COMPETENCY PROFILE

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

HR Consultant provide professional consultation in human resources best practices that support Master Consultants Clients in achieving stated goals and objectives. The position holder may serve as lead consultant or project manager. Work involves developing and maintaining productive collaborative work relationships and assessing and responding to apparent and underlying client needs.  Consultants interpret policies and practices in context of the client’s needs and in alignment with the organization’s best interests and advice clients regarding decisions that are impacted by laws, policies, and procedures.  Consultants function with a high level of integrity, independence and participate in policy, service, and/or program development.  Consultants research, facilitate, negotiate, develop and document innovative solutions to human resources issues tailored to the requirements of the client and the organization.  Consultants may handle various specialties such as: benefits administration; career planning; classification; compensation; employee retention and organizational culture enhancement; employee relations; employment; environment, safety and health; equal employment opportunity; HR Information Systems; international employment; legal compliance; payroll; policy administration; organizational design; staff development; talent management; workforce planning and/or closely related programs.  Consultants maintain confidentiality within established parameters.

 

Competency
Definition
Knowledge – Professional and Organizational
Professional knowledge of principles and best practices in human resource program procedures and methods and knowledge of the related business context, developed through a combination of practical experience and formal training, and the ability to creatively apply both to generate responsive solutions to specific situations.  Stays current with developments and trends in HR, related organizational, political and legislative changes, and business disciplines and strategy. Committed to continuous improvement.  Willingness to learn and use contemporary technology (hardware, software, equipment and processes).
Consultation
Establishes and maintains collaborative professional relationships. Discusses, acknowledges and considers client’s and organization’s range of internal and external priorities in terms of the organization’s mission and goals when providing guidance, counsel and advice on HR best practices that help achieve desired results and are in the best interests of the organization.  Despite pressure, ambiguity, risk and unknown outcomes, analyzes the entirety of the situation.  Evaluates the relationships and interrelationships of all the issues across organizational boundaries (as needed) and shares knowledge and critical thinking process to achieve mutually agreeable outcomes.
Communication
Clearly conveys information (verbal and written) with and to individuals or groups to ensure information is shared and that messages are understood.  Demonstrates effective use of listening and questioning skills and displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts. Gains credibility by fostering respect for all individuals and points of view.
Program/Project Management
Provides oversight for a formal, on-going program/project(s) and all related activities (people and process) associated with an intended outcome and timeline.  Identifies and develops objectives, methods and quality control measures and takes action to improve process and program results, as needed.  Is accountable for ensuring work is performed to achieve the results of the project/program. 

 

 

Minimum Training and Experience Guidelines:

Bachelor’s degree in Management or Business related area from a recognized University

Postgraduate qualification in Human Resource Management

Membership with the Institute of Human Resource Management

MBA qualification is an added advantage

Minimum three years of progressively responsible experience analyzing, interpreting, applying, communicating and promoting HR best practices in the context of organizational goals and objectives; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  

 

How to apply:

If you are confident that you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send an application letter and your Curriculum Vitae to info@masterconsultants.co.ke to reach us not later than 31st December 2014. Include contact details of three professional referees who can be contacted during this recruitment exercise.