Human Resources Management Specialist USAID Project Jobs – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Title:         Human Resources Management
Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Program
Management Specialist
About US:
University Research
Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health
care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit
affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45
countries, including the United States.
Job Summary:   The Human Resources Management Specialist
will coordinate URC’s local organizations’ Non-US Pre-Award Survey (NUPAS)
assessment process, documenting the findings of assessments, and thereafter
leading capacity building efforts for the local organizations to mitigate and
address identified gaps, weaknesses and risk areas.  S/he will assess and document the ability of
prospective recipients to receive, perform and achieve the objectives of USG
awards in accordance with USG rules, regulations and HR principles
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide advice and guidance to potential
    organizations on HR policies and processes, as necessary.
  • Support the staff of the potential
    organization ensure adherence to local labor laws and practices.
  • In coordination with the local capacity
    building team, administer the URC Grants Management Manual assessment tool
    (NUPAS) on eligible local organizations, with special attention to the
    organizations’ HR policies, procedures and structures;
  • Support revision of the existing
    policies to suit the prevailing situations and current labor laws
  • Identify specific areas requiring
    improvement, clearly document identified weaknesses and design mechanisms
    to mitigate these identified weaknesses;
  • Develop materials and provide training
    and mentorship to facilitate corrective action on the identified
    weaknesses and gaps;
  • Work with staff of potential
    organizations to develop workplans for continuous improvement and tracking
    mechanisms to address identified gaps;
  • Work with potential organizations staff
    to implement the agreed upon corrective measures, track progress and
    achieve agreed upon milestones in each area of sub-award management;
  • Prepare periodic reports on progress and
    update the Program Manager on achievements and progress against the agreed
    upon workplan and key indicators for each area.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the
  • Support staff of the potential
    organization in strengthening record keeping system.
  • Support staff of the potential
    organization to ensure that HR best practices are adhered to through
    counseling, guidance and coaching.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Human
    Resources Management Specialist job placement must hold a Master’s degree
    or equivalent in Human Resources Management, Social Sciences, Business
    Administration or a related field.
  • At least five years’ HR experience with
    an International NGO or multinational company in a similar capacity or
  • Excellent planning, organizing,
    communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in record
    keeping and documentation skills
  • Excellent capacity building skills
  • Proficient in local employment law.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural
    environment, paying attention to detail and confidentiality and discretion
    is a must.
  • Excellent Computer Skills.
  • A good understanding of USAID rules and
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link
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