Job Title: Human Resources and Administration Manager
Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Operations Coordinator
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, peace building, gender-based violence, economic recovery and agribusiness, and children & youth.
Job Summary: The Human Resources and Administration Manager will take overall responsibility of the HR function, ensures effective and transparent human resources management and quality services to employees quality administrative support function throughout the Uganda program. The Human Resources Manager responsibilities include employee policy development and implementation, advising senior management on performance related issues, leading the HR/Admin team, Talent management and workforce planning, compensation and benefits administration, training and development, and administrative services.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- HR strategy and objectives: Contribute to a strategic analysis of IRC's present HR capacities in order to identify interventions that will assist IRC in focusing more effectively on the most critical needs.
- HR support to senior management: Guiding senior management regarding labor laws and staff management issues; participating in discussions about structure and organizational development and change; supporting recruitment of senior positions.
- HR planning and monitoring: Reinforcing HR reporting and planning; developing HR key performance indicators in order to develop an informed and accountable HR management.
- Staff management: Building HR management capacities to ensure qualified and trained Human Resources staff across IRC Uganda Program as well as efficient and performing HR department delivering timely and accurate services.
- Technical management & systems: Efficient & effective human resource and administrative management systems that support the design and implementation of quality programming without compromising compliance.
- Compliance: In charge of reviewing and ensuring compliance to HR policies and procedures; coordinating the development of policies, handbooks and supporting their implementation and dissemination.
- Staff Development: With the guidance of Learning and Development unit at Headquarters, oversee the implementation of the staff development policy, programs and tools and link with orientation and performance management plan.
- Compensation & Benefits: Ensure an attractive and competitive compensation and benefits package is maintained; developing specific program to attract and retain high performing senior national managers.
- HR tools and practices: Ensure standardization and use of best practices across IRC Uganda management teams; coordinating the use of payroll software and Workday.
- Employee Relations: Supervise HR/Admin team, solve employee conflicts and improve HR administration; develop strong relationships with the Field HR/Admin Teams and effective communication between the Field & Kampala staff.
- Liaison and Administrative functions: Actively pursue coordination and working relationships with other NGOs and International Organizations on administrative issues; regularly meet with legal representation on all matters pertaining to labor law and contractual obligations; working closely with Supply Chain, review adequacy of space requirements and identify appropriate office facilities as needed and requested; negotiate rental agreements, prepare contracts for rental and initiate rental payments.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Social Sciences or any related field.
- A minimum of seven years of progressive HR professional experience with at least three as the head of the HR function
- Previous experience working with multi -projects, including relevant rules and regulations.
- Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, and training and development.
- Previous experience working in a multicultural environment
- Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and computerized payroll systems;
- Strong managerial skills and ability to motivate and inspire team to achieve superior standard in all aspects of human resource management.
- Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills;
- Resilience, record of performance in high-pressure work environments and ability to problem solve without immediate supervision.
- The applicant must demonstrate flexibility, and ability to readily adapt to changing requirements and environments;
- Excellent English oral and written skills a must.
NB: Female are strongly encouraged to apply. International allowances are not available, position open to Ugandan Nationals only.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to visit the link below to Apply.
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