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Head of HR and Administration Job in Kenya

SBM Bank

Job Vacancy: Head of HR and Administration

SBM is a leading Financial Services Group present in Mauritius, Kenya, India, and Madagascar and with a representative office in Myanmar. With our entry to Kenya, the Group is expanding into the East African region. 

With a solid track record for over 43 years, we have been constantly building up our strength in innovation, flexibility, accessibility and reliability. These are the key attributes that have contributed to our reputation and trustworthiness.

SBM is one of the leading financial institutions in Mauritius, with total assets of USD 4.37 Billion (KES437 billion) as at December 2016. SBM Holdings Ltd is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius, with a market capitalisation of USD 593 M (KES 59.3 billion) as at 31st January 2017, representing third largest listed company in Mauritius.
As a Group, human capital is at the heart of our development. In our quest to be the Employer of Choice, we are laying increasing emphasis on developing and nurturing our talent pool. SBM is a reference for creating talent for the world of tomorrow.

Open your door to success by joining us in the following challenging position:
Head of HR and Administration

Ref: SBMK/HRA/08/2017
The holder will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer on issues concerning Human Resource Policy and Strategy; and will be directly responsible for all employee HR matters. 

The holder will support and sustain a culture of SBM Bank Kenya in HR matters and support related training initiatives.
Core Responsibilities:
  • Participate in the development of the Bank’s plans and programs as a strategic partner but particularly from the perspective of the impact on staff .
  • Translate the strategic and tactical business plans into HR strategic and operational plans.
  • Evaluate and advice on the impact of long term planning of new programs/strategies and regulatory action as those items impact the attraction, motivation, development and retention of staff .
  • Develop staffing strategies and implementation plans and programs to identify talent within and outside the Bank for positions of responsibility. Identify appropriate and effective external sources for candidates for all levels within the Bank.
  • Develop progressive and proactive compensation and benefits programs to provide motivation, incentives and rewards for effective performance and to provide programs which utilize an employee and company partnership for the short and long-term health and welfare protection of the employees.
  • Implement an effective Performance Management System that is effective and aligned to the Bank’s operating strategy in line with the Group’s performance standards.
  • Oversee the HR Information system, including maintenance of up to-date records of all Bank Staff  in such areas as contracts, staff  data, medical records, Training, etc.
  • Oversee all aspects of Administration within the Bank.
Qualifications, Experience & Skills:
  • Be in possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management or equivalent. A Masters degree (MA) in HR or Business Management would be an added advantage
  • Have 10 years relevant experience,  five of which must be in a management role.
  • Be in possession of a Diploma in Human Resources and be a member of IHRM
  • Have very good technical knowledge of Kenya’s Labour Laws
  • Practical experience in handling Industrial Relations and ability to resolve any challenges that are industrial in nature.
How to Apply

If you believe in taking new challenges with the right mindset and match the job profile, please send your application letter with your C.V. to:
The Manager, Human Resources,
SBM Bank (Kenya) Limited, 
Head Off ice, IPS Building,
6th Floor, Kimathi Street,
P.O. Box 34886-00160, 
Nairobi, Kenya 

or email to

All applications should be received by latest, Friday 30th June, 2017. 

Kindly note: All applications will be dealt with in strict confidence.
The Bank reserves the right to call only the best candidates for interview and not to fill this position following this advertisement.
SBM Bank is a reference for creating talent for the world of tomorrow.
SBM Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
One step in the right direction and a giant leap for your career.

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