HR Generalist

Role purpose

To provide high quality and consistent HR Operations and business support to the organisation.


HR Operational support for employees and line managers delivered timely/efficiently and with high quality service.
Manage the consistent implementation of Employee Relations, Union issues in line with local policy and legal requirements. Be the first point of contact with the union and ensure industrial tranquility.
Ensure that all HR processes and procedures are managed in line with Syngenta policies and local regulations/standards. Key to this regard is to ensure that all processes are managed within the ethics and compliance standards of the company
Provide guidance to Line Managers and employees on all the key HR processes areas including but not limited to performance management, compensation and benefits, recruitment and selection, diciplinary process, employee benefit administration, leave management and tracking, HR systems and new approaches, Kenya Labor Law and its changes, corporate, compliance and local policies
Ensure accurate HR reporting and provide trend analysis and insights or recommendations to address key HR metrics
Maintain data integrity including entering data into HR information systems and auditing on a monthly basis for accuracy and compliance
Contribute to HR and business projects as needed and lead the yearly HR audit processes for the site. Related to this ensure timely filing of statutory requirements and compliance.
Partner with the HR Manager to ensure accuracy of organizational structure within HR systems and ensure timely and accurate changes are made in the system.
Ensure integrity and timeliness in payroll processing as well as delivery of payslips.
Coordinate internal communication for all HR matters at site level
Documentation – ensure employee files are updated appropriately
Any other tasks that will be assigned to you by your line manager.



Critical Knowledge and Experience:

University Degree in Human Resources/Business Administration or Social Sciences. Additional qualifications as Certified Public Secretary or a Higher Diploma in HR will be an added advantage.
A good understanding and interpretation of the Kenya labour laws.
Previous experience with employee/union/labour relations is an added advantage.
A minimum of 7 years’ experience in a similar or related role.


Critical Skills And Capabilities

Stakeholder Management coupled with good communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to maintain high quality service to all employees and handle employees queries in a timely manner while modelling confidentiality, ethics and integrity.
Strong customer service attitude with the ability to establish and sustain good relationships with all organizational levels.
Familiarity and understanding of HR information systems, preferably Workday.
Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision while modelling proactivity and innovation.


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About Syngenta

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com.