Dorbe-Leit Consulting

Head of Human Resources - Nairobi

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Active since 14-09-2018 Job category Human Resources
Location Nairobi Level Executive/Director
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type Permanent contract
Hours 0 Salary -


Job Context
Our client is a leading real estate developer & project management company with a portfolio of
commercial, residential & mixed use properties; the organisation has ventured into providing first of
its kinds professionally managed accommodations for students in Nairobi. The company is backed
by large investment firm and is poised to achieve 50x growth within the next few years. The
company is well funded by investors from UK.
They are looking to fill the position of Head of Human Resources who will report to the CEO. Are
you passionate about managing a dynamic human capital in a fast paced business environment? If
so, then we have the right job opportunity for you.

Job Purpose
The Head of Human Resources has been identified as a strategic role for the organization. The
Head of HR is expected to conceptualise and deploy strategic and tactical interventions aimed

  • Driving a performance based organization culture
  • Creating a solid foundation for a value driven organization culture where systems and processes empower employees, communication between functions is effective and transparent, & every employee displays the core competencies and brand value of the organization.
  • Creating a leadership pipeline through people capability initiatives
  • Streamline and manage all HR operations from Hiring to Exit

Duties and Responsibilities:

Strategy & Vision

  • Together with country leadership, set and steer the course for the 5 – 15-year vision.
  • Run annual goal setting and planning processes for all people-departments. Ensure annual plans align with the long-term vision and targets.
  • Measure progress against goals, regularly report on progress, and hold the team accountable for prioritizing and delivering results in key strategic areas.
  • Help our people departments scale service provision to more customer-facing staff while improving the Department’s impact to serve roughly 300 staff members by 2020. The people capability will be 80% frontline and 20% management/corporate office.
  • Hold the business heads accountable to meet career promises to all staff – work that is connected to our mission, career growth opportunities, and fair compensation.
  • Overall, make the organization a great place to work.

Management & Training

  • Serve as direct management line to key people functions. These include Human Resources, Corporate Operations, Training, and People Analytics. Management will include oversight, weekly reporting meetings, performance reviews and development, strategic direction and support.
  • Ensure that all staff receives effective mentorship to promote career growth.
  • Work with training department to run major staff training across the entire team.
  • Personally lead training sessions for senior staff members.

Team & Culture

  • Serve as a leader and role model to the team at large. Live the corporate values, role model a sustainable life set-up, invest in people, engage with the team.
  • Lead diversity and inclusion work. Identify high-impact initiatives, prioritize, and measure results.
  • Manage and create feedback channels to ensure all staff groups can be heard and receive clear communication from leadership.
  • Keep pulse on team feedback, concerns and upcoming events that might destabilize and create turmoil.
  • Actively create contingency plans and mitigate pre-identified ‘hot spots’ or risk areas that could destabilize staff or operations.

Execution of Strategic Initiatives

  • Set strategy and personally oversee key strategic initiatives within the Department. Initiatives may include: diversity and inclusion efforts, senior staff hiring, and manager quality improvements, integrating data into HR Department decisions.
  • Set KPIs and metrics to measure success.
  • Regularly solicit feedback from the wider team and other departments.
  • Carefully optimize current staffing structure to ensure we have the right people in the right roles; proactively plan for future staffing.

Oversee Day-to-Day Execution

  • Ensure that everything the HR Department does is executed to world-class standards.
  • Oversee smooth execution of existing HR and staff support systems and processes.

Spending and Budgeting

  • Participate, together with departments, in annual budgeting process; anticipate spending for the year based on annual plans.
  • Regularly review actual spending against planned spending. Keep all departments operating to maximum efficiency and within planned budget.

Outside & External

  • Host key external visitors and investors.
  • Research and understand key best practices in functional work areas at other organizations.
  • Think strategically about potential partnerships and learning opportunities from other organizations.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or equivalent Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management.
  • A MBA will be an added advantage.
  • Higher national diploma in HR is highly desirable & must be an active member of the IHRM.
  • Minimum 10 years’ relevant experience, 5 of which should be at heading a critical function within HR or the department in total.
  • Exposure working in a multigenerational environment is an added advantage.

Core Competencies:

Customer Orientation and Operational Excellence

  • Creating an environment to deliver operational excellence and creating the most appropriate and cost effective delivery models.
  • Aligning business, customer and stakeholders’ expectations.
  • Driving change and interventions towards continuous improvement.
  • Measuring impact.

Ownership and Result Orientation

  • Setting objective goals, which trigger aspirations and generate commitment. Facilitate performance through people development and change initiatives.
  • Review performance; give feedback, guide team for results.
  • Coach and Mentor people to enhance achievement orientation.

Team Work and Collaboration

  • Creating a shared vision and expectations.
  • Setting up clear goals, which bring alignment and empowerment.
  • Empowering people with accountability.
  • Creating strong partnerships across for long-term results.


  • Strategic direction setting and alignment of people.
  • Continuous guidance, coaching and mentoring to develop internal leaders.
  • Create organization culture of trust, accountability and performance.
  • Drive Organization culture which brings positivity.


Salary Budget: Very competitive including benefits

How to Apply:
If you are interested in the position and have the skills and talents our client is looking for, we
would like to hear from you. Please make your application through our website www@dorbe- on the vacancy page before close of business 21st September 2018. Only successful
candidates will be contacted.

More information
This listing is a full-time job

Job category Human Resources
Industry / Industries Housing associations / developers / property
Region Kenya

Contact information

Name Dorbe Leit