People & Culture Officer At Practical Action

PRACTICAL ACTION We are an international development organization putting ingenious ideas to work so people
in poverty can change their world. We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.

We are a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone

The People & Culture officer will carry out responsibilities in some or all of the following functional areas: Talent acquisition and Management, Benefits Administration, Consultancy and Contracts Management, Learning and Development, Staff on boarding, Administrative tasks, Events coordination and scheduling, other support services as required including management of our people according to PA Policy and Kenya Labour Law, and Leave Administration among other responsibilities.

The main duties and responsibilities of the post-holder will among others involve the following:

  • Developing recruitment plans for open positions while ensuring that all recruitment requests have an approved budget and are signed by recruiting managers and approved by Country Director.
  • Screening applications and assessing them for relevant knowledge, skills, experience and aptitudes and providing longlists of qualified candidates to recruiting managers for shortlisting.
  • Scheduling interviews in liaison with the interviewing panel.
  • Documenting interview summaries and hiring decisions and completing timely recruitment status report for review by the Head of People & Culture and recruitment managers.
  • Obtaining references and carrying out required pre-employment checks to verify successful candidate’s information.
  • Sending job offer emails and responding to queries about compensation and benefits.
  • Updating the employee and consultancy contracts file on regular basis.
  • Tracking contract dates and updating line managers of approaching contract end dates, probation reviews, confirmations, renewals, extensions and staff movements and separations.
  • Preparing an induction schedule for new staff, facilitate induction/orientation of new staff and introducing new staff to colleagues.
  • Take lead in organizing office staff functions, events and in team building activities.
  • Communicating with and responding to enquiries in relation to recruitment and on boarding of Staff.

To be successful in the role, you will be a graduate with a degree in Human Resource, Business Management/Administration or equivalent with at least 3 years’ experience as a human resources generalist in an International Organization. Solid understanding of the Kenya Labour/employment laws with high level of confidentiality and integrity is essential. Experience in administering employee benefits including medical insurance and pension, fluency in Swahili & English is desirable. You must be a registered member of IHRM in good standing.

Please refer to the detailed Job Description on our website:

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit their applications, including an updated CV with a cover letter via email to: not later than 31st March 2022 indicating People & Culture Officer on the email subject line.

At Practical Action, we treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.

The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in Kenya.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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