Head of Human Resource Job Opportunity – National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)

Job Title:        Head of Human Resource  
Organization: National Identification and Registration
Authority (NIRA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive Director
About US:
National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) was established on
the passing of the Uganda Registration of Persons Act, 2015. The Act was made
to  harmonise and consolidate the law on
registration of persons; to provide for registration of individuals and to
establish a national identification register. It provides for the mandatory
registration of all Ugandan citizens within Uganda and abroad as well as aliens
identification cards and for related matters.
Job Summary: The Head of Human Resource will provide
professional leadership in the management and development of the human resource
of the Authority and to ensure availability of competent, committed and
motivated human resources for the achievement of NIRA’s strategic goals and
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Guide management on human resource issues and
    oversee the development and implementation of a human resource management
    and development strategy.
  • Manage all Human Resources planning function
    for future acquisition, placements, retention and promotion of staff.
  • Develop human resource management and
    administrative services policies, procedures and manuals for management’s
    approval, and provide guidance in their implementation and review.
  • Play a focal role in leading the recruitment,
    selection and placement of qualified and competent staff.
  • Prepare employment appointment letters and
    contracts for new staff in liaison with the Head of Legal.
  • Design and run appropriate orientation and
    induction programmes for all new staff of the Authority.
  • Keenly review and update job descriptions and
    specifications for all Job Grades and develop/ compile new ones for new
    job positions or where none exist.
  • Actively participate in the preparation of
    annual operating plans and budgets of NIRA and ensure implementation of
    the same for HR function.
  • Coordinate and advise on the performance
    appraisal of staff according to existing policy and guidelines and liaise
    with other heads to develop staff appraisal summary report outlining staff
    development and training plan for the ensuing period.
  • Provide guidance to both management and staff
    on all matters pertaining to welfare, industrial and employee relations
    including terms and conditions of service.
  • Carry out regular salary and benefits surveys
    and monitor the implementation of remuneration packages effectively.
  • Plan and ensure the provision of adequate
    welfare services and facilities to all employees and advise management on
    staff discipline and other HR legislations according to the organisation
  • Develop annual leave schedules for all staff
    and coordinate the implementation of the same to ensure high level of discipline
    of staff and compliance with the policies and guidelines of the Authority
    in accordance with the Human resource, policies.
  • Maintain a Human Resource Information System
    (HRIS) of accurate and complete staff records for improved management and
    decision making in line with the existing policies.
  • Steer the process of organisational culture
    change in NIRA by developing a conducive environment for staff teamwork
    and compliance to NIRA’s core values in accordance with the human resource
  • Regularly monitor the implementation of
    remuneration packages and effectively manage the payroll (Spearhead staff
    engagements and motivation).
  • Manage all staff issues related to welfare
    including, health and death.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned
    from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the National
    Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) Head of Human Resource vacancy
    should hold an  Honours Bachelor’s
    degree in Human Resource Management, Social Sciences with personnel
    management and/or human resource management as a subject; or an Honours
    Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Possession of a Master’s degree or
    postgraduate diploma in Human Resource or Organisation Development or a
    related field will be an added advantage.
  • Ten or more years’ working experience in HR
    management in a reputable Public or Private Organisation, five (5) years
    of which should have been at Senior supervisory level.
  • Membership of a recognised Human Resources
    Association in Uganda will be an added advantage.
  • High level of integrity and professionalism.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication
  • Proven leadership ability.
  • Sound knowledge of Uganda’s labour
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks
    simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Self-motivated, able to prioritise work and
    follow up tasks and issues to the end.
  • Good computer literacy skills i.e. MS Word,
    Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
How to Apply: 
suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send an
application letter and attach a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), copies of
academic and professional certificates/ testimonials. Please also indicate a
daytime telephone contact and names and contact details of three referees to
the National Director, Profiles International Uganda Limited (PIUL), Plot 26B
Tufnell Drive, Kamwokya, Kampala, P.O. Box 3024, Kampala or hand deliver your
application at our offices, indicated above, from 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to
Friday. In your application letter and on the cover of the envelope, please clearly
indicate which position you are applying for.
Deadline: 19th February, 2016
NB: If you do not hear from NIRA within one and a
half months from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of canvassing or
lobbying will lead to disqualification.

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