USAID NU-HITES Project Vacancies – Human Resource Officer at Plan International

Organisation: Plan
Project Name: Northern
Uganda Health Integration to Enhance Services (NU-HITES) 
Funding Source:
Duty Station: Gulu,
About Plan:
Founded 75 years ago, Plan
International is one of the oldest and largest child centered development
organizations in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa,
Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out
of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their
full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is
independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
About USAID NU-HITES Project:
Northern Uganda Health
Integration to Enhance Services (NU-HITES) is a 5-year USAID Funded Cooperative
Agreement project aimed at providing technical assistance and capacity building
support for Northern Uganda in Malaria, AIDS and Tuberculosis, integrate
additional support in Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH), Family
Planning (FP) and Nutrition; while prioritizing the strengthening of
district-level health facilities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    Human Resource Officer will work closely with the line managers and
    consortium partners to ensure adequate staffing for NU-HITES project
  • In
    charge of preparing vacancy advertisements, short list, coordinate and
    participate in the design of selection instruments and respective
  • Work
    in liaison with the line managers and consortium partners, identify
    training needs for various categories of staff and participate in the
    design of HR training programs.
  • Actively
    participate in reviewing job descriptions and person specifications in
    accordance with changing job requirements
  • Regularly
    monitor the contractual status of all NU-HITES staff, to ensure timely
    renewals and monitor confirmation of staff on probation
  • Actively
    coordinate timesheets for NUHITES staff and provide support to Finance
    Team in the same area.
  • Compile
    and coordinate implementation of all NU-HITES staff annual leave plans and
    maintain an up-to-date leave register for the project.
  • Organize
    and coordinate effective orientation and induction programs for all
    Project staff.
  • Participate
    in periodical reviews of HR policies and strategies and employee opinion
    surveys and make recommendations for the better running of the department
  • Prepare
    manpower statistics and any other required for the project
  • Serve
    as the HR focal person between NU-HITES and Plan Uganda Country Team based
    in Kampala.
  • Proactively
    manage HR related incoming/outgoing correspondences ensuring response
    deadlines are met.
  • Process
    all medical and accident insurance issues and ensure related information
    is updated regularly, respective accounts managed and staff access their
    respective benefits with ease
  • Conduct
    regular field support visits and be the focal point person for all HR
    issues in the NU-HITES Project.
  • Ensure
    compliance with USAID rules and regulations. Be aware of stipulations in
    Cooperative Agreement affecting NU-HITES Key Personnel
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should hold a good Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource
    management or organisation development/ Social Sciences.
  • Possession
    of a Post graduate diploma in Human Resources
  • Possess
    broad technical knowledge of general HR areas
  • Working
    knowledge of operationalizing HR in an NGO environment
  • First-hand
    experience and knowledge of working in developing country
  • Previous
    experience working on USAID grants a plus.
  • Good
    computer knowledge with experience of using HR Information Systems
  • Excellent
    written and spoken English skills must.
  • Proven
    skills in the full range of general HR needs including data management,
    recruitment, pay and employee relations is essential
  • Skills
    in supporting strategic planning and human resourcing requirements
  • Excellent
    communication, negotiation and diplomatic skills
  • He
    / she should also be skillful at influencing in multi-cultural contexts
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their electronic copies (of not more than
2MB) of letters of application, together with updated CVs which should include
the contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and
contact details of three references plus salary history should be included and
sent to:
Country Human Resources Manager
Plan Uganda
Email to:
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only Short-listed
candidates will be contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in
case you do not hear from us by 30th March, 2015.
Deadline: 16th January, 2015.

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