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  • Posted: Oct 12, 2020
    Deadline: Oct 22, 2020
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  • 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.
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    Legal/Industrial Relations Officers

    Location

    Nairobi
    Waajiri House, Argwings Kodhek Rd
    48311 – 00100

    Job Description:

    Reporting to the Manager, Industrial Relations, the Industrial Relations Officers will be responsible for assisting members in matters of Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiations, legal consultations, trainings and conciliation of disputes at the Ministry of Labour.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES  

    • Chair CBA negotiations meetings between Employers and the Unions and act as secretary
    • Prepare CBAs and ensure that they are registered
    • Advise employers in all Labour related issues i.e. obligations and rights of employers
    • Assist members in resolving strike situations and initiating injunctive procedures in court as necessary
    • Represent employers in the Employment and Labour Relations Court
    • Represent members in conciliations/ trade disputes
    • Represent FKE in social dialogue meetings
    • Prepare training materials in Industrial Relations and execute the training
    • Facilitate various Association Meetings and act as the secretary
    • Assist in collecting subscriptions and other FKE debts from members
    • Represent FKE in various meetings as assigned
    • Perform other duties as required

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    • Bachelor’s degree in Law, HR or a related Social Science field.
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management or Industrial Relations
    • Current member of the IHRM
    • 5 years’ progressive experience in HR, Labour and Industrial Relations with specific practice in collective bargaining and grievance resolution.  A legal background and experience will be an added advantage.
    • 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

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their application (indicating current and expected salary), and CV with 3 professional referees through: [email protected] 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

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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