Deputy Director, Human Resource Management

Kenya Medical Research Institute(KEMRI)
Nairobi Full-time Full-time Business Administration, Management and Development Human resources, talent development, recruiting Unspecified
Posted On: May 24th 23
Deadline: May 30th 23
Experience: Senior-Level

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Job Specifications 
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 a 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

How to Apply


Interested candidates should submit their applications online through the KEMRI website: Portal by enclosing a detailed CV, copies
of academic and professional certificates email address, telephone contact and details and contact information for three referees should be received on or before 30th May, 2023 by 5:00 pm East African Time

KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity; persons with disability, women, youth, and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply. KEMRI does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process including application, interview, and processing of offer letter. If asked for a fee, report such a request immediately.


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