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Senior HR Project Officer - Workforce planning and Staff wellbeing

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Human resources
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary

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Job Summary

Reporting to the Human Resource Manager and as part of the Africa HR team. The position incumbent is responsible for leading, implementing and advancing HR projects related to workforce planning and staff wellbeing.
He/She establishes, cultivates and maintains on-going relationships with the Regional and Global HR team as well as with client groups to ensure a clear understanding and agreement among these collaborators of the engagement required towards meeting the objectives related to the projects under implementation.


The Senior Human Resource Project Officer does not have budget and HR decisions implemented are approved by the regional Human Resource Manager.

Recruitment, Selection and Placement
  1. Support, implement and administer effective and timely recruitment processes, developing and retaining the best talent to support the strategic human resources needs of the Africa Region.
  2. Promote equity, transparency, and consistency in the selection process.
  3. Support the Region human resources needs by ensuring incoming staff receive efficient on-boarding as well as systems compliance is achieved on induction and exit.
  4. Provide strategic advice around HR needs to Hiring managers
Policy Implementation and HR Administration
  1. Provide advice around implementation of National staff guidelines and ensure they are in line with the overall federation guidelines and labour laws
  2. Liaise with HR Geneva to ensure effective implementation of HR guidelines for delegates within Africa region
  3. Facilitate equity, transparency and consistency in the interpretation, determination, implementation, and administration of HR policy, procedures and guidelines on HR related matters applicable to the staff.
  4. In consultation with the Human Resource Manager, oversee a safe and secure filing system for important HR documents for all staff.
  5. Prepare regular HR activity reports to the HR Manager.
  6. Provide direct HR technical support to field HR team
  7. Regularly liaise with the relevant head of IFRC offices in the region and staff in the region on issues that include planning and performance management and ensure that staff efficient support is provided.
  8. Implement Federation HR systems and tools to ensure that there is a consistent HR practices in the region.
  9. Keep track of staff’s mission dates, extension of contracts, training, and performance appraisals and
  10. ensure that notifications are given to the Human Resource Manager well in advance.
  11. Carry out any other tasks, as requested by the line Manager.
Emergency Preparedness and Response
  1. Provide back up support for emergency response in HR as and when requested
  2. Provide support on emergency deployment including regional Disaster
  3. Response Teams(RDRT) in close collaboration with Technical Departments

Capacity Building and staff Development
  1. In coordination with the relevant unit heads, implement timely and effective staff learning anddevelopment programmes.
Relationship Management
  1. Monitor staff/management issues and support/advise management and staff as appropriate to improve the relations and resolve the issues.
  2. Provide support and advice to management and staff as appropriate to maintain conducive working environment for all.
Risk Management
  1. Work with the local lawyer to respond to HR legal matters
  2. Ensure Compliance by all client groups to all Standard Operating Procedures(SOP) in activities related to workforce planning and staff welfare with all systems and procedures to ensure consistency, integrity and accountability within the set quality standards in the stream of work; ensure implementation of audit recommendations; advice on corrective measures and establish relevant controls.
  3. Maintain safe and secure filing system for workforce planning and staff wellbeing Human resource documents.
Lateral Relationships
  1. Ensure effective working relationships with HR unit colleagues, with client groups at all levels within the Africa region and at Geneva Secretariat level.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Human resources
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Human resource and personnel development; Organize and manage recruitment campaigns; Human resources information systems; Capacity planning; Personnel administration (working hours, holidays); Employee relations and consultations
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 1000+ people

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, providing assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. Founded in 1919, the IFRC comprises 190 member Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, a secretariat in Geneva and more than 60 delegations strategically located to support activities around the world. There are more societies in formation. The Red Crescent is used in place of the Red Cross in many Islamic countries.

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