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HR Officer Job Vacancy in Kenya

Human Resources Officer

Overall Purpose:
Reporting to the Managing Director, the HR Officer will be responsible for administrative tasks relating to recruitment & selection, compensation & benefits administration, reward management, training & development, health & safety programs and ensuring compliance to internal and local employment regulatory policies, procedures and practices. 

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement a HR strategy, policies & processes aligned with the organization’s corporate strategy, goals and targets for talent management and organizational development.
  • Formalize a clear and compelling values system for the organisation with the CEO and lead initiatives to translate this into a strong, understood and lasting organization culture.
  • Develop and maintain a simple, clear and structured Human Resources Manual for the Organization.
  • Developing Job Descriptions & specifications in conjunction with line managers. 
  • Coordinate implementation of all phases of recruitment from advertising, screening, shortlisting, interviewing, reference checks, orientation and final job placement.
  • Prepare offer letters, employee contracts, confirmation letters, promotion letters, transfer letters, dismissal letters and other forms of employee communication in compliance with labour law guidelines.
  • Prepare and maintain employee files; ensuring safe custody, accuracy, compliance and confidentiality.
  • Ensure planning, monitoring and appraisal of employee work results by line managers to coach and discipline employees; hearing and resolving employee grievances and counselling employees.
  • Administer compensation, benefits & performance management systems, and safety and recreation programs.
  • Effectively lead, advise and guide management; stakeholders and employees on people issues.
  • Maintaining day to day financial control of the human resources department within agreed budgets.
  • Lead development and roll out of performance management processes.
  • Implement a Training and Development program and integrate the same with performance and talent management system.
  • Provide expertise and professional advice to all line managers on best practice, policies and procedures for recruitment, new staff induction & confirmation, staff training & development, performance appraissal & management, retention and motivation of staff at all levels.
  • Monitor head count, efficiency and productivity of staff and advices on improvements.
  • Assist the line managers in setting quarterly and annual performance targets for all staff.
  • Ensure compliance to employment legal requirements.
  • Plan and monitor leave plans and leave details for each individual employee.
  • Timely confirmation of employees on successful completion of probationary period in conjuction with line managers.
  • Conduct exit interviews to identify resons for employee termination.
  • Implement and maintain a compelling cost effective employee incentive scheme.
  • Supervise HR Operations and administration functions including salary and benefirs administration, salary surveys, statutory returns and reporting, salary reviews, monthly salary and benefits payments.
  • Build relationships with external service providers (medical & insurance), statutory bodies and communities. 
Minimum qualification and experience required:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Human Resource Management, Administration or Social Science from a reputable University.
  • Post-graduate diploma in Human Resource Management.
  • Member of the Institute of Human Resource Management.
  • Fully conversant with Kenya Labour and Employment Laws and practices.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, tact and discretion when dealing with people and records.
  • Demonstrable HR Generalist experience.
  • High integrity and dependability.
  • Ability to draft HR Operations Manual and Handbook
  • Ability to build and maintain productive working relationships in a multi-functional environment.
  • Minimum 3- 5 years experience gained from a Banking or Financial Institution with demonstrable ability in providing services in a range of human resource functions, processes and systems.
  • Strong presentation skills including excellent oral communication skills, passion to make yourself understood and engaging in a pleasant way all the time.
  • People Management skills  a must.
If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current and expected remuneration, quoting the job tittle in the subject field to 

Deadline of application is September 15th 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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