HR Business Partner

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Company:The Co-operative Bank of Kenya
Category:Human Resources
Job Type:Permanent
Salary:Ksh. Not mentioned

Job details

Reporting to Director – Human Resource Division, the HR Business Partner will provide a high impact strategic HR Business partnership to facilitate the achievement of the Bank Business strategy through appropriate HR interventions to business issues.

The Role

The successful jobholder will be expected to:


  • Be a strategic partner to the business by aligning HR strategies to respond to business and having an in-depth understanding of the business to provide appropriate HR interventions in partnership with the leadership.
  • Play a pivotal role in facilitating HR solutions to meet business needs and using people metrics to focus People Agenda action plans.
  • Take ownership for the talent agenda within the business unit, ensuring that optimal resourcing levels are adequately met and that the talent needs both today and for the future are planned for and are in place. This will include clarity of emerging skill requirements within the Business Unit (BU).
  • Facilitate resolution of employee engagement issues and consultatively creating sustained solutions to individual and collective employee opportunity areas as well as develop and implement the employee engagement plans and program in all the partnerships with measurable impact and outcomes.

Working with leadership teams, you will be responsible for setting the right environment for change, ensuring that throughout this time, employee engagement is maintained.

  • As a performance and productivity partner, provide continuous performance management guidance to line management (coaching, counseling, career development, and consequence management), coupled with individualized coaching and mentorship to team leaders and targeted staff for enhanced engagement and productivity purposes.
  • Coordinate and influence the development of a performance culture through effective implementation through tracking trends in business and employee performance and provide team leaders with visibility as well as aligning the KPIs for all the partnerships regularly. This includes the management of underperformers and effective engagement of the said impacted staff.
  • Account for the quality of talent in the BU – both internally and the quality of external recruits.  In particular, to ensure that we are sufficiently aligned and aware of the external market, and are able to fully exploit any opportunities that this presents.
  • Be responsible for the regular review of all the Tactical Plans for Team leaders for all partnerships to drive high performance and hold staff accountable to KPIs, - the ‘What’ and the ‘How’.
  • Prompt and advise the senior leaders on the effective management of change so that business performance is impacted positively by the change process and colleagues are treated fairly and are supportive of the change.

The successful jobholder will be required to possess the following qualifications: -


  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in business or social sciences from a recognized university coupled with a postgraduate qualification in HR.
  • Good knowledge of employment legislation as it pertains to Employment Act, ILO conventions etc
  • Be a registered member of IHRM.
  • Have at least 5 years’ experience at Business Partner level, ideally within a high volume, fast-paced and customer-focused environment with demonstrated passion for excellence and people.
  • Have excellent business acumen and strategic thinking coupled with excellent coaching capability and ability to handle difficult feedback.
  • Have a highly developed sense of integrity and commitment to customer satisfaction.
  • Possess problem solving and analytical capability.
  • Have the ability to develop effective working relationships with employees at all levels coupled with excellent communication skills.
  • Possess strong change management, negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Have intellectual curiosity bringing valuable insight into the team/business.

Highly driven with ability to set stretching goals for self and team while continuously pushing for results.

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Human Resources The Co-operative Bank of Kenya 1 year ago