26 April 2017

Regional Human Resource Manager Job Placement - Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Organisation: Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Director  

About US:
Rakai Health Sciences Program is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery organization. It strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a combination of community based research, curative services and prevention strategies in the District of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute - Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai District.

Job Summary: The Regional Human Resource Manager will be responsible for the Regional human resources functions by providing support in implementing partner human resource policies and procedures, development and coordination of organizational HR strategies at a regional level specifically in the Management and Professionalization of human capital resource.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Support IPs in ensuring that the HR values and strategic interests are up held and well presented as delegated in all partnership engagements.
  • Manage the effective implementation of the Human Resource Policies and Procedures manual; and provide advice to Management on all aspects related to employees/human resources in line the Government of Uganda legislation/employment laws;
  • Support IPs in carrying out Human Resource Planning at HRH level.
  • Work closely with the respective regional managers when a vacancy or new post surfaces to determine if the nature and the scope of the job or the duties have changed in any way;
  • Support IPs in developing and compile induction and orientation programme and a checklist for induction and ensure that new employees receive all the information they need.
  • Ensure that a robust recruitment and selection process is carried out to ensure that high quality and competent staff are employed to carry out their work effectively and efficiently at regional level;
  • Provide guidance and support to departments in carrying out the induction and orientation programme;
  • The incumbent will make sure that personal files for all employees in the regionalization are set up with the relevant information relating to employment and work performance.
  • Maintain and ensure controlled access to staff personal files;
  • Oversee the completion of Performance Appraisals by all Staff in the regionalization, and further ensure efficient management of the outcomes of the appraisal process. Regularly conduct refresher trainings on the Performance Management System.
  • Take lead in the preparation and implementation of the employee learning and development strategies.
  • Conduct exit interviews as appropriate to obtain feedback from departing employees concerning working conditions, policies, supervision, organizational culture and other matters related to their employment with the organization.
  • Perform any other tasks as assigned by the Project Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Regional Human Resource Manager job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or Industrial or Organizational Psychology, or Business Administration (Human Resource Management option), Social Sciences with a Masters in Human Resource Management. Membership of the Human Resource Managers’ Association of Uganda will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of five years of proven human resource managerial work experience within the local government sector.
  • The ideal candidate should be a Ugandan citizen with broad knowledge and understanding of the Uganda employment legal and statutory framework.
  • Pleasant, social, flexible, with good interpersonal skills and a spirit of team building/work
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Good counseling skills
  • Good decision making skills
  • Ability to plan ahead
  • Highly sensitive to different personalities, characters and behaviors/cultures
  • Ability to work in remote areas
  • Good oral and written communication and report writing skills 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their application letter, valid academic documents and detailed resume (CV) with three recognizable referees to:

The Human Resource Manager,
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, Kalisizo, Rakai, Uganda


Send by E-mail to: jobs@rhsp.org

Deadline: 28th April 2017

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