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HR Job Opportunities in Nairobi

Background: Our client is an international company providing services to client organizations in the whole of Africa.

They are seeking a HR Managers to be based in respective countries of operation as Human Resource Manager (HRM) with overall responsibility for the HR function of the Group in those countries.
The primary objectives of the position are to ensure that:

  • Recruits and retains the highest calibre of staff, Complies with national employment laws and regulations of those countries.
  • Provides a highly desirable working environment with excellent opportunities for growth
  • Reporting and Delegation The HRM will report directly to the Country director in those specific countries of Operations.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Strategic Recruitment:
  • Develop corporate systems and procedures for effective and timely recruitment of employees and consultants or outsourced collaborators
  • Identify staff vacancies and requirements for short term consultancy support and assist Project Managers in -identifying and specifying their hiring requirements
  • Oversee the evaluation, classification and rating of occupations and job positions
  • Assist in hiring, including developing job descriptions and job advertisements, and screening and interviewing candidates
  • In collaboration with the Technical Services, develop and apply tests for new recruits
  • Maintain and update a roster and database of suitably qualified consultants and maintain and develop CVs in the correct format for different bids
  • Conduct or assist in contract negotiations
  • Develop contracts for employees and consultants in collaboration with the Contracts and Compliance Team

Compliance with Laws and Regulations:
  • Develop, clarify and implement the group’s HR and employment policies
  • Advise management and employees on employment statutes, rules, regulations and policies affecting employees
  • Conduct periodic reviews of national employment and HR legislation in the group’s countries of operation and inform management of significant changes
  • Advise managers on organizational policy matters such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment, and recommend needed changes.
  • With the Contracts and Compliance Office, review all contracts to ensure that they are compliant with national and international laws and regulations
  • Ensure that contract terminations are compliant with laws and regulations

Employee Welfare and Career Development:
  • Provide current and prospective employees with orientation, information about policies, job duties, working conditions, wages, opportunities for promotion and employee benefits
  • Plan and conduct new employee and orientation to foster positive attitude toward organizational objectives
  • Inform employees of their health insurance packages and answer requests
  • Foster constructive employee relations
  • Lead employee in-house training and skills development
  • Ensure work place safety and lead staff security awareness training
  • Develop programmes for staff welfare, recreation and team-building
  • Engage in conflict resolution and mediation of employee disputes

Compensation and Benefits Administration:
  • Liaise with finance to ensure that payroll and compensation accurately reflects contracts etc
  • Liaise with Operations to ensure that workplace and other employee insurance is purchased
  • Liaise with finance to ensure that all employees have the appropriate health insurance
  • Develop and/or administer special projects in areas such as pension, savings plans and employee awards or bonuses

Performance Appraisal System:
  • Ensure that all employees and managers fully understand the Performance Appraisal System
  • Analyse wage rates, hiring success, employee feedback and other data relating to the HR performance of the company in order to improve service delivery
  • Contribute to the improvement of the employee Performance Appraisal System
  • Ensure that the Performance Appraisal System is fairly and effectively applied to all employees
  • Ensure that disciplinary procedures are correctly and fairly followed by supervisors

Develop and Maintain HR Records:
  • Ensure complete and timely leave recording
  • Maintain secure and confidential personnel files
  • Ensure that all staff and consultants submit timesheets
  • Verify employment and other statutory employee documents
  • Maintain complete records of all HR correspondence and transactions

Qualifications Required
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline
  • At least five years of professional experience across all HR disciplines, including employment, benefits, compensation, employee relations, training and development, and conflict resolution
  • Excellent inter-personal communication and negotiation skills in English
  • Discretion and ability to handle issues with sensitivity
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Proven commitment to voluntary sector or community work
  • Right to work in Kenya

Qualifications Preferred
  • HR certification or MBA with HR focus
  • Experience working with a diverse workforce or internationally
  • Knowledge of labour laws in the respective countries
  • Networking abilities

Terms and Conditions
  • Opportunities for specialised training in relevant HR areas
  • Based in those countries with infrequent international travel and some travel within home country
  • Competitive salary and benefits

Nationals of the listed countries only: Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Southern Sudan, Northern Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi

When applying indicate which country and one must be a National of that country.


Interviews will be mid December 2013 and start date is January 2014

To Apply:

If you believe you qualify for this position, please send your CV and details of your current and expected remuneration to

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