People & Culture Manager Employment Opportunity – Grant Thornton

Job Title:      People & Culture Manager
Organisation: Grant Thornton
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading organisations
of independent assurance, tax and advisory services. Grant Thornton Uganda is a
member of Grant Thornton International Limited, with offices in Kampala and
Jinja. Grant Thornton boosts an opportunity to be part of 38,500 dynamic people
working cohesively to provide seamless services to clients in more than 130
countries across the globe.
Job Summary: The People & Culture Manager will
provide you with the opportunity to make a difference by helping to fully
leverage the skills and talents of all our people. You will focus on helping in
driving the Firm’s people strategy, creating a unique people experience, and
supporting our Firm wide values by working with the core competencies that
measure, drive individual, and Firm wide success in the marketplace.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
People experience: delivering the
experience to make Grant Thornton place people love to work.
Talent management: managing the
firm’s talent to ensure maximum productivity
Board representation: a
representative of the people agenda at the Board
Culture alignment: assessing and
driving the firm to a high performance culture.
Communication: main communication
channel from leadership to employees and vice versa.
Strategic leadership: spearhead the
firm’s strategy, develops, implements and monitors the HR Strategy and monitors
the entire firm’s strategy implementation
Employment laws compliance:
knowledgeable of employment law and ensures compliance to all labour laws
People analytics: analyzing HR
information/data to make sound decisions. Developing monthly reports on human
capital matters
Workforce planning: identifying and
analyzing all human capital needs of the firm and aligning them to the
recruitment plan
Measurement: carrying our employee
engagement surveys annually.
Leadership development: developing
all Directors and Partners to ensure attainment of the firm’s objectives.
Recruitment & selection:
delivering a candidate experience while ensuring timely selection of quality
Orientation: delivering a warm
welcome to the new hires while deeply embedding the firm’s values
Training and development: carrying
out the firm’s training needs analysis and ensuring training opportunities for
all, completely monitoring the ROI and effectiveness of training. Focus on both
technical and soft skills.
HR Audits: leading annual HR Audits
to ensure compliance and relevance of HR policies and employment Act
Performance management: managing
Discipline management: setting up
and managing the employee discipline process in line with Kenya Employment Act
Employee relations: responding to
employee queries.
Compensation & Benefits:
overseeing all company benefits administration, carrying out compensation
surveys to ensure competitiveness in remuneration.
Employee separation: leading the
separation process while ensuring the brand is maintained and protected while
monitoring staff turnover and developing retention strategies.
Exit management: managing the exit
of employees both voluntary and involuntary
Alumni relations: maintaining
relations with alumni
Deliver a people experience across the firm.
Creation of a good working environment.
Effective recruitment in both quality and time
Prompt response to employee needs/requests.
Creation of performance driven culture
Effective workforce planning.
Alignment of P&C to the overall strategy.
Cost effectiveness in line with human capital.
Staff retention
Realization of growth in employees through
unlocking their potential.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
Human Resources Management or Social Sciences.
Professional certification is highly desirable
Master’s Degree in a relevant field will be an
added advantage
At least 5 years of mid-senior management experience
in an HR lead role
Previous team experience and knowledge of team
dynamics desirable.
Remains productive when under pressure.
Demonstrates a systematic and efficient approach
to work.
Works collaboratively with team members to
achieve results.
Relates and works well with people of different
cultures, gender and backgrounds.
Excellent interpersonal skills
Flexibility and prepared to work additional
Prepared to seek advice and guidance from People
and Culture lead and other HR Colleagues.
Good time management skills and flexibility to
continuously re-prioritize
Ability to multi-task
Willingness to take both initiative and direction;
Ability to create a welcoming and comfortable
environment for all staff members;
Ability to work both independently and as part
of a team;
Able to respond rapidly to changing
environments, yet remain productive and focused;
Strong and fast computer skills (primarily Word,
Excel, and Power Point);
How to Apply:
If you fit the description, please send your CV to the
following email address:
Deadline: 26th
December 2019
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