UCU University Job Placements – Staff Welfare Officer

Job Title:    Staff Welfare Officer
Organisation: Uganda
Christian University (UCU)
Duty Station:  Mukono, Uganda
About UCU:
Uganda Christian University was
founded when the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College was promoted as a
university in 1997. Bishop Tucker Theological College trained clergy and
educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. The local chief, Hamu
Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono. International
partnerships were part of the College’s missionary history. The Church Mission
Society teamed with Ugandan leaders and others to assure the College had the
necessary intellectual and other capital. By the late 1990s, the Church of
Uganda sought to have a broader impact on society through the higher education
– not only of clergy but of other professionals as well. Uganda Christian
University was established in 1997.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support
    the Human Resource Manager to implement Human Resource Policies across the
    University
  • Responsible
    for the orientation of new staff members (organizing induction workshops)
    and conducting follow ups.
  • Should
    keep track of staff who are on sick leave, those that have delivered or
    are hospitalized and make quarterly welfare visits
  • Follow
    up on staff insurance claims for accidents and liaise with Insurers
    regarding staff claims
  • Ensure
    adherence to the staff Code of Conduct among the staff and adherence to
    staff handbooks
  • Take
    minutes during Committee meetings and to represent the Directorate of
    Human Resource and Administration at the Health and Safety Committee
    meetings
  • Creating
    and updating personal files for fulltime members, part time members and
    other contracted personnel
  • Preparing
    documents and files for Human Resource meetings
  • Expeditiously
    Follow up on staff complaints and grievances and attempt to resolve them
  • Organize  and coordinate staff events for example;
    sports day, Staff Christmas party, staff policy day and farewell parties
    etc
  • Updating
    the HR data base and creating 
    reports to management
  • Work
    closely with Department Heads on Human Resource related matters of Group
    employees
  • Ensure
    that all staff enjoy a healthy and safe working environment
  • Perform
    any other official duties assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should hold a good Masters Degree in either Human Resource
    Management, Organizational Behavior, or Organizational Psychology from a
    recognized institution of Higher Learning. Possession of a good Bachelors
    Degree in either Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, or
    Organizational Psychology from a recognized institution of Higher Learning
  • A
    minimum of two or more years of post Masters work experience in a busy
    Human Resource Office
  • Working
    knowledge of the Uganda Labor Laws and Employment Act 2006
  • Must
    be able to maintain high levels of confidentiality and integrity
  • Possess
    excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Should
    have the ability to work with diverse personalities
  • Must
    have good excellent computer skills 
    e.g. word, excel, access, PowerPoint
  • Must
    be a committed and practicing Christian
  • Must
    be self motivated
  • Membership
    of CIPD is an added advantage
How to Apply:
All qualified candidates should
send two (2) copies of an application letter clearly demonstrating suitability
together with updated Curriculum Vitae and three references.
Please remember to attach two
(2) copies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts
To: Manager Human Resource
& Administration
Uganda Christian University
Pilkington Building
P.O Box 4, Mukono, Uganda
Deadline: 13th February, 2015
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