Wednesday, 29 February 2012

IRC - Senior Human Resources Coordinator Job in Kenya

Senior Human Resources Coordinator

Emergency Response Team (ERT)

Location: Global; preferably in an IRC Country Program

Scope of Work: The IRC Emergency Response Team (ERT) staff is expected to be deployed in the field, either in an emergency or roving capacity, for up to 75% of the time (9 months a year) and must be able to deploy to the site of an emergency within 72 hours of notification.

The Senior Human Resources Coordinator has responsibility to lead the implementation and management of the country/emergency Human resource functions.

S/he is a member of the NY Headquarters global HR Unit and the Emergency Response and Preparedness Unit (EPRU). During emergency deployments ERT staff will work under the direction of IRC’s Emergency Field Director or designated country emergency lead.

During times with no acute emergency deployment the position will report to the Senior Director, Global HR Capacity and Partners.

Three Core Responsibility Areas:

Emergency Deployments; Emergency Preparedness and Non-emergency support

Some Key Responsibilities:
  • Hire, orient, train and supervise the human resource staff required to support IRC’s emergency interventions;
  • Ensure timely payment of local staff, statutory remittances and benefit providers; working closely with Finance to maintain required documentation, internal control standards and accurate allocation of expenditures.
  • Maintain and/or develop the HR emergency start-up materials and tools, including template policies, procedures, and job descriptions working in close collaboration with the EPRU Team.
  • Provide HR technical support to existing country programs remotely and through in-country visits or short-term deployments; undertake technical assessments or evaluations of HR structures, policies and/or activities of large scale-complex programs
  • Etc.
  • Masters Degree in Human Resources or Bachelors Degree required and advanced professional certification in human resource management
  • At least 6 years of experience in human resources management including a minimum three years in conflict/emergency locations
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, recommend and implement best practice approaches that deliver rapid, consistent, high-quality HR management and service provision in an emergency environment
  • Proven abilities to effectively work with local legal counsel and government departments (Ministry of Labor, Immigration etc) to rapidly identify host country legal requirements, for expatriate and national staff negotiate approvals and constructively resolve HR legal issues.
  • Bilingual French/English highly preferred.
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The IRC offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits packages



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