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HR Business Partner (Africa) Job in Nairobi Kenya

We are a blue chip company, a leader in the broadcast media sector. 

Due to expansion and growth, the following position has arisen in our organization. 

The position will be based in Nairobi:

HR Business Partner - Africa


  • Employee Bodies (Workplace forums)
  • Recruitment Agencies
  • External HR vendors
  • HR Management
  • Management
  • Human Resource Team
  • Act as a business partner by embedding company HR strategy and by providing professional generalist HR guidance and support to client groups with the objective to add value to the business
  • Contribute to the business strategy by helping identify, prioritize, and build organizational capabilities, behaviors, structures, and processes
  • Diagnose business challenges
  • Translate business and HR strategy into a clear annual HR operational plan
  • Implement group wide initiatives/strategy
  • Design and implement Human Resources Policies and Procedures (Employee Relations, Recruitment & Selection)
  • Responsible for execution of all people processes in the employment and business cycle, in line with policy and legislation - recruitment, induction, L&D, EE planning, retention, career management, reward etc
  • Supported RDs, GM and line management in forecasting and planning the talent pipeline requirements in line with the function/business strategy
  • Facilitate line of sight initiatives to build a high-performing organization aligned with the strategic leadership agenda
  • Facilitate and promote employee engagement and feedback
  • Provide expert advice and coaching to employees where appropriate
  • Manage and follow through on Employee Relations cases
  • Implement Performance Management philosophy and processes
  • Transactional HR excellence - effective back office liaison
  • HR Reporting (monthly, training, assessments, projects)
Functional Competencies:
  • Understanding of OD Processes
  • Understanding of Performance Management and improvement processes
  • Hands-on exposure to the various Talent Management processes
  • Understanding of Human Resources information systems
  • Basic Project Management skills
  • Employment Equity, labour Relations
  • Career development methodologies
  • Human Resources Development approaches
  • Human Resources and Company Policies and Procedures
  • 20% - 30% travel
Behavioral Competencies:
  • Strong communication (written and verbal)
  • Problem solving
  • Diplomacy and tact, discretion and confidentiality
  • Analytical/Diagnostic ability
  • Initiative
  • Service orientation
  • Detail and process orientation
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Ability to engage, inspire, and influence people
  • Interpersonal, sensitivity
  • Approachability
  • Action orientated
  • Energy and drive
  • Ability to work independently
Qualification and experience
  • A degree in HR or Social Science
  • A Higher diploma In HR qualification is essential
  • Technical knowledge in labour laws
  • Minimum 10 years working experience.
Applicants should submit their CV’s (clearly marked ‘HR Business Partner - Africa on the subject line to: 

Closing date for the applications is on the 17th September 2012

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