HR and Administration Manager Job in Kenya - Government

The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) is a State Corporation established under the Science, Technology and Innovation Act of 2013. 

The Commission is a Statutory Agency mandated to regulate and assure quality in the Science, Technology and Innovation sector and advise, promote and coordinate on all matters relating to Science, Technology, Innovation and Research issues necessary for proper co-ordination and economic developments of the Country. 

To achieve this mandate the Commission seeks to fill the following vacant position:
Manager, Human Resource and Administration

STIC Grade 12
Duties and Responsibilities:

The Manager, Human Resource and Administration will be in charge of the Human Resource and Administration operations, and will be responsible to the Director, Finance and Administration for the following duties and responsibilities:-
  • Coordinating, developing and implementing Human Resource Policies and Strategies
  • Overseeing the recruitment and development of Human Resources and Staff Welfare
  • Overseeing the development of resource plans, activities and personal emolument
  • Ensuring proper coordination of Human Resource Management Principle, Practices and Performance Management
  • Ensuring statutory obligations are adhered to
  • Managing succession planning
Minimum Qualifications:
Masters degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or Public Administration from a university recognized in Kenya. In addition, candidates must have at least eight (8) years experience in Human Resource Management/Development, three (3) years of which should have been in senior management position in the Public Service or Private sector.

Candidates who have obtained the following will have an added advantage:
  • Have attended a course in Strategic Leadership or Management
  • Be proficient in information and communication technology (ICT)
  • Be in good standing with a relevant professional body.
Key Competencies:
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Strategic planning
  • Good interpersonal relations
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Strong negotiation and organizational skills
  • Team player
How to Apply

Interested Candidates who meet the requirements are invited to send their applications enclosing copies of updated Curriculum Vitae, Academic and Professional Certificates. 

Additionally, they should provide names of three (3) referees one of whom must be an immediate or past supervisor. 

A copy of national identity card, details of remuneration history and current contact must be provided.

Candidates shortlisted for interview for the three (3) posts of Directors (STIC 13) must further submit the following:
  1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
  2. Clearance letter from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  3. Tax compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  4. Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
  5. Clearance by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC)
NB: Candidates with Degrees from Universities outside Kenya must submit a Certificate of Equation and Recognition from the Commission for University Education (CUE).

The successful Candidates for the positions of Directors – STIC Grade 13, will be engaged on a five (5) years Contract renewable for one further term of equivalent period..

Applications must clearly indicate the Reference (REF) of the vacancy (on the envelope and letter) and should be sent either by post to:-

The Director General/CEO
National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
P.O Box 30623 – 00100
Nairobi, Kenya


Hand-delivered to Utalii House, Utalii lane, off Uhuru Highway, 9th Floor, Room 902, to be received by Friday 2nd April 2015 at 5.00 p.m.

The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation is an Equal Opportunity 

Employer and all qualified Kenyans are encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.