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Human Resource Development Manager: Magadi Soda Jobs in Kenya

Reports to: Director of Human Resource

Working Relationships

  • Internal: All Departmental Heads, Managers and staff at all levels
  • External: HR Consultants; Directorate of Industrial Training, Training Institutes/Colleges; Institutions of Higher Learning; Training Consultants; Ministry of Labour Officials; Education Ministry Officials; FKE

Main Purpose of Job:

To be responsible for Talent Management, Knowledge Management, Company-wide staff planning, Scanning the environment for improved work methods & rolling out new value add initiatives and systems, recruitment, training and staff development to ensure that the company at all times retains the required manpower and skill-base to meet its current and future needs and consistently achieves its business objectives.

Functions of job:

  • Contribute to the preparation of demand and supply forecasts of people requirements in terms of numbers, skills, competencies and plans for the recruitment and retention of employees to meet business requirements.
  • Conduct and supervise training and development programs for employees so as to develop skills, enhance productivity and quality of work, improve employee morale and build loyalty to the company
  • Continually assess and update training material so as to keep pace with the growing complexity of the work environment, the rapid pace of organizational and technological change, and the growing number of jobs that require constant update on new knowledge
  • Liaise with other group companies to identify modern trends, best practice and innovative processes for work simplification, resource utilization and lean manufacturing.
  • Identify training and development needs within the business through job analysis, appraisal schemes and regular consultation with business managers: plan and implement employee development programs to meet identified needs and satisfy the company’s requirements for an effective and multi-skilled workforce.
  • Control costs of planned programmes so as to be within budgets: assess the return on investment of any training or development programme to ensure relevance to the business.
  • Liaison with Heads of Department for identification of manpower requirements and putting in place systems for prompt replacement of leavers as well as conducting effective placement processes for starters.
  • Drive best practice and provide leadership in achievement of positive culture change for the organization while ensuring staff remain motivated and focused on the achievement of the organizational objectives.
  • Maintain a coherent Company policy on training and employee development as well as analyze and identify corporate and occupational training needs.
  • Implement and co-ordinate company management trainee programme, talent management, knowledge management & sharing and provide leadership in initiatives for management succession planning.
  • Identify external training resources, select external training providers while ensuring that their delivery of training meets company specifications and business objectives.
  • Update management on progress of recruitment and training programs and facilitate further learning on the job after the formal courses by monitoring staff performance in the field.
  • Develop and produce training materials for in-house courses.

Formal Education: University degree in a relevant field. MBA an added advantage.

Technical Education: Post Graduate qualification in HR Management

Experience: 5 years in a busy HR generalist and staff development environment

Personal qualities:

  • Energised individual; Analysing Ability, Business Results Focus, Customer And Market Focus, Enthusiasm And Drive, Maintaining And Improving Standards, People Management skills, Persuasive Communication, Planning And Organising Capacity, Resilience And Flexibility, Strategic Perspective. Passion for developing people a must.

Interested candidates should submit the application and CV to reach us on or before Friday, 5th March 2010. by email to: recruit @


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  • Maintain and manage all vendor relationships.
  • Supervise and lead payroll management, and work to establish internal payroll management systems.
  • Assist the Kenya eHealth Projects director in the preparation and review of budgets.
  • Monitor and assure VAT compliance and refund requests.
  • Maintain compliance with Fiscal Policy per the Field Office Manual and GAAP
  • Minimum Education & Experience:

    • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting, Business Administration or related degree; Masters Degree in relevant field desired.
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar finance team role.
    • Advances knowledge of QuickBooks Pro or other comparable accounting software.
    • Proven knowledge of budgeting, accounting and cash processes within a non-governmental organisation required.
    • Strong communication skills in English as will need to communicate financial and accounting information to ITECH Management both in Kenya and the U.S.
    • Ability to work effectively in a fast- paced, politically and legally complex environment where priorities may change frequently.
    • Computer skills including MS Word and Excel.

    3. Office Manager Position

    Position Purpose: Under the supervision of the Kenya eHealth Projects Director, the Office Manager will be responsible for establishing and ensuring smooth running of administrative systems at I-TECH Kenya.

    Overall Responsibility:

    • Identify and resolve administrative issues; analyze and recommend solutions that integrate with existing rules, systems and practices.
    • Manage all operational aspects of the I-TECH Kenya countryoffice.
    • Assume overall responsibility for procurement of goods and services.
    • Manage real estate activities.
    • Establish and maintain systems for: office supplies, local and international courier services, telephone/internet, utilities etc.
    • Liaise with HR agency to ensure prompt payment of salaries, guidance to their consultants and resolution of HR issues.
    • Assist eHealth Projects Director in Kenya NGO registration process.
    • Manage reception area and activities
    • Coordinate travel logistics for international visitors and consultants as well as staff.
    • Coordinate all meeting logistics
    • In collaboration with the Finance Manager, establish and administer petty cash system.
    • Following I-TECH’s successful NGO registration, manage the human resources duties.

    Minimum Education and Experience

    • Degree or diploma in business administration, secretarial sciences, management or related field
    • Minimum three to five years relevant experience in office management and administration in an international NGO
    • Excellent problem solving, decision making, and organizational skills with ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work effectively in a demanding and complex project environment
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, flexibility, diplomacy, willingness to listen, ability to communicate with partners and staff, and respect for colleagues with a variety of cultural backgrounds.
    • Strong English writing and speaking skills
    • Strong initiative
    • Computer skills including MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel

    Application Procedures:

    Applicants should email or drop off their applications attaching a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter indicating why they are interested in and qualified for the position and the names of three referees who can provide confidential assessment of their capabilities to a Search Committee.

    All communications relating to applications for this position should be addressed to:

    The Recruitment Team,
    Preferred Personnel Africa Limited,
    P.O. Box 53385-00200

    email address: cvs @

    or drop off at 13th floor, Ambank House, University Way.

    Applications should be received by 5 pm on 5th March, 2010.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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