Head of Human Capital & HR Business Management Job Placement – Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU)

Organization: Institute
of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director:
Corporate Services
Ref: DCS001/07/18
About US:
Institute of
Certified Public Accountants (ICPAU) is the national professional accountancy
body in Uganda, established by the Accountants Act. The Institute also has a
mandate to conduct professional accountancy examinations in Uganda. The
Institute is mandated to also:
  • Regulate and maintain the Standard of Accountancy in Uganda.
  • Prescribe and regulate the conduct of accountants and practising
    accountants in Uganda.
Job Summary:  The Head of Human Capital & HR Business
Management will manage all human resource activities to support the ICPAU’s
strategy and be responsible for HR-related projects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Human Capital
  • Ensures that all matters relating to Human Resources are at all
    times conducted in accordance with legislative requirements and the
    ICPAU’s HR Manual.
  • Implements best practice HR / learning and development solutions
    within the ICPAU
  • Provides guidance and support in recruitment processes, to ensure       that the most appropriate candidates
    are selected and retained e.g. drafting job advertisements for vacant
    jobs, screening applications, short listing, interviewing and selecting
  • Conducts performance evaluation training and monitors and participates
    in staff performance evaluations.
  • Monitors the compensation and benefits data of the ICPAU to
    determine the competitiveness of the compensation plan.
  • Manages staff orientation to foster positive attitudes towards the
    Institute’s vision, values and strategies.
  • Prepares and monitors plans and budgets.
  • Implements appropriate risk management in the HR function. 
  • Liaises with finance and provides information for preparation of the
  • Carries out staff audits, identifies gaps and proposes appropriate
    staffing levels for the Institute.
  • Monitors and reviews the HR metrics, analysing root causes of
    problems, identifying practical solutions and initiating action to ensure
    ongoing improvements.
  • Provides guidance and support in relation to discipline and
    grievance handling process.
HR Business
  • Responsible for HR-related projects which relate to the needs of the
    ICPAU and its stakeholders.
  • Performs salary surveys and monitors relevant HR metrics at all
    levels of the accountancy profession.
  • Works closely with employers and other stakeholders to establish the
    performance requirements of professional accountants and supports
    placement of ICPAU members and students.
  • Carries out any other duties as assigned by the Chief Executive
    and/or Director:

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the ICPAU Head of Human Capital & HR Business
    Management must hold a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Postgraduate Qualification in Human Resources Management,
    Administration, Management or any other relevant field.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in a dynamic Human Resources
  • Understanding and practical knowledge of labour laws and statutory
  • Breadth of knowledge and business acumen obtained within a
    generalist HR function directly in or closely supporting line operations.
  • Commitment to Continuous Improvement and Business Excellence
  • Proven record of managing HR within a similar operational
  • Proven ability to successfully plan, manage and implement change
    management programmes.
  • Proven track record of managing projects including the co-ordination
    of multiple internal and external resources.
  • Experience in a people management role.
  • Used to providing standalone technical and professional HR knowledge
    in a variety of challenging situations directly to managers and employees.
  • Personal Attributes: Planning and Organising; Accountability; Team Work; Creativity;
    Client Orientation; Commitment to Continuous Learning; and Technological
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified applicants should write to the address below describing how they
qualify for the position quoting the Job Reference Numbers above. Only selected
candidates will be contacted. Your application should include a detailed
curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, three references including at least
two previous employers (if any), and functioning telephone numbers/e-mail
addresses. Send your application with all the necessary documents quoting the
job reference number to the address below or by email.
Institute of
Certified Public Accountants of Uganda,
42 Bukoto Street,
P. O. Box 12464,
Kampala, Uganda.
E-mail to:
Deadline: 17th August 2018
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