Regional Human Resources Officer – Nairobi

Are you a result oriented, outstanding team player committed to integrity? Welcome to We Effect, the world’s largest development cooperation that has made its mark on changing lives over decades and still contributes to ending poverty worldwide. Join forces with us and be part of our Global HR Team to innovate and move forward our organisation. Be part of a friendly work environment that treats everyone with respect and upholds transparency. We do this together, join us today!

We Effect, Regional Office of Eastern Africa (ROEA), is now recruiting an experienced Regional Human Resources Officer. The position is part of the Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya. The position is a 2 year fixed term employment.

About you

You have several years of experience in working in Human Resource within a civil society context or international development cooperation. As a Regional Human Resources Officer, you are aware of employment trends and labour laws and have an interest in keeping up with emerging knowledge in the field. You have excellent written communication skills for writing contributions to We Effects HR policies and job descriptions and for helping employees understand the rules and expectations of working with We Effect. You also have excellent skills in public speaking and general oral communication to lead new employee orientations and workshops. As Regional Human Resources Officer, you must have an ability to manage information and organise it for easy access and determine the most useful structure for each department. You are mature and experienced in mediating conflicts between employees and helping all employees receive appropriate accommodations. You are a problem solver that drives progress and innovation and prevents employee turnover. As a Regional Human Resources Officer, you should have a high level of integrity and trustworthiness.

You equally share the organisation’s vision of a sustainable and just world for all, free from poverty.

Required qualifications

• Academic degree in Human Resources or related relevant field.
• Minimum of five years of work experience in civil society organisations and/or international development cooperation.
• Experience in Human Resources for international development cooperation
• Strong communication skills, works well in a team, excellent deadline management and ease to work towards set goals.
• Excellent English skills, both spoken and in writing.
• A member of HR or other relevant professional body.
• Proficient in computer skills.
• Able and willing to travel when required.


• Appreciation of labour laws in the three East African countries notably; Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, is considered an added advantage.

What we can offer you

We will give you the opportunity to make a real difference – within our organisation and in our joint work for a sustainable planet free from poverty. We challenge the status quo and encourages innovation. Our values Transparency, Respect and Together, guide us in our work and as colleagues forming our organisational culture. We are an intercultural organisation where diversity and inclusion are our corner stones. We welcome you as you are, and value a wide range of perspectives, experiences and networks and we strive for a workplace where you can bring your whole self to work. It is our belief that an inclusive workplace without discrimination of any kind, leads to more efficient relations and results with healthy, engaged, and growing co-workers.

We strive to have the best work environment and even if your main workplace for this position will be Nairobi, we offer flexible working hours, the 13th month pay and offer 25 days of paid annual leave, among other benefits.


Apply at the latest 2022-09-30 by sending your CV and a cover letter indicating why you are the best candidate for the position (only applications through the Impactpool platform will be considered).
Please note that this is a national position and if not, national you will need to have a Kenyan work permit to be qualified for this position. Only candidates who are short-listed will be contacted.
The employment is a two-year fixed-term contract at the national level, with the possibility of prolongation. You are expected to be available from 1st December 2022.

For more information contact:
George Onyango, Regional Director,
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