British High Commission Head of Financial and Human Resources Jobs in Nairobi

British High Commission Head of Financial and Human Resources Jobs in Nairobi

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We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law.

We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Job Category

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

    Job Subcategory

  • Finance, HR

    Main purpose of job:

  • In conjunction with the Director of Corporate Services, ensure that all resources (both human and financial) are effectively managed to meet the needs of the Mission

    Main Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?

  • Lead on Finance and HR policy and operations to foster a joined up approach to large cross-cutting issues
  • Responsibility for big ticket issues including Financial Planning, Terms and Conditions for Local Staff, and taking forward a new Local Staff Pension scheme
  • Leading on business cases and financial modelling for financial and staff resource cases to London
  • Provide policy and financial advice to BHC Senior Management and Boards including the Post Operations Board
  • Lead on policy and modelling on performance pay
  • End-to-end delivery of financial planning and forecasting processes, including communications, timetables, data requirements and modelling
  • Lead on recruitment policy and workforce planning
  • Build strong relationships with Finance and HR Business Partners, BHC Team Leaders and Regions to ensure policy requirements are met and translate business assumptions into financial data, including capital implications
  • Providing expert advice and mentoring to other Posts in the region

    Line Management of the Finance and HR Teams
    Resources managed (staff and expenditure):

  • Line Management of 6 Finance and HR staff

    Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree
  • Registered Certified Public Accountant
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a large organisation
  • Advanced Excel
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including discretion and an ability to maintain confidentiality

    Required competencies

  • Leading and Communicating, Building Capability for All, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service


  • C4 (L)

    Type of Position

  • Permanent


  • Africa


  • Kenya

    Location (City)

  • Nairobi

    Type of Post

  • British High Commission

    Number of vacancies

  • 1

    Starting monthly salary (KES)

  • 348,141

    Start Date

  • 21st January 2019

    Other benefits and conditions of employment
    Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

    Access to all BHC learning and development opportunities

    Continuing Professional Finance and HR Training and accreditation


    Members of staff are entitled to paid annual leave, which

    is earned, from the day they commence employment. Entitlements are as follows:

  • Grades C4 (L) 30 days
    In addition to annual leave, the BHC normally observes no fewer than 9 and no more than 14 Kenyan and British public and religious holidays in a year.

  • These vary from year to year and are at the discretion of the High Commissioner. A list of holidays is published each year.

    Working Patterns:

  • The working hours can be carried out flexibly to suit child-care or other obligations.
  • Some home/remote working is possible as agreed with the line manager but much of this role is office based given the staff management responsibilities.

    Additional information

  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Nairobi are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Kenya.
  • It is essential that the applicants already have the right to live and work in Kenya without the need to apply for a work permit
    Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.
  • Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through this official site (operated by Oleeo).
  • Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 14th November, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; British High Commission Head of Financial and Human Resources Jobs in Nairobi

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