Principal Human Resource Officer (Talent Management and Welfare) Job in Kenya

Principal Human Resource Officer (Talent Management and Welfare)


Job Purpose

  • Responsible for ensuring that the Authority has the right and sufficient human resources to meet its objectives. They are responsible for the management of the Human Resource Function; including formulation, periodic review, and implementation of HR policies; compensation and benefits; staff training and development (competent and productive workforce); employee industrial relations; and performance management

The Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinating, formulating, and implementing HR strategies, policies rules, regulations, and systems for the Authority;
  • Overseeing human resource planning;
  • Guiding development and updating of the human resource database;
  • Overseeing staff induction and onboarding program;
  • Coordinating, reviewing, and implementing the Human Resource Career Guidelines;
  • Supervising effective administration of the payroll system;
  • Reconciliation of staff complement and establishment;
  • Ensuring preparation and compiling staff deductions done outside the payroll;
  • Managing employee relations programs and ensuring staff discipline is maintained;
  • Supervising the update of the human resource database in the Authority;
  • Drawing a plan for the annual performance target setting in the Authority for review by management;
  • Coordinating issues of staff welfare;
  • Managing human resource internal communication and HR information management systems;
  • Secretary to the Training Committee;
  • Ensuring compliance with statutory obligations related to health & safety, HIV/AIDS, Alcohol and Drug Substance Abuse, Gender and Disability
  • Mainstreaming and other requirement in working environment
  • Preparing and submitting all statutory deductions; and Processing pension claims;
  • Managing staff separation; and Supervising, training, and developing staff under him or her;

Person Specification

For appointment to this grade, an officer must:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or Equivalent qualifications;
  • Master’s degree in Human Resource Management
  • Minimum KCSE C+ (plus) or its equivalent;
  • Membership of the Institute of Human Resource Management;
  • Should have relevant experience for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Good Communication skills;
  • Demonstrated results in work performance; and
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution

Key competencies and skills

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Strategic and innovative thinking
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to mobilize resources
  • Negotiation skills

How to apply

Each application should be accompanied by:

  • a detailed curriculum vitae,
  • copies of relevant academic and professional certificates and transcripts,
  • National Identity Card or Passport,
  • testimonials, and other relevant supporting documents.

Scanned copies (in PDF format) of these documents must accompany any online application.

An applicant must indicate the reference number for the position applied for on the envelope (hardcopy applications) or the subject line (for online applications) and submit it in any one of the following ways:

Hard copy applications should be delivered to the office of the Chairman Board of Directors, Kenya Maritime Authority, Fourteenth (14th) Floor, located at KMA Towers along Mbaraki Road (next to the Little Theatre), Mombasa between 0745hrs and 1700hrs;

Online applications should be emailed in PDF format to:

Posted applications should be addressed to:
The Chairman
Kenya Maritime Authority
P.O. Box 95076 – 80104

NB: The applications should reach the Authority on or before 1700hrs 8th, January, 2024.