Human Resource Officer Careers – World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Job Title:        Human Resource Officer
Organization: World Wide
Fund for Nature (WWF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Country Director
About US:
WWF is one of the world’s largest independent and experienced
Conservation organizations operating in over 100 Countries in the world. WWF
UCO implements a number of national programmes promoting environment
conservation in Uganda. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of our
planet’s natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in
harmony with nature.
Job Summary: The Human
Resource Officer will provide support to the Country Director in ensuring WWF
Uganda applies the highest standards in human resources management in order to
facilitate the implementation of the Conservation Strategy.
Key Duties and
  • Supports
    the Country Director on human resources issues in the Uganda
    Country Office to ensure they are managed fairly, effectively and
  • Provides advice and collaboration as
    appropriate to Uganda staff;
  • With guidance from the Country Director
    and Regional HR Manager implements effective human resources
    organizational and management structures, policies, and processes;
  • Work
    closely with the Country Director and lawyer, assists in ensuring
    that Uganda Country Office legal requirements in human resources are met,
    and that human resource practices adhere to WWF policies, procedures, and
Key Duties and
  • Provides support in the Implementation of
    human resources management as per the Uganda Country Office Strategic Plan;
  • Maintains personnel contracts and checks
    that they are compliant with both WWF and Uganda national standards;
  • Support
    the line managers with advise on appropriate training and capacity
    building of personnel;
  • Maintains standard personnel data is
    stored appropriately, updated timely and available as required;
  • Assists the Country Director in
    communication with all staff, in Uganda Country office and field staff as
    appropriate, on human resources matters that affect them;
  • Carries out personnel recruitment, induction,
    performance appraisals, contract compliance, renewals and exits;
  • Offer
    technical support to management to ensure the correct application
    of WWF Uganda policies that relate to personnel behaviour and policy
  • Oversees payroll preparation and monitor
    staff internal loans;
  • Provides data and local practice on annual
    remuneration reviews; assists Country Director in developing and
    maintenance of nation-wide approach to compensation and benefits;
  • Responds to queries and requests for
    information on HR policies, working conditions, performance management
    systems and crisis management issues;
  • Keenly
    monitors the performance management outputs, liaise with management
    to develop and implement performance improvement and capacity building
  • Maintains HR data and statistics and
    provide regular reports to the Country Director and SMT to facilitate
    continuous improvement;
  • Supports
    the development and implementation of the Occupational Health &
    Safety Management System including; risk management, incident management,
    injury management, first aid program and workers compensation and
  • Supports
    the Country Director with structuring the organization to
    facilitate delivery of the organization’s strategy;
  • Participates in the Senior Management Team
    meetings, UCO Support Group, Interim Board and other activities, in
    support of the Country Director and other Heads of Department
  • Provides HR support to the regional
    hubs/secretariats i.e. ARL, Energy, IGCP and Great Apes in liaison with
    ROA i.e. embedment of staff, job evaluation, review and alignment of
  • Liaises and cooperates with WWF Internal
    auditor on HR related audits and self audits if/as required;
  • Carrying out regular internal audits on
    field projects on HR issues;
  • Provides secretariat to the Senior
    Management Team meetings, UCO Support Group, Interim Board and other
    activities, in support of the Country Director and other Heads of
  • Provides support to the administrative
    function in line with the departmental guidelines i.e. oversight in office
    welfare, allocation of work space, environment;
  • Works closely with, and seeks support
    from, the Country Director and the Heads of Departments, and liaises
    regularly with the Regional HR for support, WWF International, and other
    WWF offices.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the WWF Human
    Resource Officer career opportunity should hold a Master’s degree in Human
    Resources Management, Organisational Psychology with bachelor’s degree in
    related field
  • Membership of a relevant professional body
    would be a strong asset;
  • Good
    track record in Human Resources administration and management;
  • Previous
    exposure and experience working with an International NGO is an
    added advantage.
  • A
    minimum of three years of professional experience in human
    resources management at a senior level
  • Proven skills in administration and
    management of human resource;
  • Previous
    exposure and experience in applying human resources management
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, and a
    good understanding of human relationships;
  • Good guidance, counselling and negotiation
    skills, at all levels;
  • Good team work skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communications
    skills in English
  • Adherence to WWF’s values, which are:
    Engaging, Optimistic, Determined and Knowledgeable
How to Apply:
All interested candidates should send their cover letters and updated CVs,
and academic transcripts via E-mail to:
Deadline: Friday, 24th
April 2017
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