Human Resource Director Job Vacancy in Kenya

Shining Hope For Communities

Position Title: Human Resource Director

SHOFCO is a grassroots organization that unlocks the potential of urban slum dwellers to lead hopeful and fulfilling lives. SHOFCO disrupts survival mode by providing critical services including health care, clean water, education, and economic empowerment; and links these efforts to a community-led advocacy platform. Over the next 5-10 years, SHOFCO aims to become a national platform for urban slum transformation across Kenya, demonstrating a scalable and replicable model that can be used around the world.

Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer, the HR Director will be responsible for ensuring the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of human resources plans and programs are conducted in a manner that allows proper implementation of SHOFCO’s strategy and objectives.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop the HR department strategy, goals and objectives aligned with the overall organizational strategy
  • Develop annual budgets for the HR function in conjunction with institutional managers, and ensuring adherence to set budget targets throughout the year.
  • Define and develop the organizational culture.
  • Develop and administer the human resources policies and procedures that relate to SHOFCO’s personnel.
  • Support current and future business needs through the development, engagement, motivation and preservation of human capital.
  • Oversee the organization-wide performance management process and structured reviews
  • Conduct organization-wide training needs assessment and identify skills gaps from analysis of performance appraisals.
  • Lead the selection, recruitment and on-boarding of senior level and administration staff in consultation with the institutional managers.
  • Manage staff compensation and benefit schemes including oversight in payroll, medical, pension and other welfare activities.
  • Develop and maintain a human resources system that meets top management information needs.
  • Provide advisory support to the group functional leaders on human resource matters affecting the operations of the institution.
  • Maintain proper employee relations while adhering to all labour laws and providing staff with a safe and healthy working environment.
  • Oversee the analysis, maintenance and communication of records required by law and other departments in SHOFCO.
  • Identify legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting HR functions and ensure policies, procedures and reporting are compliant.
  • Regularly review and update HR policies and procedures.
  • Oversee leave management and regularly analyse leave ranalyzeto ensure compliance to all legislation pertaining to all types of leave.
  • Nurture a positive working environment while empowering and motivating departmental team members and ensuring efficient execution of responsibilities.
  • Design an internal personal development program that optimizes the potential for every employee

Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Organizational Behaviour, Management and Leadership or any other related field
  • Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • A Master’s Degree is advantageous

Professional Qualifications

  • Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP).
  • Registered with the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) and with a valid practicing license

Other requirements (unique/job specific)

  • 8-10 years’ experience working in the Human Resources department with at least three (3) of these at management level.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Experience working with human resource information management systems
  • Proficiency in the full Microsoft Office Suite

How to apply

SHOFCO is an equal opportunity employer anddoes not require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process. We, therefore, advise the general public to exercise due diligence when applying for employment.

Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed Cover letter and CV to stating their current and expected salaries. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications should reach us no later than 10th March 2023.