National Human Resource Manager Charity Jobs – SOS Children’s Villages

Organization: SOS Children’s
Reports to: National
Duty Station: Entebbe,
About US:
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is an indigenous non-government, social
development organisation affiliated to SOS Children’s Villages International, a
worldwide child care organisation, currently running Children’s Villages and
other projects in 135 countries around the world. SOS has been working in
Uganda since 1991, and runs Children’s Villages and other projects at Kakiri,
Entebbe (Abaita Ababiri), Gulu and in Fort Portal – Kabarole district.
Job Summary: The National
Human Resource Manager is primarily responsible for leading the strategic
function of human resource (HR) management within the Organisation. The NHRM
shall be responsible for setting the strategic direction and growth of human
resources, including manpower development and planning, with the major objective
of taking both staff performance as well as organisational performance to a
higher level.  The jobholder leads, and
strongly contributes to an environment for enhanced organisation development.
The position shall be a key member of the Senior Management Team and must
deliver strong results.
Key Duties and
Workforce Planning and Compensation:
Drive, implement and monitor implementation of
HR Policy, Strategy and other employment regulations of Uganda.
Carry out workforce planning
The incumbent will design the compensation
Drive the recruitment process in accordance with
the recruitment policy and standards
Develop strategies for motivating staff
development to support the retention of highly skilled and talented staff.
Plan, implement and monitor the annual
departmental budget for staff and organisational development.
HR Development:
Develop and implement a learning and development
Lead change management initiatives through
effective communication for sustained change implementation. 
Take lead in human resource policy development
and review, ensuring strong participation of staff teams, management and the
board of trustees. 
Take lead in the implementation of performance
management processes ensuring that staff and managers set very clear Key result
areas, recognise success and implement performance improvement plan.
Coordinate staff orientation, induction and
development processes for new staff and oversee an effective performance
management system for all newly recruited staff.
Develop, implement and monitor implementation of
the Code of Conduct.
Organisational Development:
Design organisational structure and support the
design of programmes and activities to enable senior management to design,
organise activities, develop job descriptions and allocate people to the right
jobs for effective performance.
Drive implementation of good management and
accountability standards across the MA.
Assist the National Director in all areas of
human resources and organisation development.
Keenly monitor local legal compliance and
recommend actions to the National Director / Board of Trustees.
Support the Board of Trustees in the development
of good governance practices and standards.
People Management:
Lead the functional team, managing their
performance and ensuring development of direct reports
Plan, implement and evaluate employee relations
in line with the human resource policies.
Develop a staff information system and database.
Avail HR information to the relevant authority.
Develop an effective internal communication
system to ensure staff are updated with relevant organisational information.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should preferably hold a
Bachelors’ degree in Human Resources Management plus a post graduate diploma in
Human Resource Management or a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management.
A minimum of six years’ experience, three of
which should be in a senior HR Management role.
Excellent planning, organisational and
implementation skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to
initiate good team understanding and people management
Previous experience in office management with
good understanding of financial matters will be an added advantage.
Broad knowledge and understanding of good
governance principles
Good understanding and experience working with
human/child rights, child development approaches, family & community
development, advocacy and rights-based programming.
Good practical knowledge of commonly used
computer software (word, outlook, excel, power point) with strong written and
oral communications skills
Strong leadership skills and experience in
performance management and monitoring.
Able to work effectively in a multi-site
organization requiring strong communication, organization & negotiation
Excellent networking and representation skills.
Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate staff,
to set clear strategic direction, and to create opportunities for their
Ability to lead, manage & implement complex
processes to successful conclusion.
Excellent English language skills, both written
and oral.
Previous experience in working with the Board of
governance is desirable
How to Apply:
All applicants, who meet the specified job requirements, should send
their application letters enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae, current salary
information, certified copies of academic transcripts and certificates,
including telephone contact and details of at least three references to the
address below. Please send your application by email indicating in the subject
line the position title and use standard file types such as Microsoft Word
(.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and send all documents in one file attachment
for emails. (Attachments which do not follow this procedure will not be
The National Human Resource Manager,
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda,
25 km on Kampala-Entebbe Rd, Abaita Ababiri,
P.O. Box 27510, Kampala. Uganda
E-mail to:
Deadline: 16th
September, 2016
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