Human Resources Manager USAID Project Jobs – Education Development Center (EDC)


Job Title:        Human Resources Manager

Education Development Center (EDC)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions
to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity, with a
focus on vulnerable and under-served populations.  Since 1958, we have been a leader in
designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in
more than 80 countries around the world.


About USAID Project:

The goal of the
five-year, USAID-funded Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity
is for Ugandan children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, to receive
the support and services necessary to lead resilient, healthy, and productive
lives. The ICYD Activity is expected to achieve the following:


Job Summary:  The Human Resources Manager will lead all
aspects of the Human Resources (HR) function, which will include recruitment,
onboarding, performance management, training, administering pay, benefits and
leave, and enforcing EDC policies and practices. The successful candidate will
be  conceptual thinker with    outstanding relationship building,
cross-functional communication, and conflict management skills. 


The incumbent must
exhibit strong decision-making skills and have experience with Ugandan local
labor laws, employee relations, talent acquisition, onboarding, offboarding,
training, and overall personnel management. The HR Manager is expected to be
comfortable managing grey areas and introducing processes and technology
solutions in order to streamline and strengthen HR’s ability to be an agile
partner to the organization. The HR Manager will handle sensitive and
confidential documents and information and dealings with co-workers and EDC
partners with the highest level of professionalism. The HR Manager will report
to the Deputy Chief of Party, Administration, Finance, and Operations. This is
a full-time position based in Kampala, Uganda.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: The HR Manager’s responsibilities will
include, but are not limited to:

  • Under the oversight of the DCOP, Administration, Finance, and
    Operations and working closely with EDC’s Home Office (HO) Human Resources
    team, ensure that all employee relations procedures including disciplinary
    actions, employee counseling, dispute resolution, and separation procedures
    are handled promptly, professionally, and in compliance with EDC policies
    and Ugandan labor law;
  • Serve as the main liaison with EDC Home Office Human Resources team;
  • Manage all employment actions including recruitment, hiring, new
    employee orientation, performance management, capacity building
    activities, employment agreement drafting and renewals, disciplinary
    process, and separations;
  • Work with local and Home Office leadership to set local recruitment,
    onboarding, and training initiatives to maximize staff productivity;
  • Act as a trusted and strategic advisor to leadership in all matters
    related to Human Resources management;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff
    members at all levels;
  • Monitor employee relations practices and proactively coach managers
    and staff to ensure a productive work environment;
  • Encourage problem-solving and direct communication among employees
    and supervisors;
  • Ensure HR record keeping is accurate and up to date as per EDC
    guidelines; conduct frequent HR record audits with assistance from Home
    Office team members when needed;
  • Manage staff benefits procurement (in conjunction with procurement
    team), renewals and, reconciliations;
  • Administer all staff benefits programs, enrollments, changes,
    removals; and maintain appropriate documentation;
  • Support monthly payroll as appropriate, including management of
    leave requests, timesheet reconciliations and all payroll records;
  • Conduct onboarding and off-boarding meetings; orientations and exit
    meetings, assigning and collecting project equipment, keys, phones, and
    other materials as appropriate;
  • Track all performance evaluations to ensure timely completion,
    accuracy, and fairness in accordance with EDC policies and procedures;
  • Keep up to date with local labor laws and support revision of
    employment documents and manuals to ensure EDC’s compliance with local
    laws and regulations.

Other Duties:

  • Participate in senior management meetings and decision-making
    processes, as appropriate;
  • Proactively assess and address potential or existing risks or
    problems and work with project management and leadership to minimize or
    eliminate them;
  • Assist with periodic reporting as appropriate and when necessary
    submit inputs to periodic reports in a timely manner;
  • Comply with project and EDC policies concerning security, HR, data
    privacy, and confidentiality;
  • Actively participate in Collaborative, Learning and Adapting (CLA)
    processes in place within the project;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources,
    Business Administration, or related field.
  • A minimum of 7 years of progressive experience in Human Resources
    and Operations Management;
  • Management experience preferred;
  • Strong knowledge of Uganda labor regulations;
  • Solid experience with the entire employee life cycle (hire, onboard,
    train, performance management, employee relations, and separations);
  • Demonstrated leadership skills as it relates to HR initiatives;
  • Experience leading the entire recruitment cycle, conducting market
    scans and managing external talent acquisition resources, such as
  • Understanding of nonprofit management and governance preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment, and handle highly
    confidential information appropriately;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a cross
    cultural setting, negotiate diplomatically, and function well under
  • Supervision experience required;
  • Excellent verbal and written writing skills;
  • Flexible approach to problem-solving;
  • Strong interpersonal & organizational skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills and aptitude for details;
  • Willingness to travel to Zones covered by the project;
  • Proficiency with MS Word and MS Excel required;
  • Knowledge of USAID regulations preferred.
  • Fluency in English is required.


How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.




Deadline: 24th September 2020


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