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BBC Vacancies : HR Specialist, East Africa (Nairobi)

Recours 4 Kenya
Full Time

Job Title: HR Specialist , East Africa (Nairobi)

Job Category: HR

Job Type: Full Time

Job Introduction

The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million.  As part of a historic and exciting expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is launching a range of programmes and digital content that will go beyond the hard news agenda to include Discussions and Technology, Sport, Business programmes and factual content for African audiences.

We are looking to recruit an experienced HR Specialist to support our newly expanded business based in Nairobi.  You will be responsible for managing, leading and delivering their area of specialism; bringing evidence-based practice into the organisation and addressing the people challenges for their area of expertise.  Travel outside of Kenya is required.

Role Responsibility

Reporting to the London based International HR Business Partner, you will provide operational day to day HR support to our East Africa teams and if required, more widely across our wider Africa operations. This is a very busy and varied role, supporting an inspiring and demanding multi-national work force where you will work across a full range of HR related activity across the employee life-cycle.  It is a standalone role where you will be expected to work independently as part of a wider, remote-based team.

You will be dealing with local reward and benefits matters, helping to deliver corporate and local reward and benefits strategy as well as advising on local compliance considerations.  In this role you may be playing a part in staff training development initiatives and helping us recruit and develop fantastic and diverse talent for our East Africa operations.

You will be working as part of a wider international HR team based in the UK and in other territories, who together have a global remit – so there will be opportunities to support global and pan-regional projects.

Are you the right candidate?

Educated to a degree level qualification in HR or a related area, you will bring a solid generalist HR background to this role.  Experienced in handling a wide variety of people-related issues both formally and informally, you will be an excellent relationship builder with experience of supporting local management teams.  You will have a working knowledge of the Kenyan Industrial Relations Act as well as experience in delivering employee engagement activity and implementing change.   Experience of managing disciplinaries, working in a union-led environment and a track record in delivering positive change is essential.

A team player with experience in a multi-national work place would be desirable but not essential as would experience of or an interest in the media industry.  Fluency in English is necessary, language skills in at least one other East African language would be advantageous.

Package Description

Contract: continuing

Local terms and conditions apply

Location: Nairobi

Any offer of employment is conditional upon you having the right to work in Kenya

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual’s unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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