Assistant Director Human Resource Management Jobs in Kenya

Assistant Director Human Resource Management Jobs in Kenya

Job Summary

  • KMFRI is seeking to recruit self-motivated professionals who are team players to fill the above vacant position within her approved staff establishment.

    Job Description

  • Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), a State Corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives, State Department for Fisheries, Aquaculture and the Blue Economy was established by an Act of parliament (The Science and Technology Act Cap. 250 of the Laws of Kenya of 1979) which has since been repealed by The Science, Technology and Innovation Act No.28 of 2013.

  • KMFRI's mandate is to undertake research in "marine and freshwater fisheries, aquaculture, environmental and ecological studies, and marine research including chemical and physical oceanography", in order to provide scientific data and information for sustainable development of the Blue Economy. The Institute is also mandated to cooperate with other organizations and institutions of higher learning in training programmes and on matters of relevant research.

  • The Institute has Research Centers and Stations located at Mombasa, Kisumu, Naivasha, Baringo, Kegati, Sangoro, Sagana, Shimoni, Turkana, a research substation at Gazi and the Nairobi liaison office.

    The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

  • Overseeing the development, implementation and review of human resource management policies, plans, strategies, programs, processes and budgets;

  • Managing employee relations programmes and ensuring staff discipline is maintained;

  • Managing the staff performance appraisal system;

  • Prepare and monitor the implementation of departmental Work Plan;

  • Overseeing human resource planning and development;

  • Coordinate the staff induction and on-boarding programmes;

  • Promotes best practices in the management of human resource function;

  • Develop, implement and review of the Institute’s human resource career guidelines;

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of annual performance contracts in the department;

  • Ensure compliance and mainstreaming of crosscutting issues such as occupational health and safety, HIV/AIDS, Gender, Disability, Alcohol and Drug Substance Abuse policies;

  • Overseeing the implementation of training programs based on identified needs;

  • Overseeing the monitoring and evaluation of effectiveness of training and development programmes;

  • Providing guidance on development and updating of the human resource database;

  • Overseeing the effective administration of the payroll system;

  • Oversees the development and implementation of grievance handling mechanisms
    among staff;

  • Overseeing the reconciliation of staff compliment and establishment;

  • Overseeing the administration of staff welfare;

  • Approves leave applications, sick sheets and sick offs for staff;

  • Advising on the HR management information systems; and

  • Providing secretarial services to the Institute Human Resource Management Advisory Committee (HRMAC).

    Requirements for Appointment/Person Specification

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: -

  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Human Resource Management, Business Management, Business Administration, or its equivalent qualification from recognized institution;

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or its equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;

  • Professional qualification in human resource management e.g. Certified Human Resource Management Professionals (CHRP);

  • At least eight (8) years relevant work experience and at least three (3) years in management level in a comparable position in public service or private sector;

  • Membership to the Institute of Human Resource Management in good standing with a practicing certificate;

  • Proficiency in computer applications;

  • Minimum KCSE C+ (plus) or its equivalent;

  • Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks, or equivalent, from a recognized institution;

  • Demonstrated good results in work performance; and

  • Met the requirements of Chapter Six of Constitution.

    Key Competencies and Skills

  • Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills;

  • Good interpersonal skills;

  • Organization skills;

  • Strong communication and reporting skills;

  • Problem solving skills;

  • Strong analytical skills; and

  • Conflict resolution.

    How to Apply

  • Submit Hard copies of your CV, testimonials, certificates, copy of their National Identification Card (ID) and completed Application Form to:

    The Director General,
    Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute,
    P. O. Box 81651 – 80100,
    Silos Road, English Point, Mkomani,
    Mombasa, KENYA

  • And a soft copy to
    Use the title of the position as the subject of the email.

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