Senior Human Resources Business Partner (SHRBP) Employment Opportunity – ENCOT Microfinance Ltd

Organisation: ENCOT
Microfinance Ltd
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
ENCOT Microfinance
Ltd is a social impact, fast growing and innovative MFI Headquartered in
Masindi. Operating a network of FIVE branches located Masindi, Kigumba, Hoima,
Kagadi and Nakasongola, ENCOT’s mission is to provide loans and enterprise
development services to small/medium size rural entrepreneurial communities,
most especially women, to allow them curve their own paths out of poverty
through creation of own jobs. It serves over 20,000 clients in the Mid-Western
/ Central Regions.
Job Summary:  The Senior Human Resources Business Partner
(SHRBP) will oversee the organization’s human resources strategy and
activities. The SHRBP role is a key member of the management reporting to the
COO with matrix relationship to the office of the CEO. The SHRBP is responsible
for the oversight and execution of ENCOT’s Human Resources (HR) function,
including developing and executing effective strategies to attract, develop,
reward and retain outstanding employees. The SHRBP collaborates with the
executive team/senior leadership to build, reinforce, and safeguard the
organizational culture to exceed customers’ and employees’ expectations. The
HRBC will provide a vision and value proposition for Human Resources as well as
advice, counsel and guidance in creating an enduring, highly-productive,
ethical, engaged, customer-focused and results-oriented organization.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Establishes credibility as a senior level HR business partner
    throughout the organization with management and the employees in order to
    be a trusted adviser, coach and problem solver.
  • Participates in the development of the organization’s plans and programs
    as a strategic partner but particularly from the perspective of the impact
    on people, culture and employee engagement.
  • Translates ENCOT’s strategic and business plans into objectives and
    HR strategies to enhance performance.
  • Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates HR strategies, practices
    and policies to ensure desired outcomes are achieved.
  • Creates a learning environment, brings knowledge and promotes change
    management strategies and practices to support organizational change.
  • Develops staffing strategies and programs to identify and select top
    talent within and outside the organization. Identifies appropriate and
    effective external sources for candidates for all levels within the
    organization. Builds interviewing skills and selection tools to support
    those who interview candidates. Ensures the selection process is compliant
    and consistent with ENCOT strategic priorities and policies.
  • Develops on boarding and orientation processes in collaboration with
    hiring managers for all new hires to ensure a positive initial employment
    experience and minimize turnover within the first 90 days.
  • Consistent with a shared responsibility and total rewards
    philosophy, develops progressive, competitive and proactive compensation
    and benefits programs that motivate, incent, reward and retain employees.
    Ensures salary structure(s) and range(s) are market competitive.
    Participates in compensation and benefits surveys on behalf of the MFI.
  • Maintains cost effective, mutually beneficial relationships with
    third party compensation and benefits consultants and plan providers.
  • Develops effective performance management practices and processes
    that align organization goals to individual performance accountability,
    encourages high performance and rewards high performers. Must have a good
    understanding of the balanced scorecard system/principles/tools.
  • Creates and implements organizational talent management and
    development programs. Areas of activity will include competency
    assessment, training and development, career development and succession
  • Oversees and ensures accurate time keeping, payroll processing and
    payroll accounting and payroll record keeping.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable national laws and UMRA regulatory
  • Maintain annual Affirmative Action Plan and supporting
    documentation. Acts as primary advocate for diversity and inclusion in the
    workforce at all position levels and in all parts of the organization.
  • Administers the organization’s private pension scheme ensuring
    accurate record keeping, processing and communication to participants.
    Reports on program status per scheme requirements to advisors, senior
    management and the Board. Implements scheme changes deemed to be in the
    best interest of the organization.
  • Develops appropriate policies and programs in support of a positive,
    engaging work environment. Provides assistance and counseling in the
    explanation and interpretation of human resource guidelines to both
    management and staff relating to work-related problems and issues
    encountered by them. Develops and maintains the Employee Handbook,
    policies and supporting procedures to ensure effective Employee Relations
    that reinforces an employee- and customer-focused, high-performance
  • Supports and establishes organization-wide employee communication
    vehicles and develops messaging that keeps employees informed and engaged.
  • Leverages HR technology to drive efficient HR processes, analytics
    and reporting. Proactively manages the relationship with the technology
  • Ensures employees and managers gain value from the technology and
    are competent on the use of tools and information available to them within
    the system.
  • Leads and coordinates the HR plans and integration activities
    associated with acquisitions and other partnerships of the organization.
  • Manages the budget and other financial measures of the Human
    Resources Department.
  • Keeps abreast of new and innovative practices in Human Resources
    through reading, continuing education, networking and associations with
    other professionals, vendors and consultants.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The Senior Human Resources Business Partner (SHRBP) must hold a
    Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. Advanced degree in a
    related field is preferred.
  • HR Certification at any level is desired.
  • Five years of progressively responsible HR management experience.
  • Experience in the Microfinance and/or banking industry is strongly
  • Must have strong recent experience in the development and
    maintenance of compensation and benefits philosophy, methods, and
  • Demonstrated skills in the development and implementation of
    effective training programs, including the ability to lead and train
  • Experience working with a geographically distributed workforce. Must
    have knowledge of Uganda labor laws.
  • Flexible and able to multitask; can work within an ambiguous,
    fast-moving environment while also driving toward clarity and solutions;
    demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment
    in people and systems.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite, good understanding of IT and its
    role in modern management.
  • Able to travel as needed.
  • Prior experience/exposure as a Human Resource Officer or HR business
    partner or related role highly desired.
  • Knowledge of contemporary Human Resources principles and practices.
  • Prior experience working in the Microfinance or banking industry.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications in PDF
(Cover Letter, CV, and Copies of relevant academic papers) by email only to or hand deliver their applications to the address below;
The Head of Human
ENCOT Microfinance
Plot 88. Port Road,
P.O. Box 389,
Masindi – UGANDA
Deadline: 1st June 2018
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