Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
Main purpose of job:
To provide HR support to the British High Commission and ensure co-ordination with the Regional HR Hubs in Pretoria.
Main Roles and responsibilities:
Co-ordinate updates to Local Staff Terms and Conditions of Service and other key FCO and DFID HR policies, in consultation with the HR Hubs;
Provide advice on changes in local employment law and best practice to staff and the Hubs;
Maintain oversight of appointment letters, starting pay, allowances etc;
Arrange regular Learning and Development Sessions and events for all BHC staff;
Oversee the HR operational, medical and L&D budgets ensuring accurate forecasting and budget monitoring;
Perform HR payroll functions – oversee the preparation of the report on any payroll changes and carry out 10% check ahead of monthly payment;
Contract Manager for the BHC medical and pensions schemes;
Ensure staff headcount and personal data is accurately maintained and updates are published regularly;
Provide the Secretariat to, and be an active member of, the BHC People Committee;
Provide support for recognition programmes such as the HMG Nairobi Awards.
Resources managed (staff and expenditure):
Line Management of Two A2(L) HR Assistants
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
Hold a Kenyan HR Practicing Certificate (shortlisted candidates will be required to provide evidence)
Excellent written and spoken English;
Previous Human Resources experience (at least 3 years in a large company)
Good IT skills;
Strong interpersonal skills, including discretion and an ability to maintain confidentiality.
Experience in Customer Service
Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Building Capability for All, Managing a Quality Service
3 August 2018
Type of Position
Type of Post
British High Commission
Starting monthly salary (KES)
220,720 (before tax)
1 September 2018
Other benefits and conditions of employment
Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):
Access to all BHC learning and development opportunities
Continuing Professional HR Training and accreditation
Members of staff are entitled to paid annual leave, which is earned, from the day they commence employment. Entitlements are as follows:
Grade B3 - 30 days
In addition to annual leave, the BHC normally observes no fewer than 9 and no more than 14 Kenyan and British public and religious holidays in a year. These vary from year to year and are at the discretion of the High Commissioner. A list of holidays is published each year.
Subject to the Flexible Working Scheme (see below) normal office hours are:
• Monday to Thursday: 0700 - 1600
• Friday: 0700 - 1300.
The working hours can be carried out flexibly to suit child-care or other obligations. Some home/remote working is possible as agreed with the line manager but much of this role is office based with customers and the HR assistants.
Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Nairobi are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Kenya.
It is essential that the applicants already have the right to live and work in Kenya without the need to apply for a work permit
Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.