HR Opportunities – Human Resource Officer at Nkumba University

Organisation: Nkumba
Duty Station:  Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Human Resource
About US:
University is a private chartered University (Legal Notice No. 3 of 2007). The
University is strengthening its management and administrative systems to
enhance both policy initiation and implementation through recruitment of highly
qualified and committed individuals.
Job Summary:  The Human Resource Officer will support the
Director in managing and coordinating the University policies to ensure that
performance management (PM) and improvement programs are developed and managed
using the tools driven focus that sets priorities for improvements to ongoing
strategic areas. The incumbent will also assess the staff skills and knowledge
within the University and determining what training is needed to grow and
retain these skills in order to enhance Staff training and development. The HR
Officer will render support in the ongoing, long-term improvement of employees’
skills, enabling them to fulfill their potential within the University.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Support and work in liaison with the Human Resource
Director in the implementation of the following roles and responsibilities:
Implement a performance management and improvement
process that leads to a positive and measurable impact on the University
The incumbent will research and design appropriate
organization-wide performance and quality training.
Coordinate Performance Management and quality
improvement capacity building for all levels of management and employees.
Mentor and train in- house performance and quality
improvement identifying trainers for various performances and quality
improvement training programs.
In charge of increasing the Performance Management
and quality improvement capacity of the University in order to ensure that
University goals are effectively and efficiently met.
Establish a continuous performance and quality
improvement effort and monitoring and reporting system.
Regularly report the status of performance and
quality improvement efforts and impacts.
Support the Schools and Departments to identify training
and development needs of staff through job analysis, evaluations and regular
Support the Schools and Departments design and
expand training and development programmes based on both the University’s and
the individual’s needs;
Prepare the annual budget for all the Human Resource
Development activities in line with the University budgeting frame work.
Work in liaison with the Human Resource Director to
coordinate the Human Resource Development Committee meetings, take minutes and
make a follow up on the actions.
Actively monitor the progress of the members of
staff on sponsorship by ensuring that the reports are submitted accordingly on
time to the Human Resource and Development Committee.
Guide the Human Resource Development Sub Committees
on the implementation of their responsibilities
Ensure that the Human Resource Development Policy is
implemented and adhered to.
Perform any other duties assigned to her/him that
can be competently and professionally accomplished.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Master’s
degree in Human Resource Management
Possession of a Post graduate Diploma in any other
supporting field will be an added advantage.
At least three years’ experience in handling Human
Resource Management issues
Broad knowledge and experience in developing and
implementing performance management systems.
Skilled and knowledgeable in Human Resource
Working knowledge of performance review methods and
Skilled in training needs assessment
Knowledge of staff training and development
Good mentoring and coaching skills
Detailed understanding of relevant legislation,
policies and procedures
Computer literacy skills
Good supervisory skills
Good team building skills
Effective communication skills
Age: 30 – 40 years
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications EITHER by e-mail OR hand delivery to the address
below. Please endeavor to attach the 13 copies of the following:
Duly filled application form, Download Here
pick forms from the University Secretary’s Office
Detailed curriculum vitae.
Copies of certified certificates and transcripts.
Three sealed letters of reference.
Please clearly indicate
the post applied for on the envelope and send to:
The University
P.O. Box 237,
Entebbe, Uganda.
Deadline: 30th November, 2015

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