Oxfam International – HR Officer.

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Start Date: Not Available
Salary: National terms, in line with Oxfam values
Location: Nairobi or Oxford
Level: Administrative
Hours: 36.00
Benefits: National terms, in line with Oxfam values
Job Type: Open Ended

Contract: open-ended

Salary and benefits: If based in Kenya, 1,847,848 KES gross per annum, Nairobi office Benefits. If based in the UK, circa £25,500 gross per annum, Oxford office Benefits.

Oxfam International is unable to guarantee the obtaining of a work permit for the role. Candidates must have and be able to retain the legal right to work in the location of the post. We are not able to support the relocation of a candidate to take up the position in an Oxfam location.

Flexible working: We believe flexible working is key to building the Secretariat of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of working arrangements that might work for you.

The Role

Oxfam International Secretariat is looking for an HR Officer to provide administrative support and first level HR advice to key stakeholders under the guidance of the HR Operations & Benefits Lead. This role works with the People & Culture function to administer HR processes and procedures of the employee lifecycle and provides support to People & Culture function when implementing and monitoring HR policies and procedures. The HR Officer will be allocated a key workstream/client group by agreement with the Lead People Team, HR Operations & Benefits Lead, and the Head of International HR Operations.

Please see the job description for further details.

Who we’re looking for

Our office operates in a dynamic, fast paced and complex environment so you will need to have a proactive ‘can do’ attitude and be confident at juggling and prioritizing multiple tasks and stakeholders.

You will be a confident communicator at all levels, both written and spoken. You will take pride in your work paying close attention to detail and accuracy. You will have strong organizational skills and be able to take ownership of a query and see it through to a successful conclusion. You will have strong Excel skills for inputting data and producing information on key HR data. You will have proven experience of delivering high quality end-to-end employee life-cycle administration. Fluency in English is essential; French or Spanish language skills would be advantageous.

What we offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in the way Oxfam manages and develops our people and culture in line with our values and mission. At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career. Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment

How to apply

Please click on the “apply” button to start the application process. Please upload an up-to-date CV and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.


Deadline: 21/11/2021 23:59

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be shortlisted- usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.

About us

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 20 organizations (affiliates) plus the Oxfam International Secretariat, working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in around 90 countries.

The Oxfam International Secretariat is currently headquartered in Nairobi, with offices in Oxford, Washington DC, New York, Brussels, Geneva, and a liaison office with the Africa Union in Addis Ababa.

All our work is led by our core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality. 




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