection policy and our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children and youth from abuse.

The Human Resource Assistant is expected to assists with the administration of the day-to-day operations of the human resources functions and duties. The person will be based in Nairobi with occasional travels to Somalia and Somaliland.

Qualities & Key competencies:
  • Excellent communication, organizational & administrative skills & abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, oratory & solid writing skills
  • A keen listener, team builder and a great motivator with a capacity to live and work in a culturally diverse atmosphere
  • Good communicator & demonstrate ability to mix with people of various ages
  • A stickler for discipline, moral uprightness and dialogue
  • Strong mediation skills - in case of conflicts with/among staff
  • Ability to professionally handle social and emotional issues
  • Ability to establish interpersonal relationships; patient, tolerant, A team player
Professional & Educational qualifications:
  • First degree in Social Science
  • Good computer knowledge, especially common word-processing, database and spreadsheet applications.
  • At least 3 years working experience in an NGO
  • Experience of working in a multi- cultural environment
  • Ample practical experience in methods & techniques in working with adults & motivate them to express their feelings & allow personal growth
  • Ability to closely monitor labour legislation on statutory deduction.
If you fit the above profile, please apply by sending a detailed cover letter, CV, scanned copies of your academic and professional certificates, daytime contact, and three referees to the Human Resource Department on hr@sossomalia.org

The last date for receiving applications will be 23rd January 2012.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted



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