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KEMRI Human Resource Officer Job Vacancy (Ksh 73,706)

Reference Number: HRO-9-10
Category: Human Resources
Salary: Ksh 73,706/-
Grade: 4.8
Location: Kilifi
Country: Kenya
The post holder will be responsible in providing support to the Programme on resourcing and contract management, performance management process, employee learning and development requirements and management of HR databases so as to ensure the HR department delivers integrated services to employees streamline processes, and guarantee a diverse and skilled workforce meet the corporate business needs and requirements
Reporting Lines: Reports to the Head of Human Resources
Contract Duration: One (1) Year in the first Instance
Key Responsibilities:
Resourcing and Contract Management:
·         Support  the management of the Programme’s recruitment, selection  and induction processes in the most efficient and  cost-effective way;
·         Ensure the legal and organizational procedures on recruitment, deployments and separation are adhered to
·         Support the contract management process from recruitment, contract changes and separation processes.
Performance Management
·         Ensuring the performance management process is implemented effectively throughout the Programme as per the management cycle.
·         Building awareness of the Principal Investigators, Heads of Department and Line managers on performance management process;
·         Initiating necessary systems to identify poor performers manage poor performance and facilitate timely feedback on poor performance
Learning & Development:
·         Supporting the Programme’s training and development functions
·         Identifying the learning and development requirements for the Programme’s  non-scientific staff
·         Sourcing appropriate external workshops/courses, identify external/internal resources and implement internal training programs to address staff learning requirements
·         Working closely with the Head of Training in implementing  training interventions in the Programme;
·         Reviewing performance management process and tool while developing appropriate mechanisms to ensure quality through the performance management system
·         Facilitating in house trainings where necessary
Employee Relations and Welfare:
·         Handling all the staff welfare issues
·         Assisting the Head of HR on staff association/representation issues
·         Assisting the Head of HR on the review and updates on the staff handbook
Management of HR database:
·         Supporting the maintenance of an up to date and comprehensive HR information database
·         Ensuring completeness & accuracy of HR data in-line with payroll data
·         Producing monthly HRIS reports.
Skills and Competence:
Post holder should:
·         Have a first degree in social sciences and professional qualification in Human Resources Management.
·         Have minimum five years progressively responsible experience in human resources management or related area especially in recruitment, performance management, learning and development.
·         Excellent computing skills especially practical experience with HR Information Systems and other IT tools in Human Resources area will be an added advantage.
·         Good interpersonal & communication/facilitating skills and be a team player
·         Maintain confidentiality of HR records and information
·         Be able to work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
Application Procedure
Visit the KEMRI Wellcome Trust careers page here to register and apply online for this vacancy
Candidates must supply an email and telephone contact that will be used when offering interviews.
The application closing date is 4th October, 2010.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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