NUCAFE Entry Level Jobs – Human Resource Officer

Organization: NUCAFE
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Executive
Director
About NUCAFE:
NUCAFE is National Union of
Coffee Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises. It was founded in 1995 as the
Uganda Coffee Farmers Association (UCFA). In 2003, UCFA changed name to NUCAFE
in response to members’ needs as a result of needs assessment and strategic
planning carried out in year 2003.
Job Summary: The Human
Resource Officer will build effective human resource management in NUCAFE. The
incumbent will mainly  ensure effective
implementation of the NUCAFE strategic human resource plan and provide
practical, consistent and proactive support, direction and advise on HR
procedure, policy and best practice, as well as execute day-to-day human resource
functions in order to facilitate the achievement of the goals and objectives of
the organization.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develops
    and implements the human resource strategic plan by developing with line
    managers HR planning strategies which consider immediate and long-term
    staff requirements;
  • The
    incumbent ensures effective recruitment and retention of quality staff who
    meet their objectives that is coordinate the recruitment and selection of
    new employees by advertising vacant positions internally, with the local
    employment agencies and newspapers
  • Actively
    coordinates effective performance management and practice by leading in
    the design update and timely implementation of performance appraisal
    system
  • Ensures
    staff professionalism and discipline through effective leadership by
    working with line Managers
  • Responsible
    for implementing effective staff incentive /pay for work schemes by
    advising on pay and other remuneration issues, including promotion and
    benefits; undertaking regular salary and other benefits reviews
  • Actively
    monitors and promotes teamwork in the organization
  • Conducts
    regular staff opinion surveys in order to gauge staff satisfaction
  • Assess
    staff development needs and staff capacity building with short, medium and
    long term study
  • Working
    closely with various departments, assisting line managers to understand
    and implement policies and procedures;
  • Actively
    promoting equity and diversity as part of the culture of the organization;
  • Preparing
    and managing staff human resource documentation
  • Support
    the
  • human
    resource needs of NUCAFE member organizations such as Hubs, associations,
    estates, cooperatives in both management and governance
  • Negotiating
    with staff and their representatives (for example, trade union officials)
    on issues relating to pay and conditions;
  • Administering
    payroll and maintaining employee records;
  • Interpreting
    and advising on employment law;
  • Handling
    all grievances and implementing disciplinary procedures;
  • Planning
    and sometimes delivering, training at National and sub national- including
    inductions for new staff;
  • Analyzing
    training needs in conjunction with departmental managers.
  • Ensure
    time sheets are filled in regularly and on time to enable timely payment.
  • Guide
    management and ensure appropriate budgeting and timely availability of
    funds during project/ service development and execution.
  • Responsible
    for the overall centralized HR administration function which includes but
    not limited to leave administration and management, drafting employment
    offer letters, salary adjustment letters and employment contracts
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource
    Administration or Human resource degree any other related field.
  • A
    post graduate or professional qualification in Human Resource from a
    recognized institution is an added advantage.
  • One
    (1) year professional experience in a similar job in a reputable
    organization
  • Past
    exposure and experience in general human resource management
  • Highly
    innovative
  • Effective
    communication abilities
  • Excellent
    reporting skills
  • Possess
    the ability to influence and persuade senior management level.
  • Excellent
    organization, time, work and self-management skills.
  • Possess
    the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with individuals
    and a team as a whole.
  • Ability
    to motivate others by personal modeling, professional credibility and
    trust.
  • Highly
    proactive and innovative.
  • Ability
    to handle difficult people and tense situations with professionalism,
    diplomacy and tact
  • High
    standard of attention to detail.
  • Computer
    literacy i.e. excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office including
    Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested individuals should apply by sending the following documents with the
sealed envelope clearly marked “Application for Human Officer”;
  • A
    letter of interest (not more than one page in length) describing
    knowledge, skills and abilities as they relate to the criteria outlined in
    this recruiting announcement.
  • An
    updated detailed curriculum vitae with copies of relevant academic
    certificates attached.
  • Contact
    details of two professional and one personal referee. 
Address application to:
The Executive Director,
National Union of Coffee
Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises Limited
P.O Box 34967, Kampala. Uganda
The applications with
photocopies of supporting documents can be delivered to the physical address:
Plot 35, Jinja Road Coffee
House, 2nd floor suite 2.7, Kampala, Uganda
OR
Sent via Email to:
Joseph.nkandu@nucafe.org with a copy to david.muwonge@nucafe.org
Deadline:  5th
December, 2014 at 4:30 PM

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