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Chief Human Resource Officer I (Employee Relations)

  • Post-graduate education
  • Human resources
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

Reporting to the Deputy Human Resource Manager (Employee Services), the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the planning, coordination, organization and general Human Resource management services in the hospital.

Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration (Human Resource Management option), Labour Relations Management or its equivalent from a recognised university.
• Post graduate Diploma in Human Resource management from a recognised institution or CPS(K).
• Senior Management course lasting at least one (1) month.
• Working experience of at least three (3) years at the level of Chief Human Resource Officer I or its equivalent in a large organization.
• Must be conversant with human resource management information system.
• Must be a member of the Human Resource professional body (IHRM).


  1. Analysing the staffing levels and making proposals for succession planning
  2. Handling all Discipline cases, Resignation, Retirement, Leave and Allowances.
  3. Preparing agenda for the Staff Disciplinary and Advisory Committee (SDAC).
  4. Ensuring correct interpretation and implementation of human resource regulations relating to pensions, salary administration, labour laws and other statutes relating to human resource management.
  5. Developing, implementing and maintaining human resources and promote awareness on regulatory compliance.
  6. Participating in preparation of annual budgets for the department.
  7. Evaluating internal processes and providing solutions that will ensure services to employees are timely and transparent.
  8. Supporting quality Assurance / OSHE initiatives in the Department
  9. Producing reports on key metrics, including remuneration and benefits, absenteeism and turnover.
  10. Providing supervision, guidance, mentorship and coaching to help staff realise their full potential.
  11. Providing technical advice to HR business partners in the hospital.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Human resources
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Labour/employment law; Human resource and personnel development; Personnel administration (working hours, holidays); Training delivery; Employee relations and consultations
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Kenyatta National Hospital

Health care, medicalCompany size: 1000+ people

Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi is the oldest hospital in Kenya. Founded in 1901 with a bed capacity of 40 as the Native Civil hospital, it was renamed the King George VI in 1952. At that time the settler community were served by the nearby European Hospital (now Nairobi Hospital). It was renamed Kenyatta National Hospital — after Jomo Kenyatta — following independence from the British. It is currently the largest referral and teaching hospital in the country.

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