7 Aug 2014

Industrial Relations Advisor Job Vacancy

Tullow Oil is Africa’s leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company and is a constituent of the London FTSE100. The Group has interests in over 100 exploration and production licences across 25 countries focusing on four core regions: Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America. Working for Tullow Oil in Kenya, you will be given the freedom and responsibility to make a difference.

We provide the opportunities to build a solid future within our rapidly expanding portfolio and provide competitive rewards as part of our people strategy. Our high level of employee engagement is also one of our key success factors that we want to continue building on.

Tullow Oil is seeking talented, motivated, skilled individuals to fill the following position: 

Industrial Relations Advisor

Job Purpose:
To provide effective industrial and employee relations support to head office and field teams as maybe required.


  • Implement Tullow’s industrial and employee relations strategy.
  • Provide advice and support to Line Managers on implementation of labour laws and corporate policies.
  • Ensure adherence to labour laws, corporate policies and any other contractual agreements that Tullow has with the community, third parties and other stakeholders.
  • Provide advice on grievance and disciplinary procedures to subcontractors and Tullow leadership to ensure that all emerging issues are resolved amicably and speedily to maintain industrial harmony.
  • Receive and conclusively address grievances including pay, discipline and recruitment issues amongst others that have been escalated by the subcontractors or coming directly/ indirectly from the field.
  • Lead and provide guidance on alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as arbitration to resolve grievances and disputes.
  • Carry out research on best practice employee relations for continuous improvement and enhancement of industrial harmony.
  • Represent the company in disputes involving third parties to protect the company’s interest.
  • Participate in any stakeholder negotiations that affect industrial and employee relations and ensure that Tullow’s interest are protected and covered at all times.

Experience and skills

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce with a specialization in Human Resource or its equivalent.
  • Postgraduate qualification e.g. Higher National Diploma in HR or CIPD is essential
  • A minimum five years experience in industrial relations with key skills in dispute resolution, grievance handling amongst others.
  • Experience working with subcontractors.
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of labour laws and relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Excellent in interpersonal and communication skills.

How to apply: 
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, names of three professional referees to:

P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

Closing Date: Friday 15th August 2014

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.
Visit our website for more vacancies.

Previous applicants need not re-apply.

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