UNESCO Jobs- Payroll & Benefits Assistant (45-65K) 2017




This Section exists to implement the compensation and benefits policies, strategies and plans of the Commission. Specifically, work entails: processing new employees into the payroll, operating and updating the payroll software, production of the monthly payroll, preparing the payroll budget, liaising with banks/societies and saccos; attending to employees benefits queries; analysis and reconciliation of the payroll records; ensuring regulatory compliance and processing of staff insurance benefits claims.

Job Profile 

Grade- KNC 3
Reports To- Assistant Manager, Human Resource
Classification- Entry Level
Purpose of the Job- To implement policies, strategies and plans of the payroll Section.
Remuneration Gross Pay Ksh. 45,750 65,750 Pm
Leave Allowance – Ksh. 6,000
Medical Allowance – As per scheme rules
Group Life & Accident Cover– As per scheme rules
Terms Permanent and Pensionable
Pension Contribution rate (basic salary)
Employee 7.5%
Employer 12.5%

Responsibilities for the Payroll & Benefits Assistant Job

  • The officer will be responsible to the Assistant Manager, Human Resource for the management of the Payroll and Benefits activities in a results oriented and timely manner to achieve the Corporations’ goals, objectives and agreed performance targets. This will entail inter alia:
  • Implement the functions and objectives of the payroll and benefits Section
  • Compile and prepare the overall annual PE budget including HR metrics and analytics information’s;
  • Implement the human resource benefits policies, strategies, and plans
  • Manage the HRIS and process the monthly payroll and provide follow up activities as may be required.
  • Process new employees and advice on pay and other remunerative benefits
  • Coordinate staff welfare matters and counseling matters
  • Recommend to the Manager, Human Resource appropriate processes, systems and security features related to payroll management
  • Implement processes and procedure changes to improve payroll operations and quality service delivery in the payroll section.
  • Ensure custody and proper management of staff files and records and their security thereof
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Secretary General/CEO.

Qualifications for the Payroll & Benefits Assistant Job

  • Be a holder of a Diploma or Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management from a recognized institution;
  • Be registered as a member of the IHRM
  • Experience Possess a minimum of three (3) years running experience in Human
  • Resource management in a reputable organization;
  • Demonstrated competence and results in a payroll/HR section of a reputable organization;
  • Have good industry knowledge and experience of payroll processes and compensation dynamics;
  • Possess working knowledge of existing human resource legislations and policies related to payroll and compensation administration
  • Personal qualities Team player, flexible, has integrity and commitment to production results, selfmotivated, organized, professional and dependable.


How to Apply

  1. Download the KNATCOM 1A form from the website www.unesco.go.ke
  2. Complete the form and sign (Do Not attach any documents)

Send a hard copy to The Secretary General/CEO Kenya National Commission for UNESCO P.O. Box 72107-00200 National Bank Building, 14th Floor Harambee Avenue NAIROBI Send a soft copy in word format to [email protected] (Do Not attach any documents). Note: Only short listed and successful candidates will be contacted.