Administration and Human Resources Manager NGO Job Careers – DAI

Organisation : Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI)
Duty Station :
Job Code:      4822
Reports to:   The Director of Finance and Administration
About US:
DAI is an
international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on
the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and
economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective
governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter
in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by
bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across
multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies,
international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and
national governments.
DAI works at the
cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence,
professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our
clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing
and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in
areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic
governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private
sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian
influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and
climate change. Clients include international development agencies,
international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies,
and host-country governments.
 DAI seeks an
Administration and HR Manager for a five-year, $24 million dollar USAID-funded
agriculture program. The Feed the Future Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets
Activity (FtF IAM) works with agro-industry/agribusiness firms, Government of
Uganda institutions and agencies, and market actor organizations on creating
efficiencies in cross-market functions that enhance systemic changes to
sustainably increase incomes and improve the livelihoods of households through
agriculture-led inclusive economic growth. The Activity contributes to the
Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) Uganda Country Plan goal of reducing
hunger, malnutrition, and poverty, as well as the USAID/Uganda Country
Development Cooperation Strategy’s (CDCS) 2016-2021 five-year goal of strengthening
Uganda’s systems to accelerate inclusive education, health, and economic
outcomes. The Activity works throughout the FtF Uganda Zone of Influence (ZOI),
which covers 38 districts spread across four regions of Uganda.
Job Summary: The Administration and HR Manager will
supervise the IT Specialist, Admin/Logistics Assistant and project drivers
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work with Director of Finance and Administration to ensure that
    Kampala and district office needs are met (i.e. office equipment,
    supplies, furniture)
  • Oversee all HR operations on the project, including recruitment,
    hiring, employee on
    boarding, staff orientation, performance reviews, and
    disciplinary action in compliance with USAID rules and regulations, DAI
    policies, and local labor laws.
  • Support the team to fill surge capacity technical needs, including
    identifying and hiring long
    term and shortterm technical experts in a timely fashion
  • Coordinate and supervise the preparation of employment agreements
    for staff.
  • Support staff training and development needs
  • Develop and maintain the Human Resources Management section of the
    IAM Field Operations Manual, ensuring updates as needed.
  • Maintain personnel files in hard copy and TAMIS for all long-term
    and short-term project staff.
  • Manage office inventory of goods, equipment, and vehicles.
  • Communicate with landlords on facilities management, improvement,
    and repair issues.
  • Organize full-time driver staff and ensure project vehicles meet the
    travel needs of project staff.
  • Coordinate travel and logistics both internationally and within
  • Other logistic and administrative activities as required including but
    not limited to: study tours, consultative workshops, and awards programs.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Director of Finance and

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • Undergraduate degree (BA/BS) plus 5 years of prior experience
    administrating USAID projects as an office manager
  • Knowledge of USAID/U.S. Government regulations (FAR, AIDAR, etc)
  • Knowledge of host country legal/HR requirements
  • Previous DAI experience preferred.
  • Previous experience working on international donor-funded projects
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Highly organized and the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
How to apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates please send your CV and letter of interest
to with “Administration and HR Manager” in the subject
line Only short-listed candidates will be notified
Deadline: 6th December 2019
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