World Agroforestry Centre Compensation and Benefits HR Officer job in Kenya

About the organization

The World Agroforestry Centre is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. 

As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health.
The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. 

We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.
Human Resources Officer - Compensation and Benefits
Type: Full time

Job opening ID: 22
Number of positions : 1

Deadline: 21 Jun-2013
Job Category: Nationally Recruited Staff

Department: Human Resources
Designation: Human Resources Officer - Compensation and Benefits

Country : Kenya
Duty station : Nairobi

Job Summary:

Provide support in the delivery of HR Management information system, compensation and benefits, to the ICRAF staff and Hosted Institutions as per HR strategy and policies.

Roles and responsibilities    
Key Responsibilities

Compensation and Benefits
  • Prepare survey schedules, list of comparators, call and arrange appointments
  • Prepare payroll for NRS and temporary staff based in Kenya
  • Coordinate NRS Global Pension related issues
  • Give feedback on newly introduced best practice etc.
  • Prepare staff files and records for consideration for yearly promotion, performance management and salary review processes
  • Update the HR files with the approved salary scales
  • Providing information for exiting staff in the clearance process of employees
  • Coordinate the AIARC and GENERALI procedures and Group Life insurance cover
  • Management of staff leave
  • Coordinate Kimisitu staff loan application forms
HR Information Systems
  • Generate staff leave and staff list reports and follow up with respective regions on any missing information
  • Forward approved communication to the regional offices.
  • Generate other staff data information reports as requested
  • Generate staff turnover statistics
  • Staff records Management, update and maintain both electronic and physical files, ensuring that the files are well labelled and all leaver’s files are archived.
  • File all HR related documents
HR Indicators
  • Coordinate and monitor HR indicator log and follow up as appropriate
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Assist on activities under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR
HR Projects
  • Participate in the various HR projects as assigned.
Skill set    
Qualifications and experience
  • Relevant degree
  • 5 years’ work experience in a busy office providing administrative support to more than one person at a time.
  • Knowledge of an organizations’ HRM systems and policies
  • Ability to demonstrate strong administrative skills
  • Ability to demonstrate strong written and oral skills
  • IT competent particularly in MS office and fast keyboard skills
  • A professional and flexible approach to work, with the ability to prioritize.
  • Experience in delivering strong customer service
  • Attention to detail
  • Adherence to high quality of work
Personal Attributes
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good listening skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to take initiative and think outside the box
Work experience: 5 years