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Career Opportunities in Rift Valley Railways

Career Opportunities at RVR
Rift Valley Railways (RVR) Ltd   is in the middle of a Ksh. 25 Billion (USD.287M) turnaround process with major investments going towards expanding and modernizing the fleet, improving rail infrastructure, introducing high-end technology with a vision of becoming the premier rail and logistics provider.
Exciting career opportunities in Human Resources department has risen and we now seek to recruit strategic, committed & results driven persons.   

Purpose: We require all-rounded HR Business Partner-Shared Services.
HR Business Partner Administration 

1 Post

To provide support with meeting HR operational objectives in Shared Services, through effective administration, planning, organizing and co-ordination of the HR Administration services team.

Key Strategic Deliverables
  • Responsible for the management and maintenance of the RVR’s physical assets, including fleet management, office equipment/furniture’s buildings, and office services.
  • Co-ordinates all administrative functions and oversees the delivery of office services and utilities for the RVR. e.g. cleanliness, safety, access control. Etc.
  • Preparation and management of the Administration unit budget, assets/equipment acquisition and maintenance in line with the RVR’s overall business strategy.
  • Oversees the supervision and management of   approved administrative projects, including designing and developing Terms of Reference.
  • Ensures the RVR’s compliance with the Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) Laws
  • Ensure proper record keeping and up to date filing of Admin Records.
  • Negotiates and agrees effective service level agreements (SLAs) with suppliers and monitors their implementation.
  • Initiates and formulates administrative procedures and policies
  • Provide effective guidance and coaching of staff and facilitate in developing their skills and abilities to ensure optimal performance
Management Reporting:
  • Ensure availability of accurate and up to date admin reports, Risk assessment and compliance reports, statutory returns and other reports as required
  • Ensure all service contracts related to administration function are up to date and secure
  • Ensure that reception is functional and well managed with 95% issue resolution
  • Ensure all important documents and information is saved on the HR shared drive
  • Ensure all regulatory and compliance requirements such as licenses etc. are up to date.
  • Any other management duty that may be allocated.
Key Performance Measures
  • Compliance with HR and Admin procedures.
  • Prompt turn-around times for information
  • Effective maintenance of both internal and external customers and other support structures.
  • Green Internal Audit and Compliance report findings.
  • Deal with diverse problems in own area, using judgment and discretion to resolve them.
Key Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Personal Competencies

Knowledge / Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Facilities Management, Civil Engineering, Project management
  • KCSE B
  • At least 10 years HR generalist Administration experience
  • Good understanding of the laws and legislation regarding buildings, licenses etc.
  • Demonstration of Project Management and Relationship management experience
Personal competencies
  • Integrity
  • Assertiveness
  • Communication – Applying effective verbal and written communication to achieve desired results.
  • Prioritization and Time Management
  • Customer service-orientated.
  • Results-orientated and committed to meeting deadlines.
HR Business Partner Learning and development

1 Post

Scope of Role:
 To understand the Learning and Development requirements of the entire Rift Valley Railways and to continually support building capability in our people to achieve business objectives
To facilitate learning interventions using blended learning model in a professional manner  
Key Strategic Deliverables

Consulting Role
  • Develop a Training Policy and Philosophy in line with our Policies
  • Establish and maintain a relationship with key business managers to anticipate future skills, needs & plans
  • Translate departmental requirements into learning and development needs.
  • Assist and develop facilitator skills to move to blended delivery approach.
  • Conduct high-level business needs analysis and identify “L&D related” issues.
  • Collate the annual training plan/calendar and ensure the plan is shared in advance with stakeholders.
  • Track & report against Training Plan using training metrics appropriately
  • Ensure statutory payments to the Director of Industrial Training are done and refund received.
  • Support Management training programs as well as Talent development programs,
Training & Development Role
  • Conducting pre-progress and post Learning Assessments and reporting.
  • Learning Event reporting i.e. Problems, concerns (feedback loop) reporting.
  • Develop /leverage Training modules for various programs
  • Deliver coaching and mentoring programs
  • Conduct induction programs for new staff.
  • Assist in preparation of the annual training budget
  • Monitoring and reporting on the training vendors service delivery and quality
  • Any other management duty that may be allocated
Key Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Personal Competencies 
  • Bachelor’s Degree – in HR or a Business related field 
  • KCSE B
  • People Management Skills
  • Relationship building skills
  • Consulting Experience
  • Conceptual understanding of the interface between business and learning
  • Understanding of the elements of effective learning design and technologies that support development of knowledge, skills, competence and performance required to attain business objectives
  • +7 yrs. relevant working experience in Learning and Development with proven consulting ability
  • Hands on experience in developing, implementing and driving learning interventions
  • e- Learning design and implementation including development of e-learning modules. 
Personal competencies
  • Integrity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Passion for human development
HR Officer Learning and Development

1 Post

 To provide a quality and professional coordinating and administrative support to the training function 

Key Duties / Responsibilities

  • Sending out invites for training to participants and their managers
  • Confirmation of all training plans to the concerned parties
  • Booking training in a conducive learning environment
  • Business Continuity Management
  • Organizing logistics for training including venue, travel, materials, accommodation, projectors etc
  • Arranging staff to travel and accommodation for training within the country
  • Ensuring the management of training premises & facilities to support training
  • Coordinating learning initiatives motivated by Centre and rolled out within the country
  • Arranging accommodation, transport & facilitation for external trainers when required
Knowledge, experience and personal competencies

  • Computer literacy 
  • Logistics or planning knowledge   
  • Currently on a HR role with at least 3 years’ experience in HR
  • Personal competencies and skills
  • A HR Bachelor’s degree in Humanities, preferably HR
  • Young and trainable (below 30 years)
  • Knowledge and practice of labor laws
Behavioral Competencies
  • Integrity
  • Ability to communicate well (oral and written) with people at all levels.
  • Proactive team player.
  • Strong sense of urgency.
  • Good planning skills.
  • Detail orientated
How to Apply

Suitably qualified applicants should submit their application letters, with detailed CVs with clear of duties done  including a day time contact phone number and email addresses citing the relevant job title on the subject line to:-

 The deadline for submitting application is before by close of business on 15th October, 2015

 In the event that you are successful, we will require that you provide us with a certificate of Good Conduct that is not more than 6 months old.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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