Manager Human Resource Employment Opportunity – Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA)

Job Title:    Manager Human
Organisation: Uganda
Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA)
Duty Station: 
Entebbe, Uganda
Reports To:
Director Human Resource & Administration
Job Ref:
About US:
Uganda Civil
Aviation Authority (UCAA) is a corporate body responsible for regulation of
civil aviation in Uganda. It manages Entebbe International Airport (EIA) and
thirteen (13) other upcountry aerodromes. UCAA carries out its work in
conformity with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards and
Recommended Practices (SARPs).
Job Summary:  The Manager Human Resource will mainly
develop, propose and ensure successful implementation of approved Human
Resource Strategies in order to achieve the Authority’s Strategic Goals.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
towards the business planning and review 
  • Ensures full understanding of the department, cost structure and
    continuously monitors these against the planned expenditure
  • Ensures that the planned HR strategies are put into the operations
    and initiates systems and procedures to monitor and review the
    effectiveness of the strategies
  • Ensures that the DHRA is kept abreast of the effectiveness of
    strategies in the operations
  • Initiates recommendations for the annual manpower requirement for
    preparation of the business plan.
Human Resources
Finance Management:
  • Understands the final requirement of the department and seeks for
    the approval of the financial , material and human resources required to
    manage an efficient department
  • Monitors actual costs against expenditure on an ongoing basis and
    reports accordingly
  • Manages costs so that the planned cost are not exceeded
  • Manages the assets assigned to the department in a good state of
    maintenance and repair
  • Ensures that the Training and Development budget is monitored
    against plan and that milestones are not exceeded
  • Proposes the human resource and related costs for the Authority and
    for own department, from the Business and Operating Budget initiatives.
  • Inputs into the payroll budget through the thorough understanding of
    current pay practices and the Pay policy.
Human Resources
  • Understands CAA organizational structure and liaises with all
    directorates regularly in order to develop and to up-date the ORGANOGRAM
    and keeps  records of all staff
    changes, promotions, transfers, new appointments, etc, in order to back-up
    changes of organograms.
  • Initiates and coordinates Human Resource Planning Systems so as to
    avail the Human Resource required for implementation of CAA Business and
    Corporate Plans
  • Initiates and Develops Human Resource and Training policies after
    having quantified the Training and development needs of the departments
  • Ensures effective performance management of staff by recommending
    and monitoring the implementation of approved staff objectives and
    performance appraisals.
  • Oversees  annual staff
    Performance Appraisal exercise as well as the follow-up activities and
    decisions so as to implement the decisions and action plans arrived at out
    of the appraisal exercise
  • Promotes the creation  of pay
    for performance culture through the development of visible links between
    performance and rewards
  • Creates visible career and professional ladders designed to ensure
    that staff grow within the company through knowledge acquisition and
    personal  growth
  • Ensures a promotion from within culture that is supported by a
    robust recruitment and selection process
  • Fully participates in the recruitment and selection of staff,
    ensuring that all new staff meet or exceed the hiring standards
  • Ensures initiation of and regular review of succession plan
    throughout the directorates, to meet corporate objectives. Participates in
    the development of the CAA Human Resource Succession Plan
  • Participates in the initiation, negotiation and administration of
    policies and General Terms and Conditions of employment which are
    equitable and competitive to facilitate attraction and retention of well
    qualified staff.
  • Participates in collective bargaining and negotiations for general
    terms and conditions of employment
  • Carries out ad hoc surveys covering contentious issues in
    preparation for collective bargaining, and ensures terms and conditions
    are reviewed within the corporate mandate and budget.
  • Carries out annual market surveys and recommends review of any
    practice that go out of step to management.
  • Monitors and advises the Director about any observed non–compliance
    with Labour Laws, other relevant statues and best practices.
  • Coordinates Industrial Relations activities and the provision of
    Welfare Services for staff with special emphasis on health, safety and
    general well-being of employees to facilitate high output
  • Manages the Computerized Human Resources Information system and
    ensures its relevance to UCAA and the users
  • Oversees the preparation of the Department’s monthly, quarterly and
    annual performance reports so that the reports are prepared and submitted
    on time
  • Organizes and coordinates in-house training as approved by the
    Management and the Board from time to time in order to bridge performance
  • Solicits and assists in administering ICAO fellowships and/or other
    scholarships available abroad for Aviation Training to meet various
    identified training and development needs
  • Oversees induction programmes for new members of staff so as to
    enable new employees to get assimilated into the organization.
  • Manages and maintains the job evaluation system and ensure that the
    system is kept intact and related to pay structuring issues.
Human Resources Management
  • Attracts, retains, motivates and develops staff that are dedicated
    to outstanding performance in the department.
  • Advises management on the Departments manpower requirements and
    ensures staff development within the Department
  • Develops structure that facilitates the delivery of the vision of
    the business through the HR 
  • Ensures that appropriate calibre of staff that meet all the    hiring standards     are recruited and selected to deliver
  • Implements performance management. Within HR
  • Conducts and ensures adequate training for HR staff internally
    and/or using outside resource personnel as appropriate
  • Quantifies the capability gaps in terms of skills and competencies
    and implement programs to close the capability gap through HR training and
    development programmes

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) Manager
    Human Resource job opportunity must hold a Master’s Degree in Human
    Resource Management or in Public Administration with a postgraduate
    Diploma in Human Resource Management or in Business Administration with a
    postgraduate diploma in Human Resource Management from an approved,
    recognized and reputable University.
  • Possession of a relevant Master’s Degree from a recognized
    University with Post-graduate diploma in Human Resource Management.
  • Possession of an Honours bachelor’s degree in Human Resource
    Management and an internationally recognized professional certification in
    a relevant discipline such as ICSA, CIPD.
  • At least ten years of relevant work experience in a large, reputable
    business oriented organization
  • Five years of experience at a managerial level in Human Resources
  • A good understanding of Human Resources in relation to organizational
  • A sound knowledge of the internationally recognized Human Resource
    Management Principles, Policies, Procedures and Best Practices.
  • Must be highly knowledgeable of Ugandan and Regional Labour and
    Industrial Laws
  • Demonstrated skills in Job Evaluation and Grading, Compensation
    Management and Performance Management.
  • Proven understanding of organization’s terms and conditions of work,
    working environment, work hazards and staff motivation.
  • Must be skillful in sound Human Resource strategies and management
  • Must be a seasoned People Manager with demonstrable prior experience
    and success in overseeing Staff productivity and Performance Management.
  • Must have a good understanding of industrial relations and its
    impact to the organization.
  • Must have good negotiation skills and be able to work with minimum
  • Computer literate in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point and
    computerized Human Resources systems.
  • Should be a person of very high and unquestionable integrity and
    needless to emphasize any reported cases of questionable integrity both
    before and after interview as well as 
    post appointment will lead to his/her cancellation from the process
    or termination of Employment.
  • Age: 30 to 55
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications with detailed CV and copies of academic
certificates and transcripts with the job reference number clearly marked at
the top left hand corner of the envelope should be sent to the address shown
below. Please indicate your (day time) phone contact.
The Director Human
Resource & Administration,
Uganda Civil
Aviation Authority (Head Office)
P.O. Box 5536
Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 30th November, 2019 by 5:00 pm
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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