GOAL International NGO Jobs – Human Resource Officer

Job Title:
  Human Resource Officer
Organisation: GOAL International
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda 
About GOAL:
GOAL is an international humanitarian agency dedicated to alleviating
the suffering of the poorest of the poor. 
We are a non-denominational, non-governmental and non-political
organisation. GOAL Uganda country project focuses on two of GOAL’s three
strategic sectors: Health (including WASH and health accountability
programming); and Livelihoods. GOAL Uganda mainstreams HIV, gender, child
protection and the environment/DRR across all programming. GOAL works on a
district focused approach, and uses a mixture of direct implementation and partnerships
with local civil society organisations, private sector partners and District
Local Government to give effect to our mission.
Job Summary:  The Human
Resource Officer provides technical support to the Human Resource Manager in
the human resource function with the special focus on Performance management,
Recruitment and contract renewals. The incumbent is also responsible for
immigration function, Manage Medical Insurance Scheme, Staff Development and
Career Support.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
1. Performance Management
  • Ensure staff and their supervisors have
    set performance targets at the beginning of the year or beginning of one’s
  • Ensure Probation Evaluations have been
    completed on time (two weeks  to end
    of probation date) before staff can be confirmed
  • Make sure that the Mid Term Reviews have
    been completed on time
  • Ensure Annual Appraisals are completed on
  • Extract and analyze skills, knowledge
    & competency needs from staff annual appraisals at the end of every
    calendar year
  • Send reports to the Human Resource Manager
    on Performance.
  • On quarterly basis, visit offices in field
    to provide GOAL general training on the performance management system.
  • Ensure all staff have all the necessary
    documentation for performance.
2. Support to HR Team for
quality recruitment:
  • Provide technical advice and support on
    JD’s development to requestors
  • Support short listing activity as required
    by HRM
  • Contracts:
    Prepare staff contracts upon receipt of interview report with the
    successful candidate and submit to relevant function for approval.
  • Induction
    : Prepare and coordinate induction schedule for all new
    staff; provide personnel forms to all new staff; provide initial induction
    for all expatriate staff in liaison with Dublin
  • Prepare notifications for job offers for
    successful candidates
3. Staff Development and
Career Support:
  • Take lead in the identification and analysis
    staff development and career support needs
  • Prepare monitoring reports on staff
    development and career support programmes to the Human Resource Manager
  • Manages the training Data Base.
4. As focal point for Medical
Insurance Scheme:
  • Maintain an updated staff and spouse, and
    dependants’ list for medical insurance.
  • Liaise with the medical insurance company
    to follow up & iron out issues of staff concerns
  • Arrange for medical insurance company to
    meet staff at regular intervals to provide health promotion
5. Responsible for Immigration
  • Process expatriate work permits, special
    passes, dependants’ passes, as well as renewals
  • Submit weekly progress report to HRM
6. Other Roles:
  • Provide HR support to management for
    contract renewals and confirmations
  • Disseminate, and where necessary interpret
    human resource policies and regulations to staff
  • Providing HR Advise & counsel to
    Management & Staff (with support of HRM)
  • Provide support to staff and management
    regarding disciplinary issues where necessary.
  • Provide general counseling to staff &
    management where needed
  • Support any other HR activity as may be
    required by HRM
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate should hold a University
    degree in HR, Organization psychology, Administration or Management; and
    at least two years’ experience in HR; or a Diploma in Administration or
    HR; and at least three years NGO working experience in similar position
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. Proficient
    in use of MS Word and MS Excel
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven previous experience in Managing
    performance is desired
  • Good PR and negotiation skills are an
    added advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for a
    cross-cultural work environment
How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their
applications which must include at least 4 reference contacts (2 professional,
2 character references, including your supervisor and the most recent/previous
employer), and daytime contact number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL
Uganda via E-mail to: AdminKampala@ug.goal.ie
NB: Please Do Not Attach Certificates.
Deadline: Monday 4th May 2015.
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