Wananchi Group HR Shared Services Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Wananchi Group (K) Ltd

Job Title: Manager HR Shared Services

Department: Human Resources

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Employment Status: Full-time

Position Reporting to: Director Human Resources

Job Purpose / Summary: Responsible for developing Learning and Development programs, Performance management and Environmental Health and safety policies, standards and strategies within the company.


  • Learning and Development
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Staff Development/Capacity building
  • HR Compliance
  • Performance Management
  • Reporting

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Learning and Development

  • Develops and continuously reviews the organization training policy and strategy in line with Group’s strategic plan.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor training programs within the organization.
  • Manage training needs assessment for individual staff in consultation with HOD’s including assessment methods and measurement tools.
  • Preparing the annual training plan for staff for both technical and soft skills development for improved service delivery
  • Plan and deliver training courses personally where necessary to compliment that provided externally or internally by others
  • Conduct robust induction and orientation sessions. Actual facilitation of induction courses.
  • Creating and maintaining processes to monitor the health and effectiveness of training interactions
  • Ensures the training budget is managed effectively to maximize the capacity building of staff to meet current and future training needs.
  • Implement and drive a robust internship program that will enhance capacity building and develop a pool of young talent.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly management reports on Health and Safety and L&D

Performance Management

  • Manage the development and implementation of the Group performance appraisal program and provides advice and recommendations to management and staff.
  • Provide regular sensitization of staff on the performance management system to ensure it is understood and effectively implemented.
  • Leads the implementation of the performance management system that includes performance development plans (PDPs) and employee development programs.
  • Analyzes and reports on measurement results.
  • Provides ongoing oversight and support to ensure that performance measures are being used to effectively manage operations, identify and manage risks, and effect organizational change.

Environmental Health and Safety

  • Advises managers of potential HR risks (assessing hazard, those potentially affected, evaluate nature and likelihood of risk, record, etc.) to enable their monitoring and mitigation.
  • Ensures Environmental, Health and Safety policies and standards are in place for and understood and adhered to.
  • Establish Environmental Health & Safety Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and annual Targets
  • Responsible for EHS quality, implementation, and performance monitoring and conduct annual effectiveness reviews of the Management System.
  • Establish and maintain a register of HSSE legislative requirements, permits and status of regulatory compliance
  • Review the Company’s EHS performance on monthly basis, determine corrective action plans with Line managers and contribute to achievement of continuous improvement
  • Conducts workplace surveys, safety audits and assessments. Advises management of conditions requiring corrective action and work with them to develop solutions and follow up.
  • Develops and implements EHS training

HR Compliance

  • In liaison with other HR tem members ensure that HR policies are updated and in line with various legislations
  • Ensure legal compliance in relation to work permits and visa renewals for all expatriates
  • In consultation with the Director HR, draw and implement sustainable human resource action plans based on recommendations from organization review and external audits.
  • Facilitate and carry out scheduled HR audits to mitigate any legal liability for the Group

Skills and Abilities

  • Eight (8) years’ experience in areas of learning and development
  • EHS Management
  • Risk assessment tools and methods
  • Excellent presentation, report writing and research skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • EHS Management Systems Good understanding of employment legislation
  • Strong communication skills
  • Sound knowledge of HR best practices
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent analytical and data management skills
  • Results oriented and strong attention to details

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates to submit their application including a detailed CV and day time telephone contact to recruit@ke.wananchi.com on or before 7th December 2018.

The subject line Manager, HR Shared Services.

Wananchi Group is an equal opportunity employer and will offer competitive remuneration and benefits to the right candidate.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Note: Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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Nairobi, Kenya

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Updated: November 29, 2018 — 3:04 am