HR Manager

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Company:British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Category:Human Resources
Job Type:Permanent
Salary:Ksh. 220720
Location:Nairobi

Job details

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Job Subcategory  
HR
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
Application deadline  
3 August 2018
Grade  
B3 (L)
Type of Position  
Permanent
Region  
Africa
Country/Territory  
Kenya
Location (City)  
Nairobi
Type of Post  
British High Commission
Starting monthly salary (KES)  
220,720 (before tax)
Start Date  
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

 

Leave:

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.

Working Patterns:

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.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework Please note: Job grade AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.

 

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