Job Summary


Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the following post:


POST: Industrial Relations Officer/Senior Industrial Relations Officer



Duties And Responsibilities


Duties and Responsibilities

Administer and ensures adherence to established labour relations policies, procedures and agreements;
Remain current on all relevant legislation and ensure organizational compliance with all applicable legislation;
Keep abreast with labour laws and collective bargaining issues;
Interpret and administer contracts pertaining to grievances, employee welfare, pensions and health care among other issues;
Manage grievance procedures and handle complaints that result from disputes between employer and employees and explaining the Code of Conduct to heads of departments and employees;
Advise on the handling of disciplinary matters up to the stage of formal written warning.
Advise on employment matters, including equal opportunity and handling of grievances.
Expected to act as an adviser, counselor, mediator and liaison person (link between management and labour) and representing the employer before the Labour Office;
Compile documents required by legal counsel for either presentation to Labour Office or legal counsel representing employees;
Service meetings between labour and management and ability to accurately record proceedings of the Staff Disciplinary Committee, Appeals Committee, Works Council among other related platforms that deal with labour matters;

Maintain a sound record management system for all documents related to the function;
Ensure timely processing of all administrative tasks required upon retirement contract completion or termination of employees from University employment.
Ensure that the strictest of confidentiality is maintained at all times.
Servicing of University committees.
Any other duties as assigned by the Deputy Registrar.

Qualifications And Experience


Qualifications and Experience

First degree in Human Resource Management or Industrial Relations.
A Master’s degree in Human Resource Management.
An IPMZ Diploma is a prerequisite.
Postgraduate Diploma in Arbitration and Conciliation will be an added advantage.
At least five years relevant Human Resource/Industrial Relations experience.

Key Competencies

Must have a sound knowledge of the Labour Relations Act and related labour legislation;
Person with character to handle sensitive and/or confidential information;
Should possess good interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal in order to interact effectively at all levels.


How To Apply



Applicants must submit copies of applications with the following: application letter, certified certificates and curriculum vitae giving full details of names, place and date of birth, experience, present salary, date of availability, contact telephone number(s) and names and email addresses of three referees to:

The Deputy Registrar (Human Resources)

Midlands State University

Application documents must be in a single scan pdf format. Closing date for applications is 28 February 2022.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to.

*NB: Midlands State University is an equal opportunities employer. In the interest of promoting gender parity, female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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