Human Resource Officer Non-profit Jobs – African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Organisation: African
Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The African Field
Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a not for profit, networking alliance and
service organization that brings together field epidemiology training programs
(FETPs) across Africa working side by side with Ministries of Health, regional
and international partners. AFENET works to strengthen epidemiological and
disease surveillance capabilities of African countries that are critical to
meeting the requirements of the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response
(IDSR) strategy and the International Health Regulations (IHR).
Job Summary:  The Human Resource Officer provides support,
and guidance in management of the Human resource function in the Organization.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinate staff recruitment and selection process in order to
    ensure a timely, organized and comprehensive procedure is used to hire and
    retain staff.
  • Responsible for managing the Human Resource information System
    (HRIS) database, entering data in the system and generating reports for
    use by management.
  • Provide advice and assistance to supervisor on staff recruitment
    ensuring job positions are aligned to the organization’s staff competence
  • Provide support to other supervisors and staff in skills development
    and capabilities of staff
  • Provide assistance in coordination of staff trainings, workshops and
  • Provide assistance in coordination of the performance management
    system for the human resources both at Secretariat and the Network;
  • Provide advice and assistance when conducting staff performance
    evaluations and identify training and development needs
  • Provide basic counseling to staff who have performance related
  • Provide advice and assistance in developing human resource plans
  • Facilitate orientation for new employees
  • Monitor staff attendance and absences
  • Provide advice and recommendations on discipline
  • Monitor scheduled absences such as leave or travel and coordinate
    action to ensure staff absence is adequately covered to ensure continuity
    of services
  • Provide information and assistance to staff and supervisors on human
    resources and work related issues
  • Provide advice and assistance to staff and supervisors on pay and
    benefits systems, ensuring compliance with the organization’s compensation
  • Monitor confidential employee staff contracts and other electronic
    personnel records
  • Custodian of all human resource related information and personnel
  • Offer assistance in Managing employee grievance, complaint and
    disciplinary cases in accordance with human resource guidelines and
  • Assist in the employee separation processes for both voluntary and
    involuntary exits
  • Conduct regular surveys to ascertain the level of employee
    satisfaction and ensure identified
  • Provide support to supervisors and staff to develop the skills and
    capabilities of the staff

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource
    Management, industrial Psychology or Management
  • Post Graduate training in Human Resource management is added
  • Proven Post graduate work experience of 2-3 years‘ of Human Resource
    in a busy work environment or any reputable organization.
  • Excellent communication, customer care and relationship skills.
  • Membership to an HR Professional organization.
  • Excellence in relevant Ms. Office computer applications and
    proficient at usage of a Human Resource Information System (HRIS) is a
  • Excellent knowledge of human resources management skills
  • Basic financial management skills
  • Good knowledge of training skills
  • Good stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent knowledge of employment legislation
How to Apply:
All interested
candidates should submit their Application letters detailing their experiences
and skills, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant academic documents and 3
references online to: The Human Resource Office, African Field Epidemiology
Network (AFENET) via
successful candidates shall be contacted for an interview.
Deadline: 29th March 2019
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