Principal Officer- Collective Bargaining Negotiation at Salaries & Renumeration Commission

The Commission was established when the fiscal sustainability of the wage-bill; attraction and retention of requisite skills to execute public service functions; productivity and performance; and transparency and fairness in remuneration setting and review, is seriously in question. It came at a time when the slow growth of the economy and high cost of living has eroded the purchasing power of most workers. The Salaries and Remuneration Commission was established with a view to bring order and sanity in salary setting. VISION Equitable and sustainable remuneration and benefits for state and public officers in kenya. MISSION To set, review and advise on fair, competitive and sustainable remuneration and benefits through research and analysis. CORE VALUES Integrity Objectivity Team Work Inclusiveness Responsiveness Creativity and Innovation Accountability and Transparency

Job Grade: RL 4
Directorate: Remuneration Services
Reporting to: Deputy Director, Collective Bargaining Negotiations Job Type:

Job Description

Job purpose

To provide technical support in Collective Bargaining Negotiations (CBN) in line with Commission’s mandate.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Execute the Commissions Strategy on Collective Bargaining Negotiations;
  • Implement policies, procedures and manuals on Collective Bargaining Negotiation processes;
  • Contribute to the preparation of budgets for programs and ensure optimal utilization;
  • Contribute to the development and implements the functional risk management framework.
  • Ensure compliance on all statutory requirements, Government Circulars and Commission policies.
  • Analysis of data and information in collaboration with other departments, relating to Collective Bargaining Negotiations for Public Service organizations;
  • Analyse Collective Bargaining Negotiations (CBN) proposals based on appropriate parameters and make recommendations;
  • Contribute to the development and regular review of CBN guidelines;
  • Undertake CBN analysis in consultation with the Ministry of Labour to ensure that CBN and Agreements are consistent with the mandate of the Commission;
  • Undertake comparative analysis on remuneration and benefits in comparable sectors for purposes of recommendations;
  • Maintain an up to date CBA data base to ensure ease of retrieval, confidentiality and consistency in decision making;
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports to Supervisor;
  • Contribute to the development of the Work plan, policies and procedures of the Department;
  • Provide feedback to enhance business processes and initiate process improvement to achieve operational excellence.
  • Develop individual work plans, monitor own performance and seek requisite support to ensure delivery of agreed targets

Qualification and Personal Specification

Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Human Resources, Public and Business Administration or other relevant field from a recognized university;
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Human Resources/Industrial Relations/CHRP II/Law or in a related field;
  • Certificate in Labour Laws;
  • Certificate in Leadership from a recognized institution;
  • Relevant work experience of at least eight (8) years in a reputable organization;
  • Relevant professional qualification.
  • Membership to relevant professional body

Key Competencies

  • Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya
  • Knowledge of public finance management principles and processes;
  • Demonstrated knowledge in compensation and remuneration policy formulation;
  • Ability to deliver results in a complex and dynamic environment.
  • Ability to identify customer needs and deliver service excellence.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in relevant legislation and applicable standards.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills;
  • Strong Communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Report writing and presentation skills

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