HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER (Internal Applicants Only)

Deadline: February 23, 2022
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The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based, African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, with a West Africa regional office based in Dakar, Senegal. APHRC conducts policy-relevant research on population, health, education, urbanization and related development issues in sub-Saharan Africa.

We seek to recruit a Human Resources Officer. The position will be based in Nairobi and will also support HR processes in other areas in sub-Saharan Africa.


  • Participate in talent acquisition, on boarding, development and retention; manage the processes for application for work permits, duty exemptions, visas etc. for expatriates;
  • Participate in the development, review and implementation/enforcement of HR policies and procedures;
  • Maintain employee records and keep them confidential;
  • Manage leave records;
  • Prepare reports and presentations on HR-related metrics;
  • Support the implementation of HR initiatives
  • Organize for team building events;
  • Support audit processes; and
  • Manage staff welfare schemes and initiatives.

 Skills and experience requirements

  • Bachelors in Human Resources Management or relevant field.
  • 1-2 years’ post-qualification work experience as a HR Officer, preferably in an NGO.
  • Knowledge of Kenya labor laws.
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.
  • Familiarity with any Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) software.
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to multi-task and have a flexible work attitude.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English, knowledge of French language will be an added advantage.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their cover letter and CV in English through our recruitment portal by February 23, 2022. This vacancy is only open to internal applicants; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Cover letters should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Officer

African Population and Health Research Center, Inc

APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru

P.O Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi


APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of vulnerable persons.