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22 Jul 2020

Manager Human Resources and Administration at National Oil Corporation of Kenya

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The National Oil Corporation of Kenya is a fully integrated State Corporation involved in all aspects of the petroleum supply chain covering the upstream oil and gas exploration, midstream petroleum infrastructure development and downstream marketing of petroleum products.

Job Description

LOCATION : Head Office
REPORTS TO : Chief Executive Officer

Key Responsibilities And Tasks

  • Develop and implement the annual Human Resource business plan;
  • Cascade the HR business plan through performance contracts;
  • Develop and implement effective corporate job grading and salary structures while ensuring equitable /balanced pay;
  • Develop, Implement and Monitor the Departmental budget;
  • Develop and implement staff training and development programs;
  • Coordinate, monitor and evaluate performance management and appraisal processes;
  • Develop and implement staff motivation and retention initiatives;
  • Develop, review and maintain appropriate HR practices, policies and procedures;
  • Manage employee relations and grievance process;
  • Ensure an efficient and conducive work environment, and housekeeping; and
  • Coach and mentor direct reports.


Academic Qualifications

  • A Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management or any related field shall be an added advantage;
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or any business related field;

Professional Qualifications

  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management or any related field.
  • Member of Institute of Human Resources Management (IHRM) or other recognized Human Resources body


  • At least 10 years’ experience with five (5) years at management level;
  • Leadership skills in managing people and operations;
  • Proven ability to think strategically and design long term plans;
  • Strong organisation and coordination skills;
  • Communication skills both written and oral;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Good negotiation skills;
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Counselling skills

Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity, and are thus required to submit clearance certificates from the following institutions together with the job application:

  • Kenya Revenue Authority (Tax Compliance Certificate)
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Ethics & Anti – Corruption Commission
  • Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct)
  • Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
  • Evidence of on-going clearance is admissible subject to satisfactory results (presentation of a clearance certificate from the above institutions) before the selection process.

Method of Application

Interested candidates should send a detailed cover letter addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer

National Oil Corporation

P.O. Box 58567- 00200


All applications including a detailed CV with copies of certificates, indicating current position, qualifications, working experience, current remuneration, names of at least three (3) professional referees and day time telephone number should be sent via email to

[email protected]

Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted.

Canvassing in any form will lead to disqualification.

National Oil is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to gender and disability mainstreaming

Closing Date : 4th August, 2020

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