Human Resources Officer

  • Contract
  • Kenya
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

African Population and Health Research Center

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based, African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. 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. This is a temporary appointment.


  • 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.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • Bachelors in Human Resources Management or relevant field.
  • Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) or Higher Diploma in Human Resource.
  • 3-5 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.
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, juggle tasks and meet strict deadlines.

This position is classified under Nationally Recruited Positions (NRP) Grade V in our scales.

How to apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through our recruitment portal by October 19, 2022.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted; shortlisted candidates will be required to have a Police Clearance Certificate. 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