Administrative Assistant – Job Opportunity – Palladium

Organization: Uganda
Revenue Authority (URA)
Duty Station:   Kampala,Uganda
About URA:
The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) was
established by the Uganda Revenue Authority Statute of 1991 and set up in
September of the same year as a central body for assessment and collection of
specified revenue, to administer and enforce the laws relating to such revenue
and to provide for related matters. This statute incorporated all the laws that
were in force then regarding tax collection. The new organization (URA)
amalgamated the three tax administration departments that were responsible for
all the taxes collected by the Central Government of Uganda.
Job Summary: The Assistant
Commissioner Learning and Development will
Spearhead the development and implementation of staff Learning and
development strategies/ initiatives with intent to enhance staff skills and
competencies for efficient and effective service delivery.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
Develop the URA
Learning & development strategy geared towards equipping staff with
requisite skills and competencies to augment achievement of the URA mandate.
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Guide
the development of a comprehensive Learning & development strategy aligned
with the corporate strategy.
·        
Guide
the development of a structural process of identification and analysis of
Learning & Development gaps/ needs throughout the organization.
·        
Ensure
all Learning and Development requirements are line with the URA mandate and
cater to staff competence gaps and needs.
·        
Liaise
with relevant stakeholders to develop Learning 
and development programs/ Initiatives for the short term and long term
Establish
mechanisms for maintaining standards of the Learning Institute to enhance
achievement of the Learning & development strategy.
·        
Define,
promote and maintain the Training Institute’s Learning and Development
standards in line with changes in trends, best practices, and standards for
effective service delivery.
·        
Identify
facilities for offsite training and liaise with the procurement unit to secure
them.
·        
Set,
oversee and review the terms for contractors charged with maintaining the
Training Institute.
·        
Establish
mechanisms for maintaining the integrity of the Training Institute, the safety
and security of all users at all times.
·        
Elevate
URA Training Institute’s profile, project its image and promote the brand
through engaged representation at conferences, meetings, and public events.
Guide the
development and monitor implementation of Knowledge management initiatives in
order to enhance Knowledge acquisition retention, and facilitate business
continuity.
·        
Develop
the policy framework and strategy on knowledge retention in line with the URA’s
knowledge retention strategy.
·        
Continuously
develop feasible and practical solutions to strengthen URA’s knowledge
retention capability and business practices.
·        
Lead
the designing of Knowledge management tools for identifying Knowledge gaps or
needs across the Authority.
·        
Monitor
the implementation of the URA knowledge retention strategy and adherence to the
policy to establish areas for changes/ continuous improvement.
Guide the
Implementation and Evaluation of Learning & development processes to
ascertain impact and value for money.
·        
Oversee
the development, implementation and review of learning curricula to keep them
relevant to the tax administration needs across the region.
·        
Oversee
the development and implementation of e-Learning framework.
·        
Put in
place mechanisms to support operational research that enhances Learning,
innovation and creativity in the tax administration.
·        
Guide
the Identification and maintenance of a pool / database of in-house and
external resource persons, examiners, agencies and networks.
·        
Guide
the development of comprehensive and timely reports on staff development
programmes.
·        
Develop
mechanisms for evaluation of the implementation of staff development programmes
and impact of staff performance to ensure positive return on investment for the
institute.
Lead the preparation
and monitoring the utilization of the staff development resources to ensure proper
resource utilization and inform decision making.
·        
Guide
the development of the staff development budget, procurement plan and
expenditure plan in line with the approved Corporate plan.
·        
Monitor
and evaluate the implementation of the corporate staff Training &
Development budget.
·        
Oversee
the selection, supervision, monitoring and evaluation of learning facilitators/
service providers / consultants hired
Develop and monitor
the implementation of programs to improve the capacity, motivation, performance
and productivity of staff in the division so as to enhance the quality of their
service delivery.
·        
Develop
and communicate the strategy and work plan for the division
·        
Lead,
guide and support the division in performance planning, monitoring and
evaluation processes and account to management, the performance of the
department.
·        
Develop
and guide the implementation of staff motivation programs
·        
Lead
the identification of capacity gaps in the Division, approve suitable
development programs and establish strategies to monitor their implementation.
·        
Create
and continually enhance an enabling environment to enable all staff to maximize
their performance, innovation and creativity potential
·        
Lead
the development of a culture of client orientation in the division
·        
Provide
coaching and mentoring for staff as well as set up frameworks for their
coaching and succession planning



Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:
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The
ideal applicant should have Master’s in Education Management, Learning and
Development, Organizational Psychology, Business Administration or related
degree with a bias in Training or Human Capital development.

·        
Bachelor’s
Degree in Education, Human Resource, Business Administration or related degree
with a bias in Training or Human Capital development.
·        
Leadership
Training
·        
Registration
with a relevant body
·        
Training
in Tax Administration
·        
Training
of Trainers
·        
At
least seven (7) years’ working experience in managing a Training institute,
five (05) of which should have been attained at Middle Management level in a
large organization.
·        
Proven
track record of learning program development, career management, Succession
Management, Design, Developing and implementing learning programs
·        
Experience
in implementing Training  and development
interventions across large organizations in the public or private sector
·        
Hands-on
experience with Project Management and Budgeting
·        
Proficiency
in Learning  Management Systems (LMS)
·        
Knowledge
of the Uganda Employment Act and the URA Human Resource Management Manual
·        
Knowledge
of designing & Implementing Training and Development Programs
·        
In-depth
understanding of URA Staff Development Policy
·        
Knowledge
of tax laws and URA processes and policies.
·        
In-depth
understanding of traditional and modern training methods
·        
Conceptual,
analytical and problem solving skills
·        
He/she
possess ability to Influence and negotiate with Management, Staff and Other
Stakeholders
·        
Ability
to develop, motivate and influence a team of Managers towards the realization
of the Division’s mandate
·        
Demonstrated
creativity and innovation capability
·        
Strong
problem diagnosis and solving skills
·        
Excellent
oral, written communication and presentation skills
·        
Impeccable
integrity
·        
The
Job holder should express a high degree of maturity that portrays the corporate
image of URA in all ways
·        
Empathetic
and emotionally intelligent
How to apply:
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates who wish to join URA should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 26th November 2019
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