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Organization: Plan International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country Director

About US:
Plan International was founded over 75 years ago and is one of the oldest and largest children’s development organizations (non-profit / INGOs) in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan's vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people's rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.

Job Summary:  The Country Human Resources and Organizational Development Manager is a very senior and strategic within Plan International Uganda.  The post holder will provide overall leadership and strategic direction for the HR and OD functions in Plan International Uganda. He/She will provide effective support to managers to build and retain a team with the right skills to deliver Plan’s goals and the Country Strategy. The post holder will therefore require a thorough understanding and appreciation of both the internal and external context in which he/she is working and be forward-thinking in anticipating the future HR/OD needs and context of the organization. He/she will also be required to identify and effectively manage HR and OD risks within the Country Office, ensuring full compliance with all relevant local laws/regulations and Plan’s HR policies and procedures, both locally and globally.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Acting as a key member of the Country Management Team, providing effective HR business partnering support for all day-to-day decision making a long-term planning.
  • Effectively identifying, monitoring and managing HR risks and opportunities related to the delivery of Plan International Uganda goals, including all HR related Child Protection risks.
  • Providing effective leadership, line management and development of the HR staff in the country office.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing an HR strategy which will support the delivery of the Country Strategy (2017-2021) and reflects regional and global HR & OD strategy / direction.
  • Responsible for the implementation of effective, efficient and compliant HR systems which meet the needs of Plan Uganda’s staff and are in full compliance with all relevant Plan policies including but not limited to Gender, Child Protection and Global Pay.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the HR & OD team is fully prepared to provide effective HR support in the event of a disaster as outlined in Plan International Uganda’s Disaster Preparedness Plan.
  • Responsible for ensuring full compliance with all relevant organizational and statutory policies, procedures and laws (including local taxation) and that the local Staff Handbook is regularly updated to reflect changes.
  • Network with national level organizations to ensure policies and guidelines are aligned with other peer organizations.
  • Providing leadership on training, learning and development for all Plan Uganda staff.
  • Ensuring Health and Safety policies and standards are in place for the Country Office and understood and adhered to.
  • Provided strategic input during proposal/budget development regarding structure and staffing needs.
  • Manage HR & OD annual budget.
  • Acting as an effective member of the regional HR network and global HR team, proactively sharing good practice across boundaries and providing advice and support to HR colleagues or input into global / regional projects as requested.
  • Effectively implement Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy and Gender Policy; and related action plans across Plan Uganda in all aspects of HR and OD.
  • Support partner organizations on HR and OD related issues and compliance.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Plan International Country Human Resources and Organizational Development Manager job vacancy must hold a University Degree or equivalent in Human Resources and/or Business Administration with a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources.
  • Masters’ Degree in Human Resource Management and/or Business Administration is desirable.
  • Ten years of  relevant experience, out of which three years of managerial experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of local labour law and its practical application in the workplace.
  • Excellent technical knowledge of good people management and development practices.
  • Excellent knowledge of current good practice and emerging themes and trends globally and within the local context.
  • Knowledge of how to develop and implement an effective and aligned HR strategy.
  • Basic financial acumen and the ability to align HR and Finance / Ops procedures.
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of Plan HR & OD policies and procedures, both local and global or the ability to demonstrate these can be learned
  • Knowledge of organizational development to support a changing program.
  • Knowledge and understanding of development programs and child sponsorship systems.
  • Knowledge and understanding of HR issues related to Gender and Child Protection and Safeguarding.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the grants acquisition and management process and HR & OD’s role in this, including cost recovery processes.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how to provide effective HR support in the event of a disaster and how to prepare to do this.
  • Proven skills in leading and managing a HR function at a senior level, including the full range of human resource management activities (recruitment and selection, performance management, development, talent management, reward, employee relations etc).
  • Development of workable HR policies and systems that support the achievement of Plan’s goals, help manage risk and are fully compliant with Plan policy and procedure and local labour law.
  • Excellent knowledge of job evaluation / grading systems and the design of competitive salary and benefits packages based on salary surveys.
  • Ability to negotiate, advocate and influence effectively at all levels of the Country Office and outside of line management relationships.
  • Ability to remain objective and make tough decisions.
  • Ability to analyze complex data or information and extrapolate relevant information from it.
  • Training development and facilitation, including team building.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Fluency in local language and English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Leadership and team management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships and networks quickly at every level within the Country Office and outside.
  • Ability to plan and organize work effectively and deal with multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to handle sensitive people issues with tact and diplomacy.
  • Listening, coaching and counselling skills.
  • Ability to lead and mange change effectively.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should apply online at the link below.


Deadline: 12th July 2019

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