Red Cross NGO Jobs – Coordinator Human Resources and Administration

Organisation: Uganda Red
Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Secretary
About URCS:
Uganda Red
Cross Society (URCS) is the leading national humanitarian organization in
Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The
ICRC is an International humanitarian institution which has a mandate to
protect victims of international and armed conflicts i.e. the wounded,
refugees, civilians, prisoners and other non-combatants.
Job Summary: The Coordinator
Human Resources and Administration will be in charge of developing, implementing
and reviewing systems for the acquisition, utilization, maintenance and exit of
human resources, assets and infrastructure in line with Red Cross human resource and
administration policies and procedures.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Steer the development, review, interpretation and
implementation of the URC Human Resource and Administration policies,
procedures and systems and ensure consistency and harmony with the Global HR
framework and national labour legislation.
Develop and implement the unit’s annual work plans
and priorities in line with the HR strategy, URCS finance policy and
Develop and lead the implementation of frameworks for
recruitment, selection, induction and orientation processes in line with
organization requirements and contribute to the development and execution of a
plan for acquiring and developing key talent
Develop and implement performance management systems
including facilitating feedback and development plan processes.
Manage the implementation of initiatives to align
URCS’s Strategy with the organizational structure as well as strengthening
organizational effectiveness from an OD perspective.
Supervise, motivate, appraise staff in the unit and
build the capacity of staff and partners in line with the HR and Administration
policy and other organizational policies and procedures.
Develop and implement mechanisms for the management,
maintenance of and access to Human resource information, records, reports and
Develop, implement and review a welfare system in
line with URCS HR Manual.
Develop, implement and review asset management and
maintenance system policies in line with URC Policies and procedures.
Plan, prepare, implement and review Asset and
Infrastructure management function budget in line with the URCS Finance and
accounting policies.
Develop, implement, monitor and review strategies
and plans for URCS office space and facilities requirements provision.
The incumbent will initiate the preparation,
implementation and review of records management and maintenance for URCS HR and
general administration functions.
Coordinate and ensure maximum security of the staff
and organization Assets/properties by periodically carrying out an assets audit
to review the reliability and integrity of assets management information &
activities and make appropriate recommendations to curb the gaps in line
organizational policies.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
The Coordinator Human Resources and Administration
should hold a master’s degree in Industrial or Organizational Psychology, Human
Resource management or other human resource development related disciplines.
Possession of a post-graduate qualification in any
professional HR discipline and or affiliation to national or internationally
recognized HR body.
Additional training in specialized HR management
information systems.
A minimum of seven years’ experience in managing HR
and administrative function and 5 years in senior management position.
Previous work experience with large institutional
donors and funding bodies at international or national humanitarian agency
level (Essential).
Skills in strategic management, planning, budgeting,
monitoring and evaluation.
Demonstrated competence in implementation of
performance management systems, recruitment, testing and selection procedures,
reward management and Benefit Administration.
Working knowledge of and implementation of labour
laws of Uganda.
Excellent communication skills, strong
inter-personal skills, Strong analytical and conceptual skills.
Demonstrated skills in training, coaching and
developing staff.
Ability to identify critical financial issues
relating to HR management, and with capacity to pay attention to detail.
Ability to work independently and be self-motivated,
Negotiation and influencing skills.
How to Apply:
All candidates
who desire to join the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement should
send their filled application forms, download
and E-mail to: or mail via post to: The Secretary
General, Uganda Red Cross Society, Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road, P.O. Box 494,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 14th September 2015
by 5.00pm.
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