KIPPRA Principal Human Resource and Administration Officer Job Vacancy in Kenya (207K)

Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) invites applications from qualified candidates for the following position:

Open Vacancy: Principal Human Resource and Administration Officer

(One Position)

Reference: HR/7/PHRAO/2021/22

Job Grade: KIP 4

Basic Salary Scale: KES 147,181- 207,612 per month

Department: Human Resource and Administration

Supervisor: Deputy Director, Human Resource and Administration

Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is a state corporation established by an Act of parliament – KIPPRA Act No. 15 of 2006, with a primary mandate of providing quality policy advice to the Government of Kenya, and other key stakeholders by conducting policy research and analysis and through capacity building, in order to contribute to the achievements of national long term development objectives.

Position Summary: To initiate, formulate and manage the implementation of human resource activities in such areas as recruitment, staffing, training and development, employee relations, welfare and remuneration within the framework of the Institute’s human resource objective, policies and regulations for effective management of Human Resources at the Institute.

Key Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities will entail: –

(i) Preparing and overseeing implementation of human resource strategies, policies, procedures, programmes, work plans and budgets;

(ii) Establishing and managing an efficient and effective, professional and sustainable human resource system;

(iii) Overseeing and managing performance management and incentive systems;

(iv) Coordinating, Monitoring and evaluating staff training and development programmes;

(v) Ensuring implementation of computerized human resources management infrastructure;

(vi) Managing all industrial relations issues;

(vii) Participating in the appraisal of staff in the department;

(viii) Supervising staff in the department;

(ix) Guiding members of staff by providing human resource advice and analyze information relating to staffs for decision making;

(x) Advising the management of legal implications of human resource issues related to disciplinary and employee grievances, transfers, and redeployment;

(xi) Overseeing the security functions at KIPPRA by liaising with the stakeholders on a need basis;

(xii) Monitoring the general maintenance of KIPPRA’s installations, grounds and offices;

(xiii) Ensuring development and adherence to maintenance schedules;

(xiv) Ensuring that general office services, transport and messenger services are provided efficiently by monitoring the utilization of resources and addressing shortages promptly;

(xv) Coordinating human resource management activities; and

(xvi) Assisting in managing the day-to-day operations of the department.


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

(i) Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Administration, or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;

(ii) Master’s degree in Human Resource Management or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

(iii) Diploma Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development or Industrial Relations, or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

(iv) Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;

(v) At least six (6) years’ experiences in Human Resource and Administration;

(vi) Experience in using computerized Human Resource applications;

(vii) Active full membership of IHRM;

(viii) Computer Skills; and

(ix) Fulfil the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution.

Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies and Attributes:

Functional Skills

1. Leadership Skills;

2. Negotiation Skills;

3. Communication skills;

4. Mentorship Skills;

5. Team Building Skills;

6. Problem-solving skills;

7. Analytical skills;

8. Supervisory skills;

9. Counselling skills; and

10. Presentation skills.

Behavioral competencies and attributes:

1. Strategic thinking;

2. Critical thinking;

3. Team player;

4. Ability to work under pressure; and

5. Motivational competencies.

Application Process

The public is notified of the following:

1. Detailed job descriptions, requirements, and how to apply are available on the website

2. All applications MUST be received on or before 27th July 2022 by 5:00 pm.

3. KIPPRA is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disability, females, marginalized and minorities are encouraged to apply

4. There are NO fees charged by KIPPRA for any application of these positions

5. Canvassing for any of these positions will result in disqualification of the candidate

6. ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted and will be required to avail the following documents during the interview:

a) Original academic certificates
b) Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board
c) Clearance from Criminal Investigation of Department
d) Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
e) Clearance from Kenya Revenue Authority (Tax Compliance Certificate)
f) Evidence of publications where required
g) Recommendation letter (s)

Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, CV, copies of certificates & testimonials, and duly filled personal data form which can be downloaded from the Institute’s website.

Applications are accepted in either hard or soft copies. Hard copies should be delivered to the address provided below while soft copies submitted through email address .

Late applications will not be accepted, and ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Executive Director,

The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis,
Upper Hill, Bishop Gardens Towers, 2nd Floor Bishop Road, P.O. Box 56445, Nairobi, 00200 City Square,

Tel: 0724256096/0736712724 Nairobi, Kenya.

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

KIPPRA is an equal opportunity employer.