Human Resources Advisor Non-profit Careers – Uganda Orthodox Medical Bureau (UOMB)

Job Title:         Human Resources Advisor
Organization: Uganda
Orthodox Medical Bureau (UOMB)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Uganda Orthodox Medical Bureau is a faith-based NGO founded in 2008 and
is the health technical arm of Uganda Orthodox Church. The NGO serves as a
liaison between Uganda Orthodox Church, government of Uganda, Donors and Member
health institutions. It supports 19 health facilities affiliated to Uganda
Orthodox Church.
Job Summary: The Human
Resources Advisor will be responsible for delivering the components of
recruitment in UOMB ensuring that the best possible talent is hired and
performance and probationary appraisal of UOMB staff.  The incumbent supports the creation of a
healthy working environment through efficient performance management, open
management policies, information sharing etc.
Key Duties and
  • Take part in HR planning and budgeting
  • Send key reports – HR reports and Business
Recruitment, Selection & Induction:
  • Develop Recruitment, Selection and
    Induction procedures.
  • Coach managers and provide ongoing
  • Manage direct recruitment as required by
    hiring managers and partner with managers in challenging vacancies e.g.
    highly specialized or regional skill shortages etc
  • Ensure Employment Agreements are compliant
    and suit business needs
  • Develop and maintain currency of Employee
  • New starter’s documentation
  • Maintain personnel files and database
  • Liaise with Payroll to track staff
    movements within business and changes of terms and conditions of
Remuneration and Benefits:
  • Maintain database of remuneration for all
  • Benchmark remuneration plans against
    salary survey
  • Liaise with Payroll
Employee Relations:
  • Partner with managers on providing advice
    on all employment relations matters and in facilitating redundancies and
  • Ensure all documentation is legally
    compliant and best practice
  • Coach and assist managers in performance
    management processes
  • Maintain Employment Agreements and
    Position descriptions for all staff Interpret
  • Award entitlements terms and conditions in
    changing workplace relations environment.
Learning and Development:
  • Manage the Induction programme
  • Assist with Training Needs Analyses,
    development of Training Plans and Directories and maintain training
    records (when required)
  • Source and facilitate external training
    and roll out internal training on bureau policies/procedures and legal
  • Deliver internal courses as required
    including Induction presentations.
Workers Compensation:
  • Administration of workers compensation
    claims and Return to Work.
  • Co-ordination of Injured workers in
    rehabilitation phase.
Conducting job evaluations:
  • Guiding managers on recruitment and
    selection strategies
  • Coordinating the appointment process for
    successful applicants
  • Negotiating terms and conditions of
    employment with staff
  • Providing advice and playing a major role
    in work reviews and change processes
  • Updating and maintaining the HR
    Information System data
  • Write and present information briefings on
    a range of HR related topics
Advising on staff development:
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement
    of HR systems and practices
  • Consulting on issues related to workplace
    relations and performance management
  • Providing advice and assistance on
    policies, procedures, legislation, and enterprise agreements.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal applicant must hold a Post
    Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Masters degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least three to five years’ experience
  • Knowledge of relevant HR policies and
  • Knowledge of the best practice on
    recruitment and selection
  • Experience in interpreting, advising and
    implementing such agreements and procedures
  • Ability to use a HR information system
    including, accessing, in-putting, and compiling data
  • The verbal communication skills to
    communicate with a diverse client group
  • The written communication skills to
    produce succinct correspondence and reports
  • The ability to research, analyse and
    reason logically within tight and conflicting timeframes
  • Experience in leading and working
    effectively in teams
  • Experience in supervising staff and
    assuming responsibility for workload allocation
  • Ability to identify development needs
  • A commitment to providing customer service
  • Ability to write and present information
  • Previous experience in providing advice
    and support to senior managers on strategic matters
  • Experience in leading projects and implementing
    new initiatives.
  • Must have experience in developing and
    conducting training.
  • Must be confident and have the ability to
    coach others and share knowledge and learnings.
  • Must have commercial acumen and sound HR
    generalist knowledge.
  • Generalist background with broad knowledge
    of the human resources functions.
  • Able to work successfully and productively
    in a team environment or independently and deal with multi-tasks
  • Strong ability to perform well in a high
    pressure and complex environment.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with the
    ability to envision and deliver innovative solutions.
  • English fluency and strong administrative,
    organizational, and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and
    demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse
    staff, clients and consultants environment.
  • Advanced computer skills in word
    processing, database, presentation, organizational chart and spreadsheet
    applications; Microsoft Office preferred, along with ability to learn new
    software packages.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver
their applications (An updated Curriculum Vita, certified copies of academic
documents and two letters of referees) by to the address below:
The Executive Secretary (Uganda Orthodox Medical Bureau),
P.O. Box 3970 Kampala.
(Secretariat is located in Namungoona near Holy Cross Orthodox Mission
Deadline: 14th April
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