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Senior Human Resources Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Our client is a leading insurance company with operations within the region.

A strong and trusted brand leader in the market, the company seeks to recruit a
Senior Human Resources Officerfor their Nairobi office.

The overall purpose of the role is to:
  • Ensure that all human resources needs for the business function (s) are met.
  • To Coach and advice Line Management regarding people management and human resources issues.
  • To Align HR objective with the Country’s operational objectives.
  • Contributes to the Development of a performance driven culture in the organization by driving people in order to improve quality of their performance and meet the Company’s objectives as a whole.

The position holder will be reporting to the Group HRM.

He/She will be responsible for:

Define & Execute HR Strategy: 
  • Support HRM in driving the creation & execution of the People Strategies & Plans that attract, develop and retain employees to support the organizational short and long term business needs to drive competitive advantage and address opportunities and threats.
  • Coordinate and execute manpower planning for the specific business functions.
Performance & Talent Management:
  • Ensure Performance and Talent Management drive the achievement of business goals through objective and development plan setting, performance appraisals and talent development.
  • Implement business functions, success planning/ talent management plans that support business goals.
  • Ensure People Managers use tools effectively to assist individual and team performance improvement at all levels.
Employee Engagement: 
  • Establish and maintain effective win-win working relationships with employees and their representatives through an environment that fosters communication and cooperation.
  • Promote and foster a culture and environment that is productive, open, empowering, safe and equitable and
  • Coach others to behave and make decisions in line with the Company’s Core Values.
HR Functional Services:
  • Ensure Line Managers and employees understand the HR Model and can quickly and efficiently access solutions.
  • Collaborate with Line Managers within Business Functions to ensure initiatives and projects are designed and implemented that support business people plans.
  • Provide objective and timely feedback to them on the quality of HR Service to ensure the overall HR Service to the business function meets or exceeded agreed standards.
Functional Development:
  • Work as part of cross functional HR Teams to develop HR practice and process developments that contribute to enhancing the HR contribution to the business.
The Ideal Candidate should have:

Knowledge & Qualification
  • Bachelors Degree level education or equivalent and Advanced Diploma in HR
  • 4-5 years experience in Generalist HR
  • Business Acumen (understanding of the business, performance drivers and long term direction).
  • Understanding Financial & Non-Financial Business results, & the HR / People impact.
  • Accreditation with relevant Professional body and maintains links with external networks (E.g. IHRM, FKE, DIT etc.)
  • Sound knowledge of Functional HR Expertise, including the Kenya Employment Law & Labour regulations, Compensation, Performance and Talent Management.
Functional Skills and Competencies;
  • Build engagement & commitment (via influencing, coaching, presentation and facilitation skills).
  • Consultancy skills to develop organizational and team solutions to business issues.
  • Create, analyse and utilize metrics to monitor HR effectiveness and support business decisions
  • Ability to work as a part of a multifunctional team and influence the organizational strategy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions effectively
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage time efficiently
If you are qualified and up to the challenge, please send an updated Curriculum Vitae (Ms Word version) to clearly stating the job position (Senior HR Officer - Insurance) in the subject. 

Include your daytime contact, current & expected remuneration as well as your notice period in your application cover letter.

Deadline for application is 23rd September 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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