Human Resources Officer NGO Jobs – African Initiatives for Relief and Development (AIRD)

Organisation: African
Initiatives for Relief and Development (AIRD)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Finance and
Admin Director (FAD)
About US:
African Initiatives for Relief and Development (AIRD) is a
non-governmental, non-political, non-religious and non-profit making
organization with the main aim of protecting and seeking durable solutions for
Refugees and IDPs in Africa in partnership with UNHCR the UN refugee agency.
Job Summary: The Human
Resource Officer will be responsible for ensuring good induction of staff,
promote organizational vision and core values along with designing job
descriptions, recruit and performance management. An important aspect of this
post will be to implement the 360 degree process and also work with our 9
country offices to assist them with good HR practices.
Key Duties and
  • Formulate and implement HR strategies and
    initiatives aligned with the HR SOP
  • Support current and future needs through
    development, engagement, motivation and preservation of human capital
  • Develop and monitor overall HR strategies,
    system, tactics and procedures across the organization
  • The jobholder will bridge management and
    employee relations by addressing demands, grievances and other issues
  • Nurture a positive work environment
  • Manage the recruitment and selection
    process via the HR SOP including
  • Assist in short listing process as
  • Ensure all recruitment logistics such as
    scheduling interviews, preparation of appropriate interview documents and
    liaising with candidates
  • Participate on interview panels when
  • Conduct reference checks for selected
  • Inform job applicants on status of their
  • Maintain tracking system and full
    documentation of recruitment processes.
  • Oversee and manage a performance appraisal
    system that drives high performance
  • Coordinate the administration of the
    annual performance management process including the introduction of 360
    degree for the Head Office and Country Offices for international staff.
  • Provide support in identifying training
    and development needs of the Head Office national staff recommending
    appropriate interventions
  • Constantly review CO local labour laws and
    ensure Head Office compliance in those Countries
  • Updating and keeping of summary
    records/reports as requested by the FAD
  • Coordinate induction processes for new
    staff ensuring necessary paperwork is completed.
  • Ensuring security and restricted access to
    personnel records and information
  • Implement and coordinate the staff
    induction and orientation processes in liaison with Line Managers
  • Adhere to all regulations, instructions
    and observe guidelines, orientations, systems, procedures forms &
    formats of the AIRD Standard Operating Procedures
  • Abide by government regulations /policies
  • Work in coordination with the FAD to
    monitor all programs and assist country program teams improve their HR
    systems including Induction
  • Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly and
    annual reports on HR activities and status as agreed with the FAD
  • Perform any other duties as may be
    assigned by management

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate must hold a bachelor’s
    degree and/or post graduate degree in a relevant field
  • At least three years’ experience working
    in HR
  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • People oriented and results drive
  • Demonstrable experience with HR metrics
  • Knowledge of HR systems and database
  • Ability to architect strategy for HR
  • Excellent active listening, negotiation
    and presentation skills
  • Competence to build and effectively manage
    interpersonal relationships at all levels of the organization
  • In depth knowledge of labour law and HR
    best practices
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and
    work well under pressure
  • Proficiency to use MS Office suite of
    applications and other IT systems
  • Excellent analytical, communication and
    problem solving skills is necessary along with capacity to identify and
    articulate potential problems and provide possible solutions in concise
    and clear manner
  • Experience working with international
    development partners, international nongovernmental organization (INGOs)
    and donors (in particular UNHCR experience) is an asset
  • Fully conversant with English (written and
    spoken), French an asset
Personal Characteristics:
  • Behave Ethically: Understand
    ethical behaviour and practices, and ensure that own behaviour and the
    behaviour of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the
    values of the organization
  • Build Relationships: Establish
    and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally
    and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak,
    listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate
    and effective communication tools and techniques
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop
    new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to
    create new opportunities
  • Foster Teamwork: Work
    cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems,
    and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness
  • Organize: Set priorities,
    develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track
    details, data, information and activities
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem
    situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information,
    generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the
    problem sage
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an
application letter stating qualifications and experience, and their suitability
together with latest updated C.V. by email to
Deadline: 15th March,
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