Human Resources Manager Job in Kenya

Job Title: Human Resources Manager

Hiring Organization: SABIS® International School
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Education
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES Competitive
Date Posted: 03/13/2024

About SABIS®

SABIS® is a global education network that has an active presence in 21 countries on five continents and educates students in both the private and public sectors. SABIS® schools implement the proven, proprietary SABIS® Educational System, which has been developed and refined for over 135 years.

All students in the SABIS® Network benefit from a long tradition of excellence in education, a reputation that is rooted in a well-developed philosophy that seeks to provide students with a top-quality education that prepares them to meet the challenges of a changing world.

For more information about the SABIS® Network, visit:

Job Purpose

Ensuring proper planning and monitoring of all business and administrative support in all required HR areas such as but not limited to developing and implementing personnel policies, ensuring that SABIS® HR practices are in full compliance with local laws and regulations, monitoring the recruitment process, and overseeing training and on-boarding of new staff members.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Handle the manpower planning exercise for own school and share the consolidated list of vacancies with the School Director and Regional HR Manager
  • Review and analyze the attendance and leave reports, raising concerns when needed, and suggesting corrective action to School Director and Regional HRM
  • Take charge of all recruitment activities related to local and expat staff such as but not limited to, posting vacancies, screening and shortlisting resumes, organizing technical tests / demo lessons, conducting HR interview, following up on interviews with line managers, reviewing feedback received from referees, etc
  • Suggest new ways to attract talented candidates and retain existing ones
  • Ensure all feedback is being recorded on SABIS® Careers and that candidates’ files and applications are always updated
  • Coordinate with the relevant parties regarding visa applications and work permits for expat staff
  • Handle all employee relations matters and reverting back to School Director and Regional HRM when needed
  • Review and prepare the Letters of Intent (LOI), employment contracts, confidentiality and waiver agreement, etc
  • Prepare and deliver trainings to staff members at own school(s) and handle the onboarding program of all employees including the HR Orientation presentation during teachers’ training and induction programs
  • Ensure a proper and timely issuance and renewal of insurance policies
  • Maintain and organize the HR files and keeping all records up-to-date (both soft and hard)
  • Develop and monitor the implementation of all personnel policies, ensuring that all employees are abiding by internal rules and regulations, and recommending enhancements to the Regional HR Manager when needed
  • Oversee the HR roundtable exercise at own school(s), working closely with the School Director(s) on recommended actions, and sending a consolidated report with suggested plans to the Regional HR Manager
  • Prepare the salary increment sheets and share with the Regional HRM for review with the Regional Operations Director
  • Develop and review the Performance Improvement Plans and Talent Development Programs
  • Oversee the classroom observation process at own school and share concerns/recommendations with the School Director and Regional HR Manager
  • Review and ensure a yearly update of all HR related documents and websites such as the Employee Handbook, Onboarding Website, etc
  • Perform other tasks as requested as they arise and as delegated by Management

Ideal Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or any relevant degree
  • A master’s degree is a plus
  • English and Arabic proficient
  • Human Resources Certification is a plus
  • 5 to 8 years of experience
  • Professional behavior and ethical conduct.
  • Delivering results
  • Continuous learning and improvement
  • Accountability and taking ownership
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Empathy and resilience
  • Managing time and priorities
  • Attention to details

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