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people and Development Director. at Marie Stopes

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Job Description

The Director People and Development, reporting to the Country Director and a member of the CMT, is accountable for development and delivery of HR strategy in organisational design and change; oversight, control, benchmarking and advice on pay and benefits; oversight and management of employee records and supporting systems; employee support and management; and recruitment, selection and retention; employee performance management and grievance and conflict resolution.

Key Responsibilities

Activities include:

  • Clear objectives cascaded and aligned with the P&D team OGSM.
  • Day to day management of team issues.
  • Clear workplans communicated across the team.
  • Individual support, development and succession planning.
  • Budget oversight and management of the whole-team’s activities.
  • Efficient collaboration and mutual support.

Provide strategic advice and senior level support to Country and Senior Management Teams on  workforce planning and change management processes and criteria. Activities include:

  • Advise on optimal organization structure and provide guidance on job banding, salary ranges,  benefits and cost to company financial considerations.
  • Ensure MSK is compliant with employee legislation and tax requirements.
  • Development, roll out and activation of HR and Admin policies in line with MSK vision, mission and values.
  • Support and guide on HR operations processes within your purview.
  • Negotiating employment and other legal contracts
  • Oversight and checking of all legal agreements and contracts in particular rental, HR contracts, services and goods contracts relating to HR and Admin.
  • Mapping and action planning for timely management of all legal agreements.

Oversee and support the recruitment function for MSK. Activities include:

  • Ensure that the team and stakeholders have required information and resources to advertise a role.
  • Manage the recruitment process efficiently and effectively.
  • Provide a positive stakeholder experience and that MSK is successful at attracting and securing talent  into the workforce.
  • Ensure that the processes are transparent and that internal development opportunities are maximized.

Oversee the annual performance review process. Activities include:

  • Oversee establishment of OGSMs against each support service areas to support performance monitoring.
  • Ensure managers and line reports have appropriate tools and if required training to have constructive  and helpful performance reviews and assessments.


  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, HR or in any related disciplines.
  • Registered with a relevant professional body.


  • Experience in an INGO at a senior managerial position.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to inspire and engage a team for high performance.
  • Highly systematic and organised to ensure tight management of systems and record keeping.
  • Excellent communication skills for negotiation and conflict resolution.
  • Proven experience in establishing and achieving team goals and deliverables with systematic planning and KPIs.
  • Budget management.
  • A skilled negotiator.
  • A clear attention to detail.

Personal Attributes

  • Pro choice.
  • Approachable with strong interpersonal & listening skills together with the ability to empower their team.
  • Strategic thinker, excellent analytical skills.
  • Results oriented with a record of delivering targets.
  • Self-motivated and a self-starter.
  • The highest levels of integrity, strong ethical attitude.
  • Excellent leadership and management aptitude leading diverse teams at a distance.
  • Strong commitment to the goals and vision of the Marie Stopes Kenya
  • Interest in public health, particularly sexual and reproductive health.
  • Flexibility to operate in a changing environment.
  • Able to communicate effectively (both written and oral) at all levels

Method of Application

Suitable and qualified candidates should email one document combining an application letter and CV to pd@mariestopes.or.ke on or before 09th May 2023. The subject of the email should read People and Development Director. Do not attach certificates and testimonials. Marie Stopes Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and does not ask for fees at any stage of the recruitment process. Successful candidates must abide by MSI’s Antifraud & Bribery Policy and Safeguarding Policy, including protection of children and vulnerable adults. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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