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Human Resource Officer

Reference number: 202324
Job status: Inactive
Job category: Local Position
Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya
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The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) envision a more equitable world where trees in all landscapes, from drylands to the humid tropics, enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR and ICRAF are non-profit science institutions that build and apply evidence to today’s most pressing challenges, including energy insecurity and the climate and biodiversity crises. Over a combined total of 65 years, we have built vast knowledge on forests and trees outside of forests in agricultural landscapes (agroforestry). Using a multidisciplinary approach, we seek to improve lives and to protect and restore ecosystems. Our work focuses on innovative research, partnering for impact, and engaging with stakeholders on policies and practices to benefit people and the planet. Founded in 1993 and 1978, CIFOR and ICRAF are members of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.

CIFOR-ICRAF is looking for a

Human Resource Officer


ICRISAT wishes to recruit a ICRISAT seeks applications from dynamic Kenyan Nationals for the Human Resource Officer for the Institute’s operations in East and Southern Africa. This position will be based at ICRISAT, Nairobi, Kenya. The incumbent will report to the Manager – Human Resources with administrative reporting to the Country Representative. Through this position ICRISAT's national workforce is supported in all aspects of the Workforce Lifecycle, recruitment, selection, remuneration, rewards & recognition, on-boarding, performance management, workforce relations, learning & development, deployment, and separation). The position will be responsible for frontline interface between Workforce Members, Leadership and functional HR specialists in the region.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide HR professional advisory support for all stages of workforce life cycle in consultation with Manager – Human Resources.
  • Provide advisory role to workforce members and managers on workforce management, on-boarding, policy interpretation, learning and development, advancement and recognition and other day-to-day HR-related issues.
  • Anchor a robust & seamless recruitment and selection process as defined in the Institute policies and Recruitment SOP
  • Ensure Quality-of-hire as per Institutional standards, for each vacancy filled through the recruitment process
  • Administer various workforce life cycle-related transactions including Contract Renewals, Probation Confirmation, Performance Appraisals, Disciplinary cases, Separations and Exits ensuring global consistency in consultation with the Program Director.
  • Organize multiple channels of workforce connect and utilize available channels Internal Communication.
  • Closely work with new joiner, throughout their probation period and administer early contract modalities (probation) process.
  • Organize and serve on various HR and Regional level committees and take the lead on facilitating key corporate HR related events.
  • Ensuring Service Level Agreements are met while delivering operational responsibilities
  • Vendor Management of relevant HR initiatives (Specialist area) -
  • Working closely with Manager - HR in designing and executing organization level HR initiatives

Education, knowledge and experience

  • •Post Graduate Degree /Master’s in Human Resources •Experience of at least 5 years in a Business HR or HR Generalist role.

Personal attributes and competencies

  • •Planning, organizing and execution skills •Has knowledge of facilitation and presentation skills •Strong communication skills, both verbal and written •Ability to interact confidently with Senior Leadership •Proficiency in Microsoft excel and power point

Terms and conditions

  • •This is a Locally Recruited Staff (LRS) position. CIFOR-ICRAF offers competitive remuneration in local currency commensurate with skills and experience. •The appointment will be for 3 (three) years, with the possibility of extension contingent upon performance, continued relevance of the position and available resources. •The duty station will be in Nairobi, Kenya CIFOR-ICRAF Offices.

Application process

The application deadline is 17 Jun-2023
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.


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