Principal Human Resource Officer (Talent Management and Welfare) Job in Kenya

Principal Human Resource
Officer (Talent Management and Welfare)


Job Purpose

Responsible for ensuring that the Authority has the right and
sufficient human resources to meet its objectives. They are responsible
for the management of the Human Resource Function; including formulation,
periodic review, and implementation of HR policies; compensation and
benefits; staff training and development (competent and productive
workforce); employee industrial relations; and performance management

The Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinating, formulating, and implementing HR strategies,
policies rules, regulations, and systems for the Authority;

Overseeing human resource planning;
Guiding development and updating of the human resource

Overseeing staff induction and onboarding program;
Coordinating, reviewing, and implementing the Human Resource
Career Guidelines;

Supervising effective administration of the payroll system;
Reconciliation of staff complement and establishment;
Ensuring preparation and compiling staff deductions done
outside the payroll;

Managing employee relations programs and ensuring staff
discipline is maintained;

Supervising the update of the human resource database in the

Drawing a plan for the annual performance target setting in
the Authority for review by management;

Coordinating issues of staff welfare;
Managing human resource internal communication and HR
information management systems;

Secretary to the Training Committee;
Ensuring compliance with statutory obligations related to
health & safety, HIV/AIDS, Alcohol and Drug Substance Abuse, Gender
and Disability

Mainstreaming and other requirement in working environment
Preparing and submitting all statutory deductions; and
Processing pension claims;

Managing staff separation; and Supervising, training, and
developing staff under him or her;

Person Specification

For appointment to this
grade, an officer must:

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or Equivalent

Master’s degree in Human Resource Management
Minimum KCSE C+ (plus) or its equivalent;
Membership of the Institute of Human Resource Management;
Should have relevant experience for a minimum period of three
(3) years;

Proficiency in computer applications;
Good Communication skills;
Demonstrated results in work performance; and
Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution

Key competencies and skills

Strong analytical skills
Communication skills
Strategic and innovative thinking
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to mobilize resources
Negotiation skills

How to apply

Each application should be
accompanied by:

a detailed curriculum vitae,
copies of relevant academic and professional certificates and

National Identity Card or Passport,
testimonials, and other relevant supporting documents.

Scanned copies (in PDF
format) of these documents must accompany any online application.

An applicant must indicate
the reference number for the position applied for on the envelope (hardcopy
applications) or the subject line (for online applications) and submit it in
any one of the following ways:

Hard copy applications
should be delivered to the office of the Chairman Board of Directors, Kenya
Maritime Authority, Fourteenth (14th) Floor, located at KMA Towers along
Mbaraki Road (next to the Little Theatre), Mombasa between 0745hrs and 1700hrs;

Online applications should
be emailed in PDF format to:

Posted applications should
be addressed to:


Maritime Authority

Box 95076 – 80104


NB: The applications
should reach the Authority on or before 1700hrs 8th,
January, 2024.

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