People & Culture Manager – West Nile Refugee Response Non-profit Careers – World Vision International

Organisation: World Vision International
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Response Director
About US:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy
Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and
communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41
districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children
and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with
children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all
applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.
“Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every
Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary: The People
& Culture Manager – West Nile Refugee Response will support the strategic
direction of World Vision Uganda West Nile Refugee Response through
development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of strategic
HR policies, procedure, systems & programs and to ensure that HR standards
& organizational culture are coherent to World Vision (WV) partnership.
Key Duties and
Strategic Management & Planning:
  • Serve as strategic partner to senior
    management of program offices by integrating HR strategies into Response
    operational strategy.
  • Work in close collaboration with line
    management, develop and implement an HR strategy in alignment with the
    Response overall organizational and programmatic priorities/objectives and
    with regional HR strategy.
  • Ensure timely follow-up on HR audit
  • Prepare and manage the annual HR budget.
  • Actively participate in the overall
    budgeting process to ensure HR plans are included.
  • Provide management oversight and
    leadership to the HR members of the Response Team.
  • Contribute proactively to developing
    organizational culture that is in line with WV mission and vision.
  • Actively participate in Leadership Team
    meetings and initiatives.
P&C Policies and Systems
  • Design, develop and review HR policies and
    procedures in close coordination with the line management and Senior
    Management Teams. Orient staff on all existing HR policies and procedures.
  • Lead recruitment process through
    development of workforce planning, recruitment tools, and facilitating
    interviews and orientation.
  • Oversee the Our People system (applicant
    tracking system) ensuring that data is accurate.
  • In close collaboration with the Response
    Director support the development and design of compensation and benefits
    plans through job evaluation, job analysis process, HAY job grading, and
    market salary surveys and in accordance with Local Labor laws and the
    regional and Global Centre (GC) requirements.
  • Work in liaison with the HR Director &
    Response Director, evaluate salary adjustments and increases as well as
    internal promotions and transfers for all response team in coordination
    with relevant managers and according to established policies.
  • Manage the process of short-term
    deployments and secondment from and/or to response offices as well as the
    process of recruiting volunteers and interns.
  • Oversee the staff termination process and
    conduct exit interviews with staff leaving the response offices.
Staff Development & Growth
  • Build the capacity of HR teams to deliver
    quality services to the response.
  • Promote staff growth and development
    through the implementation of performance management system and capacity
    building initiatives. Facilitate training of Sr. Management Teams and
    staff on Project Management System.
  • Conduct annual training needs assessments
    to identify and establish the annual capacity building and training plans.
  • Develop/select and implement employee
    training programs in coordination with all departments’ heads to increase
    individual and organizational effectiveness.
  • Support the implementation of the
    partnership wide initiatives such as leadership development and succession
    planning initiatives in collaboration with the P&C Director and
  • Facilitate the Leadership Team and other
    non HR staff in understanding and interpretation of HR policies.
Employee Relations
  • Handle staff grievances for program
    offices and disciplinary action process in close collaboration with HR
    Director and line managers.
  • Assist management in counseling employees
    on problems affecting performance.
  • Provide counsel to staff and managers on
    issues pertaining to employee relations in line with local labor laws and
    WVI policies.
  • Process Payroll and Benefits on a monthly
  • Review and monitor the international staff
    payroll on monthly bases.
  • Ensure that all local payroll process are
    completed in a timely manner
Staff Care and Spiritual Leadership
  • Provide support in the review and
    facilitation of staff care programs that are applicable to a context and
  • Create and facilitate culturally sensitive
    programs that enable staff practice their faith in meeting community needs
    in an interfaith environment.
Additional Duties:
  • Represent WV in HR related matters to
    other NGOs and branches of the Government bodies in Response Area of
  • Develop linkages with like organizations
    to share access to resources and to keep in tune with changes in HR
    environment, responsibilities and best practices.
  • Attend and participate in different
    organizational events.
  • Maintain relationships with other HR
    practitioners, both within WV partnership and outside of World Vision
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision People
    & Culture Manager – West Nile Refugee Response job opportunity should
    hold a University degree in a field related to HR Management, Business
    management, or Psychology.
  • Five to ten years of human resource
    management experience of which 3 should have been at providing leadership
    to a country team.
  • Knowledge of local & international
    employment laws and legal requirements
  • Familiar with emergency settings and
    dynamics and ability to work in a hostile environment.
  • Ability to maintain performance
    expectations in psychologically stressful environments and physical
    hardship conditions with limited resources.
  • Strong problem solving, interpersonal and
    negotiation skills.
  • Ability to maintain discretion.
  • Compassionate yet firm.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to the Red
    Cross and NGO Code of Conduct.
  • Good understanding of World Vision, People
    in Aid, and Sphere relief standards.
  • Good English communication skills (oral
    and written).
  • Ability to work in and contribute to team
    building environment.
  • Exhibit spiritual maturity and integrity.
  • Ability to work under pressure, being
    self-motivated and detail oriented.
  • Ability to maintain positive relationships
    with colleagues and maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible world
    view, emotional maturity and physical stamina.
  • Able to use a computer, with
    word-processing and spreadsheets, (e.g. Microsoft Office).
  • Excellent detail orientation skills.
  • Fluency in English is a requirement.
  • The position requires travel of up to 50%
    of time.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by
visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link
Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at
World Vision’s e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are
particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 31st March 2018
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