Fresher Human Resource Officer Job Opportunities - Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Job Title:       Human Resource Officer
Organisation: Uganda Christian University (UCU)
Duty Station: Mbale, Uganda
Reports to: College Secretary

About UCU:
Uganda Christian University was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College was promoted as a university in 1997. Bishop Tucker Theological College trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. The local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono. International partnerships were part of the College’s missionary history. The Church Mission Society teamed with Ugandan leaders and others to assure the College had the necessary intellectual and other capital. By the late 1990s, the Church of Uganda sought to have a broader impact on society through the higher education - not only of clergy but of other professionals as well. Uganda Christian University was established in 1997.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Support the Principal and College Secretary to implement Human Resource Policies at Mbale University College.
  • Coordinate the orientation and induction workshops for new staff members and conducting follow ups.
  • Maintain and track records on staff leave and oversee departmental annual leave plans.
  • Ensure adherence to the staff Code of Conduct and staff handbooks by all staff
  • Coordinate the creation and updating of personal files for all staff members
  • Tasked with preparing documents and files for Human Resource committee, Staff Development Committee, Search Committee, and the University Staff Tribunal
  • Follow up on staff concerns and grievances and make every effort to have them addressed in a timely manner.
  • The jobholder will organize and coordinate staff welfare events such as; sports day, Staff Christmas party, staff policy day and farewell parties
  • Updating the HR data base and submitting reports to management
  • Work in liaison with Department Heads on Personnel related matters
  • Ensure that all staff enjoy a healthy and safe working environment
  • Conduct evaluation training, collect and collate all completed evaluation forms across the College and to monitor and review performance improvement plans for poor or underperforming staff as well as assisting line supervisors and trainers solve specific performance challenges
  • Keep an accurate record of all employees sponsored the University or self funded to ensure where feasible that the University is paying fees on time and that those employees undertaking training complete the courses/program in the prescribed time.
  • Responsible for identifying training and development needs within the University and attempt to have them addressed.
  • Develop a clear reward and recognition strategy for the different caliber of staff/job families.
  • Administer the payroll in liaison with the Bursar and Academic Registrars office and circulate pay slips to staff on a monthly basis

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, or Organizational Psychology from a recognized institution of Higher Learning.
  • Possession of a postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, or Organizational Psychology from a recognized institution of Higher Learning will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of two years of related experience in a busy Human Resource Office or in a similar position
  • Extensive knowledge of the Uganda Labor Laws and Employment Act 2006
  • Ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality and integrity
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written plus interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse personalities
  • Excellent computer skills e.g. word, excel, access, PowerPoint
  • Highly committed and practicing Christian

How to Apply:
All qualified candidates should send two (2) copies of an application letter clearly demonstrating suitability together with updated Curriculum Vitae and three (Academic, Leadership, Pastoral) references. Please remember to attach two (2) copies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts to:

The Manager, Human Resource & Administration,
Uganda Christian University,
Pilkington Building,
P.O. Box 4, Mukono, Uganda

Email: jobs@ucu.ac.ug (Applications sent online should be in one PDF document)

Deadline: 21st July 2017 by 5:00 pm

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