Senior Officer Human Resources Non-profit Careers – Save the Children International

Job Title:         Senior Officer Human Resources
Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Head of HR
About US:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for
children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has
been implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a Uganda
in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and
participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world
treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We
strive to create impact for children by delivering our Programmes through
partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children,
and by achieving results at scale.  In
Uganda, we implement programmes in six thematic programme areas of Child Protection,
Child Rights Governance, Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health,
Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in development and emergency contexts. Save the Children
delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern
and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff
complement of over 240 persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their
rights. We help them fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143
million children through our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly
around the world.
Job Summary: The Senior
Officer Human Resources will support the Head of HR in the review, adaptation
and implementation of the Human Resources Management Policies, take specific
responsibility for initiation of the HR Development plan from the performance
management system and follow up of the same to ensure availability of adequate
skills mix and competencies required to deliver the organisation’s strategy. In
addition, the Senior Officer Human Resources takes responsibility for HR
administration and management of the HR Information system, practices and
policy through documentation, data entry and management in line with the HR
strategy and objectives. The Senior Officer HR may be called upon as and when
necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
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The ideal candidate for the Save the Children
Senior Officer Human Resources job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree
in Humanities. Post graduate training in Human Resource Management is an added
advantage.
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At least three (3) years relevant working
experience in HR, preferably with an International NGO.
·        
Broad knowledge, understanding and proficiency
in the field of Human Resources Management and ability to work under minimum
supervision.
·        
Good understanding of national legal
requirements relating to HR, including labor laws and administrative law.
·        
Broad understanding of employment related
statutory requirements, organizational policies, systems and procedures
formulation and management.
·        
Good Interview, negotiation, listening and
counselling skills.
·        
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability
to work well in an international environment with people from diverse
backgrounds and cultures.
·        
Excellent planning, coordination and reporting
skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of
complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities.
·        
Previous experience in all technical areas of
logistics operations including procurement, transport/distribution,
warehousing, stock, fleet, asset, construction, communications and security
management.
·        
Past exposure and experience of working with
local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance,
Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added
advantage.
·        
Excellent analytical skills and strategic
planning abilities.
·        
Ability to establish and maintain conducive
collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
·        
Computer literacy and excellent documentation
skills are a must.
·        
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability
to work well in an international environment with people from diverse
backgrounds and cultures.
·        
Ability to intervene with crisis management or
troubleshooting as necessary.
·        
Exceptional interpersonal and communication
skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
·        
Excellent time management and planning capacity.
·        
Availability and willingness to work extra hours
during times of humanitarian responses.
·        
Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach
areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send a copy of
their updated CVs with a cover letter (attached as one document) indicating
three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors to:
uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
NB:
·        
Testimonials/certificates should not be attached
to applications
·        
Hand delivered applications will not be accepted
and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 23rd September
2016
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