Vacant Position – Head of Human Resources

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) is a not-for-profit organization designed to facilitate and promote access and delivery of appropriate proprietary agricultural technologies for use by resource-poor smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Based in Nairobi, but working across the continent, AAFT fosters its mission through public/private partnerships to reach its target farmers. The Foundation is a one-stop-shop that provides expertise and know-how that facilitates the identification, access, development, delivery and utilization of proprietary agricultural technologies.

Position Summary:

The Head of Human Resources will have overall responsibility for designing and managing all HR systems at AATF. He/she will ensure effective and efficient provision of high quality HR services in support of AATF operations in all AATF locations/offices. The Head of HR will lead ad hoc HR projects as required and determined by management. He/she will provide management reports on headcount and also management responses to audit questions. This role will report to the Executive Director.

Summary of key responsibilities:

  • Managing the development of all policies and procedures related to Human Resources Management.
  • Ensuring that all employment practices, compensation, and human resources programs are within established standards of AATF and labor laws.   
  • Coordinating the performance management process.
  • Coordinating staff training and development programs.
  • Managing the process of staff appointments, renewal and termination of contracts.
  • Ensuring that AATF maintains a compensation and benefits package that is equitable and competitive to the market.
  • Ensuring maintenance of personnel records.
  • Developing and implementing the HR Strategy for AATF.
  • Ensuring that AATF maintains good employee and industrial relations.
  • Approving all staff claims.
  • Coordinating work related counseling and stress management services for staff.

The ideal candidate should possess both a Master’s Degree and a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management. He/she should have minimum five-years’ of experience in human resource management preferably in a non-profit organization, three of which must be in senior managerial capacity. Additionally, he/she should hold membership in a recognized professional body; proficiency in Microsoft Office with an ability to learn new applications quickly; and a good working knowledge of national laws that govern human resources.


For more information about AATF, visit the website at Interested candidates are requested to submit their CVs to our Executive Search Partner, Career Connections, by email: not later than Tuesday, 2 May 2017. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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