Monday, 9 July 2012

EAPCC Head of Human Resources and Administration Job in Athi River Kenya

Be part of the transformation and join a leading manufacturing company

East African Portland Cement Company Limited (EAPCC) is a leading cement manufacturer, situated in Athi River about 30km from Nairobi, and pioneered the manufacture of cement in East Africa in 1933. 
Having started as trading company importing cement, it has grown over the years and now produces about 1.3 million tons of cement per annum.
The cement manufactured by East African Portland Cement Company, is sold under the brand name Blue Triangle Cement and has been instrumental in the regions social-economic development as virtually all spheres of development have benefited from the use of Blue Triangle Cement.
The company has undergone turbulence in recent times and now intends to implement a restructuring program designed to transform its operations. 
As part of this program the Company is seeking to fill the following positions:

Head of Human Resources and Administration

Ref:
EAPCC/HHR/01/07/2012

Reporting to the Managing Director the Head of Human Resources & Administration will be responsible for providing strategic leadership in human resources management, formulation of policies and procedures relating to human resources management and ensure that the organization attracts, develops and retains required talents to meet the company objectives.

Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Oversee Development of HR function strategies to maximize value deliverance of both employee and respective departments.
  • Develop and implement procedures necessary to attract, select and recruit staff with relevant skills required for the business in line with the company’s budget allocations.
  • Establish control mechanisms to ensure qualified and competitive staff are selected and recruited for various job vacancies.
  • Develop human resource planning models to identify competency, knowledge and talent gaps and develop specific programs for the filling of the gaps. This entails talent management, succession planning, and training and development programs to prepare employees for higher responsibilities.
  • Manage and co-ordinate staff performance management programs.
  • Develop progressive and proactive compensation and benefits programs to provide motivation, incentives and rewards for effective performance.
  • Establish and communicate HR standards operating procedures in order to achieve cohesion and consistency in the application of company policies;
  • Facilitate compliance with labour laws of Kenya and adhering and ILO conventions.
  • Advise management on the legal and other implications resulting from certain decisions pertaining to staff
  • Proactively manage the employee and industrial relations at all times so as to achieve optimal labour productivity, industrial harmony and maintain good company image
  • Drive internal communication process on HR policies, organization development, organization culture and change management.
  • Review and implement company social welfare programs which include company staff houses, health and educational facilities.
  • Drive the implementation of company health strategies and SOPs, including policies on HIV and drug abuse
  • Effectively manage both physical and computerized HR records and information systems to ensure accountability of human resources, availability of records in the event of litigation in future, maintenance of confidentiality of staff records.
We would like to discuss this position with interested but qualified candidates who satisfy the  following minimum qualifications;
  • University Degree in social sciences or other business related fields.
  • Higher National Diploma in Human Resources Management
  • Masters in Business Administration will be an added advantage
  • Member of the Institute of Human Resources Management
  • At least 10 years relevant working experience in Human resources management 3 of  which should be in senior management position.
  • Good understanding of the labour laws and ILO conventions
  • Strong human relations and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to withstand job demand pressures
  • Unquestionable character and integrity.
  • Good team player, self motivated, creative and innovative.
  • Good negotiation, counseling, mentoring and problem solving skills.
If you believe you fit any of the required profiles, please send your application with a CV containing details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current remuneration as well as copies of academic/professional certificates and full contact details of three (3) professional references to:
The Managing Director,
East African Portland Cement Company Ltd.
P.O Box 20 code 00204
Athi River
To be received not later than 24th July, 2012 at 12.00 pm.
Only qualified candidates will receive a response.

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