26 Jul 2014

General Manager, Human Resource and Administration Job Vacancy

Department: People & Change Kenya
Job type: Permanent
Location: Nairobi
Reference Number: 130-PEO00169

The Company: 
Kenya Power owns and operates most of the electricity transmission and distribution system in the country and sells electricity to over 2.6 million customers.

The Company’s key mandate is to plan for sufficient electricity generation and transmission capacity to meet demand; building and maintaining the power distribution and transmission network and retailing of electricity to its customers.

In line with its vision “To provide world-class power that delights our customers”, Kenya Power seeks to recruit results oriented individuals with vision and creativity to the role of
General Manager, Human Resource and Administration.

The successful job holder will report to the Managing Director and CEO and will support the CEO in ensuring attainment of Kenya Powers’s mandate and strategic objectives.

Roles & Responsibilities
The job holder will be responsible for providing advice and guidance on utilisation of human resource to achieve corporate objectives.

The job holder will be required to:

  • Formulate and implement human resource strategies to support business plans;
  • Advise management on appropriate human resource management practice to achieve corporate objectives;
  • Design manpower plans to support current and future business needs;
  • Advise on appropriate organisation structures, business processes and change management to maximise organizational effectiveness;
  • Plan and execute employee development and talent management programmes to improve individual and corporate performance;
  • Implement strategies to enhance employee engagement and productivity within the workforce;
  • Implement reward strategies that attract, retain and motivate employees;
  • Advise on employee relations and communication strategies to maximise staff involvement and commitment;
  • Ensure human resource policies are implemented consistently and core values of the Company are upheld; and
  • Provide a safe conducive work environment in compliance with relevant legislations.


  • The ideal candidate will hold a relevant Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or its equivalent.
  • He/she should be a Member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM).
  • He/she should have twelve years working experience five of which should be in a senior management position in a comparable organisation.

Additional Information
Candidates short-listed for interview will be required to submit the following:

  • Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
  • Clearance letter from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
  • Clearance by the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC)

How to Apply: 
Click here to apply online

Closing date: 01-Aug-14

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