KEMRI Clinical Trials Project HR Officer Job in Thika, Kenya

Kenya Medical Research Institute

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KEMRI – CCR PHRD (Thika) Clinical Trials Project is currently looking for a motivated individual to fill in the following position:

Vacant Position: HR Project Officer

Job Ref: M/R 9

(1 Position)

Location: Thika

Reports to: Principal Investigator

Job Purpose: The HR Project officer will be responsible for coordinating HR functions which include recruitment, performance management, training and development and employee welfare.


  • Interpreting and implementing human resource policies, procedures, rules and regulations;
  • Providing guidance in matters related to human resource planning, recruitment, selection, placement, induction, appointments, promotions and confirmation of staff;
  • Compensation and benefits management;
  • Coordinating performance management and staff welfare;
  • Overseeing maintenance of staff records;
  • Determining HR requirements and career planning;
  • Identifying training needs among the staff and recommending suitable training programmes;
  • Overseeing payroll administration and management of staff medical insurance;
  • Advising on Succession Management and Human Resource Planning;
  • Provide information and assistance to staff and supervisors on human resource and work related issues;
  • Handling employee relations and disciplinary cases;
  • Updating job requirements and job descriptions for all positions;
  • Coordinating project tasks with other stakeholders, facilitating or leading aspects of implementation;
  • Coordinating and participating in cross-functional activities as required;
  • Support planning and implementation of change management strategies;
  • Research HR topics, develop options and recommend solutions, draft and/ or policies as required;
  • Staff Leave and Time Management;
  • HR Planning and budgeting;


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or any other qualification from a recognized university/institution with at least five (5) years’ experience;
  • Must be a registered member of IHRM with a valid practicing license;

Skills and Competencies

  • A high degree of integrity, responsibility and confidentiality;
  • Demonstrated supervisory and managerial skills, conversant with labour laws and regulations;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Leadership skills;
  • Problem solving skills;
  • Strong analytical, planning, negotiation, communications skills
  • Must be a team player and motivator
  • Computer skills including the ability to operate spreadsheets and word processing programs;
  • Excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written including the ability to conceptualize issues, develop options, write and present reports to a high standard for various audiences;

Terms of Employment: Employment is on a one year renewable contract with a probation period for the first 3 months.

How to Apply:

a) All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements

b) Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.

c) Must include copies of academic and professional certificates

d) Must include a copy of Certificate of good conduct

e) Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance

f) Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB

g) Must have credit reference Bureau Certificate

A duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of documents listed above should be sent to: not later than 10th June 2018.

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 request immediately.

Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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Updated: May 24, 2018 — 8:02 pm