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Human Resources General Manager Job in Kenya

Position Title: GM Human Resources         

Reporting Structure:
Direct Supervisor: Managing Director
Direct Reports: 

Human Resource

Training Administration
Organisational Development         

Job Purpose:  To develop and proactively implement a robust HR strategy so as to ensure an engaged workforce that is aligned to and delivering on the organisation’s ‘Must Win’ battles.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Develops and oversees the implementation of the HR strategy in line with the business strategy and regulatory requirements to ensure an engaged workforce that is delivering to stakeholders and to also avoid litigation
  • Responsible for manpower planning, resourcing and development within the business so as to ensure optimal allocation of skilled Human Resource to the business.
  • To provide strategic HR advice and solutions to the business, consistent with modern HR practice, labour laws and prudent labour practices in line with the organization’s overall strategy.
  • To manage employee relations and welfare programs and offer support to line managers in maintaining a cordial employee – employer relationship so as to ensure a conducive work environment.
  • To develop and partner with the business managers in implementing staff motivation, change, training and performance management programs for purposes of ensuring a skilled, productive and engaged workforce.
  • Provide leadership to the HR team, prepare and manage HR Division budgets, provide the business with guidance on staff related budgets and monitor costs against budget.
  • To prepare various reports to inform the business and for decision making.
Management Job Content

 Planning window is one year

  • Deployment of temporary employees, transfers, and recruitment of new employees.
  • Also responsible for the deployment cost including transfer costs.
Directing & Supervising:
  • Three direct reports
  • Manage service contract for tea ladies and oversee the contracted   employees.
Monitoring & Controlling:
  • Monitor the targets of the three direct reports on a monthly basis.
  • Also monitor performance of contracted employees as per service level agreement
Working Relationships

 Across the business – Divisional Head, Department Head, supervisors, employees and contracted employees

 IHRM, Pension administrators, Medical Providers, Government institutions, Insurance Companies, Ministry of labour, Trade Unions, Suppliers. Law firms, employer associations, 

Expected Minimum Qualification
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource and Business Administration
  • Post Graduate diploma in Human Resource Management
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience as a HR generalist, 3 of which should be in a senior management position
Technical and General Competencies:
Technical competencies:
  • Good IT Skills & conversant in use of MS suite of products
  • Experience in using a HRIS
General competencies:
  • Interpersonal and relational skills
  • Analytical and attention to detail
  • Negotiation skills
  • Leadership abilities
  • Influence
  • Presentation skills
How to apply:
Applicants should email their applications attaching a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter indicating why they are interested in and qualified for the position and the names of three referees who can provide confidential assessment of their capabilities to a Search Committee. 

All communications relating to applications for this position should be addressed to: email address: 

Applications should be received by 20th March 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

On the subject matter of the email please indicate the position you are applying for.

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