Council of Governors Human Resource Officer Jobs in Kenya

Council of Governors Human Resource Officer Jobs in Kenya


The Council of Governors (CoG) is established under Section 19 of the Intergovernmental Relations Act 2012 with the mandate to provide a mechanism for consultation amongst County Governments, share information on performance of the counties in execution of their functions, facilitate capacity building for governors, and consider reports from other intergovernmental forums on national and county interests amongst other functions (Section 20).

To enable the Council achieve its mandate and vision, the Council wishes to recruit results oriented individuals with drive, vision and creativity to fill the following position:

Human Resource Officer
Overall Purpose of the Job

The Human Resource Officer will be responsible for delivery of various Council of Governors HR processes, projects and activities, ensuring excellent customer service, with due consideration given to approved policies, procedures, and statutory requirements.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Head of Human Resources, the Human Resources Officer will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

    Specific Duties and responsibilities:
  • Providing guidance on Government policy direction on human resource management;
  • Issuing administrative guidelines on the interpretation and implementation of labour laws and other human resource related statutes and their relation with the public service;
  • Assist in in matters related to appointments and placement, induction, discipline, and confirmation of staff;
  • Preparing HR plans, developing training plans, facilitating the target setting and annual performance evaluation;
  • Implementing work plans and ensuring compliance with all Government human resource regulations, including legal and statutory requirements;
  • Providing guidance on performance Management;
  • Enlarging and enriching human resource management function in the COG;

    Technical Committee duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the participation of County governments in local and regional Human resources related meetings with stakeholders;
  • Management of the emerging Human Resource transition issues;
  • Ensure easy access to HR updates, reports, bills and ensuring that the relevant parties have updated information;
  • Advising on collective bargaining and negotiation agreements with Trade Unions;
  • Acts as a liaison between the HR Committee, National government agencies and the Counties;
  • Work closely with the stakeholders on the ongoing programmes;
  • Draw sitting programmes for Committees in consultation with other Committee officers;
  • Ensure timely execution of COG programmes and activities;
  • Preparation of Committees work plans;
  • Compiling Committee minutes and reports;
  • Perform any other duty as maybe assigned by the supervisor.

    Required qualifications and experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in HR / Business Administration or related field.
  • Higher National Diploma/ Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management from a recognized institution.
  • CHRP will be an added advantage.
  • At least 2 - 3 years’ experience in Human Resource
  • Registered as a professional member with Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM).
  • Certificate in computer application skills.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results, and
  • Must have a sound knowledge of Human Resource Management in the public sector.

  • Fluency in English is required.

    Desirable Competencies:
  • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with CoG clients and stakeholders;
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;
  • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implements actions to improve performance of self and others;
  • Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;
  • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, and concerns and promotes equal gender participation;
  • Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Resource Mobilization- works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs for the Council of Governors.

    Duration of the assignment
  • The duration of the engagement will be three (3) years renewable subject to performance and availability of funds.

    How to Apply
  • Interested persons should download and duly fill the Cog Employment Application Form and send the duly completed form, CV with names and addresses of three referees, cover letter with current and expected remuneration, and a copy each for ID, certificates, and relevant testimonials to e-mail address;, indicating the name of the position you are applying for in the subject of the email, on or before Friday 5th April, 2019.
  • The Council of Governors is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Persons living with disability and persons from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Council of Governors Human Resource Officer Jobs in Kenya

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