Overview

Senior Industrial Relations Officers
Job TypeFull Time
QualificationBA/BSc/HND
Experience
LocationNairobi
Job FieldHuman Resources / HR
SIR/10/2020

Job Description:

Reporting to the Head of Industrial Relations, Legal & Membership Services, the Senior Industrial Relations Officers will be responsible for protecting employers’ interests through CBA negotiations, court representation and consultations geared to maintaining industrial peace.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES  

In charge of all CBAs negotiated and advising officers, unions & the employers on how to manage them
Advise officers on how to deal with strikes and liaising with unions and the Ministry of Labour for the quick settlement of strikes
Advise officers on how to settle trade disputes and assigning them duties of the settlement of the disputes
Advise officers on how to carry out Associations Meetings and Negotiations and making sure that all the affairs of the associations are run smoothly
Coordinate operations related to Industrial Relations policy working groups
Assign officers to handle conciliation meetings and directing consultation meetings to the officers
Develop Industrial Relations training materials and support the Training Department to provide training activities
Developing and reviewing Industrial Relations policies, procedures and guidelines
Representing Employers at the Employment and Labour Relations Court
Representing FKE in tripartite and other assigned forums on Employment and Labour Relations matters
Recruitment of new members
Supervision, management, mentorship and coaching of staff in the department
Perform administrative departmental functions including planning, coordinating, budgeting and reporting
Perform other duties as required
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in Law, HR or a related Social Science field; A Masters degree will be an added advantage
Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management or Industrial Relations
Current member of a professional body
10 years’ progressive experience in Labour and Industrial Relations with specific practice in collective bargaining and grievance resolution.
Demonstrated ability to deal with Trade Unions and handle disputes, grievances and discipline issues
Ability to negotiate, conclude and prepare Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs)
Experience in training will be an added advantage
KEY SKILLS, COMPENTENCIES AND DESIRED ATTRIBUTES

Strong understanding of the tripartite movement, labour laws and labour structures in the country
Knowledge of the principles and practices of labour relations management in various sectors, demonstrated knowledge of grievance and arbitration processes.
Strong negotiation and relationships management skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to multi-task and manage diverse tasks simultaneously
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Demonstrated ability working with highly confidential information
Leadership and management skills

MODE OF APPLICATION

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Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their application (indicating current and expected salary), and CV with 3 professional referees  indicating the job title and reference number on the subject line to reach us not later than Thursday, 22nd October 2020 . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

FKE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Manager, Human Resources & Administration

Federation of Kenya Employers Waajiri House,

Argwings Kodhek Rd, Milimani P.O. Box 48311-00100 Nairobi

About Federation Of Kenya Employers

The Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) is the voice of employers in Kenya and the umbrella body that brings together enterprises from all sectors of the economy. The Federation’s mandate is to promote the interests of employers and to influence labour and social policy to support enterprise growth and competitiveness in a dynamic global environment.