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Regional Human Resources Manager, Ipas Africa Alliance

Nairobi (Kenya) | Kenya

Ipas works globally so that women and girls have improved sexual and reproductive health and rights through enhanced access to and use of safe abortion and contraceptive care. We believe in a world where every woman and girl has the right and ability to determine her own sexuality and reproductive health.

Ipas, a global, non-profit reproductive health organization, is seeking a Regional Human Resources Manager for Africa located either in the Africa Alliance office in Nairobi, Kenya, or nested in one of Ipas country programs across the region. The Regional HR Manager is responsible for supervising the Senior HR Advisor who primarily supports Ipas’s Kenya and Uganda operations and for providing leadership support, technical assistance in HR management to other country programs. This position’s responsibilities may include providing guidance and support to ensure the following: adequate organizational staffing and structures, compliant employee contracts; effective recruitment and on-boarding processes, separation management, competitive compensation and benefits, compliance with and development of organizational policies, training and development, and performance management practices.


• Guides and coordinates the region’s effort to strengthen country-level HR Management capacity to increase delegation of authority and responsibility to country offices
• Works closely with HR expert counterparts in country offices to establish synergies and represent country perspectives in global initiatives
• Works closely with HR point-persons in country offices to provide technical assistance and guidance
• Supports country offices with senior level recruitment needs and onboarding of selected individuals
• Supports country programs in evaluating and updating benefits packages and salary benchmarking for local market
• Provides guidance and support to country offices in assessing organizational structures and implementing structural changes
• Provides guidance to country programs to ensure compliance with employment laws and minimum Human Resources standards
• Works closely with the Kenya office’s Senior HR Advisor, Global HR at Ipas’s North Carolina headquarters, and the Africa Program Support Team to provide HR leadership, management and technical support
• Supervises the Sr HR Advisor who primarily supports Kenya and Uganda, and dedicates a portion of time to the Africa region
• Supports HR policies dissemination and interpretation as required
• Supports country offices in implementing continual performance management and improvement through development of coaching and mentoring plans for their teams
• Designs and supports relevant learning and development programs for Africa program teams
• Represents Africa programs in the development and implementation of the annual employee engagement surveys, reports back on surveys’ outcomes, and works with Country Directors in improving organizational climate, as requested
• Performs other duties as assigned


• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Social Sciences or related field
• At least 15 years’ relevant and progressively responsible experience in human resources, especially in a global/multi-country context
• Professional qualification in human resource management (CHRP, IHRM, etc.)
• Demonstrated professional-level oral and written fluency in English
• Experience with coaching and mentoring staff related to human resource processes
• Working knowledge of an array of African country labor laws and staffing strategies
• Experience working in a global matrix organization
• Working knowledge of HR policies and procedures gained from international NGO experience

• Ability to travel 30%

• Master’s degree in Human Resource Management, Social Sciences or related field
• Oral and/or written fluency in French or Portuguese

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  • Organization: Ipas
  • Location: Nairobi (Kenya) | Kenya
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-21

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