Human Resource Officer Job in Kenya

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Human Resource Officer Job in Kenya

Job Title: Human Resource Officer

Grade: EPZA 7

Ministry /Corporation: Export Processing Zones Authority

Directorate: Finance, Human Resource and Administration

Department: Human Resource and Administration

Section / Unit: Human Resource

Location / Work station: EPZA Headquarters, Viwanda Road

Reporting Relationships

Reports to: Principal Human Resource Officer

Direct reports: N/A

Job Purpose

The jobholder will be responsible of processing payroll, implementation of the EPZA welfare scheme and coordinating the utilization of the HR Information system for accuracy and timeliness of employees’ compensation and benefits. This position shall also implement the Medical, WIBA, GPA and GLC Schemes.


Key Responsibilities / Duties / Tasks

Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Participate in development of the Section’s Work plan
  • Prepare quarterly sectional reports
  • Participate in departmental meetings
  • Participate in committee meetings where necessary

Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Implements the EPZA medical scheme, processing all medical claims and ensuring that cover limits are not exceeded, while communicating to staff on any changes relating to the medial provisions
  • Administer the company GPA and Group Life covers, to ensure that staff and their families are compensated in cases of injury or death
  • Ensuring adequate availability of drinking water, conducive working environment.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with OSHA
  • Process payroll, answer payroll questions and facilitate resolutions to any payroll errors and ensure remittance and returns of all statutory deductions
  • Assist in providing professional counselling services to EPZA staff where necessary and liaise with government and professional bodies to promote mental, physical and emotional health of staff
  • Prepares documentation for compensation of all work injury benefits (WIBA) and GPA cases
  • Assist in preparing and submitting quarterly reports on Union and welfare management, gender, disability, HIV/Aids, Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Record occupational hazards and incidences, accidents at the workplace and assist in ensuring their closure through corrective action arising from incidents, accidents, investigations and hazard reports.

Job Dimensions:

Financial Responsibility:

  • Recommend loans for staff from SACCO, Banks and other financial institutions

Responsibility for Physical Assets

  • Responsible for physical assets assigned by the institution;

Decision Making:

  • Vets the Staff financial capability in servicing loans

 IV.Working conditions:

  • Work predominantly within the office

Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines: – Human Resource Management or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; and will work under supervision of a senior officer

Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

  • Membership to a relevant professional body;
  •  Certificate in computer proficiency from a recognized institution; and
  •  Meets the provision of chapter six of the Constitution.

Previous relevant work experience required.

  • Direct entry for degree holders

Functional Skills: Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

• Knowledge of labor laws • Attention to detail
• Analytical skills • Organized and accurate
• Numeracy skills • Dependable and able to respond to management direction
• Employee relations
• Communication skills
• Multi-tasking
• Interpersonal skills
• Excellent Microsoft office skills

How to Apply

Suitably qualified candidates should apply in confidence clearly indicating the job Reference Number on the Job Application form. The Job Application  form can be downloaded by Clicking Here

Candidates should  also attach a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials and national identity card

The applications should be sent to epza.jobadverts@epzakenya.com addressed to:

Ag.Chief Executive Officer,
Export Processing Zones Authority,
Administration Building, Viwanda Road, Off Nairobi-Namanga Road, Athi River,
P.O Box 50563-00200, NAIROBI.

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Additional requirement

Successful candidates will be expected to fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution by providing originals of
the following documents:

1. Police Clearance Certificate from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
2. Clearance/Compliance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
3. Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority
4. Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
5. Clearance from recognized Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

All applications should be sent online in PDF format to be received not later than Monday,2nd January 2023,Mid Night East Africa Time.

Export Processing Zones Authority is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality. Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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