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Regional HR Adviser EA & Yemen Region

What we are looking for

The purpose of the Regional HR Adviser is to support the country offices (COs) in implementing global HR systems and initiatives in accordance with NRC policies and procedures and to support building sustainable capacity in HR structures and systems in Country Programmes. The regional HR Adviser may Act on behalf of the Regional Head of HR to perform quality and compliance control.

What you will do
Generic responsibilities 

  • Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures
  • Provide strategic advice and technical support to the Country Offices in the region on HR.
  • Support and monitor compliance with the HR handbooks and NRC policies,and respective quality assurances
  • Provide control checks to the COs to ensure compliance with the HR handbook, pre-agreed through travel visits to the country offices.
  • Contribute to the development of policies, strategies, tools, and new approaches, with a focus on innovation and piloting
  • Ensure that best practices are identified, documented, and disseminated both within the region and beyond
  • Participate in strategy processes and advise on HR initiatives related to the regional strategy and Country program-specific strategies
  • Participate in the strategy process for HR Global and take part in reference groups for new HR initiatives or thematic issues established by HR Global
  • Provide training and capacity development across Country Offices in the region and the Regional Office
  • Provide regular HR analysis and reports

Specific responsibilities 

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus, and type of intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired, or the context changes significantly.

  • Management of a regional portfolio team to ensure effective and efficient recruitment and onboarding
  • Contribute to fit-for-purpose HR initiatives ensuring cost efficiency, innovation, and a focus on building HR at the country level
  • Coach, advice, and support CO HR focal points on global HR initiatives, including Talent Management, Compensation and Benefits,Organisational Design, and Staff Care
  • Contribute to Talent Management initiatives in the portfolio and regional collaboration to increase Learning and Development capacity, workforce, and succession planning
  • Share best practices on operative HR issues with other HR advisers in NRC through regular fora for cooperation (operative issues)
  • Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position. 

Critical interfaces

  • By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces forthis position are:
  • Interfaces with all HR Managers or HR Coordinators in the region
  • Country Directors
  • Interfaces with HR HO

What you will bring:

Generic professional competencies:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in senior human resources role, preferably as a senior HR Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context Experience working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Behavioural competencies

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These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency

  • Framework states 12 behavioral competencies, the following are essential for this position:
  • Initiating action and change
  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Handling insecure environments

What we offer

  • Duty station: We need two staff as Regional Human Resources adviser, one is open for Kenyan nationals only and that shall be based in Kenya. The other role holder will work remotely from their home country (national contract), preferably from East Africa and Yemen Region.
  • Contract: national contract, 12 months (extendable)
  • Travel: up to 20%.
  • Salary/benefits: grade 9 on NRC’s country salary scale. 
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Driver EA & Yemen (Kenyan Nationals Only)


We’re looking for a skilled and reliable driver to join our team and contribute to our commitment to excellence. The ideal candidate should be responsible, safety-conscious, and customer-focused


The position of Driver is based at the East Africa Regional Office in Nairobi. The driver shall be responsible for safely transporting NRC staff and equipment/materials to approved destinations.

Generic responsibilities 

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement 
  • Perform according to the work and development plan

Specific responsibilities

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Transport NRC staff, visitors, documents and goods/materials to designated destinations when officially approved
  • Ensure the safety and security of the passengers, the goods and the vehicle
  • Immediately report accidents, breakdowns and needs of repair and general maintenance/service
  • Respect the local traffic regulations and the NRC logistical, drivers and vehicle policies at all times
  • Maintain the vehicle in proper operating condition at all times, including keeping the vehicle clean, ensuring enough fuel, checking the technical state etc. 
  • In liaison with the line manager, arrange for repairs and servicing 
  • Ensure the assigned vehicle has all the necessary documents and equipment i.e. vehicle insurance, licenses, logs, first aid kit, necessary spare parts and tools, etc
  • Maintain the logbook for all trips
  • Filing of all vehicle records and reports


Behavioural competencies 

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Working with people
  • Coping with change
  • Communicate with impact and respect

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Experience from working as a Driver in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience in driving different makes and models
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge of English
  • The driver has to be flexible during the work hours based on Monday to friday.
  • Some technical knowledge of a vehicle 

Context related skills; knowledge and experience 

  • Geographical area knowledge
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili

What We Offer

  • 1 year renewable contract 
  • An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause
  • Opportunities for career growth and development
  • Comprehensive benefits package.


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