Human Resource Business Partner Career Jobs - Umeme


Organisation: Umeme
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Human Resources

About US:
Umeme is the largest electricity distribution company in Uganda, with a mandate of operating, maintaining, upgrading and expanding the electricity distribution network, retailing electricity to its customers, improving efficiency within the electricity distribution system. Umeme Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange and cross-listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange since 2012. Umeme has over 620,000 customers of which 20% are on pre-paid metering, a staff complement of 1,400 employees and has over the last 9 years invested US$ 271 m in the electricity distribution system.

Job Summary: The Human Resource Business Partner will serve as a strategic partner to the business units, the HR Business Partner (HRBP) will align HR business objectives with the departments, employees and management in the designated business units. The HRBP will serve as first point of contact/ support to the Heads of department on HR related issues, especially talent, resourcing, Organizational development and performance management. Will closely work with the HR Centre's of Excellence to provide tailored business solutions to the respective client departments.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The Human Resource Business Partner acts as a single point of contact for all Human Resource related issues for the employees and managers in the business departments.
  • Conduct periodical process meetings with respective departments to align HR departmental strategies with employees and management.
  • Consult with departmental line managers and provide robust HR interventions and guidance to facilitate business execution.
  • Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with HR back-office to develop solutions, programs and policies to drive business unit performance and efficacy.
  • Provide HR Policy guidance and interpretation to the departments: manage and resolve complex employee relations issues.
  • Acts as the performance improvement driver and provoke positive changes in the people management within departments to drive company performance.
  • Provide day to day performance management guidance to line management within departments to drive business unit performance.
  • Responsible for talent and career development planning and implementation in the departments.
  • Work closely with departmental leaderships and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity and retention.
  • Provides remuneration and benefits guidance to the Hiring managers during the resourcing process.
  • Provides guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning, succession planning. Identify training needs for business units and individual executive coaching needs.
  • Participate in evaluation and monitoring the success of training programs. Follow-up to ensure training objectives are met.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an Honors Degree in Human Resource, Organizational psychology or a related Business program.
  • A post graduate qualification in Human Resource, Organizational psychology, Business or management.
  • An HR professional with at least three (3) years of working experience in Human Resource Management in generalist role at supervisory level in similar industry or its equivalent.
  • Possession of strong stakeholder management skills.
  • Possession of Coaching and Mentorship skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to fill out the online form at the link below.


Deadline: 23rd March 2018

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