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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

ILRI Human Resource Assistant Job Vacancy in Nairobi Kenya (KShs 64,000)

Vacancy Number: HRA/HR/12/10

Department: Human Resources

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: 2-year contract renewable

Starting salary is KES 64,000 per month

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI): The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality livestock science, communications and capacity building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development.

ILRI is one of 15 centres supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ILRI has campuses in Kenya (headquarters) and Ethiopia, with other offices located in other regions of Africa (Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria) as well as in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand, Vietnam) and East Asia (China).

ILRI seeks to recruit a Human Resource Assistant.

Duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the Compensation and Benefits Manager and Senior HR Assistant, the Human Resource Assistant will:
Co-ordinate the administrative functions of the HR office and provide effective executive level support to the Director of HR.
Schedule appointments/meetings including monitoring deadlines and follow-up on assigned activities.
Co-ordinate and organize internal and external meetings, including HR team meetings, video and teleconferences.
Provide general office support services; draft and/or processes a variety of correspondence and other communication.
Organize logistics for local and international travel and accommodation.
Ensure that enquiries are dealt with promptly and courteously.
Other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor and/or the designee.
Required skills and experience
Diploma in Human Resources Management or Business Administration or related discipline
At least 2-3 years experience in a busy Human Resources Administration/ administrative support role
Proficiency in MS Office Suite
Excellent written and oral communications skills in English
Good teamwork, positive attitude, interpersonal, communication and multi-cultural skills
Good personal organisational skills, accuracy and attention to detail
Highly effective multi-tasking skills, with ability to co-ordinate, prioritize and organize workload, meet deadlines and work under pressure
Ability to maintain confidentiality and uphold integrity of HR information.
An ability to work independently and accurately is essential for this role
Experience in Human Resource Information Systems (HRMIS) will be an added advantage
Post location: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus and is open to Kenyan nationals only.

Duration: The position is on a 2-year contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Job level and salary: This position is job level 2A and starting salary is KES 64,000 per month. This is exclusive of other benefits provided within ILRI’s National Recruited Staff Scheme.

Applications addressed to the Human Resources Director, a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience should be emailed to: by 7 January 2011.

The position title and reference number “HUMAN RESOURCE ASSISTANT: HRA/HR/12/10” should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email applications.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

To find out more about ILRI, visit our website at

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