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Human Resource and Administration Officer Job in Kenya

The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is a public Institute established in 1997 to support public policy by contributing to the formulation of medium and long-term strategic perspectives for development of the country as well as developing the required human and institutional capacities.

This is achieved by undertaking economic forecasting, policy analysis and research, and through capacity building for the achievement of national development goals.

It is governed by the KIPPRA Act No. 15 of 2006.

The Institute is seeking qualified candidates to fill the following position:

Human Resource and Administration Officer

Ref. HRO/2014

Grade: KIP 5

Department: Human Resource and Administration

Supervisor: Executive Director

Supervisory Responsibilities: All HR and Administration Staff

Position Summary: Develops policy, directs and coordinates all Human Resources functions, such as employment, compensation, employee relations, benefits, training, and employee services.

Key Responsibilities
  • Review and update the Human Resource policies and procedures based on discussions with management while adhering to employment legislation.
  • Prepare employment contracts and update the employee records
  • Monitor and manage staff leave schedules
  • Develop and implement HR Strategies and work plans based on the organizations strategic plan
  • Provide support to supervisors and staff to develop their skills and capabilities
  • Conduct regular training needs assessments and develop their skills and capabilities
  • Counsel and advice employees, supervisors and department heads on matters related to employment, promotion, job classification and compensation.
  • Facilitate recruitment and placement of staff while monitoring the headcount for each division.
  • Administer medical and other benefit schemes for staff including following up on insurance claims and reporting on the same.
  • Develop monthly HR Reports for management
  • Direct supervision over all support staff

Qualifications & Attributes
  • MA/MBA/MSc in Human Resource Management or equivalent
  • Full membership of IHRM
  • Minimum 3 years experience in managing a busy and multi-disciplinary environment
  • Experience in computerized HR& Administration Applications
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills

Terms and Application Procedure

KIPPRA offers competitive terms and conditions of employment.

Successful candidates will be employed on a 3-year contract, renewable on the basis of performance.

Interested candidates are invited to submit an application letter indicating the position applied on both letter and envelope, copy of updated/detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, current and expected salary, and names and contacts (telephone and e-mail) of three (3) professional referees who are familiar with the candidate’s qualifications and work experience.

The application should be addressed to:

Human Resource,
Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis,
Bishops Garden Towers, 2nd Floor, Bishops Road,
P.O. Box 56445-00200, City Square,

All email applications should be sent to:

Applications should reach not later than close of business 11th July 2014.

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