Telkom HR Business Partner Job in Nairobi, Kenya


Position: HR Business Partner

Region: Nairobi

Reporting to: Chief Human Resource Officer

Band: 4.1

Department: Human Resources

Who We Are: Telkom connects the people that keep Kenya on the move. It does this by providing integrated telecommunications solutions to individuals, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), Government and large corporates in Kenya, drawing from a diverse solutions suite that includes voice, data, mobile money as well as network services.

Powered by its vast fibre optic infrastructure, it is also a major provider of wholesale, carrier-to-carrier traffic within the country and the region.

Role Purpose: Reporting to the Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO), this position is a key partner to management on broad business issues by integrating HR functional expertise with Business-wide business objectives.

With the guidance from Chief Human Resource Officer, this role provides support to the respective business divisions by driving and delivering employee-centred programmes as well as services to support the digital growth of the business.

Working For Us, We Expect You To:

  • Acquiring the desired talent for the respective business units
    o Identifying core organizational competencies and individual capability requirements
    o Developing diverse, flexible, safe and alternative work arrangements
    o Conducting talent succession and retention planning
    o Installing Career development and employee assistance practices that assist employees in managing their own career
    o Embedding the recruitment, selection and promotion methods to hire, orient and assimilate the desired talent.
  • Engaging the workforce
    o Installing Performance Management systems that attune individual and team behavior with strategic direction, core values and Telkom Competencies
    o Linking total rewards to capability and performance
    o Contributing to the creation of recognition systems that reinforce strategic direction, core values and Telkom Competencies
  • Organizing High Performing teams
    o Understanding, designing and developing teams
    o Developing programs that reward and reinforce teamwork.
  • Creating a Learning Culture
    o Embedding learning and intellectual capital quickly across the organization by all employees
    o Providing feedback on HR measurements and driving the attainment of various HR KPIs within the business.
    o Creating ways to encourage creative thinking and innovation within the business
  • Facilitating Cultural Change
    o Engaging in a continuous process of communications, dialogue, discovery and assessment to deepen everyone’s shared understanding of the organizations vision and desired culture verses its current status
    o Shaping and developing collective management skills (Telkom Leadership Competencies) in support of desired culture
    o Designing and organizing structures and people management roles
  • Collaborating with stakeholders
    o Developing the knowledge, awareness and skills of employees to operate in a global environment while being relevant in our market place.
    o Understanding, developing and maintaining strategic alliances and networks including outsourcing
    o Maintaining positive people environment and competitive advantage in the marketplace

Academic Background & Professional Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s Degree in HR or related field
  • Extensive leadership and successful HR experience in a variety of disciplines, especially employee engagement, recruitment and compensation & benefits
  • 8 years proven work experience in HR with at least 3 as an HR subject matter expert
  • Previous experience of direct supervision of a team of HR professionals
  • Minimum 5 years in a HR role in a comparable environment, 3 years at senior management level, on a consultative or partnership capacity.
  • Extensive leadership and successful HR experience in a variety of disciplines, especially employee engagement, recruitment and compensation & benefits
  • Proven experience in complex change processes
  • Previous experience of direct supervision of a team of HR professionals
  • Must be an active member of IHRM.

Here Are The Skills We Are Looking For:

  • Unquestionable integrity, confidentiality and professional maturity
  • Energetic, drive, assertive and ability to take own initiative, possess a “can do” attitude
  • Ability to influence, collaborate and build consensus
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Build and sustain effective relationships within the business
  • Excellent communication

How to Apply

Application should be sent to for internal applicants and to for external applicants by providing an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) before 7th July 2020 including details of your current telephone contacts and names of three referees.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Telkom Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to tribe, religion, gender, age or disability.

HR and Administration
Updated: June 25, 2020 — 8:06 pm