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Associate Human Resources Officer Job, Current HR Jobs In Kenya,

Duties & Responsibilities

Workforce Operational Support:

  •  Assist in the implementation of HR initiatives that support organizational culture change such as good people management practices, and promoting gender, inclusion, and diversity.
  •  Implement HR operational activities to ensure the timely provision of HR solutions, prioritizing according to the needs and risks.
  •  Contribute to the development of an HR customer service-oriented culture that values proactivity, continuous improvement, innovation, and high performance.
  •  Provide support, guidance, and training to HR staff.
  • Assignments and Talent Acquisition:
  •  Coordinate the process of recruitment, assignment, and reassignment of locally recruited staff and affiliate workforce, also assisting with set up and running of (Regional) Assignments Committee where relevant.
  •  Assist in organizing outreach campaigns to attract diverse applicants. Ensure proper consideration is given to all applicants without distinction on the grounds of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
  •  Analyse, track, and report on recruitment and assignments trends for management, including efforts to reach gender parity.
  •  Take a proactive approach to risk management in the areas of recruitment, ensuring the issues are identified, addressed, and reported and, where appropriate, escalated.
  • Advice to managers and staff, and contribution to an inclusive work environment:
  •  Build dialog and outreach with staff; answer questions, and provide information to staff as to where to go for help or ask questions.
  •  Be proactive in identifying issues, themes, and patterns affecting the workforce’s health and welfare, including sexual harassment and abuse of authority.
  •  Ensure that onboarding, induction, reintegration into the workplace, and offboarding support, are provided to colleagues. Induction programs should include information on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) and Sexual Harassment, Code of Conduct as well as workforce’s rights and obligations.
  • HR policies and interagency:
  •  Enforce compliance with UNHCR’s Human Resources policies and procedures and the UN staff rules, regulations, and UNHCR administrative instructions.
  •  Participate in the ICSC survey on living conditions and classification of duty stations as well as in the UN Country Team local staff salary survey and other local interagency HR-related fora and initiatives.
  • Duty of Care:
  •  Contribute to establishing and maintaining a medical evacuation plan with senior management, Field safety, and the Senior Medical Officer.
  •  Assist in the security and medical evacuations of UNHCR personnel.
  •  Support the implementation of a Duty of Care strategy. Identify and assess issues related to duty of care including physical, mental health, and safety of UNHCR’s workforce, promoting workforce balance.
  • For positions in Regional Bureaux only:
  • In the absence of a Senior Talent Development Officer in the Bureau:
  •  Contribute to the implementation of a talent development strategy for the UNHCR workforce in the region, in line with UNHCR’s needs and staff members’ career planning.
  •  Contribute to the implementation of a talent sourcing and acquisition plan to identify talent mainly among but not limited to national staff and affiliate workforce in the region.
  •  Support the identification and management of risks and seek to seize opportunities impacting objectives in the area of responsibility. Ensure decision-making in risk based on the functional area of work. Raise risks, issues, and concerns to a supervisor or a relevant functional colleague(s).
  •  Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level

  • For P2/NOB  3 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 2 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 1 year relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education

  • Human Resources Management; Human Resources Development; Personnel Administration;
  • Business Administration; or other relevant field.

Relevant Job Experience


  • Experience working in Human Resources. Knowledge of general HR policies, processes, and systems.


  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: HR Administration, workforce planning, recruitment, HR policy, or talent development. Experience in HR information technology systems and tools. Experience in field humanitarian operations and/or emergency settings. Experience working with the United Nations. Experience working in a multicultural setting.

Functional Skills

  • HR Local mass recruitment
  • HR Talent Development and Nurturing
  • HR data and people analytics
  • HR Employee Relationship Management
  • SO Learning Agility
  • HRHR Business Partnering
  • MG Client Relationship Management
  • HRInclusion, Diversity, and Gender strategy design and implementation
  • (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements

  • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and the UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

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