Human Resources / Administration Officer at USAID TIS

On Monday, September 22nd, 2014
Do you want to make a difference in Somalia?
Do you enjoy travel and adventure?
If you answered yes to all two questions and would like to join a dynamic team working on stabilization initiatives in Somalia please read on.
USAID Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program
Background: The Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program is funded by USAID and responds to the complex crisis that has evolved in Somalia. 

The overall program goal is to mitigate conflict; to promote stability and community cohesion, and to strengthen citizens’ relationships with government officials. TIS implements quick impact activities linked to longer-term stabilization goals.

The TIS program is currently seeking a skilled, diplomatic, effective, and highly motivated Human Resources/Administration Officer.
The HR/Admin Officer will be responsible for HR and Admin functions and administrative matters from the Nairobi Office. 
The Officer will be given a portfolio of offices to support in the field and will cover for the HR/Office Manager when he/she is out of the office. 
He /she main function would be human resource management be responsible for managing procurement of office supplies, day to day operations and supporting operations as a whole.
This position will require some knowledge of Somali culture, Kenyan and Somali labor laws, highly developed collaboration and networking skills and the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility.
He will design and maintain the filing system, assist with recruitments, make photocopies, assist with travel and visa arrangements whenever necessary and perform other administrative functions as requested by the HR/Office Manager (Nairobi).

  • Degree in Business Administration or Human Resources or any other relevant field.
Work Experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in write English, at least 5 years’ experience in a similar position.
  • Working knowledge in using Microsoft Office required.
  • Honesty, confidentiality and integrity required.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to work with strict deadlines.
  • Competency in performing multiple functional tasks.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Somali and English language fluency required.
  • Interest and availability to travel throughout Somalia required.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya
Reporting: Directly to the Nairobi based HR/Office Manager

Do you have the above qualifications and skills? 
Please send 
1) a CV 
2) current position and salary history and 
3) three supervisors who can provide references to [email protected]
 Closing date: Sunday, October 05, 2014. 
Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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