19 Jun 2017

HR Officer Job in Kenya

Job Location: Nairobi
Industry: Manufacturing
Salary: KES 50,000 – 70,000 gross plus benefits

Our client is a manufacturer of corrugated box packaging materials; mainly self-adhesive labels and flexible packaging.  The company has recently opened a new unit which will increase the staff capacity to 300 employees. They seek to hire a HR Officer to assist with the day-to-day efficient operation of the HR office.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting the HR Manager with reviewing and developing relevant HR Manuals, policies, HR documentation and work plans.
  • Advising management and staff on a wide range of HR related matters especially on Policies and Procedures and employee’s code of conduct.
  • Be actively involved in recruitment by preparing job descriptions, posting ads and managing the hiring process.
  • Process and review employment applications in order to evaluate qualifications or eligibility of applicants.
  • Schedule and coordinate candidate interviews and also Interview job applicants to obtain and verify information used to screen and evaluate them.
  • Coordinating and administering training and development programmes and liaising with external training bodies as required.
  • Administration and co-ordination of internal training programmes
  • Assist the management in performance management processes
  • Support the management on disciplinary and grievance issues and assist with preparations for disciplinary and grievance hearings.
  • Maintain employee records (attendance, contracts, personnel files) according to policy and legal requirements
  • Review employment and working conditions to ensure legal compliance
  • Handling of disciplinary investigations, hearings, appeals and grievances and escalations to HR Manager for decision making.
  • Lead and manage various HR projects as directed by the Human Resources Manager and in line with HR objectives.
  • Support and co-ordinate manpower planning in line with company expansion.
  • Managing absenteeism through absence management policy for both short and long term absence in line with HR objectives.
  • Creation and delivery of HR related on boarding and induction programmes.
  • Assisting with employee relations; employee communications, facilitation and participation


  • BSc/BA in human resources, social studies or relevant field; higher diploma in HR will be an advantage.
  • Proven working experience for at least 2 years  HR officer, administrator or other HR position
  • Knowledge of HR functions (specially trade union and CBA negotiations)Understanding of labor laws and disciplinary procedures
  • Proficient in MS Office; knowledge of HRMS is a plus
  • Outstanding organizational and time-management abilities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving and decision-making aptitude
  • Strong ethics and reliability

How to Apply
If you meet and/or possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your cover letter and CV only quoting the respective job title (Manufacturing HR Officer) on the email subject  to   to be received not later than 23rd June 2017.

Kindly indicate current and expected gross salary on your cover letter.

Only Shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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