National Human Resource Coordinator NGO Careers – SOS Children’s Villages Uganda

Organization: SOS
Children’s Villages Uganda
Duty Station: Ntinda,
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: National
About US:
SOS Children’s
Villages is an independent, locally registered, child-focused, social
development non- governmental organization with a strong reputation for
providing quality care and protection, education and health needs for
vulnerable children. Since its inception in 1991, SOS CV Uganda has reached
over 60,000 children, youths and adults directly and indirectly to become
empowered and self-reliant to contribute significantly to the needs of their
families and communities. Works in partnership with a number of donors,
(institutional and corporate agencies) including; Norwegian Agency for
Development Cooperation (NORAD), Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Grieg
Foundation, ERIKS Development Partner, USAID/Bantwana World Education, AVIS
Foundation, Brand Charity, USAID/Uganda Private Health Support Program (UPHSP),
Terre des Hommes (TDH), Stanbic Bank Uganda, DHL – Go Teach, Madhvani Group of
Job Summary:  The National Human Resource Coordinator is responsible for leading
the strategic function of human resource (HR) management within the National
Association (NA).  The role supports the SOS mission and goals
through effectively aligned HR/OD strategy, policy, procedure and systems and
brings about organisational effectiveness and positive changes through
appropriate organisation development and HR development interventions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
HR/OD strategy, policy and systems
  • Provide leadership in the development,
    promotion and implementation of HR Strategy / policy that guides staff behaviour,
    conduct, and commitment to achieve organizational mission and objective.
  • Prepare department’s Annual Plan &
    Budget to complement HR/OD strategy and policy.
  • Coordinate with the relevant departments
    to ensure procedures, practices and processes are in place to support
    strategic work and directions.
  • Regularly and continuously conducts
    organizational diagnostic surveys to identify system, structural gaps and
    recommend appropriate OD/ HRD interventions.
  • Build and promote leadership and
    managerial competencies of HR/OD staff by assigning higher level
    responsibilities as and when needed.
  • Benchmarks HR/OD policy and best
    practices from SOS National Associations and other similar organizations.
Workforce Planning, Recruitment and Selection
  • Establish the HR needs for the
    organisation in consultation with the ND, NO Functional Heads and
    Programme Directors.
  • Leads workforce reviews, development and
    planning processes, as well as the development of HR strategies and
    objectives for the National Association.
  • Develops and delivers plans and
    processes for staff recruitment, including induction and orientation;
  • Leads staff interviews and establishes
    interview panels ensuring that panels are well-balanced.
  • Processes staff employment documentation
    including offer / appointment letters, contracts and job descriptions
    based on established staff employment policies and procedures.
Compensation and Benefits
  • Design, implement, and manage salary
    classification and compensation programs.
  • Conduct analysis of compensation and benefits
    within company.
  • Prepare occupational classifications,
    job descriptions, and salary scale.
  • Develop job descriptions for various
    positions and determine appropriate base pay.
  • Analyze surveys to ensure appropriate
    compensation across all departments.
Staff Performance Management:
  • Manage core Performance Management and
    feedback processes.
  • Develop manager capability on employing
    these processes in obtaining results.
  • Ensure accurate and written job
    descriptions with clear job accountabilities reporting lines and career
  • Ensure that appraisals are carried out
    in a timely and effective manner and follows up on the practice of staff
    performance evaluations by project managers,
  • Works with line managers to implement
    recommended actions on cases of persistent poor performance.
  • Promotes a performance culture within
    the organisation.
Training and Development
  • Support professional development of all
    staff, including strengthening capacity, building skills and delegating
    authority to support professional growth.
  • Develop training plans and programs;
    organize training sessions, workshops, and activities across the National
  • Manage the approved Training budget,
    ensuring all operational activities are conducted within the approved
  • Seeks / produces reports after every
    training event to be utilised as references when assessing the effects of
    training and in following up after-training needs.
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and
    opportunities for HR staff growth and career plans.
Employee Relations
  • Provide apt advice and counsel to Line
    mangers on talent management, performance management, conflict resolution
    and other areas of employee relations.
  • Facilitate and guide various
    stakeholders on corrective actions, grievances, conflicts and disciplinary
  • Ensure resolution of all staff welfare
    issues within agreed timelines.
Compliance with labour laws and global HR / OD
  • Review and update HR/OD Policy to ensure
    consistent implementation, interpretation, communication and compliance.
  • Review current policy practices,
    interpretation and compliance ensuring good participation of staff teams,
    Management and the Board of Trustees.
  • Advises the National Director on major
    changes in HR policy and ensures compliance with both SOS-KDI policies as
    well as the Uganda Labour Laws.
  • Regularly and continuously conduct
    organizational diagnostic surveys to identify gaps calling for system
    change, structure and recommend appropriate OD/ HRD interventions.
Other Responsibilities:
  • Works with the National Director to develop
    and facilitate corporate functions such as organisation wide meetings and
    the whole working of the National Office setup and operations.
  • Supervise preparation of department’s
    reports, staff update and monthly update
  • Performs other duties as assigned and
    deemed necessary under the direction of the ND.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s
    degree with Master’s degree and / or Post graduate diploma in HRM/HRD/OD
  • At least five years of relevant work
    experience at senior level
  • A track record with sourcing, recruiting
    and closing extraordinary talent
  • Strong program management skills
  • Experience with defining and presenting
    recruiting and pipeline metrics and data
  • Working knowledge of Uganda labour laws
    and regulations
  • Excellent computer, interpersonal and
    team working skills
  • Ability to work in a multicultural work
  • Ability to facilitate and champion
    change in an organization
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment and
    maintain confidentiality and discretion
  • Ability to engage and work with Partners
    and stakeholders
Agency-wide behavioural Competencies (for all SOS CV
  • Courage: We take action
  • Commitment: We keep our promises
  • Trust: We believe in each other
  • Accountability: We are reliable
How to Apply:
If you believe you
are the right candidate for the above position, please send your application
letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic
certificates, and names and contact details of three referees as Single
Document. Applications that are late, do not have CV or certificates attached,
will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. E-mail
applications should bear the reference number of the position in the subject
line of the email. Please note the position is open for Ugandan nationals only.
Email to:
Applications including at least three traceable referees should be sent
electronically to:
Deadline: 25th February 2019
NB: Only
electronic submissions will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be
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