Legal/Industrial Relations Officers at FKE

Date Posted: Oct. 13, 2020, 6:23 a.m.

Job Description

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, training, 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.  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, COMPETENCIES, AND DESIRED ATTRIBUTES

Strong understanding of the tripartite movement, labor laws, and labor structures in the country

Knowledge of the principles and practices of labor 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

 

How To Apply

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

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