Human Resources Manager Job Opportunity – Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI)

Organization: Uganda
Industrial Research Institute (UIRI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director
Finance and Administration
About US:
Industrial Research Institute (UIRI) is the Uganda Government’s Lead Agency for
Job Summary: The Human Resources
Manager will be responsible for managing all the HR functions such as
recruitment, orientation, development of job descriptions, development of
optimum organization staffing and operating structures; appraisals,
remuneration and reward strategies; conflict and grievance management and
resolution, foster teamwork, promoting process improvement, employee retention,
training needs assessment, developing and managing training programs and
advising the Board and Management on all Human Resource matters in line with
relevant Policies, Regulations and Laws.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Develop and implement Human Resources Strategies for
the organization.
The incumbent will manage human resources functions
of recruiting, coaching, appraising, rewarding and change management.
Establish a robust, equitable and affordable tool
for a Merit-Based Reward Scheme for exemplary/outstanding staff.
The incumbent will develop a talent management plan
(professional development & succession plans); Manage HR Acquisition to
include job description development, advertising and leading targeted searches,
short listing and interviewing, and preparing offer letters.
Carry out an HR needs analysis to identify staff
knowledge/ skills gaps and identify the best options to fill the gaps such as
On Job Training, Classroom and/or online training or coaching.
In charge of documenting, interpreting and
communicating HR policies and procedures to staff and at all times ensure that
UIRI’s employee handbook and practices are compliant with all Uganda labor laws
and HR best practices.
Maintain Human Resources Information System records
and compile reports from the database. Responsible for ensuring completeness,
accuracy and confidential management of employee records.
Ensure proper management of the compensation and
benefits system. Manage and administer employee benefits e.g. medical insurance
cover, NSSF, accordance with the Human Resources policy and instructions
in force.
Ensure appropriate Safety and Security Guidelines
are completed and distributed to all staff and training is conducted for
employee safety and security.
The incumbent will also accomplish biannual staff
performance review by establishing a practical mechanism / tool for staff
performance appraisal;
Guide management and employee actions by
researching, developing, writing, and updating policies, procedures, methods,
and guidelines; communicating and enforcing organization values.
Periodically deliver training on topics like
performance management process, managerial or soft skills and other relevant
topics as may be assigned. Update employee job knowledge by promoting staff
participation in conferences and educational opportunities; reading
professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in
professional organizations.
Enhance department and organization reputation by
exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Perform any other duties that may be assigned from
time to time by the supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
The applicant should hold an Honors Bachelor’s
Degree in Human Resource Management from a recognized institution.
Possession of a Master’s degree in Human Resource
Management or Organisation Psychology obtained from a recognized university.
A minimum of ten years’ progressive experience in
managing the Human Resources function in a reputable organisation, four years
of which as a Human Resources Manager.
Possession of a Certificate / Diploma in
Administrative Law will be an added advantage.
Extensive experience in remuneration structuring,
salary administration and job profiling.
Exceptional communication skills and demonstrable
presentation skills
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and
teambuilding skills
Ability to advise the management team and maintain
collaborative partnerships.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified candidates should send their applications including an updated CV,
salary history and the names and contact details of three (3) professional
references (ideally former supervisors) by hand delivery to the address below:
The Executive
Industrial Research Institute
Plot 42A, Mukabya
Road, Nakawa industrial Area
P.O. Box 7086,
Kampala. Uganda.
Deadline: 30th October 2015

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