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28 Aug 2014

HR Officer Kenya Job in Nairobi

Job Overview
Our Client, running a chain of pharmacies across the country is looking to recruit a HR Officer. The HR Officer’s purpose is to support the Company in recruitment, induction and general administration of a HR function that contributes to the general staff welfare of the Company. This is achieved through talent identification, recruitment and development.

Responsibilities
Note: this is always about meeting business strategy or plans
Recruitment and selection Function;

  • Assist Heads of Department to recruit and maintain a talent pipeline
  • Assist in the preparation and management of job descriptions, specifications and vacancy announcements
  • Receive applications and assist in conducting interviews.
  • Conduct candidate due diligence and background checks with referees.
  • Prepare offer letters, employee contracts, conformation letters, transfer letters, dismissal letters and other form of employee communication taking into account labour law guidelines.

Performance Management Function;

  • Oversee the administration of monthly incentives.
  • Assist Heads of Department in tracking and assessing talent pool trends and key performance Indicators
  • Prepare performance review plans and cycle
  • Advise on performance review measures
  • Be the point of contact for people issues.
General HR Administration
  • Coordinate payroll services with the contracted provider
  • Coordinate payroll inputs (incentives, time sheets, commissions)
  • Compile appointment and exit statistics
  • Management and organization of all personnel files
  • Management of leave and absence tracking
  • Coordinate and participate in all employee relations activities
  • Participate in employee disciplinary and counseling processes
  • Assist in development and implementation of HR policies and processes to meet the company’s aspirations on talent management and career development
  • Assist and participate in remuneration and benefits improvement initiatives to ensure competitive edge of the company
  • Keep an up to date staff database – current addresses, next of kin details etc
  • Liaise with medical aid and pension benefit service providers where applicable.
  • Responsibility to the department or team
  • Support line Managers in staff career development and talent improvement

Reporting and collaborating
The HR Officer will report directly to the General Manager and work hand in hand with the line managers.

Qualifications required:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management or equivalent

Skills required:

  • Knowledge of Kenya labour laws and HR trends
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, tact & discretion when dealing with people and records
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Integrity and dependability
  • Ability to take initiative and be pro-active.
  • Ability to draft a HR Operations Manual & Handbook

Experience required:

  • 2-3 years’ work experience in a FMCG company
  • Experience in an organization offering financial services will be an added advantage

Competencies Expected

  • Developmental leadership
  • A self-starter who takes initiative
  • Highly organized
  • A team player
  • Ability to work under little supervision
  • High level of computer literacy particularly MS Office

Salary: Kshs 100,000 gross

Deadline: Applications:

Please send an up to date CV, stating your current salary, accompanied by at least 3 referee telephone numbers/email addresses to: recruit@summitrecruitment-kenya.com

Summit Recruitment & Training. Blixen Court, Offices 1, 2 & 3, Karen Road, Karen, Nairobi.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Please indicate in your email which position you are interested in.

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