Kenyatta University – Human Resource Manager.

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Reporting to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), the Human Resource Manager will plan, direct, and coordinate human resource management functions of the University to maximize the strategic use of human capital.  

Main Duties and Responsibilities;

  • Develop proposals and provide technical guidance on Human Resource policies and strategies for the University within the framework of Industrial and Labor Laws of Kenya as well as international Human Resource Management principles.
  • Ensure planning for all human resources required in the University in collaboration and coordination with other heads of departments.
  • Coordinate all the Human Resource functions within the established policies and procedures.
  • Regularly review the staff establishment and submit recommendations on gaps identified and make necessary adjustments in order to attract and retain competent staff.
  • Perform annual Human Resource audits and provide feedback on progress and achievement of the human resource management programmes, procedures, processes and services to the University Management Board.
  • Develop and oversee implementation of a comprehensive framework for effective succession planning management in the University.
  • Spearhead performance management and training function in the University for Staff Career Development.
  • Develop human resource work plans, budgets and departmental procurement plans.
  • Oversee the evaluation, classification and rating of occupation and job positions in the University for proper placement and compensation
  • Liaise with government agencies such as the Public Service Commission, Salaries and Remuneration Commission and Trade Unions to ensure human resource management and relations compliance by the University


  1. A minimum of Masters Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or any other relevant qualification from a  registered and recognized institution
  2. For those with Masters Degree with NO Human Resource Management Specialization a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Human Resource Management is a requirement
  3. At least five (5) years’ working experience as a Human Resource Manager or Equivalent in a large organization.
  4. A practicing member of IHRM in good standing, with a current practicing certificate.
  5. Experience in deployment and management of HR Information Management Systems.
  6. Well versed with relevant legislations
  7. Knowledge of professional standards 

Additional Skills / Requirements:

  • Communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure

The terms for the above position includes a two (2) year performance based renewable contract, a generous medical scheme, house allowance and commuting allowance. 

The applicants should provide full details of educational and professional qualification, work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address.

Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.

Applicants and Referees should write directly to:

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)

Kenyatta University

PO. BOX 43844 – 00100 NAIROBI

Applications and letters from the referees should be received not later than 


Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

Only successful candidates will be contacted




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