Human Resource Officer at Plan International,

Human Resource Officer at Plan International

Date: 24-May-2023

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Company: Plan International


Plan International is a rights-based development and humanitarian organization working for better lives for all children. We are independent of government and have no political or religious affiliation. Our purpose is to strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Our global strategy has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalized and most often left behind. We have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls over 5 years, to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. This is our contribution to reaching the sustainable development goals, and in particular the goals on gender equality. Our organization is transforming itself to meet this enormous challenge everywhere we work. We need bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to lead our country operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to reach our target of 100 million girls.

With approximately 38 years of experience in implementing its programme, Plan International Kenya (PIK) currently operates in 12 geographical areas; Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Tharaka-Nithi, Siaya, Kwale, Kilifi, Homa Bay, Kisumu, Tana River, Marsabit and Turkana.


Plan International Kenya’s (PIK) strategic goal in the next five years is to end teenage pregnancies and end all forms of sexual and gender-based violence against adolescent girls and young women. We aim to help create an enabling environment where girls and young women are safe, valued, equally cared for, and have equal opportunities. PIK will contribute to the global strategy by aiming to reach directly approximately 2.75 million (children, including girls and young women over the period of the strategy running between 2022-2026 and to reach additional beneficiaries through its interventions.


The HR Officer will act as one of the HR Business Partners in ensuring that staff access timely and quality HR services. The role holder will be the Plan International Kenya HRIS system administrator, supporting staff for optimal utilization of the system. S/he will ensure that data in the system and staff files are accurate, up-to-date and easy to retrieve. She/he will also provide administrative support within the HR team to deliver end to end HR Services.


Qualification/ experience essential:

  •  A Bachelor’s degree in HR in a related field with a Higher Diploma in HR Management.
  •  Membership with IHRM.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in the HR field preferably in INGO
  • Minimal supervision experience
  • Conversant with HR online systems.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to negotiate, all levels of the Regional office and outside of line management relationships.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships and networks quickly at every level within the Regional office.
  • Listening, coaching and counselling skills.
  • Ability to support and manage change effectively.


  • Certification as a Human Resource Practitioner (CHRP).

Languages required

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

Please follow the link below to access the role profile:

Job Description- HR Officer

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Location: Nairobi

Type of Role: Fixed Term Contract

Reports to: Human Resource Manager

Closing Date: 6th June 2023

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from jobseekers at any point of the recruitment process.