Safaricom Principal Officer, Resourcing  at- Corporate Centers Job in Kenya  2014


Safaricom Limited is the leading mobile telecommunications company in Kenya.
We are at the forefront of the industry and always seek to attract and retain talented, creative and innovative team players who are excited by the opportunity of pushing the frontiers of this evolving technology, growing our services, exciting our customers and contributing to our community.
At Safaricom, we take pride in our talent and develop them to realize their maximum potential!
Principal Officer, Resourcing – Corporate Centers


We are pleased to announce the following vacancy within the Resources Division.
In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Reporting to the Head of Department Talent & Resourcing, the successful candidate will be responsible for executing the talent acquisition and placement strategy from workforce planning to talent scouting, assessment, selection and placement within the Corporate Centre account – which includes the Risk Management, Resources, Finance, Corporate Affairs, Strategy & Innovation, Internal Audit Divisions and the CEO’s Office.

The job holder’s key responsibilities will be to:-

  • Engage business units supported to ensure proper workforce planning and management;
  • Monitor headcount budget for assigned accounts and report on status against approved workforce/ people plans;
  • Scout for Talent through partnerships with various institutions of learning and collaborations with other industry operators;
  • Manage a Talent Database which will allow the business to reduce time and effort spent on the identification and recruitment of talent into the business;
  • Prepare recruitment plans with each assigned recruitment;
  • Develop and place job advertisements;
  • Review and screen all applications received and ensure quality CV’s are retained within the accounts’ talent database and provide feedback to all candidates assessed;
  • Develop and apply appropriate interview, assessment tools to evaluate both behavioral and technical competencies for the respective vacancies;
  • Monitor and Review the recruitment process within account managed Adhere to ISO standards, recruitment policies and procedures and net promoter score;
  • Produce relevant weekly and monthly reports including analysis relevant for short to midterm business decision making;
  • Coach hiring teams on best practices in interviewing techniques and on the role of the assessor at a selection center.
The ideal candidate should possess the following skills & competencies:-
  • Degree in Human Resource Management or any other relevant degree with a Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management;
  • 3-4 Years work experience in a dynamic HR environment with global HR practices; At least 2 years should have been spent working in a recruitment role; recruiting for senior management to entry level talent;
  • Should possess certification in psychometric testing preferably from CEB SHL;
  • Confident, self-assured, personable and presentable;
  • Highly organized, conscientious and detail oriented;
  • Mature, diplomatic and tactful;
  • Good analytical & persuasive skills;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • A go getter, who is results oriented and a change agent with high standards of integrity.
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualifications and experience, please send your resume with your mobile phone contact indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title and job reference to the address below by Thursday 5th December, 2013.

Head of Department, Talent & Resourcing
Safaricom Limited.

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