About Plan International
Plan International is a rights-based development and humanitarian organization working for better lives for all children. We are independent of government and have no political or religious affiliation. Our purpose is to strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Our global strategy has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalized and most often left behind. We have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls over 5 years, to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. This is our contribution to reaching the sustainable development goals, and in particular the goals on gender equality. Our organization is transforming itself to meet this enormous challenge everywhere we work. We need bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to lead our country operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to reach our target of 100 million girls.
With approximately 38 years of experience in implementing its programme, Plan International Kenya (PIK) currently operates in 10 geographical areas; Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Tharaka-Nithi, Siaya, Kwale, Kilifi, Homa Bay, Kisumu and Tana River.
Plan International Kenya Strategy statement
Plan International Kenya’s (PIK) strategic goal in the next five years is to end teenage pregnancies and end all forms of sexual and gender-based violence against adolescent girls and young women. We aim to help create an enabling environment where girls and young women are safe, valued, equally cared for, and have equal opportunities. PIK will contribute to the global strategy by aiming to reach directly approximately 2.75 million (children, including girls and young women over the period of the strategy 2022-2026 and to reach additional beneficiaries through its interventions.
We are inviting qualified candidates to apply for the following position:
Country Human Resources Manager, NAIROBI
The incumbent will support and contribute to the attainment of the overall strategic goal and objectives through effective leadership and management of the human resource and organisation development function.
S/He will provide leadership and strategic direction for maximizing the opportunities to attract, develop and retain an effective team that will deliver the Country Office’s business needs while being fully cognizant of the risks posed by the local context and the needs of staff in a changing environment. S/He will continuously review and implement a Country Office HR strategy that supports the delivery of the Country Strategic Plan and reflects regional and global HR strategic direction. S/He will act as a ‘change agent’ and proactively supports the Country Management and other managers to adapt and cope with change; both large and small scale effectively and to minimize risk to the organisation.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management or related filed; A master’s Degree is preferred.
- 10 years of relevant experience in INGO Sector or demonstrated equivalent combination.
- Practising Certificate from the Institute ofHuman Resource Management Kenya (IHRM).
- Leadership and managerial experience required; strategic planning, team management, mentoring, partnering and conflict resolution.
- Ability and flexibility to multitask and manage several different projects while respecting deadlines.
- Demonstrated ability working in a complex multicultural team environment.
- Strong analytical skills.
- Experience in leading team, coaching and mentoring with experience in conflict management.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
How to apply
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Disclaimer: Plan International Kenya does not require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process. We therefore advise the general public to exercise due diligence when applying for employment.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing them at risk.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.
We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.
We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.
Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.
To read more about Plan International Kenya, visit our website www.plan-international.org/kenya