29 May 2017

Human Resources Coordinator Job Opportunity - Save the Children International

Job Title:       Human Resources Coordinator
Organisation: Save the Children International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director of Human Resources

About US:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has been implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children, and by achieving results at scale.  In Uganda, we implement programmes in six thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 300 persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.

Job Summary: The Human Resources Coordinator will work closely with the Director of HR and the HR team to contribute to the implementation of the Human Resources Management Policies. The person takes specific responsibility for implementing reward and motivation policies to ensure improved staff retention. In addition, the job holder supports the recruitment and on boarding of new staff and ensures that the entire recruitment process is adhered to in accordance with the organisations policies and practices and the Ugandan labor laws. The job holder will spend 60% of their time in the field supporting field offices and humanitarian/emergency response operations.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Human Resources Coordinator job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Humanities. Possession of a Post graduate training in Human Resource Management is an added advantage.
  • At least four years’ working experience in HR, preferably with an International NGO.
  • Broad knowledge, understanding and proficiency in the field of Human Resources Management and ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Good understanding of national legal requirements relating to HR, including labor laws and administrative law.
  • Extensive knowledge of the organizational policies, systems and procedures formulation and management.
  • Good interview, negotiation and counselling skills
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Excellent planning, coordination and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities. 
  • Prior exposure and experience working with local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added advantage.
  • Excellent analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses. 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a copy of their updated CVs with cover letters (attached as one document) indicating three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors via E-mail only to: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org

  • Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications.
  • Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.

Deadline: 9th June 2017 by Midnight

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