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SENIOR INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS OFFICERS – SIR/10/2020
Reporting to the Head of Industrial Relations, Legal & Membership Services, the Senior Industrial Relations Officers will be responsible for protecting employers’ interests through CBA negotiations, court representation and consultations geared to maintaining industrial peace.
•In charge of all CBAs negotiated and advising officers, unions & the employers on how to manage them
•Advise officers on how to deal with strikes and liaising with unions and the Ministry of Labour for the quick settlement of strikes
•Advise officers on how to settle trade disputes and assigning them duties of the settlement of the disputes
•Advise officers on how to carry out Associations Meetings and Negotiations and making sure that all the affairs of the associations are run smoothly
•Coordinate operations related to Industrial Relations policy working groups
•Assign officers to handle conciliation meetings and directing consultation meetings to the officers
•Develop Industrial Relations training materials and support the Training Department to provide training activities
•Developing and reviewing Industrial Relations policies, procedures and guidelines
•Representing Employers at the Employment and Labour Relations Court
•Representing FKE in tripartite and other assigned forums on Employment and Labour Relations matters
•Recruitment of new members
•Supervision, management, mentorship and coaching of staff in the department
•Perform administrative departmental functions including planning, coordinating, budgeting and reporting
•Perform other duties as required
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
•Bachelor’s degree in Law, HR or a related Social Science field; A Masters degree will be an added advantage
•Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management or Industrial Relations
•Current member of a professional body
•10 years’ progressive experience in Labour and Industrial Relations with specific practice in collective bargaining and grievance resolution.
•Demonstrated ability to deal with Trade Unions and handle disputes, grievances and discipline issues
•Ability to negotiate, conclude and prepare Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs)
•Experience in training will be an added advantage
KEY SKILLS, COMPENTENCIES AND DESIRED ATTRIBUTES
•Strong understanding of the tripartite movement, labour laws and labour structures in the country
•Knowledge of the principles and practices of labour relations management in various sectors, demonstrated knowledge of grievance and arbitration processes.
•Strong negotiation and relationships management skills
•Strong oral and written communication skills
•Ability to multi-task and manage diverse tasks simultaneously
•Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
•Demonstrated ability working with highly confidential information
•Leadership and management skills
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their application (indicating current and expected salary), and CV with 3 professional referees through: Recruitment@fke-Kenya.org indicating the job title and reference number on the subject line to reach us not later than October 22, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
FKE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Manager, Human Resources & Administration
Federation of Kenya Employers
Waajiri House, Argwings Kodhek Rd, Milimani
P.O. Box 48311-00100