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Manager, People and Culture, USAID Kenya Private Sector Activity

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Position Description:

Palladium is seeking a Manager, People and Culture for an anticipated USAID-funded economic growth program which is anticipated to begin in 2023. The USAID/Kenya and East Africa Feed the Future (FtF) Private Sector Activity (PSA) will be a 5-year program focused on accelerating agriculture-led growth in Kenya through partnerships with large agricultural sector firms (such as processors and off-takers) and expansion of smallholder farmer out-grower schemes. The anticipated activity will focus on creating jobs and generating large scale increases in sales/exports in the agriculture sector cost-effectively and, ideally, through a sustainable and locally-led vehicle.  The activity would combine tools used in USAID’s traditional private sector development activities with tools used to mobilize finance and investment into one mechanism – supporting a range of agricultural firms to expand investments and operations via a blended finance approach. For more information on the potential project, please consult the RFI: .

Duration: 5 years (anticipated start in July 2023)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Formulating & rolling out HR policies in accordance with Palladium global and Palladium Kenya policies and practices
  • Conducting HR interviews, offer negotiations & closing positions
  • Managing employee lifecycle from hire till exit – onboarding, induction, confirmation, transfers, contract renewals & exit
  • Anchoring the performance management process
  • Spearheading the team bonding initiatives
  • Ensuring legal compliance throughout human resource management
  • Maintaining pay plan and benefits program
  • Ensuring all employee files are in order and maintaining the employee database
  • Working on HR process improvements
  • Assisting with employer branding initiatives to ensure Palladium is the employer of choice
  • Liaising with global teams and the project management unit on various projects such as diversity & inclusion, salary benchmarking etc.
  • Working on helping build a positive work environment
  • Any and all other project-related tasks as required by the Chief of Party and Palladium HQ

Position Requirements:

  • Degree in Human Resources or related field
  • Significant experience managing human resources functions in Kenyan project contexts
  • Ability to formulate and carry out plans independently to further the strategic goals of the project from a human resources and talent management perspective
  • Experience working on USAID or other donor-funded programs preferred
  • Excellent communications, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Local Kenyan candidates are preferred
  • Written and oral proficiency in English required
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