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Manager, Human Resources

Duties and responsibilities

  • Support Africa Regional leadership in creating a culture of transformational leadership, strategically aligned regional culture and engaged regional workforce.
  • Coordinate the execution of employee satisfaction surveys on an annual basis and leverage the results to enhance staff and organizational well-being.
  • Lead the people & culture function in developing a vibrant and empowering culture that supports and enables the execution of Evidence Action’s strategy.
  • Manage annual performance management process across the East & Southern Sub-region (ESA) which includes; – annual objective setting, mid- year performance reviews, 360 reviews and annual performance appraisals.
  • Spearhead daily functions of the Human Resource (HR) department across (ESA) East & Southern sub-regional areas including recruitment & selection, onboarding, administering pay, benefits, and leave, and enforcing company policies and practices.
  • Plan, coordinate and execute HR projects across the region including tracking and reporting on status, risks, issues and dependencies.
  • Spearhead HR research & reporting into new country entry e.g. employment laws, salary surveys, statutory requirements, HR best practice.
  • Manage HR consultants engaged to support new country entry.
  • Keep abreast with and understand the HR risk environment, identify and report any potential risks to new country entry & across the region.
  • Devise, own and operationalize the HR Project plan.
  • Work closely with Regional HR lead to coordinate HR process improvement activities across HR operations.
  • Ensure consistency in HR practices & policy application across all countries in the region and spearhead improvements as needed.
  • Participate in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of HR objectives.
  • Provide day-to-day technical advice & guidance on employee relations and performance management matters to staff and management in accordance with the prevailing employment laws and internal policies and procedures.
  • Advise and act on disciplinary matters in accordance with the Employment laws and established policies and procedures including Termination of Appointment.
  • Support in developing materials for the effective management of employees for Managers/supervisors.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate systems for identifying, planning, delivering and measuring learning and development.
  • Manage a training plan that details required training that is delivered within the agreed/specific timescales and ensure outcomes are appropriately measured and reported on.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in HR, Humanities, Sociology or a related field. Additional HR certification such as CHRP will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum 7 years HR generalist experience.
  • Project management experience – experience managing human resources functions during a growth phase is desired.
  • Multi country, multicultural work experience is required.
  • Ability to build and execute short- and long-term work plans.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of good and dynamic HR practices in employee relations and performance management.
  • Good understanding of employment legislation.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Sound knowledge of HR best practices.
  • Technologically proficient in use of technology to communicate effectively & professionally.
  • Excellent analytical and data management skills.
  • Results oriented and strong attention to details.
  • Passionate, highly self – motivated, energetic and enthusiastic team player.
  • Membership to IHRM is required.
  • INGO experience will be an added advantage.
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Kenya.

Manager, Communications

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead development of Africa region communications strategy, translating organizational communications priorities to approaches adapted for local contexts.
  • Coordinate with staff across country and sub-regional offices to source and produce stories of impact and content from our programs.
  • With support from country teams, identify Africa region relationship-building and placement opportunities among local press.
  • Provide internal and external communications support to Africa-based programmatic staff and leadership, in collaboration with global and regional communications team members.
  • Create content and visualizations to convey key data and technical information via web infographics, social media, blogs, and newsletters.
  • Source and manage consultants and vendors to execute graphic design, photography, crisis communications, video production, and other areas as needed.
  • Develop and train staff on organizational communications policies and guidance in the region.


Required Qualifications:

  • 5 – 7 years of work experience in communications or public relations at a media organization and/or evidence-driven organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, communications, or marketing; or in public health, international relations, or economics with experience and interest in communications or journalism.
  • Proven experience building relationships with media, writing press releases, securing media stories, and placing opinion pieces.
  • Strong networks within African media outlets and networks with international media.
  • Curiosity, attentiveness to detail, and strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with setting goals for communications efforts and measuring/communicating the performance of communications efforts against KPIs.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work remotely in a productive manner, across multiple time zones, and within a matrixed environment.
  • Passion for our mission, vision, and values.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English. Fluency in French is a plus.
  • Legal ability to work in Kenya without sponsorship is required.

Officer / Associate, Africa Regional Planning & Coordination

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordinating with cross-discipline team members to make sure that all contributors are on track with their roles, project requirements, deadlines and schedules.
  • Monitoring project work plans in collaboration with project teams.
  • Miscellaneous admin duties and support the business team.
  • Preparing presentations and report document (s) as assigned.


Work Experience and Skills:

  • Experience working with teams across different geographies is highly desired (but not required).
  • Proven ability to thrive in a dynamic, collaborative environment and to influence people without direct authority.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills for impressive presentations and effective report writing.
  • Good time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple tasks at once
  • Experience seeing projects through their full cycle.
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, strategic, analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to motivate project teams.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Development studies, Business Administration, Project Management, Strategic Management, or any other related field;
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in management consulting and or international development agencies is highly desired (but not required).

Working conditions

  • Primary work hours and location must include business hours (9:00 am-5:00 pm), Monday to Friday, in Evidence Action’s Nairobi, Kenya office.
  • Off-hour work may be required as necessary for overseeing/completing planned maintenance, participating in international conference calls across time-zones, or responding to technical emergency response.
  • This role includes 20-30% travel.