Human Resource Director Job Opportunity – Kimberly Ryan (Academic Institution)

Job Title:       Human Resource Director
Organisation: Kimberly Ryan (Academic
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Vice
About US:
Kimberly Ryan
provides an Outsourcing solution that not only exceeds your needs but ensures
Return on Investment. Their outsourcing services include; Employee Outsourcing,
Managed Payroll Services, Business Process Outsourcing and Function
Outsourcing. They would like to recruit for a valuable client, a renowned
institution providing high quality education, training, research and
consultancies and the public through classical and flexible intakes and
delivery methods in order to contribute to national development.
Job Summary:  The Human Resource Director will be responsible
for providing overall strategic direction of human resources operations in the
institution. This includes development and interpretation of institution HR
strategies, plans and policies, providing consultation and advice on HR issues
and concerns.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Organisational Structure, Policy development/interpretation:
Work in close consultation with leadership on
developing organizational structure that enhances effectiveness and reduces
administrative costs;
Review of current HR policies and develop suitable
strategies, plans and policies that will assist the institution achieve its
Advise internal clients on classification needs and
staffing requirements with a broad understanding of both short- and long-term
goals of the institution.
Recruitment and Retention:
Work closely with managers and supervisors on
writing and developing job descriptions to meet staffing needs;
Collaborate with department heads on manpower
Manage staff hiring and appointments; 
Offer technical support and oversight of employee
background and credential checking and assure employee on-boarding activities
are conducted in a timely manner.
Maintain the work structure by updating job
requirements and job descriptions for all positions.
Support promotion procedures 
Counseling managers on candidate selection;
conducting and analyzing exit interviews; recommending changes
Training, Evaluation and Assessment:
Consult with senior managers and develop and
implement appropriate performance management practices;
Assist in addressing performance problems in
accordance with applicable procedures.
Rewards, Pay and Benefits:
Structure competitive benefits packages;
Execute regular benchmarking of employee salaries
and benefits to input into organizational design and budget process;
Assure that key benefits and payroll information is
appropriately disseminated within the work unit when requested
Administrative, reporting and systems:
Develop, plan, and draft human resources policies,
procedures, and best practices manual for the organization;
Maintain historical human resource records by
ensuring an appropriate digital filing and retrieval system is in place.
Ensure recruitment, compensation, and grievance
policies are compliant with local, international and corporate ESG requirements
and all statutory provisions and best practice;
Disseminate corporate ESG standards to all employees
through on-boarding and regular training programs;
Ensure that the organizations’ policy safeguards
Intellectual Property, trade and business secrets and Confidential Information.
Dispute Resolution:
Provide leadership on employee relations issues and
Partner closely with senior management to address specific
complaints and concerns;
Oversee and manage employee separations/terminations
and coordinate applicable employee exit (off-boarding) activities;
Ensure separations are conducted in compliance with
all applicable local, national and corporate ESG and statutory requirements.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
The Human Resource Director must hold a Bachelor’s
degree in relevant field is required. A Masters degree will be an added
At least eight years of professional-level human
resources experience in a setting of similar scope and complexity;
Excellent oral and written communication skills,
sound business judgment, tact and diplomacy and the ability to interact with
diverse personnel
High emotional intelligence and excellent
interpersonal skills;
Relevant experience in the areas of: Hiring, Human
Resources Management, Benefits Administration, Performance Management,
Communication Processes, Compensation and Wage Structure, Classifying
Employees, Employment Law, Laws Against Sexual Harassment, Organizational
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their updated CVs
including a working telephone contact via E-mail urgently to The subject of the E-mail should clearly be
labeled “Human Resource Director.”

Deadline: 13th November, 2015
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