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Project Co-Ordinator (HR)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

International News is at the heart of the BBC.  BBC News Group employs approximately 1100 staff in 98 international bureaux. It provides multimedia services to a global weekly audience of over 250 million in English and 27 languages around the clock, every day of the year.  Our bureaux react to breaking news, provide news updates and analysis and produce live programme output.  In a highly competitive market, delivering to both UK Licence Fee payers and commercial partners, BBC News services must be reliable and consistent.

In November 2015, the BBC announced a plan to expand its World Service operation in East Africa/Horn of Africa. Alongside the BBC existing services, this expansion will transform the BBC World Service operation in East Africa/Horn of Africa, turning it into a truly multilingual and multiplatform editorial powerhouse that will offer impartial, high quality and impactful content to the region.

Based in Nairobi and reporting to the Bureau Manager, this role will coordinate the recruitment administration, on boarding, relocation and training of new employees. The coordinator will work very closely with UK Africa Project Team, HR, Recruitment as well as the Africa Editorial Leads.

Role Responsibility

Working closely with the London based recruitment team, you will be responsible for all aspects of the recruitment process and will provide local administrative support in the Nairobi office.

Duties will include:

  • Placing job adverts with local employment agencies and advising on attraction strategies with the local market
  • Coordinating and arranging interviews; updating managers on recruitment time scales
  • Issuing offer letters, raising contracts, assisting with reference checks and answering candidate queries
  • Coordinating inductions and training events; liaising with BBC Academy, HR and other teams when required.
  • HR administration for terminations, resignations and new joiners
  • Updating records on HR information system (SAP)
  • Other HR/Recruitment administrative support

For further information on this exciting new role, please read the job description which can be found at the bottom of this page.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will be full member of the IHRM (this is essential), highly organised with proven success in a busy HR/Recruitment administration role. You will have the ability to manage several projects at the same time, and the confidence to interact with internal and external stakeholders both face to face and on the phone. A good understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is also important.

Package Description

Job Title:           Project Co-ordinator (HR)

Department:      News and Current Affairs

Location:           Nairobi -Kenya 

Candidates must be available immediately.

Please note that the successful candidate must have 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. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.


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