Oxfam International NGO Careers – Human Resources Officer

Organisation: Oxfam

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Country Director
and Finance & Support Manager


About Oxfam:

Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 affiliates networked
together in more than 90 countries committed to ridding the world of poverty
and injustice. To achieve this, we support local projects in developing
countries, we lobby governments and companies to take into account the
interests of the poorest people and we campaign to involve citizens in our
work. We implement our programs by working with local NGO partners and civil
society organizations and engaging with private sector and governments.


Key Duties and

1. Human Resources:

  • Work closely with the responsible line
    managers to coordinate the hiring of and exit of staff.
  • Updates and maintains staff personal files
    including ensuring that appraisals are done on time, leave records, salary
    adjustments etc.
  • Responsible for the procurement of work
    permits for international staff
  • Works closely with the lawyer on staff HR
  • Supports SMT in salary reviews including
    collection and analysis of cost of living data
  • In charge of the production of all HR
    related correspondence for CD’s signature
  • Ensures that all health and safety
    assessments are carried out regularly, staffs are aware of related issues,
    and that standards are observed. Make recommendations to SMT for
    improvements on on-going basis.
  • Work with and support SMT in enhancing
    team competencies among staff and managers.
  • Support the line managers and SMT to
    regularly conduct skills audit for staff and matching skills to needs of
    the organisation.
  • Maintain relations and information sharing
    with peers from like organisations for example the HR networks and Oxfam
  • Responsible for managing staff benefits
    including medical insurance, group personal accident scheme, salary reviews
  • Recommend revisions to HR manual as and
  • Organise and manage team building
  • Work closely with other affiliate HR
    colleagues to facilitate Inter oxfam HR issues including secondments,
    staff developments, training and such other OD related processes.
  • Work with the Oxfam HR in the Hague and
    other offices to manage local international staff benefits

2. Administration:

  • Ensures that the office accommodation is
    clean, attractive and in good repair at all times, including supervision
    of the front desk and office support assistant, liaising with the
    landlord, staff and contractors to rectify any problems if necessary.
  • Responsible for the management of tenancy
    agreements for both office and expatriate staff residences and provide
    similar support to field offices to ensure compliance and fulfillment of
    agreed obligations.
  • Ensures that the accommodation
    arrangements are fit for purpose, including reviewing and redesigning
    office design, seating arrangements, decoration and furniture when necessary.


Qualifications, Skills and

  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Human Resources or social sciences with a diploma in HRM
  • A minimum of three years’ experience
    preferably in an NGO.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to
    work on own and within various teams; proven ability to be flexible and
    work under pressure.
  • Good written and spoken English is
  • Alignment with the aims, objectives and
    values of Oxfam.
  • Capacity to live these values.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and
    action and to Oxfam’s equal opportunity and gender policies.


How to Apply: 

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications in writing, including a motivation letter and curriculum vitae to
the Finance and Support Manager at


Deadline: 15th
August, 2014


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