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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Save the Children Temporary Regional Human Resource Assistant Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Save the Children Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office is looking to recruit for the following positions:
Job Title: Regional Human Resource Assistant –  Temporary
Team / Programme: Regional HR Team
Location: Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office – Nairobi
Grade:  5
Length of Contract: 3 Months
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
Role Purpose: The Regional HR team is a part of Save the Children’s Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office. The HR Assistant will provide administrative support to the to the Regional HR team across the full range of HR processes within the candidate and employee lifecycle.
Scope of Role:
Reports to: Senior HR Manager
Staff directly reporting to this post:  None
About us: For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child rights organization, underpinned by a vision in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.
Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity.
We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.
Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.
Key Areas of Accountability:
Assist the HR team in ensuring that filing functions of the HR department are done in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Filing of all general HR related correspondence
  • Work with the HR officer to ensure all personnel files are up to date.
  • Filing of recruitment documents and ensuring recruitment files are complete
Assist in the recruitment function of the Human Resources department.
  • Sorting of job applications (hard and soft copies)
  • Contacting shortlisted candidates and preparing interview schedules
  • Participate in interviews with the RHRO or RHRM
  • Supporting in reference checks
  • Assist in orientation and induction by scheduling and printing materials
Support with deployments and Regional Roster
  • Supporting with vetting of staff for the Regional Roster and deployments
  • Support with updating the deployment tracker
Admin & Logistics support to trainings and HR workshops
  • Printing of training materials for SMDP and other HR trainings and workshops
  • Supporting the Regional Specialised Events Coordinator with the travel and accommodation logistics of HR trainings and workshops
  • Offer any other support needed for SMDP and other HR trainings and workshops
Facilitation of HR Invoices
  • Preparation of Request for payments for various invoices
  • Following up with finance to ensure the invoices are settled
Respond to HR queries in the absence of the Regional HR Manager & Regional HR Officer
Perform any other related tasks as may be assigned
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Creates a managerial environment to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
  • Displays consistent excellent judgement
Qualifications and Experience
  • Diploma or Higher Diploma in HR or Business administration or equivalent
  • Previous experience of working in a HR administrative role, including the administration of recruitment and onboarding processes is required.
  • Excellent computer skills especially in MS Excel spreadsheets and MS Word
  • High level of integrity/confidentiality and ability to work as part of a professional team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven ability to handle challenging workload
  • Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.
  • Registered member of IHRM.
How to Apply
Please send a copy of your CV with a cover letter to
Application closes 1st March 2017 at 5:00pm.
We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.
Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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