Head, Human Resource Employment Opportunity – National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)

 

Job Title:    Head, Human Resource

Organization:  National Identification and
Registration Authority (NIRA)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Executive Director

 

About US:

The National
Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) was established by the
Registration of Persons Act (ROPA), 2015 and is mandated to establish and
maintain the National Identification Register (NIR). The Authority is also
charged with among other things; the registration of citizens and legally
resident aliens; assigning National Identification / Alien Identification
Numbers (NINs/AINs) to qualifying persons and issuing Identification Cards to
those 16 years and above; registration of births, deaths and adoption orders
and issuance of the relevant certificates.

 

Job Summary:   The
Head, Human Resource will provide professional leadership in the management and
development of the human resource of the Authority to ensure commitment, high
morale and performance for the achievement of NIRA’s strategic goals and
objectives at all levels. All this shall be done in accordance with the
Employment Act and the Authority’s established policies and guidelines

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

·       
Advises
management on human resource issues and spearheads in the development and
implementation of a human resource management and development strategy

·       
Develops
human resource management and administrative services policies, procedures and
manuals for management’s approval, and provides guidance in their
implementation and review

·       
Leads
his/her staff in developing departmental annual operating plans

·       
Guides
his staff and other directors and heads in the recruitment, selection and
placement of qualified and competent staff

·       
Ensures
that employment appointment letters and contracts have been designed with the
input of the Legal Officer

·       
Participates
in the annual operating plans and budgets of NIRA and ensures implementation of
the same for HR and administrative services

·       
Ensures
that the performance management system is implemented in all departments and
staff performance appraisal carried out according to existing policy and
guidelines

·       
Provides
guidance to both management and staff on all matters pertaining to welfare,
industrial and employee relations including terms and conditions of service.

·       
Advises
management on issues of institutional/organization development and participates
actively in developing strategic and long range plans

·       
Plays a
leading role re-organization and restructuring of NIRA

·       
Provides
effective supervision to staff in the department modeling behavior and carrying
out performance appraisal for them as set out in the HR policy manual
procedures and regulations

·       
12.Advises
management on the need to review staff salaries and benefits

·       
Performs
any other duties assigned from time to time by the Executive Director

 




Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:

·       
The
applicant for the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)
Head, Human Resource job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in Social
Sciences or a related field from a recognized institution

·       
A
Master’s degree in Human Resource Management or Organizational Psychology or
Business Administration or a related field from a recognized institution.

·       
At least
10 years of experience in a HR managerial position in a reputable Public or
Private organization 5 of which must have been at senior management level.

·       
Membership
to the Human Resource Managers’ Association is a must

·       
High
level of integrity.

·       
Ability
to effectively priorities and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment to
drive results.

·       
Knowledge
of relevant statutory and regulatory requirements.

·       
Flexibility
to react effectively to unforeseen circumstances

·       
Critical
thinking and problem solving skills

·       
Excellent
written and verbal communication skills

·       
Ability
to multi-task

·       
Analytical
skills

·       
Negotiation
skills

·       
Ability
to lead and motivate co-workers

·       
Ability
to meet tight deadlines

·       
IT
literacy

·       
Age: Not
more than 55 years

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested 
candidates should submit their applications clearly indicating the position
applied for to the Executive Director by email: careers@nira.go.ug.
Applications should include detailed up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV), copies
of academic and professional certificates/ testimonials and a copy of a
National Identity Card of the applicant.

 

Deadline: 18th December, 2020
by 5:00 PM.

 

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted. Any form of canvassing or lobbying shall lead to disqualification.

 

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