Senior Industrial Relations Officer at FKE

Date Posted: Oct. 13, 2020, 3:33 a.m.

Job Description

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, 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

Leadership and management skills

 

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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