Human Resource Officer Job Placement – Benedictine Eye Not-For-Profit Hospital

Organisation: Benedictine
Eye Hospital

Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Benedictine Eye Hospital (BEH)
is a Private Not-For-Profit service of the Benedictine Monastery of Tororo,
Uganda. The mission of Benedictine Eye Hospital is to improve the social
economic status of the society through prevention of visual impairments and the
treatment, rehabilitation and empowerment of persons with disability (with
special focus on children).
Job Summary:  The Human Resource Officer will support the
Hospital in the oversight of Human Resource Services, activities, policies and
programs of the Hospital. The incumbent will ensure the proper operation of all
Human Resource functions both on a day to day operational and ongoing strategic
basis to maximize the contribution of its human capital to the objectives of
the organization. The incumbent will also be responsible for ensuring HR
activities are administered in accordance with management directives and
compliance with legal and legislative requirements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Guide
    on specific role requirements and overall organizational structure and HR
    strategy and participate in the development and implementation of program
    goals, objectives, policies, procedures and priorities;
  • Actively
    participate in organizational planning taking a lead in evaluating
    hospital structure, job design, and HR planning throughout the hospital in
    liaison with the key stakeholders;
  • Regularly
    review and develop up to date HR policies and procedures and oversee
    implementation of and compliance with all such policies;
  • Manage
    the recruitment and selection, and contracts management functions in
    accordance with relevant legislation and best practice;
  • The
    incumbent will manage the HR budget and ensure that plans are approved and
    closely monitored and regularly reported on;
  • In
    charge of designing and implementing a performance management system to
    ensure optimum productivity levels and superior staff contribution to the
    organizational goals;
  • Responsible
    for the development and implementation of effective methods for monitoring
    and managing absenteeism levels and ensure that there is appropriate
    coverage by staff in the hospital;
  • Technically
    support the identification, planning and implementation of appropriate
    training and development activities for all levels of Hospital staff;
  • Offer
    training support and advice to staff regarding professional standards,
    work quality and quantity, performance and accountability;
  • Provide
    professional support and advice to all managers and staff in relation to
    Human Resource issues; including nurturing the requisite skills for people
    management, performance and discipline;
  • Actively
    monitor and report on key HR measures e.g. headcount, staff satisfaction,
    retention and attrition through regular surveys and management reporting;
  • Manage
    employee communication and feedback through such avenues as organization
    meetings, employee satisfaction surveys, newsletters, employee focus
    groups and one-on-one meetings;
  • Identify
    with and monitor the organization culture so that it supports the
    attainment of the hospital goals and promotes employee satisfaction;
  • Mediate
    and assist with conflict resolution and workplace grievances;
  • Develop
    and implement a compensation and pay structure for the hospital;
  • Monitor
    and contributing to occupational, health & safety management
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be required by the Immediate Supervisor.
Key Result Areas:
  • Human
    resource plans, policies and guidelines in place;
  • Adequate
    staffing levels determined and maintained;
  • Appropriate
    reward management system effected;
  • Roles,
    functions and hierarchy of each employee is clearly defined, and each
    staff is fully aware of his/her job description;
  • Staff
    have been recruited through a competitive recruitment process;
  • The
    performance of each member of staff is evaluated annually;
  • There
    are appropriate plans for strengthening the capacity of hospital
    managerial, clinical and support staff;
  • There
    is a process of implementing staff disciplinary measures;
  • There
    is an effective process and system in place for monitoring staff
    attendance, leave and absence;
  • Personnel
    records are well organized and maintained securely to ensure
  • Human
    resource legal issues effectively addressed.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource
    Management or its equivalent, with a bias or additional qualification
    Postgraduate qualification in HR management; Possession of a master’s
    degree in management related science is an added advantage
  • A
    minimum of ten years’ experience and hands on approach to HR management;
  • Three
    years’ experience in a senior management role in a health care facility
    would be desirable;
  • Current
    knowledge of Uganda Labour Laws and labour market;
  • Highly
    effective communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Proven
    budget management experience is desirable;
  • Excellent
    Computer literacy with a sound knowledge of Microsoft office applications
    such as Word, excel & power point;
  • Ability
    to lead strategic and operational people initiatives and processes;
  • Proven
    ability to work autonomously and in a team based environment; Excellent
    time management and organizational ability;
  • Ability
    to create, review and update policies and procedures;
  • Professional
    work approach and attitude;
  • A
    high level of integrity, superior judgment and ethical standards;
  • Ability
    to manage high volume workloads with attention to detail.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should e-mail an updated CV and cover letter explaining
suitability for the post including three professional referees with the
position you are applying for in the subject line to:
NB: The
attachments should not exceed 2 MB will not be considered.
Deadline: 14th August, 2015 by 5PM
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