Human Resource and Organisational Development Manager Job Placement – Uganda Youth Network (UYONET)

Organisation: Uganda
Youth Network (UYONET)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Head of
Finance and Administration
About Us:
The Uganda Youth Network
(UYONET) is a regional focused leading umbrella Youth CSO Network that works to
mainstream young peoples’ engagement in development and governance processes in
East Africa and beyond. UYONET was started in 2002 to respond to the increasing
demand for a collective platform for research, training and policy advocacy for
young people by young people. With a membership of 31 district networks
constituted by over 147 youth organizations, UYONET has continued to be the
apex of youth programming and designing appropriate interventions that respond
to the needs of the youth across the region.
Job Summary: The Human
Resource and Organisational Development Manager will provide strategic leadership
and overall coordination and management of the human resources and
organizational development and administrative function of the organisation. The
manager shall ensure development, implementation and alignment of resources
policies, procedures and systems for the UYONET to our new strategic plan
2018-2021. The manager of HROD is expected to ensure strategic human resource
management, organizational efficiency and effectiveness though participation in
decision making, advising management on the human resources, organization
development in the organisation, communication and implementation of agreed
upon decisions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversight of the performance
of all aspects of Operations nationally 25 %
  • Sign
    off and oversight on strategies and plans for different respective
  • Leading
    the administration annual planning and regular monitoring of delivery for
    the organization coordinating across all units to ensure organisational
  • Review
    country performance across all units, producing regular performance
    reports for Management committee
  • Development
    of our people and operations strategy in UYONET.
People management and
development 25%:
  • Ensure
    all aspects of the HR cycle are anticipated, planned, and effectively managed
    to ensure organizational performance and growth (recruitment, induction,
    performance management, transition)
  • Provide
    performance management and support to your direct reports ensuring they
    drive performance and results within their units and work as a high
    performing members of the Management Team
  • Create
    and maintain a values-based ethic across UYONET to ensure that the
    Values,Codes of Conduct, Policies and standards are understood clearly by
    all and adhered to in practice.
  • Manage
    staff disciplinary and grievance matters as required.
  • Ensure
    internal staff communications and welfare systems are in place and running
Oversight of internal
performance and accountability 20%
  • Drive
    the development, review and monitoring of annual operational plans across
    all business units
  • Produce,
    share, and guide the management to mitigate risks and challenges
    identified through agency performance dashboards (bottom-lines, risk
    register, management accounts, and staff dashboard)
  • Lead
    the programme management unit ensuring this team design, delivers and
    monitors projects to the highest standards, addresses risks and challenges
    and maximizes synergies and opportunities for impact and increased value
    for money
  • Develop
    a culture of transparent performance monitoring, learning, and success
  • Ensure
    staff have submitted their reports, time sheets, accountabilities, etc.
Serve as active member of the
UYONET Management Committee:
  • Take
    active role in the development and regular review of people and
    performance operational plan.
  • Ensure
    timely documentation and dissemination of key findings from programme to
    inform learning and presenting to the Management Committee.
  • Play
    key role in the strategic planning and reviews process in coordination
    with the other programme team and immediate stakeholders.
  • Lead
    and support te staff appraisal processes.
  • Provide
    detailed information and linking finance and programmes unit.
  • Development
    and implementation of employee welfare and wellness services including
    medical schemes, insurance, security, pension and work life balance,
Organisational development
  • Promotion
    of UYONET’s mission. vision, value, principles and culture within and
    without the organisation;
  • Development
    and implementation of an effective and efficient organizational structures
    that supports achievement of UYONET Strategic
  • Undertake
    continuous assessment of leadership, organizational and staff capacity and
    develop comprehensive staff development plan to ensure continuous staff
    development as well as provide corrective measures of any identified gaps,
  • Initiate,
    catalyze and/or facilitate change and transformation processes within the
    organisation programme, operations and development initiatives;
  • Development
    and implementation of programmes for full employee engagement and
    participation in implementing organisation strategies, plans and
  • Facilitate
    development and integration of, functional and programme structures,
    operating frameworks, strategies, systems and plans for member
  • Participate
    in the Accountability, learning, Planning Systems (ALPS) processes as they
    relate to the country program e.g. Participatory Review and Reflection
    Processes, peer reviews, appraisals, etc.
  • Ensure
    the required legal compliance on all statutory matters related to
Operational management and
risk 10%:
  • Deputize
    as required for the Head of finance during leave, travel, or in
  • Act
    as the focal point on safety and security, ensuring that effective risk
    management systems are in place, and that all staff understand and comply
    with organizational policy
  • Coordinate
    the required follow up to internal and external audit reports (finance and
  • Ensure
    that all recommendations are addressed promptly and effectively.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold a post-graduate degree/qualification in
    communications, marketing-related and/or development-related areas
  • Previous
    experience in HR and development and willingness to learn.
  • Knowledge
    of relevant national and international strategies and frameworks in the
    areas of youth empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, HIV and AIDS,
    livelihoods and other poverty- related global development priorities
  • Demonstrable
    experience of translating complex information into compelling stories
  • Excellent
    written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience
    of networking, influencing and building effective relationships within a
    complex organisation
  • Strong
    time management skills with the ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and
    effectively manage competing demands
  • Experience
    in creating and implementing project plans
  • Ability
    to work flexibly as part of a wider team and autonomously on individual
  • The
    successful candidate will possess strategic astuteness, be results
    oriented, have demonstrated analytical skills, be forward thinking and be
    able to supervise and support programmes to maximise impact.
  • The
    successful individual will have the interpersonal skills necessary to
    establish and manage working relationships in large teams of staff with
    Varying levels of management and programmes experience.
  • The
    successful candidate will enjoy working in a youthful, multi-cultural
    environment as part of a growing and developing organisation, and be
    personally committed to UYONET mission and values
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their updated CVs and cover letters via Email
to with the job title in the subject line.
Deadline: 29th January 2018
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us by
31st March consider yourself unsuccessful.

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