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  • Posted: Dec 11, 2020
    Deadline: Jan 4, 2021
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    Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) is a Statutory body established under the Human Resource Management Professionals (HRMP) Act, No. 52 of 2012. Its mandate is to regulate the HR profession in Kenya, enhance competencies and capabilities while supporting innovative and transformative HR practices and standards.
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    Executive Director

    The Executive Director will be the Principal Officer of the Institute and willbe accountableto the Council for all operations and programmes of the Institute. S/he will in accordance with requirement of the Act, performduties of Secretary to the Counciland hence be responsible for the organization of Council meetings andimplementation of its decisions,policies and programmes.S/he will be expected to work in close liaison with the Chairpersonand Committees of the Council in fulfillment of obligations of the office of Executive Director. S/he will be expected to provide focused leadership and direction for the Institute in its mission to develop and promote the Human Resource professionwithin the realms of the Institute’s goal, objectives and programmes. In tandem, s/he will provide Council with sufficient and accurate information onall issues pertinent on atimely basis.

    Specific duties and responsibilities:

    • Provide strategic leadership to the Institute to help the Council achieve the corporate goals and objectives through development and implementation of theStrategic Plan of the Institute.
    • Develop innovative resource mobilization plans to facilitate implementationand sustainabilityof various programmes.
    • Provide oversight of the day-to-dayoperations in pursuit of the Institute goal and mission as well as to ensure compliance with national laws and policies
    • Foster ethical and professional practice, effective communication, national valuesand generally a friendly workenvironment among staff,and relations with Council and stakeholders as would be worthy of the Instituteimage.
    • Foster and developstrategic partnerships and networks for effective advocacy and tocontribute to buildingpublic policy.
    • Develop, implement and manage the work-plans and budgets including ensuring prudent financial and other resource utilization.
    • Provide regular reports to the Council indicating progress in attaining the strategic goals and supervise all staff of the Institute and ensure highest standards of discipline are upheld.
    • Create a conducive environment for attracting, retaining, and motivating staff through development and implementationof an appropriate staff performance management system.
    • Ensure the implementation of the Council’s policies and decisions, develop and submit to the Council business plans, annual operating budgets and strategic plans for consideration and approval from time to time.
    • Oversee and promote best practices in the procurement process of goods and services by ensuring that the laid down procurement regulations and guidelines are strictly complied with.
    • Represent the Institute in relevant national, regional and international fora and meetingsin furtherance of interests of the Institute

    Minimum requirements:

    • A Degree in Human Resource, Business Administration / Business Management or any other social science degree from a recognized university.
    • A Masters’ degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Social Sciences, or equivalent.
    • A Higher National Diploma –HRM or CHRP-K Certification.
    • Have at least ten (10) years relevant experience five (5) of which should be at senior management levelin the human resource function.
    • Membership of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) and hold a valid Practicing Certificate.
    • A good understanding and knowledge of local and internationalLabour Laws.
    • Demonstrable knowledgeof strategic leadership and management skills.
    • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of finance, corporate governance, nationallaws and policies and ability to link them to the Institute’s mission.
    • Ability to develop and implement performance management systems and toprovidesupport to the HR profession.
    • Have good communication, analytic, interpersonal and public relations skills.
    • Demonstrable exposure to a computerized working environment.
    • Comply with Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010
    • Be of high level ofintegrity and accountability
    • Team player

    In addition, all applicants should submit certified copies of the clearance certificates from the following Institutions: -

    • Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)
    • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
    • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
    • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
    • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

    Appointment to the position will be on athree(3) years term contract.


    Method of Application

    If you fit the profile of this role and areinterested in this challenging opportunity, submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, current salary, e-mail address and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference of the position directly to by 5:00pm on4thJanuary,2021.IHRM will only process applications submitted through the online address given and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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