EAC Careers – Principal Human Resources Officer at Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)

Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Deputy Executive
About IUCEA:
The Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) is a strategic
institution of the East African Community (EAC) responsible for the development
and coordination of higher education and research in the region. Its mission is
to promote strategic and sustainable development of higher education systems
and research for supporting East Africa’s socio-economic development and
regional integration. The IUCEA Vision is to become a strategic institution of
EAC responsible for promoting, developing and coordinating human resources
development and research in the region. Currently there are 100 member
university institutions, both public and private from all the EAC Partner
States of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
Job Summary: The Principal
Human Resource Officer will provide strategic leadership in the process of
coordinating administration, utilization of ICT infrastructure and Human
Resources of the organization. S/He will actively initiate the formulation,
development and implementation of Human Resource Management and Development
Policy, Rules and Regulations that will attract, develop and retain high
quality staff for IUCEA; Procurement policy and guidelines. S/He will also be
responsible for staff benefits and remuneration; staff training and
development; organization development and management; Performance Management, staff
welfare and employee relations.
Key Duties and
  • Actively coordinate development and
    implementation of unit’s strategies, policies, rules, regulations
    procedures/guidelines and programs.
  • Prepare and provide input for timely
    preparation of annual program of activities and budget of IUCEA
  • Responsible for the interpretation and
    ensure application of staff rules and regulations
  • Oversee performance management for ail
    IUCEA staff
  • Offer technical advice on Human resources,
    Information Technology and administrative issues to management and staff
  • Provide cost effective and efficient
    administrative services including procurement of goods and services
  • Manage transport issues and security of
    assets of IUCEA
  • Provide protocol services to visitors and
    dignitaries visiting IUCEA
  • Actively coordinate the selection and
    recruitment of staff in accordance with the established rules, procedures
    and practices
  • Actively facilitate staff induction
  • Provide advice on Human Resource issues to
    Management and Staff
  • Coordinate payroll management lists
  • Administer staff welfare services
    including staff medical and insurance schemes and formation of welfare
  • Actively facilitate the process of staff
    discipline, contract renewal and separation
  • Maintain and update IUCEA database of job
    descriptions, skills inventory, staff establishment, job advertisements
    and application forms
  • Performing any other duties that may be
    assigned by the Deputy Executive Secretary (PFA) from time to time. 
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The candidate should hold an MBA
    (Strategic Management/Business Administration/Human Resource) or MA in
    Public Administration or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • Certified Public secretary (CPS K/T),
    Diploma in Human Resource/ Purchasing and supply Chain Management or its
    equivalent is an added advantage
  • At least eight years’ experience, three of
    which at senior position in either in public service or a busy private
How to Apply: 
All candidates are strongly encouraged to send six (6) copies of their
applications including the letter of application, CV, three referees’ contacts,
copies of Certificates and testimonials and other relevant documents.
The applications should be marked “Application for the Post of
Procurement Officer” and submitted to the following address:
Executive Secretary,
Inter – University Council for East Africa,
East African Development Bank Building,
3rd Floor, Plot 4 Nile Avenue,
P.O. Box 7110,
Kampala, Uganda.
Email to: exsec@iucea.org, recruit@iucea.org
Deadline: 19th December 2014 by

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