Standard Chartered Bank (Stanchart) Jobs – Head, Human Resources

Organisation: Standard Chartered Bank (Stanchart)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Job ID: 455858
About Stanchart:
Standard Chartered
PLC is a British multinational banking and financial services company
headquartered in Hong Kong, China. It operates a network of over 1,700 branches
and outlets (including subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures) across more
than 70 countries and employs around 87,000 people. It is a universal bank with
operations in consumer, corporate and institutional banking, and treasury
services. Despite its UK base, it does not conduct retail banking in the UK,
and around 90% of its profits come from Africa, United Kingdom, United States
and the Middle East. Standard Chartered Bank Uganda is the longest established
international bank in the country; the first branch was opened in August 1912.
We had 11 branches up to 1972 and retained only one branch during the
turbulence of the 70s. In 1998 we acquired 4 branches of former Cooperative
Bank in November 1999. Standard Chartered Bank Uganda today has a network of 11
branches in Kampala, Jinja, Mbale, Mbarara and Gulu. Standard Chartered Bank
Uganda has 29 ATMs and over 600 staff.
Job Summary: The Standard Chartered Bank Head, Human
Resources will be responsible for driving bottom-line business performance
through creating an effective, efficient organisation where maximising engaging
employees is at the heart of every interaction. 
He / she will also act as a catalyst, stimulating high engagement
through great manager behaviours – including appropriate configuration of
people product and processes – which ensure employee needs are satisfied and
managers and employees are playing to their strengths live the commitments of
our Here for good brand promise, acting as a role-model for others.
Relentlessly focus our people on the Bank’s values and the behaviours
associated with upholding them. The primary areas of responsibility would
include Corporate & Institutional Clients, Commercial Clients, Retail
Clients and Support Functions covering the Uganda Business Unit. The role
holder would be expected to agree and implement a Strategic People Agenda (SPA)
for their areas of responsibility ensuring this is aligned to the business/functional
strategy, global SPA, EA Cluster & Regional Priorities and the HR
Collective Agenda
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop and secure agreement to a Strategic People Agenda for the
    Country which is aligned to the Global CIC/CC/RC/Functions strategy
    thereby driving performance through organisation design and a continued
    focus on the factors which drive engagement
  • Assist the Country CEO and ExCo in configuring and deploying Group
    people policies, products and processes to drive engagement thereby
    driving business performance
  • Proactively coach the Country CEOs and ExCo within their area of
    responsibility both as a team and as individuals to drive business
    performance through high engagement
  • Make sure that there is a robust talent pipeline to meet the future
    needs of the Country through managers identifying developing and
    appropriately stretching talent at every level
  • Collaborate with the EA Head of HR and Business HR teams on all
    people related matters for Senior CIC/CC/RC/Functions in the cluster.
    Ensure HRBPs support and collaborate with BHR teams on products e.g. P3/My
    Voice/Talent Management to agree stakeholder engagement, drive functional
    strategies, processes and messages at the Regional level.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across HR (including specialists and
    HRSSC) to ensure continuous improvement in the function
  • Continuously review the Region operating model for alignment to the
    business strategies using all available data to assess effectiveness and
    demonstrate pro-activity in surfacing and securing resolution to points of
  • Continuously review the country operating model for its cost
    efficiency and demonstrate proactively in surfacing and securing
  • Proactively form relationships & influence the people related
    agendas of regulators & government related organisations within
    country to ensure SCB’s interests are represented
  • Serve as a Line manager of the HRBPs CIC/CC/RC/Functions ensuring
    all aspects of the performance management process are adhered to and
    driving high engagement for their team
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must possess significant experience of being an HR
    Business Partner at senior country level
  • Good knowledge and understanding of CIC/CC/RC/Functions including key
    products, key roles, Target Operating Model and Strategic Agenda
  • Possess the ability to understand financials (e.g. interpreting
    financial statements, budgeting, project accounting)
  • Past exposure and experience of organisational development
    (including use of consulting tools and change models)
  • Ability to create a Strategic People Agenda with success measures
  • Understanding of the various HR products and how to implement them
    within a country (e.g. engagement, performance management)
  • Understanding and practical experience of managing Employee
    Relations activities and relationships with regulators and government
    related agencies
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the latest HR trends, best practices and
    how to successfully apply them
  • Uses knowledge, communication and relationship skills to positively
    influence key business decisions
  • Forms effective relationships with key Stakeholders across the
  • Ability to stand up for what is right, in the face of adversity
  • Excellent communication : clear oral and written skills; effective
    questioning and active listening
  • Possess advanced facilitation skills at an individual and team
  • Significant coaching at an individual and leadership level
  • Gains followership and commitment through confident and courageous
  • Ability to lead and engage a high performing team as well as
    performance manage
NB: Standard Chartered is committed to diversity and inclusion. We believe
that a work environment which embraces diversity will enable us to get the best
out of the broadest spectrum of people to sustain strong business performance
and competitive advantage. By building an inclusive culture, each employee can
develop a sense of belonging, and have the opportunity to maximise their
personal potential.
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