Global Alliance For Improved Nutrition (GAIN) – Human Resources Officer.

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Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Salary: From KES 1,877,145 – KES 2,142,226 per annum, depending on experience.

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Duration: 36 Months

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Human Resources Officer to support with providing an effective HR service to the GAIN Kenya office. This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

About GAIN

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with both governments and businesses, we aim to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious food for all people. In particular, we aim to make healthier food choices more desirable, more available, and more affordable. GAIN’s mission is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially the most vulnerable to malnutrition.

About the Role

Reporting to the Head of Operations, the HR Officer is responsible for the employee life cycle management of staff in the Kenya office.

The HR Officer will work in close collaboration with the global HR team in ensuring compliance with local and global HR policies and the deployment of global HR initiatives.

Key Responsibilities include;

  • Advising and supporting people managers and team members on internal HR processes
  • Supporting the country office recruitment process including but not limited to raising and tracking of job requisitions, advertising, screening, scheduling and interviewing in line with GAIN policies and procedures
  • Liaising with the global HR team to ensure offer letters and contracts are prepared and issued in a timely manner.
  • Ensuring adherence to all GAIN policies and ensuring compliance with local labour law as well as with GAIN HR internal processes
  • Planning and ensuring systematic induction for all new staff and induction plans
  • Working closely with the global HR team in relation to organisational changes. Ensuring local organogram is updated and shared with the global team for consolidation
  • Ensuring staff data is kept up to date and records are protected and confidential
  • Tracking attendance, leave, eligibility and balances of all staff ensuring records are kept updated as per organisational requirements
  • Collating and verifying employee information for payroll administration, ensuring monthly payroll changes are within pre-set time scales
  • Assisting in planning and organising staff development and training activities for the Country Office in close collaboration with the Head of Operations and the global HR team

About You

The ideal candidate should have proven experience in Human Resources working as a HR officer or advisor ideally within an international development setting, with proven experience in executing tasks on time with a high level of integrity, whilst ensuring good HR practice. Strong understanding of Kenyan labour laws and HR management practices are also essential to this position.  You will have a high degree of flexibility with excellent relationship management skills. You must hold a relevant qualification and be a Member of the HR Professional body (IHRM).

About our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is from KES 1,877,145 – KES 2,142,226 per annum, depending on experience.

GAIN has a fair and competitive salary structure that allows for annual progression subject to good performance. In addition, GAIN offers a total of 37 days holiday per year (including annual leave, public holidays and additional office closure days), an attractive pension scheme and competitive insurance cover including health, travel and life assurance.

We are committed to the health of our staff, especially in these challenging times, and have developed a programme of wellbeing that includes flexible working, additional leave allowances, wellbeing days, mindfulness coaching and access to independent and confidential counselling.

GAIN also has a strong commitment to professional development. We will support you to grow in your career through both formal and informal training, and are committed to providing opportunities through internal recruitment, secondments and promotion. All of this is delivered in a supportive and collaborative environment.

For more detailed information please see the attached job description. To apply, follow the “Apply Now” link.

This advert closes on 7th January 2022. Early applications are encouraged. GAIN reserves the right to close this advert early should we receive suitable candidates ahead of the closing date.

Applicants must have the existing right to live and work in Kenya. Please note that GAIN is currently unable to sponsor working visas. 

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to equality of opportunity and creating an inclusive environment where diversity is valued.  We are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation and therefore welcome applications from talented and committed people from all backgrounds, representing the diverse societies we operate in.

Job Description


Closing Date

7 January 2022





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