Principal Officer, Collective Bargaining Negotiation at Salaries and Remuneration Commission – May 2024

Principal Officer, Collective Bargaining Negotiation

Job Purpose 

This position is responsible for execution of the Commission’s Strategy on Collective Bargaining Negotiations for the public sector and making appropriate recommendations.

Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks  

Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities 

  • Ensure compliance on all statutory requirements, Government Circulars and Commission policies;
  • Review the analysed data relating to Collective Bargaining Negotiations for Public sector institutions;
  • Review the Collective Bargaining Negotiations (CBN) proposals based on appropriate parameters;
  • Provide technical input to the development and review of training curriculum Collective Bargaining Negotiations;
  • Contribute to the development and regular review of CBN guidelines;
  • Provide input into the departmental work plan and compile budget estimates to inform the departmental planning process;
  • Lead the development and performance management of staff that report to the position for the achievement of both individual and departmental goals;
  • Carry out training needs assessment and propose training programmes for departmental staff;
  • Mentor and coach staff that report to the position; and
  • Identify and evaluate risks and implications of all of the departmental activities.

Operational Responsibilities / Tasks 

  • Implement   policies, procedures and manuals on Collective Bargaining Negotiation processes;
  • Undertake CBN analysis in consultation with the Ministry of Labour to ensure that CBN and Agreements are consistent with the mandate of the Commission;
  • Conduct comparative analysis of the submitted Collective Bargaining Agreements as well as remuneration and benefits data against set parameters and make appropriate recommendations;
  • Work closely with the Employment and Labour Relations Court to ensure that the Commission’s advice is obtained before CBAs are registered;
  • Ensure consistency and uniformity on Labour Relations matters relating to remuneration and benefits in the public sector;
  • Train, sensitize and provide technical support to public sector institutions to build capacity in Collective Bargaining Negotiations
  • Liaise with the Ministry in charge of Labour and Social Protection as well as the Employment and Labour Relations Court on all ongoing and emerging CBN matters;
  • Maintain an up to date CBA data base to ensure ease of retrieval, confidentiality and consistency in decision making;
  • Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports to the Head of 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

Job Dimensions:  

Financial Responsibility 

  • Provide input to the departmental budget and plan.

Responsibility for Physical Assets 

  • Computer; and
  • Office furniture and equipment.

Decision Making / Job Influence 

  • Managerial
  • Analytical; and
  • Operational.

Working Conditions 

  • Office setting with occasional travel out of office.

Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).  

Academic qualifications  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Human Resources, Public and Business Administration or other relevant field from a recognized university;
  • Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Human Resources, Public and Business Administration or other relevant field from a recognized university is an added advantage;

Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies 

  • Post-graduate Diploma in Human Resources/Industrial Relations/CHRP II/Diploma in Law or in a related field;
  • Membership to Relevant professional body
  • Previous relevant work experience required.
  • Relevant work experience of at least eight (8) four (4) of which must be in a comparable position in a reputable organisation;

Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

  • 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; and
  • Report writing and presentation skills.

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