Apply: IPPF Senior HR Advisor and Project Manager

Deadline: 24 April, 2020

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) seeks to fill the position of temporary, Senior Human Resources (HR) Advisor and Project Manager. IPPF is the leading sexual and reproductive health (SRH) service delivery organisation in Africa, and the leading sexual and reproductive health and rights advocacy voice on the continent.


  • Lead and facilitate organisational change and development and advise the Regional Director on strategies to attract, retain, develop and motivate employees across the range of specialised occupations critical to the delivery of the organisation’s mandate
  • Lead the change management process during the Africa Regional Office restructuring exercise
  • Act as a confidential and trusted advisor to the Regional Director and the Senior Management Team, surfacing the hard issues and reflecting the truth on people matters
  • Provide a safe haven for challenging ideas; exercise thought leadership and introduce methods and systems to ensure that IPPF’s strategic plan and IPPF’s HR Strategy are aligned
  • Develop a human resources’ plan to address Africa Regional Office’s restructuring and new human resources structure in collaboration with the Regional Director and the Senior Management Team
  • Ensure the provision of critical reports, information and insight to senior management on HR trends, profile, and emerging issues to position the organisation and proactively anticipate, plan and meet future HR needs
  • Identify risks and ensure quality assurance for all people processes
  • Establish the parameters and provide strategic direction to the work programmes and strategies of the accountable areas of the HR Department to achieve results
  • Oversee and direct the planning, resources provision, management, operations, activities and change priorities of the specialised team leaders in diverse disciplines for consistently high levels of performance, efficiency and engagement
  • Approve the Office’s annual work plans; collaboratively set objectives, performance measurements, standards and expected results and deliver within agreed budgets and timeframes


  • Advanced university degree (master’s) in Social Sciences, Human Resources or related field (first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience in Human Resources Management may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree)
  • Ten years of experience, minimum, in Human Resources Management and preferably gained in a large, complex and diverse international humanitarian and/or development organisation
  • Experience in change management
  • Excellent strategic planning skills
  • Excellent organisational development and change management skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Fluency in English and French, written and spoken (essential)
  • Knowledge of Portuguese is an added advantage (desirable)

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