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Human Resource Officer: The Aga Khan University Jobs in Kenya

The Aga Khan University 

Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS)

Career Opportunity

The Aga Khan University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, East Africa (AKU-FAS, EA), invites applications from appropriately qualified and competent individuals for the following Nairobi-based position:

Human Resource Officer

Reporting to the Director, Human Resources, the Human Resource Officer will be responsible to ensure that HR functional support is provided to AKU-FAS, EA. S/he will advise on HR policies and related matters and make appropriate recommendations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in the recruitment process, ensuring that all hiring is done in accordance with budget and institutional guidelines;
  • Provide advice and assistance with drafting of job descriptions and ensure that all job descriptions are in place;
  • Manage employee relations programmes to foster an enabling and positive work environment;
  • Address employee grievances & conflict resolution in accordance with applicable labour laws and policies;
  • Conduct training needs analysis and coordinate with service providers;
  • Maintain the Human Resource Information System (HRIS) for all employees and ensure that all personnel records are updated;
  • Implement country specific HR policies in the areas of Human Resource Management;
  • Identify and interpret legal requirements and laws affecting human resources functions and ensure policies, procedures and reporting are in compliance;
  • Coordinate the performance appraisal, promotions and salary increment processes to ensure effectiveness, compliance and equity within the organization;
  • Administer benefit programs such as insurance, medical cover, NSSF, leave etc;
  • Participate in HR budgets allocations relating to compensation and benefits programmes;
  • Provide basic counseling to staff who have performance related obstacles.
  • Bachelors Degree in Human Resources/Business Administration;
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management;
  • Minimum of 2 (two) years of relevant work experience;
  • Proficiency in computers, especially Excel and Word processing programmes;
  • Excellent coomunication, negotiation and interview skills;
  • Excellent report and proposal writing skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of the East African labour laws.
Application Procedure

Applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of certificates and testimonials should be sent to:

The Manager, Recruitment
Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi
P. O. Box 30270-00100

Email: hr.recruitment @

Closing date for receiving applications: April 23, 2010.

Applications by email are preferred.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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