Thursday, December 27, 2012

Human Resource Job Kenya Forest Service

Human Resource Job Vacancy in Kenya 2013

Deputy Director Human Resources & Administration
Kenya Forest Service is a State Corporation established to sustainably manage, conserve, develop and protect forest resources for Kenya’s social-economic development.

The Service seeks to recruit highly competent, self driven & results oriented individuals of high integrity to fill the following positions:

Job Title: Deputy Director Human Resources & Administration – 1 Post
Reporting To: The Senior Deputy Director Finance & Administration

Essential Job functions
Specifically the Key tasks for this position will include:
Provide creative & constructive leadership in the formulation & implementation of annual budgets, board papers, strategic planning as well as advising the Board of Directors & Management.
Oversee; high disciplinary standards, all recruitment matters, promotions, employee relations, staff training & development, career planning, succession management, staff welfare, industrial relations & performance management.
Ensuring proper design, application & maintenance of human resources & Administration information systems
Managing the Human resources & Administration function.
Develop innovative remuneration & reward systems that drive appropriate employee behavior & culture change as well as managing the payroll
Overseeing the management of administration services namely, office services, fleet management, registry services, management of assets & other allied support functions.
Formulation, review & implementation of innovative/progressive human resource management & administrative policies, procedures & processes.
Ensuring proper implementation of staff welfare benefits e.g. superannuation schemes, medical schemes, insurance covers, leave benefits, gratuity etc.
Liaise with line managers to understand their business strategy & workforce requirements as well as provide leadership & guidance in technical areas to improve the quality of staff performance, increase motivation, ensure transparency & fairness in human capital management.
Administration of staff exits & ensures that all proper procedures are followed at the end of contractual relationships with staff.

Qualifications, experience & key competencies
Postgraduate degree in any of the following fields: Business Administration or Human resource or Public Administration, Management science, Strategic management, or equivalent qualification from an accredited university
Undergraduate degree in Human resource management or equivalent qualification from an accredited university
Holder of a diploma in Human resource management or its equivalent qualification from an accredited institution
A minimum of eight (8) years practicing human capital management with at least three (3) years in a senior position / manager in a large reputable organisation with exposure to human resource labour laws.
Registered member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) or Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) or an equivalent recognized professional association,
Hands on experience & exposure to performance management, ISO Quality Standards & behavior-based selection methods,
Have well developed communication, interpersonal & facilitation skills with strong motivational, mentorship & team building approaches,
Knowledge & understanding of current best practices in human capital management with wide experience in formulation & implementation of Human capital policies & strategies,
Proficiency in various electronic systems including but not limited to Ms Office, Oracle, and Ms Navision.
Excellent ability to explain complicated technical aspects in a clear, correct & concise manner to non-technical users.
Ability to freely share information with others & collaborate within a high performance multidisciplinary team,
Attention to details, culturally sensitive & meets the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya.

Application Procedure
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should send hard copies of their application, detailed Curriculum Vitae with daytime contacts, testimonials and copies of academic and professional certificates on or before 7th January, 2013, clearly stating the position in the subject line to the undersigned.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

The Kenya Forest Service is an equal opportunity employer

The Director,
Kenya Forest Service,
P.O. Box 30513-00100,


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