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HR Officer Job in Kenya

Our client, Mutsimoto Motor Co. Ltd based in Nakuru, Kenya, one of Africa’s leading, innovative engineers of world-class brands in Oil, Fuel, Hydraulic and Air Filters, is searching for a Human Resources Officer.

Main responsibilities:

The jobholder, who will be based in Nakuru, will be responsible for:

Recruitment / New Hire Process

  • Participating in recruitment efforts
  • Posting job ads and organizing resumes and job applications
  • Scheduling job interviews and assisting in interview process
  • Collecting employment and tax information
  • Ensuring background and reference checks are completed
  • Preparing new employee files
  • Overseeing the completion of compensation and benefit documentation
  • Orienting new employees to the organization (setting up a designated log-in, workstation, email address, etc.)
  • Conducting benefit enrollment process
  • Administering new employment assessments
  • Serving as a point person for all new employee questions
Payroll and Benefits Administration
  • Processing payroll, which includes ensuring vacation and sick time are tracked in the system
  • Answering payroll questions
  • Facilitating resolutions to any payroll errors
  • Participating in benefits tasks, such as claim resolutions, reconciling benefits statements, and approving invoices for payment
Record Maintenance
  • Maintaining current HR files and databases
  • Updating and maintaining employee benefits, employment status, and similar records
  • Maintaining records related to grievances, performance reviews, and disciplinary actions
  • Performing file audits to ensure that all required employee documentation is collected and maintained
  • Performing payroll/benefit-related reconciliations
  • Performing payroll and benefits audits and recommending any correction action
  • Completing termination paperwork and assisting with exist interviews
Skills and knowledge

To effectively perform the duties of the Human Resources Officer, individuals must be able to demonstrate a number of competencies that are essential to the position, which include:
  • Adept problem-solving, including being able to identify issues and resolve programs in a timely manner
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both written and orally, as to communicate with employees, members of the HR management team, and in group presentations and meetings
  • Ability to effectively read and interpret information, present numerical data in a resourceful manner, and skillfully gather and analyze information
  • Ability to prioritize and plan work activities as to use time efficiently
  • Organized, accurate, thorough, and able to monitor work for quality
  • Dependable, able to follow instructions, respond to management direction, and must be able to improve performance through management feedback
Academic qualifications
  • Bachelors' Degree from a recognized university
  • At least two years’ human resources experience
How to Apply

If your career aspiration matches this exciting opportunity, please submit your detailed CV and covering letter (indicating your current and expected salary) to reach us on or before Thursday 27 September 2016 at 1600 hours addressed to Head of Executive Search and Selection, thinkPeople Consulting Limited, through email address

The job title "HR Officer" should be clearly indicated as the email subject.  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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