Kenya Airways HR Talent Specialist Job Vacancy

Welcome aboard Kenya Airways!

Kenya Airways, a member of the Sky Team Alliance, is a leading African airline flying to 54 destinations worldwide, 44 of which are in Africa and carries over four million passengers annually. 

The airline was recently voted the Leading Airline in Africa by passengers in the World Travel Awards. It has also been voted the Leading Airline in Africa – Business Class four years in a row. 
Most recently it has scooped top awards at the Africa Investor (Ai) Tourism Investor Awards and was declared the Business Airline of the Year in Africa.

Position Ref No: IRC42130
Position Title: HR Talent Specialist
Brief Posting Description: To support the creation and sustenance of talent pipelines across the business through establishment of graduate management programmes in mission critical functions in conjunction with Relationship Managers.

Detailed Description

1) Talent Scouting and Pipeline build up
  • Populate the Talent Database for all job families which will allow the business to reduce time and effort spent on the identification and recruitment of talent into the business.
  • Coordinate activities that promotes the  recognition of KQ as a employer of choice in the market place such activities include Career Fairs (both local and international); Partnership with programs like Junior Achievement and AIESEC etc.
2) Manage the  Recruitment Process for the organization
  • Prepare a recruitment Plan – for all resourcing assignments covering all aspects of the recruitment, selection and induction for the position and obtain sign off through the HR Relationships Manager’s on all recruitment plans.
  • In liaison with the HR Relationships Manager’s, develop the job advertisement.
  • Liaise with the relevant media houses/marketing for placement of the advertisements within the approved medium.
  • Receipt & Acknowledgment of applications
  • Screening applications and short listing applicants
  • Talent selection – devising, running and evaluating selection processes including interviews, psychometric tests, personality questionnaires and various group activities
  • Conduct interviews for all positions up to entry level management positions grades (H02 – H11).
  • Offer/acceptance process
  • Staff Induction and On-boarding
  • Liaise with HR Services & the HR Relationships Managers on the staff Confirmation Process
  • Feedback to Candidates/File Closure
3) Workforce Planning
  • Together with the HR Relationships Managers and the line managers, determine what mix of experience, knowledge, and skills is required and sequence steps to get the right number of right people in the right place at the right time.
4) Reporting
  • Provide using the E-Recruitment Management Tool weekly, monthly and quarterly reports that is both quantitative and qualitative via hire metrics which may include but not limited to satisfaction surveys and new hire attrition among others as defined by the business.
5) Cost Management
  • Execute tactics with continued focus on achieving results within budgets, minimizing cost per hire
6) Coaching Hiring Teams
  • On best practices in interviewing techniques and on the role of the assessor at a selection centre
7) Expatriate Management
  • Assist the Talent Delivery Manager in the implementation of the Expatriate Management Process as assigned
  • Ensure all expatriate contractors have valid contracts with Kenya Airways before they join or extend their stay; ensuring there is a record of the contractors requisition and local understudy is identified to be trained during the duration of the contractors stay with Kenya Airways
8) Policy Management & Review
  • Working with the Talent Delivery Manager, propose and implement on-going improvements to staffing efforts in line with best practice and business demands.
Minimum Requirement
  • Graduate Degree and Higher National Diploma qualification in Human Resource Management. Certification in psychometric testing will be an added advantage
  • 5 years work experience in a busy HR environment in a large commercial organization of which at least 2 years should be in a middle management role in HR.
  • 2 years experience in a resourcing function using competency based assessments tools including psychometric profiling and ability tests.
  • Experience working with an ERP (working knowledge of oracle will be an added advantage
  • Leading Courageously – Level 2
  • Achievement Drive and Initiative – Level 2
  • Industry and Market Knowledge -Level 2
  • Living and Breathing Customer Service – Level 2
  • Collaborating as a Team – Level 2
  • Coaching and Developing Others -Level 1
How to Apply

If you meet the above requirements, please apply through our website via

Dead line for application is 15th Dec 2016

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