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VDM HRM Officer

VDM HRM Officer

Hiring Organization: The Veterinary Medicines Directorate – VMD

Location: Kenya 

Job Reference NO. 03/2022

Scale: VMD 6

Application Deadline: 11th July 2022



The Veterinary Medicines Directorate – VMD invites applications from qualified persons for the following positions: VDM HRM Officer .


Remuneration and Terms

Basic Salary: Ksh 59,500 X4,500-93,500X6,000-99,500

Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable


Brief About  The Veterinary Medicines Directorate – VMD 

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) is a body corporate established pursuant to CAP 366 (article 39) of the laws of Kenya. The functions of the Directorate are as per legal Notice No. 209 of 2015 gazette of 9th October, 2015. VMD was formed with the aim of implementing appropriate regulatory measures to achieve the highest standards of safety, efficacy and quality for veterinary medicines whether locally manufactured, imported, exported, distributed, sold, or used, to ensure the protection of animal health and welfare, food safety and security as well as public health and the environment as envisaged by all laws in force in Kenya.

The mandate of VMD is to regulate the manufacture, importation, exportation, registration, distribution, prescription and dispensing of veterinary medicines and the practice of veterinary pharmacy in Kenya.


Qualifications and Requirements:

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Development, Business Administration or Management, Public Administration, Social sciences or any other relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.



Duties and responsibilities entail assisting in;

  • Updating the leave and absence management master plan and roster;
  • Capturing data in the Human Resource Management Information System (HRIS);
  • Carrying out periodic data cleansing and compiling HR reports based on the ERP activities;
  • Carrying out background checks on all employees on new appointment;
  • Ensuring that statutory deductions and reports are submitted as per set guidelines;
  • Verifying medical records, processing final dues, opening and closing staff files;
  • Maintaining and updating a database for interns and attaché’ applicants;
  • Drafting and verifying routine HR correspondences;
  • Processing of salaries, allowances, benefits and final dues and payroll administration;
  • Collating and analyzing training applications;
  • Processing employee recruitment, promotion and exit documents;
  • Processing of leave applications, sick sheets and sick offs;
  • Updating of Staff Medical details, Insurance Agency details and National Social Security Agency (NSSF) records;
  • Ensuring compliance with the KRA, HELB, CID, NITA, EACC and CRB requirements for all employees;
  • Carrying out leave administration;
  • Updating human resource database;
  • Analyzing data on work environment and employees’ satisfaction surveys.
  • Inducting staff and on-boarding programs;
  • Undertaking training needs analysis, projections and developing training programs;
  • Developing training materials for in-house courses; and
  • Administering performance appraisal, collating performance related data, analyzing and preparing related reports.


Competencies and skills

  • Communication;
  • Report writing;
  • Presentation


How to Apply

Candidates who meet the above criteria are to submit a hard or soft copy application, detailed curriculum vitae and other testimonials to:


The Chief Executive Officer, Veterinary Medicines Directorate;

Email  / 

or deliver hard copies with the envelope clearly marking the Reference Number: ….  to the Veterinary Medicines Directorate Offices, PCPB Plaza, Loresho Ridge Ground Floor; Addressed to:



Veterinary Medicines Directorate

P.O. Box 66171-00800

Westlands, Nairobi


Deadline For Application: Monday 11th July, 2022 AT 5.00 P.M.

The recruitment team will only contact shortlisted and successful candidates.

Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate is an equal opportunity employer and selects

candidates on merit through fair and open competition from the widest range of eligible



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