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Head of Human Resources, Grade HE2 - Kenya Ports Authority

Deloitte Kenya
Mombasa, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Our client, Kenya Ports Authority, in order to enhance institutional capacity to deliver strategy KPA is seeking to recruit a results driven and highly motivated individual to fill the above position

Head of Human Resources, Grade HE2 - Kenya Ports Authority
Overall Objective
Reporting to the General Manager Human Resources & Administration Manager, the job holder is responsible for overseeing and co-ordinating Human Resources Development, Performance Management, Resourcing and Welfare activities and services within the Authority
  • Be a holder of a Bachelors and Master’s degree in any of the following fields: Human Resource Management, Social Sciences, Arts or any other relevant field from a recognized institution,
  • Be a holder of Post Graduate qualification in Human Resources Management from a recognised institution,
  • Be a member of the Institute of Human Resources Management Kenya with a valid practicing license.
  • Have not less than seven (7) years’ experience in delivery of human resources services gained from a reputable organization


  • Staff development, monitoring performance and approving staff administrative procedures.
  • Controlling and co-ordinating the activities of the Human Resources Department to ensure the delivery of efficient and timely day to day Human Resources services to user departments.
  • Ensuring observance of statutory regulations with regard to leave and adherence to minimum wage standards and compliance to workers compensation requirements.
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of the Authority’s welfare policies ensuring that activities are undertaken in a cost effective manner.
  • Overseeing the man power planning function of the Authority ensuring the Authority has sufficient capacity in terms of staffing and skills.
  • Approving and participating in the formulation of policies and strategies for the maintenance of sound staffing systems including the development of procedures for the recruitment, promotion and the development of staff
  • Overseeing the resourcing function of the Authority.
  • Receiving requests from Departmental Heads and reviews options on whether to source candidates internally or externally. Chairs the intermediate staffing committee (Grade HM4 and below) and is the Secretary of the Senior Interviewing Panel (Grade HM1to Grade HM3).
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of disciplinary and grievances policies and advises/assists Departmental Heads on all disciplinary matters.
  • Overseeing the implementation of the training needs assessment/survey including the sourcing for cost effective training development solutions and evaluation of training/development activities to ensure business needs are met and is the secretary of the training committee.
  • Developing and monitoring the implementation of performance review systems and procedures and ensuring that performance gaps identified are addressed through relevant and cost effective training.
  • Directing the development and maintenance of sound computerized HR management information system.
  • Assisting in conducting and developing proposals with regard to salary reviews and remuneration. Overseeing salary payroll administration and ensuring the implementation of pay/reward and employment policies, which motivate employees to deliver outstanding performance and customer service.
  • Assisting in the negotiations of the CBA and is responsible for implementation of agreed recommendations e.g. salary increases, leave, allowances.
  • Preparing in liaison with the relevant branch of the financial services division, the budget for the Human Resources Department and exercises control on expenditure.
  • Liaising with the representatives of workers’ organizations on matters relating to the terms and conditions or service for unionisable staff.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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