Human Resource Manager Employment Opportunity – Cycle Connect

Job Title:      Human Resource Manager
Organization: Cycle
Duty Station:
Gulu, Uganda
Reports to:
Managing Director
About Cycle Connect:
Cycle Connect is a
socially-driven business that delivers products and services to rural farmers
in Uganda. We believe that distance should not be a barrier to opportunity and
that is why we work on serving last mile farmers. Millions of farmers are
financially excluded and yet need access to assets on credit. This is where
Cycle Connect delivers, as we specialize in offering productive assets on
financing plans, reaching the most last mile customers, and offering low
barrier loan terms built for farmers, enabling them to increase their income
and in turn propel their communities forward.
We began our
full-time operations in 2014 and early-on pivoted to a blended enterprise and
impact model. We have a growing number of assets in our portfolio, including
oxen and plough, bicycles, motorcycles, grinding machines, and a rich pipeline
for even more. To date, we have worked with over 7,000 farmers across two
different branches and backed up by 40 team members. We are venturing through
an exciting time of rapid growth and scale throughout Uganda and are therefore
looking to expand our team.
Job Summary:  We are looking for a passionate and dedicated
individual to lead our human resources and talent through rapid growth and
transformation. As part of the senior management team you will be creating and
implementing an HR strategy to ensure smooth HR functions in coordination with
employees, line managers, and management while working with the Managing
Director on key strategies. You will be solely responsible for the HR
department with the strong likelihood of growing additional capacity. If you
want autonomy in your work and to be part of a social venture history then this
is the right role for you.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Recruiting, Hiring,
and Training (40%):
departmental hiring and staffing needs, including working with departments to
ensure all key positions are filled and managers are supported. Work with the
leadership team and Managing Director to ensure that the organizational
structure is consistently revisited to maintain effectiveness.
a hiring manual for Cycle Connect based on current practices at the
efforts on special training and in-house capacity building efforts, as informed
by team, departmental heads, and own assessments.
Compliance, and Legal (40%):
employee benefits
employment practices are in compliance through understanding of employment laws
and coordination with Cycle Connect legal counsel
proper HR administration by tracking all administrative details done in each
department, including execution of contracts, planning and completion of
on-boarding, execution of performance management reviews, evaluation of salary
advances, and tracking for leave.
and analyse HR Manual, as well as provide routine updates for distribution to
the team.
Culture and
Strategy (20%):
leadership team in building effective culture and talent development through
partnering with departments and spearheading initiatives throughout organization.
with the leadership team to ensure that the team embodies the Cycle Connect
values and everyone is aligned to the company culture.
current HR processes and programs to ensure effective delivery
with Managing Director on building talent development strategy
with the leadership team on standardizing performance evaluations and
developing departmental competencies for each role across the organization.
projects: special projects outside this scope may additionally be requested,
which are likely to fall within above three categories.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant
should preferably hold a degree in Human Resource Management
At least
three to five years of HR/Talent experience and are ready to grow into a
management position.
You are
knowledgeable about HR, labor laws and compliance.
You have
experience in databases, including an HR information system (HRIS).
previously led recruitment, onboarding, and talent development programs.
You have
experience in facilitating internal training programs.
You’re a
self-starter that’s excited to work in a fast-paced, start-up environment.
You have
past results leading in uncertain environments and know how to promote
adaptability, agility and lead people through change.
believe learning is constant and you inculcate a learning culture in those you
work with.
You act
with humility, know how to listen and make yourself accessible to those you
work with.
You are
solution-oriented and look at problems as opportunities to overcome. You are
resilient and can inspire the team through moments of adversity.
about social impact and improving the lives of those in the last mile.
Other Information:
Work location will
be in Gulu, with frequent travel to our branch in Lira. Compensation is
commensurate with experience. Additional benefits include health insurance, and
professional development. We will agree on a 6-month probation period with
learning and performance objectives after which we offer a two-year contract.
How to Apply:
Take a
look at our website to see how you resonate with what we do.
Fill out
the online application form under this link, Click
You will
upload your CV in PDF format into the form. Please ensure that it is tailored
to this role and has no more than 3 pages.
Deadline: 16th August 2020
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