Regional Head of HR – East Africa & Yemen at Norwegian Refugee Council

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  • Company: Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Human Resource Management Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors. The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

We are looking to fill the role of Regional Head of HR who would be responsible for HR management in the region promoting learning and a cost conscious culture while maintaining a high focus on quality. The Regional Head of HR has the overall responsibility for the strategic development of HR in the region.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Ensure region-wide compliance to organization structure and offer advice on organizational structure process;
  • Help countries with the correct organizational structure, size and number of staff etc;
  • Conduct country visits to ensure that all countries comply with HR requirements;
  • Lead the disciplinary process for international staff in collaboration with Global HR;
  • Provide guidance on the overall benefits and compensation for national staff as well as ascertain the quality of country analysis;
  • Drive Diversity, Equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts in the region;
  • Take accountability for ToE in place in all countries in the region as well as the Regional office;
  • Support design and implementation of global HR initiatives;
  • Oversee the duty of care to staff.

Professional competencies:

  • Master’s degree in Human resources management;
  • At least 5 years’ experience as Regional Head of Human resources. In addition, minimum of 3 years in country human resource management;
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts;
  • Documented/proven results related to the position’s responsibilities;
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile;
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Knowledge of Arabic and French will be an added advantage.

Extra Information

Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya – the East Africa & Yemen Regional Office

Travel: up to 50% within region and other travel outside of region if required

Duration of contract: 1 year with extension subject to good performance

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  • Company: Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Human Resource Management Jobs in Kenya

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 30th April, 2021
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