Human Resource Officer Career Opportunity - Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA

Job Title:        Human Resource Officer
Organization: Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Human Resource Manager

About US:
Uganda Coffee Development Authority was established as a public Authority, and its mandate is to promote and oversee the coffee industry by supporting research, promoting production, controlling coffee quality, and improving the marketing of coffee in order to optimize foreign exchange earnings for the country and payments to the farmers.

Job Summary: The Human Resource Officer will implement HR-related activities in the benefits administration, employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment/employment, employment law compliance functional areas in accordance with approved guidelines and procedures

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The jobholder will implement recruitment activities for required Staff, including placement of temporary employees and interns, and conduct new-employee orientations as well monitor career-pathing program.
  • Support the Performance Management process following the established performance management system.
  • Administer the employee compensation program in line with approved policies and guidelines.
  • The incumbent will maintain human resource information system records and compiles report from established databases.
  • Coordinate the staff capacity building exercises in accordance with the UCDA staff development policy.
  • Offer timely support in contractual processes and managing of staff exit processes / handover processes.
  • Implement and oversee Staff’s adherence to the Staff Code of conduct and other Staff disciplinary related cases.
  • Support in handling employee relations counseling, outplacement counseling and exit interview, management of staff queries and grievances / staff relationship management.
  • The incumbent will also implement the Occupational Health, Safety and Environment policies and procedures
  • Prepare and submit periodical reports as requested by the supervisor.
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned from time to time. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s Degree (First Class or Upper Second class) in Human Resource Management, Organizational Psychology, Business Administration, or Social Sciences from a recognized university;
  • Possession of a Masters’ Degree in Human Resource Management.
  • A minimum of five years of related experience in Human Resource Department in a reputable organization or NGO
  • Familiarity with Balanced Score Card system will be an added advantage
  • 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

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified applicants should send an application letter, detailed curriculum vitae with at least three (3) traceable referees and certified copies of academic certificates addressed to:

The Board Secretary / Director Corporate Services,
Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)
Coffee House, Plot 35, Jinja Road
P.O. Box 7267, Kampala-Uganda

Email to: (E-mail size shouldn’t exceed 2 MB. All attachments should be in PDF)

Deadline: 24th July 2017 (by 17.00 hrs. Local Time)

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