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Recruitment at Evidence Action; How to Apply

Recruitment at Evidence Action; How to Apply

Recruitment at Evidence Action; How to apply,

Recruitment at Evidence Action; How to apply

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Manager, Human Resources

Duties and responsibilities

  • Support Africa Regional leadership in creating a culture of transformational leadership, strategically aligned regional culture and engaged regional workforce.
  • Coordinate the execution of employee satisfaction surveys on an annual basis and leverage the results to enhance staff and organizational well-being.
  • Lead the people & culture function in developing a vibrant and empowering culture that supports and enables the execution of Evidence Action’s strategy.
  • Manage annual performance management process across the East & Southern Sub-region (ESA) which includes; – annual objective setting, mid- year performance reviews, 360 reviews and annual performance appraisals.
  • Spearhead daily functions of the Human Resource (HR) department across (ESA) East & Southern sub-regional areas including recruitment & selection, onboarding, administering pay, benefits, and leave, and enforcing company policies and practices.
  • Plan, coordinate and execute HR projects across the region including tracking and reporting on status, risks, issues and dependencies.
  • Spearhead HR research & reporting into new country entry e.g. employment laws, salary surveys, statutory requirements, HR best practice.
  • Manage HR consultants engaged to support new country entry.
  • Keep abreast with and understand the HR risk environment, identify and report any potential risks to new country entry & across the region.
  • Devise, own and operationalize the HR Project plan.
  • Work closely with Regional HR lead to coordinate HR process improvement activities across HR operations.
  • Ensure consistency in HR practices & policy application across all countries in the region and spearhead improvements as needed.
  • Participate in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of HR objectives.
  • Provide day-to-day technical advice & guidance on employee relations and performance management matters to staff and management in accordance with the prevailing employment laws and internal policies and procedures.
  • Advise and act on disciplinary matters in accordance with the Employment laws and established policies and procedures including Termination of Appointment.
  • Support in developing materials for the effective management of employees for Managers/supervisors.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate systems for identifying, planning, delivering and measuring learning and development.
  • Manage a training plan that details required training that is delivered within the agreed/specific timescales and ensure outcomes are appropriately measured and reported on.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in HR, Humanities, Sociology or a related field. Additional HR certification such as CHRP will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum 7 years HR generalist experience.
  • Project management experience – experience managing human resources functions during a growth phase is desired.
  • Multi country, multicultural work experience is required.
  • Ability to build and execute short- and long-term work plans.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of good and dynamic HR practices in employee relations and performance management.
  • Good understanding of employment legislation.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Sound knowledge of HR best practices.
  • Technologically proficient in use of technology to communicate effectively & professionally.
  • Excellent analytical and data management skills.
  • Results oriented and strong attention to details.
  • Passionate, highly self – motivated, energetic and enthusiastic team player.
  • Membership to IHRM is required.
  • INGO experience will be an added advantage.
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Kenya.

Senior Associate, New Program Development

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct desk-based research to rapidly assess the potential of new programs by estimating the total addressable market, cost-effectiveness, evidence-base, strategic fit, and funding opportunities of promising interventions.
  • Stay abreast of research trends and recent publications in the sector; interpret large quantities of evidence to inform program decision-making.
  • Work with cost-effectiveness and MLE staff to design, develop, and continuously refine cost-effectiveness models, monitoring frameworks, theories of change, and program evaluations.
  • Design and consult on early stage field activities, program scoping, and piloting of new programs in select countries. Use the results from these activities to inform the design of program implementation.
  • Conduct stakeholder outreach (study authors, implementing organizations, donors) to solicit feedback on new programs, their design, key gaps, and whether there is interest in collaborating with Evidence Action.
  • Develop and nurture mutually beneficial relationships with partner organizations (e.g., implementing organizations, government officials, academic researchers).
  • Independently lead high-stakes meetings with donors and government officials; present the business case for potential new programs.


  • 2 – 4 years of work experience in addition to a Master’s or PhD in a related field such as public health, international development, economics, or statistics.
  • Highly knowledgeable in analyzing and interpreting research; experience with reviewing academic literature, performing cost-effectiveness analyses, and synthesizing large quantities of data and evidence for decision making in program design and implementation.
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical skills; experience using large data sets and quantitative analysis to drive decision making.
  • Strong task management and organizational skills; proven ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously.
  • Experience in effectively communicating and negotiating with, presenting to, and managing a variety of stakeholders in multicultural settings, including researchers, implementing partners, donors, and government officials.
  • Advanced verbal, writing, and presentation skills in English; ability to communicate complex research methodologies and findings to a non-technical audience clearly and succinctly.
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace; familiarity with Stata, R, SPSS, or other statistical packages is a bonus.
  • Ability to travel internationally, up to 25%.


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