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Nation Media Group Human Resources Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Our client, Nation Media Group (NMG), is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa, with operations in print, electronics and digital media. 

The media house attracts and serves unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. 

NMG recognise that to provide unmatched services to its audience,it needs to recruit and retain the best people to meet business requirements and continuously grow its employees skills, knowledge and experience to satisfy customer requirements and individual staff career aspirations.
NMG wishes to recruit a highly motivated and professional individual to fill the position of Human Resources Manager for its Kenya operations.
Reporting to Group HR Director and working closely with Divisional heads, the jobholder will be responsible for the design, development and implementation of HR strategies that will deliver employee engagement, retention, efficiency and productivity in Kenya, in alignment to the Groups HR strategy.

S/He will also be responsible for:
  • Talent sourcing, development and retention including carrying out annual talent reviews and implementing agreed outcome;
  • Enhancing the right culture and creating ownership of the Group’s values, vision and mission and driving change in line with business goals;
  • Evaluating performance management processes to enhance employee productivity;
  • Managing all issues around employee relations promptly including negotiating Collective Bargaining Agreements of recognised unions in the best interest of all parties;
  • Ensuring the Group’s compensation policy is applied fairly and reviewed regularly to meet the needs of all parties;
  • Meet the Group’s business needs including identifying and retaining key talent to inform succession and business expansion plans, organization effectiveness, staff engagement and productivity;
  • Prepare quarterly HR data and performance measurement reports to the management.
Being a senior position, the jobholder will need to have a close working relationship with various stakeholders including Managing Directors and General Managers responsible for various divisions, Heads of Shared Services functions and external stakeholders including HR consultants and service providers.
The successful candidate will be required to have a university degree in humanities and a post graduate diploma in human resource management. 

S/he will need to have a minimum of ten years’ human resource experience, of which three years should be as a Senior HR Manager or a Senior HR Business Partner responsible for a fully- fledged HR department in a commercial environment. 

The ideal candidate will need to have experience in HRIS, talent management, HR analytics and driving performance. 

S/he will be required to have a good understanding of global HR trends and how these affect employee contribution and motivation. 

S/he will also be a good communicator, excellent ability to influence, an exemplary leader with good inter personal skills.

If you believe you fit the required profile, please send your applications in confidence to by Friday 21 December 2012 quoting the job reference number and the title of the position you are applying for. 

In addition, please attach a curriculum vitae that contains details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current remuneration, expected remuneration as well as copies of professional / academic certificates.

Include your day and evening telephone numbers, email address and names and address of three references.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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