Chief Human Resource Officer Job in Kenya (Re-Advert)

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Chief Human Resource Officer Job in Kenya (Re-Advert)


The Chief Human Resource Officer will report to the Deputy Director (Finance and Administration). The officer will provide strategic leadership, direction and manage the operations of the Human Resource Department.

Terms and Conditions of Service

Basic Salary:

Kshs. 102,000 x 4,500 – 106,500 x 4,800 – 111,300 x 5,100 – 116,400 x 5,130 x

House Allowance:

121,530 x 5,160 – 126,690 x 5,190 – 131,880 x 5,220 – 137,100 p.m.

Kshs. 60,000


Commuter Allowance: Kshs. 14,000


Leave Allowance:

Kshs. 10,000


Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year

Medical Cover and other allowances: As provided by KNLS Board and SRC

Duty Location: Head Office-Nairobi

Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop appropriate Human Resource Management strategies, policies, procedures, programmes, work plans and budget
  • Facilitate recruitment, selection, placement, training and development of staff
  • Coordinate staff performance and career progression and making appropriate recommendations
  • Responsible for the Human Resource Management operations
  • Develop and implement Performance Management Systems
  • Develop Succession Management Plan
  • Administer approved staff compensation and benefits schemes
  • Responsible for staff guidance and counselling as well as employee wellness activities
  • Spearhead management of organization culture and change process
  • Liaise with the relevant Government organs in respect of staff legal matters
  • Handle employee grievances and labour relations including Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiations.
  • Provide guidance on staff promotion and discipline

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • A Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management or its equivalent from a recognized University
  • Seven (7) years period of professional experience in Human Resource Management, four (4) of which must be in a Senior Management level in a large organization
  • Literacy in ICT applications especially in Human Resource Management Information Systems
  • Conversant with Labour Laws, Employment Act and Government procedures
  • Membership of Institute of Human Resource Management and in good standing
  • Attended Senior Management Course (SMC) in a recognized institution (at least 4 weeks)
  • Strategic Leadership and Development Programme (SLDP) Course (at least 6 weeks) is an added advantage
  • Possess a Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) Certificate

Core Competencies

  • Leadership Skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Team building skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Supervisory skills
  • Guidance and counselling skills

How to Apply

Interested and eligible candidates are hereby invited to submit their application (2 copies) to be delivered by hand/ courier quoting the Job Reference on both the envelope and cover letter.

Enclose a detailed and up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, indicating your current remuneration, reliable daytime telephone contacts together with copies of your academic and professional certificates, testimonials and National Identity card/ Valid Passport.

You should also provide names of three (3) referees who must be familiar with your previous work experience indicating their telephone and email address.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Director/CEO

Kenya National Library Service

Maktaba Kuu Building – 5th Floor

Ngong Road, Community Area

P.O Box 30573-00100


So as to reach the office not later than 7th March, 2023 at 5: 00p.m East African time.


Knls Board is an equal opportunity employer, Persons with Disabilities, Youth, Persons from Marginalized groups and Minority communities who meet the requirements of the advertised job vacancies are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and upon being successful and granted an offer of employment, successful candidates MUST present clearances and satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by providing copies of the following:

  1. Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  2.  Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI)
  3.  Clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  4.  Clearance form from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  5.  Clearance certificate from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

It is a criminal offence for any applicant to provide false information and documents in the job application.

Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

The Board does not charge or ask for any money at any stage of the recruitment process.

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