Human Resource Officer

Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA)

Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the positions shown below.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

The Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) was set up in 2015 as set out in the Kenya National Qualifications Framework (KNQF) act no. 22 of 2014 (and KNQF Regulations, 2018) to coordinate and harmonize the various levels of education; and to create a database of all qualifications in the country.
Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications on or before 24th September, 2020 (at 5pm) both electronically through and hard copies send to: -

The Director General
Kenya National Qualifications Authority
Uchumi House,6th Floor, Aga Khan Walk
P.O Box 72635-00200,
Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: +254-020-2100272

14. Human Resource Officer,
Basic Salary Scale
Ksh 54,164 to 72,695 pm
Leave Entitlement
30 days per financial year
Terms of Service
Permanent and pensionable

For Appointment to this grade a candidate must have: -
i) Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
ii) Proficiency in computer applications;
iii) Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution.

Key Duties and Responsibilities;
i) Drafting and verification of routine correspondences;
ii) Processing of salaries, allowances, benefits and final dues and payroll administration;
iii) Collating and analyzing training applications;
iv) Processing employee recruitment, promotion and exit documents;
v) processing of leave applications, sick sheets and sick offs;
vi) Updating of Staff Medical details, National Hospital Insurance Authority (NHIF) and National Social Security Authority (NSSF) records;
vii) Maintaining complement control;
viii) Carrying out leave administration;
ix) Updating human resource database;
x) Analyzing data on work environment and employees’ satisfaction surveys.
xi) collecting data in relation HIV/Aids Prevention, gender, disability mainstreaming, Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, WIBA, OSHA;
xii) inducting staff and on-boarding programmes;
xiii) undertaking training needs analysis, projections and developing training programmes;
xiv) developing training materials for in-house courses;
xv) administering performance appraisal, collates performance related data, analyzing and preparing related reports;
xvi) preparing periodic progress reports;
xvii) preparing of HR budget and procurement plans; and
xviii) Preparing and analyzing HR metrics and related reports.
xix) implementing human resource management policies, laws, regulations, procedures and systems;

How to Apply
Detailed job descriptions and specifications for the above positions are available at:
If you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the above specified criteria for any of the above positions, submit (both electronically and hard copies) of your cover letter, together with copies of your academic and professional certificates, testimonials and your updated detailed Curriculum Vitae, including other things your current position, current remuneration, email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees who are familiar with your qualifications and/or work experience.

Scan and send your application electronically as a one pdf attachment/document with ‘POSITION APPLIED FOR’ as the subject line. The hard copies should be marked with ‘POSITION APPLIED FOR’ on top of the envelope.

Please note:
i) It is an offense to include false/incorrect information in the application. Any incorrect/misleading information may lead to disqualification/legal action;
ii) Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification;
iii) KNQA is an equal employer therefore people with disabilities, the marginalized and minorities are encouraged to apply;
iv) Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
v) Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce the originals of their national ID/ passport, academic and professional certificates, transcripts, testimonials and current compliance certificates for the requirements of chapter six of the Kenyan constitution during interview.

Your application MUST be received not later than 24th September, 2020 at 5.00 pm.

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