Human Resource and Organisational Development Manager Job Placement - Uganda Youth Network (UYONET)

Organisation: Uganda Youth Network (UYONET)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Finance and Administration

About Us:
The Uganda Youth Network (UYONET) is a regional focused leading umbrella Youth CSO Network that works to mainstream young peoples’ engagement in development and governance processes in East Africa and beyond. UYONET was started in 2002 to respond to the increasing demand for a collective platform for research, training and policy advocacy for young people by young people. With a membership of 31 district networks constituted by over 147 youth organizations, UYONET has continued to be the apex of youth programming and designing appropriate interventions that respond to the needs of the youth across the region.

Job Summary: The Human Resource and Organisational Development Manager will provide strategic leadership and overall coordination and management of the human resources and organizational development and administrative function of the organisation. The manager shall ensure development, implementation and alignment of resources policies, procedures and systems for the UYONET to our new strategic plan 2018-2021. The manager of HROD is expected to ensure strategic human resource management, organizational efficiency and effectiveness though participation in decision making, advising management on the human resources, organization development in the organisation, communication and implementation of agreed upon decisions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversight of the performance of all aspects of Operations nationally 25 %
  • Sign off and oversight on strategies and plans for different respective components
  • Leading the administration annual planning and regular monitoring of delivery for the organization coordinating across all units to ensure organisational effectiveness
  • Review country performance across all units, producing regular performance reports for Management committee
  • Development of our people and operations strategy in UYONET.
People management and development 25%:
  • Ensure all aspects of the HR cycle are anticipated, planned, and effectively managed to ensure organizational performance and growth (recruitment, induction, performance management, transition)
  • Provide performance management and support to your direct reports ensuring they drive performance and results within their units and work as a high performing members of the Management Team
  • Create and maintain a values-based ethic across UYONET to ensure that the Values,Codes of Conduct, Policies and standards are understood clearly by all and adhered to in practice.
  • Manage staff disciplinary and grievance matters as required.
  • Ensure internal staff communications and welfare systems are in place and running smoothly
Oversight of internal performance and accountability 20%
  • Drive the development, review and monitoring of annual operational plans across all business units
  • Produce, share, and guide the management to mitigate risks and challenges identified through agency performance dashboards (bottom-lines, risk register, management accounts, and staff dashboard)
  • Lead the programme management unit ensuring this team design, delivers and monitors projects to the highest standards, addresses risks and challenges and maximizes synergies and opportunities for impact and increased value for money
  • Develop a culture of transparent performance monitoring, learning, and success recognition
  • Ensure staff have submitted their reports, time sheets, accountabilities, etc.
Serve as active member of the UYONET Management Committee:
  • Take active role in the development and regular review of people and performance operational plan.
  • Ensure timely documentation and dissemination of key findings from programme to inform learning and presenting to the Management Committee.
  • Play key role in the strategic planning and reviews process in coordination with the other programme team and immediate stakeholders.
  • Lead and support te staff appraisal processes.
  • Provide detailed information and linking finance and programmes unit.
  • Development and implementation of employee welfare and wellness services including medical schemes, insurance, security, pension and work life balance,
Organisational development (45%):
  • Promotion of UYONET’s mission. vision, value, principles and culture within and without the organisation;
  • Development and implementation of an effective and efficient organizational structures that supports achievement of UYONET Strategic
  • Undertake continuous assessment of leadership, organizational and staff capacity and develop comprehensive staff development plan to ensure continuous staff development as well as provide corrective measures of any identified gaps,
  • Initiate, catalyze and/or facilitate change and transformation processes within the organisation programme, operations and development initiatives;
  • Development and implementation of programmes for full employee engagement and participation in implementing organisation strategies, plans and priorities;
  • Facilitate development and integration of, functional and programme structures, operating frameworks, strategies, systems and plans for member organizations.
  • Participate in the Accountability, learning, Planning Systems (ALPS) processes as they relate to the country program e.g. Participatory Review and Reflection Processes, peer reviews, appraisals, etc.
  • Ensure the required legal compliance on all statutory matters related to employees
Operational management and risk 10%:
  • Deputize as required for the Head of finance during leave, travel, or in emergencies
  • Act as the focal point on safety and security, ensuring that effective risk management systems are in place, and that all staff understand and comply with organizational policy
  • Coordinate the required follow up to internal and external audit reports (finance and programmes)
  • Ensure that all recommendations are addressed promptly and effectively.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a post-graduate degree/qualification in communications, marketing-related and/or development-related areas
  • Previous experience in HR and development and willingness to learn.
  • Knowledge of relevant national and international strategies and frameworks in the areas of youth empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, livelihoods and other poverty- related global development priorities preferred
  • Demonstrable experience of translating complex information into compelling stories
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience of networking, influencing and building effective relationships within a complex organisation
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and effectively manage competing demands
  • Experience in creating and implementing project plans
  • Ability to work flexibly as part of a wider team and autonomously on individual projects
  • The successful candidate will possess strategic astuteness, be results oriented, have demonstrated analytical skills, be forward thinking and be able to supervise and support programmes to maximise impact.
  • The successful individual will have the interpersonal skills necessary to establish and manage working relationships in large teams of staff with Varying levels of management and programmes experience.
  • The successful candidate will enjoy working in a youthful, multi-cultural environment as part of a growing and developing organisation, and be personally committed to UYONET mission and values

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their updated CVs and cover letters via Email to applications@uyonet.or.ug with the job title in the subject line.

Deadline: 29th January 2018

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us by 31st March consider yourself unsuccessful.


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