Jobs Career Advice Signup

Send this job to a friend


Did you notice an error or suspect this job is scam? Tell us.

  • Posted: Mar 26, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 9, 2024
  • Never pay for any CBT, test or assessment as part of any recruitment process. When in doubt, contact us

    The Universities Fund was established under section 53 of the Universities Act, 2012 for financing Universities in Kenya. The Fund is managed by a Board of Trustees known as the Universities Funding Board (UFB) which has been in operation since 2016. The function of the Trustees is to generally manage the Universities Fund. The specific functions of the Trus...
    Read more about this company


    Deputy Director, Human Resource & Administration

    Job purpose

    • To provide overall strategic policy direction and leadership in human resource management and development by coordinating the development, implementation, interpretation and provision of advice on the Human Resource Management and Development policies, strategies, regulations, standards, procedures and guidelines to ensure the actualization of the core mandate of Fund

    Person Specification

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: -

    • Must have served in the grade of Assistant Director Human Resource & Administration Officer, Grade UF 4 for a minimum period of three (3) years or its equivalent 
    • Relevant Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Commerce, Business Administration; or relevant Bachelor’s degree in Humanities or Business-related field or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution.
    • Relevant Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Commerce, Business Administration; or relevant Master’s degree in Humanities or Business-related field or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution.
    • Post graduate diploma in Human Resource HRM or CHRP Certification;
    • Be a registered Member of the Institute of Human Resource Management and be in good standing.
    • Have Valid Human Resource Practising Certificate;
    • Leadership Course lasting not less than (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
    • Have demonstrated professional competence and administrative capability as reflected in work performance and results: 

    Key Competencies and skills

    • Strategic thinking;
    • Analytical skills;
    • Communication and reporting skills;
    • Managerial skills and ability to lead teams;
    • Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills;
    • Interpersonal and negotiation skills;
    • Project Management Skills;
    • Team player

    Working Conditions - Office and field visits


    Job Specifications

    • Aligning HR strategy to the corporate strategy to support the delivery of the Fund’s strategic objectives;
    • Advising the Board and Management on policies, strategies and operational issues that relate to human capital and administration in support of the overall strategic direction of the Fund;
    • Providing leadership in the planning, organizing, coordinating and administration all human resource and Development activities in the Fund; 
    • Overseeing the development and implementation of Quality Management Systems in the human resource and development department; 
    • Designing and implementing Human Resource and Development policies, strategies and plans;
    • Overseeing the establishment and maintenance of proper and secure human resource record system, to ensure full compliance with the Employment laws on employee confidentiality as well as the basic staff records to be maintained by employers 
    • Developing innovative and comprehensive programs for the attraction and retention of a high calibre workforce;
    • Providing human resource business partner services to other functions to help line managers accomplish strategic priorities, manage change, improve processes with the broader goal of strategically improving the effectiveness of the organisation;
    • Developing and implementing policies and procedures for realising succession planning at the Fund;
    • Developing and implement the Training and Development policy and ensure the skills, knowledge, abilities and performance of the workforce meet the current and future organisation business needs;
    • Coordinating staff performance appraisal programs, ensuring that job descriptions, performance standards, and performance evaluation instruments promote operational excellence and accountability;
    • Developing and implementing compensation and benefits schemes fit for the staff engaged at the Fund;
    • Leveraging on the human resource management information system to enhance efficiency and decision making with regard to operational duties;
    • Promoting cordial employee relations, values and work ethics in the Fund;
    • Overseeing the design, review and implementation of policies and procedures governing disciplinary issues and grievances;
    • Overseeing the effective and sustainable management of the Fund’s assets.
    • Monitoring efficient service delivery and quality control with regard to HR and Administration projects and activities.
    • Overseeing the management and maintenance of the Fund’s physical assets and facilities, including fleet management, office equipment and machinery, land and buildings and office services.
    • Providing leadership in the preparation and utilisation of the staff cost budget, assets/equipment acquisition and maintenance budget in line with the Fund’s overall business strategy.
    • Investigating incidences of security lapse in the Fund in liaison with the Police and other security agencies;
    • 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
    • Ensuring all the Fund’s assets have requisite ownership documents such motor vehicle logbooks, land title deeds;
    • Ensuring that the asset register and maintenance schedules are in place and updated as and when required;

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Universities Fund (UF) on to apply

    Build your CV for free. Download in different templates.

  • Send your application

    View All Vacancies at Universities Fund (UF) Back To Home

Subscribe to Job Alert


Join our happy subscribers

Send your application through

GmailGmail YahoomailYahoomail