KEMSA Human Resource and Administration Director Job in Kenya


Our client, Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA), is a state corporation under the KEMSA Act 2013 and the Miscellaneous Act 2015 whose mandate is primarily to procure, warehouse and distribute drugs and medical supplies to prescribed public health programmes, the national strategic stock reserve, prescribed essential health packages, national referral hospitals and county public hospitals.

In order to enhance institutional capacity to deliver its mandate, KEMSA is seeking to recruit dynamic individuals with high degree of integrity and ability to drive results to fill the following positions;

Director, Human Resource and Administration

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director, Human Resources and Administration will be responsible for ensuring that KEMSA has optimal human resources capacity.

Key Responsibilities
  • Plan and co-ordinate Human Resource activities, ensuring that there are adequate resources to support the activities;
  • Formulate and review Human Resource and administrative Strategy, policies and procedures;
  • Manage organisational change in line with the operational processes to enable each function to deliver key objectives;
  • Manage recruitment of staff and ensure that employees remain motivated in order to deliver the desired results;
  • Organise and manage career & succession planning;
  • Manage employee compensation and benefits schemes;
  • Co-ordinate all administrative support services;
  • Manage and oversee records management and registry services for KEMSA; and
  • Ensure and facilitate a conducive work environment that enhances employee safety and health.
Person Specifications
  • Be a holder of a Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences or other related field from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Possess a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, or equivalent from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Have professional qualifications in Human Resource Management or equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Be a valid member of a recognized professional Human Resource body (e.g. IHRM), in good standing and must possess a valid practising certificate; and
  • Have not less than ten (10) years’ knowledge and experience in human resource management, five (5) of which should be in a senior management level.
Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including:
  • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
  • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
  • Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.
How to Apply

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for any of the roles above, please submit your application including copies of your academic and professional
certificates, testimonials and your curriculum vitae, including among other details your current position, current remuneration, email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees familiar with your
qualifications and work experience.

For full details about these positions and how to apply, kindly log onto our e-recruitment platform via

Email or hard copy applications will not be accepted.

Only those applications submitted through the e-recruitment portal will be considered.

To be considered, your application must be received by not later than 26 March 2019 addressed to:

The Director,
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Deloitte Place

KEMSA is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will automatically lead to disqualification.

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Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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