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Deputy Director, Human Resource Management Full-time Job

May 9th, 2023 at 16:50   General   Nairobi   Reference: 1908
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Job Description


Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established through the Science and Technology (Amendment) Act of 1979, which has since been amended to Science, Technology and Innovation Act 2013. The 1979 Act established KEMRI as a National body responsible for carrying out health research in Kenya.

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:-

  • Providing leadership in development and implementation of human resource management and development strategy, policies and procedures;
  • Roll out of organization culture change programes
  • Analyzing staffing levels for effective succession planning;
  • Overseeing human resource planning;
  • Providing secretariat to the Human Resource Management Advisory Committee;
  • Developing, recommending and ensuring effective implementation of staff compensation and rewards systems;
  • Ensuring implementation of health and safety programs;
  • Promoting development of staff welfare programs;
  • Custodian of staff records;
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of an effective staff performance management system
  • Ensuring development and implementation of the Training and Development Plan;
  • Coordinating initiatives aimed at achieving strategic objectives of the organization; and
  • Preparing and implementing the Departmental work plan and budget.

Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  • At least ten (10) years relevant work experience four (4) of which should have been in management position;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development,
  • Human Resource Planning, Education, Public\Business Administration, Commerce (HR Option), Government or any other relevant qualification from a recognized Institution;
  • Masters in Human Resource Management Industrial Relations, Education, Business
  • Administration, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Diploma in any of the following disciplines; Human Resource Management, Personnel
  • Management, Human Resource Development, Industrial Relations, Labour Relations or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.


  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from recognized institution.
  • Registration with the Institute of Human Resource Management;
  • Valid Practicing License;
  • Demonstrated professional competence and administrative capability as reflected in work performance and results; and
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

Key Skills and Competencies 

  • Strategic thinking
  • Analytical skills
  • Strong communication and reporting skills
  • Strong managerial skills and ability to lead teams
  • Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills
  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Team player

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 30 May. 2023

Company Description
Kenya Medical Research Institute KEMRI