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HR Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya (KES 100K)

Job Title: HR Officer
Site Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Job Overview: Our client, running a chain of pharmacies across the country is looking to recruit a HR Officer. 

The HR Officer’s purpose is to support the Company in recruitment, induction and general administration of a HR function that contributes to the general staff welfare of the Company.

This is achieved through talent identification, recruitment and development. 

Note:  this is always about meeting business strategy or plans
Recruitment and selection Function;
  • Assist Heads of Department to recruit and maintain a talent pipeline
  • Assist in the preparation and management of job descriptions, specifications and vacancy announcements
  • Receive applications and assist in conducting interviews.
  • Conduct candidate due diligence and background checks with referees.
  • Prepare offer letters, employee contracts, conformation letters, transfer letters, dismissal letters and other form of employee communication taking into account labour law guidelines.
Performance Management Function;
  • Oversee the administration of monthly incentives.
  • Assist Heads of Department in tracking and assessing talent pool trends and key performance Indicators
  • Prepare performance review plans and cycle
  • Advise on performance review measures
  • Be the point of contact for people issues.
General HR Administration
  • Coordinate payroll services with the contracted provider
  • Coordinate payroll inputs (incentives, time sheets, commissions)
  • Compile appointment and exit statistics
  • Management and organization of all personnel files
  • Management of leave and absence tracking
  • Coordinate and participate in all employee relations activities
  • Participate in employee disciplinary and counseling processes
  • Assist in development and implementation of HR policies and processes to meet the company’s aspirations on talent management and career development
  • Assist and participate in remuneration and benefits improvement initiatives to ensure competitive edge of the company
  • Keep an up to date staff database – current addresses, next of kin details etc
  • Liaise with medical aid and pension benefit service providers where applicable.
Responsibility to the department or team
  • Support line Managers in staff career development and talent improvement
Reporting and collaborating
  • The HR Officer will report directly to the General Manager and work hand in hand with the line managers.
Qualifications required:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management or equivalent
Skills required:
  • Knowledge of Kenya labour laws and HR trends
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, tact & discretion when dealing with people and records
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Integrity and dependability
  • Ability to take initiative and be pro-active.
  • Ability to draft a HR Operations Manual & Handbook
Experience required:
  • 2-3 years’ work experience in a FMCG company
  • Experience in an organization offering financial services will be an added advantage
Competencies Expected
  • Developmental leadership
  • A self-starter who takes initiative
  • Highly organized
  • A team player
  • Ability to work under little supervision
  • High level of computer literacy particularly MS Office
Salary: Kshs 100,000 gross
Please send an up to date CV, stating your current salary, accompanied by at least 3 referee telephone numbers/email addresses to: 
Summit Recruitment & Training. 
Blixen Court, Offices 1, 2 & 3, Karen Road,
Karen, Nairobi.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

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