Human Resource Manager

The position

AKESK is looking to hire a Human Resources Manager based in Nairobi:

Position Summary

We are looking for a strong HR Generalist with sound experience in maintaining, enhancing and optimizing the organization’s Human Resources through staff planning, performance management, compensation and benefits, training, learning and development, as well as employee relations management, policies evaluation, HR Projects and operations. The successful candidate must have grounded experience in the country’s labour laws and Industrial relations procedures.

Key responsibilities

Develop and implement HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall organizational strategy
Manage the recruitment, selection and on boarding process
Bridge management and employee relations by addressing demands, grievances or other issues.
Oversee compensation and benefits management
Support current and future business needs through the development, engagement, motivation and preservation of human capital
Oversee and manage a performance management system that drives high performance
Select and supervise HR Officers and training specialists and coordinate company use of insurance brokers, insurance carriers, pension administrators and other outside sources.
Develop and monitor annual Human Resource budgets
Oversee payroll preparation through HRIS
Report to management and provide decision support through Human Resource metrics
Assess training needs and monitor training programs
The requirements


Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Master’s Degree would be an added advantage
Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management
Membership with the Institute of Human Resource Management


A minimum of 7 years’ working experience with at least 3 of which must have been in a senior management position in Human Resources
Work experience in an education setting is preferable

Knowledge and Skills:

Thorough knowledge of Labour Laws and Industrial Relation procedures.
Proficiency in IT skills and knowledge of HR systems
Ability to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong management and organizational skills
The ability to contribute as a member of the senior management team
Passionate about providing excellent client service



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About Aga Khan Education Service, Kenya (AKESK)

The Aga Khan Academy Nairobi is operated by Aga Khan Education Service Kenya (AKESK), a non-profit organization, with close to a hundred years’ experience operating schools in Kenya. Our first formal schools were opened in 1918, and AKESK currently operates 11 schools in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Eldoret, serving close to 5,000 students with a quality, affordable education.