HR Jobs – Manager, Human Resource & Administration at Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA)

Job Title: Manager, Human Resource & Administration
Reports to: Director, Financial & Administrative Services
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Department: Financial & Administrative Services
Unit/Section: Human Resource & Administration

Introduction: The Vision of ERA is “A well developed and sustainable electricity industry that meets the national and regional demand”. And the Mission is “Regulating the electricity industry for efficient and reliable supply at equitable prices.” ERA emphasizes the following core values/ guiding principles (i) Stakeholder Satisfaction (ii) Professionalism (iii) Integrity, Transparency & Accountability (iv) Team work (v) Equal & Fair Opportunity (vi) Sustainability.

Job Purpose:
·         To ensure a conducive work environment that attracts and retains high caliber and competent staff in ERA.
·         To facilitate the development, updating and guide overall implementation of various Human Resource and Administrative policies, strategies, systems and procedures to facilitate the realization of the Authority objectives.
·         To ensure that appropriate staffs are recruited, selected, and placed within the Authority in tandem with the policies, procedures and in line with the Terms and conditions of service.
·         To develop and maintain an effective facilities’ management system that ensures ERA’s facilities, equipment and other related assets are in sound operating conditions at all times and serving the organization’s objectives.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Reviewing Human Resource & Administration policies and systems and advising on any necessary changes.
·         Identifying the institutional skills gaps and making appropriate plans for intervention through training, development and or recruitment.
·         Developing a staff development plan. Coordinating the organization’s performance management system in light of the established strategic objectives and values of the organization.
·         Play a leading role in the recruitment process, induction and development cycle of the ERA staff in light of the strategic and staff development plans.
·         Responsible for smooth and conducive employee relations in light of the ERA staff ethics and code of conduct and terms and conditions of service.
·         Ensure that staff welfare, health and safety procedures are effectively implemented and monitored for compliance.
·         Ensure that the ERA medical scheme and guidelines thereof is maintained and remains relevant for the changing organizational circumstances.
·         Provide advice to enable ERA remain complaint at all times with the relevant provisions of the Labor Act and best practice in HR and Administration.
·         Preparation of monthly and quarterly facilities management reports.
Finance/ Assets:
·         Management of Assets on behalf of ERA to ensure safety and cleanliness
·         Ensure that resources (financial + physical assets) entrusted to you are utilized in a prudent and transparent manner.
Public Relations: Represents the Section HR and Administration in Management meetings
Staff Responsibility: Coordinate the staff performance management process throughout the ERA.
Any other official duties: As may be reasonably assigned by the Director, Finance & Administration.

Key Results Areas:
·         Develop, update and guide overall implementation of various Human Resource and Administrative policies, strategies, systems and procedures to facilitate the realization of Authority objectives.
·         Manage and coordinate Organizational Development and Change Management in line with the corporate strategy.
·         Develop, manage and coordinate the performance management process and instill a performance culture.
·         Initiate design and effect appropriate recruitment, selection, and placement policies and procedures in line with the Terms and conditions of service.
·         Develop and implement cost effective fleet management, asset management, procurement management systems and procedures that support the realization of strategic objectives.
·         Develop and monitor the implementation of the Section of Administration and Human Resource Business Plans and Budgets.
·         Develop need based management and leadership development programmes in line with the Authority strategy and objectives.
·         Monitor and enforce standards of service delivery for outsourced/contracted providers.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         A Master’s Degree from a recognized University in Public Administration, Management, Public Policy & Administration or Human Resource Management
·         An Honors Degree from a recognized University , in Public Administration, Management, Public Policy & Administration, Human Resource Management, Psychology or related discipline
·         At least one of the two above should be in Human Resource Management
·         Knowledgeable about the electricity supply industry in Uganda
·         Proficiency in relevant computer packages.
·         Should have good analytical skills. Should have good leadership skills.
·         Should have good interpersonal skills.
·         Should be a strategic thinker, should be able to comprehend technical reports.
·         A confident individual that can enlist confidence of other staff.
·         Very good communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
·         A team player and system oriented that works with minimal supervision.
·         Should have at least five (5) years working experience in a reputable organization at a senior level in HR & Administration.
·         Should be computer literate with good knowledge of relevant HR software Ability to maintain confidential information Should be at least 32 years of age

How to Apply:
Applicants should submit by recorded delivery their applications and enclose copies of:
a.      Detailed Curriculum Vitae including copies of relevant certificates
b.      Address (including daytime telephone, fax or e-mail) of the applicant
c.       Address (including daytime telephone, fax or e-mail) of three Referees

Addressed to:

The Director Financial & Administrative Services
Electricity Regulatory Authority
plot 15, Shimoni Road,
P. O. Box 10332, kampala – uganda
To reach the above address by December 03, 2012 at 5.00pm; Applicants who do not meet the stipulated minimum requirements need not apply.

N. B. Members of the Electricity Regulatory Authority or Staff of ERA Secretariat shall not be accepted as referees. Canvassing or any attempt thereof will lead to immediate disqualification. ERA is an equal opportunities employer.
NB: If you do not hear from era within Two (2) months after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.
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