HR Careers - Principal Human Resource Officer at Uganda Railways Corporation (URC)


Organisation: Uganda Railways Corporation (URC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:  Managing Director

About URC:
Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) is a body corporate established under an Act of Parliament to construct, operate and maintain railway, marine and road services both inside and outside Uganda for the carriage of passengers and goods. As a result of privatisation of operations, the mandate of URC changed from that of an operator to that of asset holder, concession monitor and advisor on railway technical matters.

Job Summary: The Principal Human Resource Officer will initiate, develop, implement and supervise the implementation of Human Resource policies, strategies, guidelines, rules, regulations and guide the organisation management and staff on all matters of Human Resources planning, management and development

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The job holder will be participating in the development and implementation of URC's strategic plan, specifically the human resource function;
  • He/ she will also be developing and implementing URC's HR policies and procedures;
  • Responsible for the human resource planning and staffing with a focus on diversity;
  • Interview job applicants, review applications/resumes;
  • Evaluate applicant skills and make recommendations regarding applicant's qualifications;
  • Prepare and maintain the organizations salary structure, job documentation, and job evaluation systems;
  • Work with workforce leaders to resolve internal or external relational issues;
  • Take lead of the performance management and appraisal process;
  • Provide advice, assistance and follow-up on corporation policies, procedures and documentations;
  • Coordinate the resolution of specific policy-related and procedural problems and inquiries;
  • Design and conduct new employee orientations;
  • Recommend, develop and maintain human resource data bases, computer software systems, and manual filing system;
  • Help in establishing a workplace environment consistent with the organization's values and mission;
  • Ensuring compliance with all legal and statutory requirements for the management of human resources;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should possess a Bachelor's degree in Human Resource management, Organisational and Industrial Psychology, Business Administration (Human Resource specialisation) or equivalent qualification from a higher institution of reputation
  • Additional post graduate qualification in a relevant field;
  • The applicant must possess at least 5 years experience in human resource management and development in a public or reputable private organization
  • Demonstrable Computer literacy skills i.e. Good working Microsoft Office proficiency;
  • Good Planning, Organisational and Coordination Skills;
  • Employee performance measurement;
  • Human Resources Planning and development;
  • Good Team Ethic
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • High degree of Ethics and Integrity;
  • Excellent report writing skills;
  • Change management and organisational development skills

How to Apply:
All suitably interested and qualified candidates with relevant qualifications, experience and the core competencies should submit their applications in a sealed envelope marked "Application for Position of…. “clearly addressed to the Managing Director, URC, P.O. Box 7150, Kampala, Uganda. Plot 57, Nasser Road, and delivered at the office of the Managing-Director, URC. The application should be accompanied with an updated CV/resume, present position, current remuneration, Certified copies of academic certificates and testimonials and complete addresses of three (3) referees with working telephone contacts and email addresses.

Deadline: 3rd January 2014 by 4 pm

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