KNQA Human Resource and Administration Manager Job in Kenya (187K)

The Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) was set up in 2015 as set out in the Kenya National Qualifications Framework (KNQF) act no. 22 of 2014 (and KNQF Regulations, 2018) to coordinate and harmonize the various levels of education; and to create a database of all qualifications in the country.

Manager, Human Resource and Administration

KNQA Grade 3

One (1) Post

Ref. No: KNQA/NO. 3/2020

Basic Salary Scale (KSH): Ksh 115,599-  Ksh 187,767 pm

Leave Entitlement: 30 Days per financial year

Terms of Service: Five (5) Year Contract

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have: –

i) A minimum period of ten (10) years relevant work experience and at least eight (8) years in a management role in comparable and relevant position;

ii) Bachelor’s degree (KNQF Level 7 or equivalent) in any of the following disciplines: -, Human Resource Management, Administration, Business Administration or equivalent qualification from recognized institution;

iii) Master’s degree (KNQF level 9 or equivalent) in any of the following disciplines: – Human Resource Management, Administration, Business Administration or equivalent qualification from recognized institution;

iv) Doctorate (KNQF Level 10 or equivalent) Human Resource Management, Administration, Business Administration or equivalent qualification from recognized institution is an added advantage;

v) Attended a Management Course or its equivalent lasting not less than four (4) weeks;

vi) Membership of the Institute of Human Resource Management in good standing;

vii) Diploma and/or HND in Human Resources from IHRM/KNEC;

viii) Current practicing license as a Human resource professional;

ix) Proficiency in computer applications;

x) Meet the provision of Chapter Six of Constitution

Key Duties and Responsibilities

i) Providing guidance in the development, interpretation, implementation and review of human resource management and administration policies, standards and guidelines;

ii) Ensuring implementation of Terms and Conditions of service for the Authority; coordinating organizational development and job reviews;

iii) Managing staff recruitment, promotion, discipline and capacity building; developing, reviewing and coordinating implementation of welfare and other incentive schemes for the Authority;

iv) Monitoring the implementation of performance management systems for staff; analyzing the staffing levels in the Authority and recommending proposals for succession planning and proper deployment;

v) Coordinating the development and implementation of grievance handling mechanisms;

vi) Initiating best practices in the management of human resource function;

vii) Championing change management programmes in the Authority;

viii) Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of training and development programmes; and leading the Authority in formulating and implementing efficient Performance Management Systems for staff and the organization;

ix) Overseeing the implementation of administration policies, rules, standards and regulations;

x) Managing and maintaining the assets register of the Authority;

xi) Monitoring adherence and implementation of the departmental work plans;

xii) Oversee the Administration and Records Management functions of the Authority;

xiii) Overseeing the provision of security for premises and staff;

xiv) Overseeing the design, implementation and periodic review of security systems;

xv) Preparation and submission of quarterly reports on administration within the Authority;

xvi) Managing the transport and logistics functions of the KNQA;

xvii) Preparation and submission of quarterly reports on performance target setting and appraisal for staff within the Section;

xviii) Coordinating office management services, office accommodation, transport and logistics;

xix) Coordinating Investigation of incidences of security lapse in the Authority in liaison with the Police and other security agencies;

xx) Making arrangements for the acquisition of legal documents such as motor vehicle and assets insurances and licenses in liaison with the Legal unit and other relevant agencies

How to Apply

If you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the above specified criteria for any of the below named positions, submit (both electronically and hard copies) of your cover letter, together with copies of your academic and professional certificates, testimonials and your updated detailed Curriculum Vitae, your current position, current remuneration, email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees who are familiar with your qualifications and/or work experience to the address below and also create a profile and apply on the KNQA Employment portal – https://recruitment.knqa.go.ke/

Hard copy applications should be send to;

The Director General,
Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA)
Uchumi House, 6th Floor, Aga Khan Walk
P.O Box 72635-00200,
Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: +254-020-2100272.

Make your application on or before Friday, 2nd October 2020.

Please note that: KNQA is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with Disabilities, Women and Candidates from marginalised regions are encouraged to apply. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals and certified copies of their National Identity Card, Academic and Professional Certificates and transcripts during interviews.


HR and Administration
Updated: September 14, 2020 — 7:28 am