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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 and Industrial Relations Interns.

    LIRI/02/2020

    Location

    Nairobi
    Waajiri House, Argwings Kodhek Rd
    48311 – 00100

    Job Description:

    Reporting to the Officers, the Interns will be trained on legal and industrial Relations matters including but not limited to of CBA negotiations, legal consultations, grievance resolutions and conciliation of disputes. The internship will be for an initial period of 6 months.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE 

    • Bachelor’s degree in HR, Law or a related Social Science field
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, Law or Industrial Relations
    • Current member of the IHRM or LSK • 1- 3 years experience in related assignments

    KEY SKILLS, COMPETENCIES AND DESIRED ATTRIBUTES

    • Passion and interest in matters Industrial Relations Understanding of the tripartite movement, labour laws and labour structures in the country
    • Knowledge of the principles and practices of labour relations management
    • Knowledge of grievance and arbitration processes.
    • Negotiation and relationships management skills
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to details
    • Ability to work with highly confidential information

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    Legal Research Assistant

    LRA/10/2020

    Location

    Nairobi
    Waajiri House, Argwings Kodhek Rd
    48311 – 00100

    Job Description:

    Reporting to the Manager, Legal Services, FKE seeks to recruit a short-term Legal Research Assistant who will assist in Bills Tracking.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES  

    • Track the legislative calendars at the Executive level, National Assembly, Senate and County levels to identify all upcoming matters on Employment and Labour Relations
    • Provide reports and summaries on upcoming Employment and Labour Relations matters
    • Conduct legal research and prepare internal briefings on matters relating to labour laws and social policy
    • Provide support in drafting of memorandums
    • Track the status of various bills and maintain an updated tracker report
    • Provide research support in other Employment, Legal, Policy matters within the Federation
    • Draft correspondence
    • Provide support to legal and Industrial Relations Department as requested
    • Maintain up to date records on bills, memorandums and other policy matters
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Law
    • Post graduate Diploma in Law will be an added advantage
    • 2-years work experience as a Legal Research Assistant

    KEY SKILLS, COMPETENCIES AND DESIRED ATTRIBUTES

    • Research skills
    • Legal drafting skills
    • Computer proficiency
    • Analytical skills
    • Interests and passion in Employment and Labour Relations matters

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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

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    Senior Industrial Relations Officers

    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

    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: Recruitment@fke-Kenya.org 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

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