Country Human Resources and Organizational Development Manager NGO Jobs – Plan International

Job Title:      Country Human Resources and
Organizational Development Manager

Organization: Plan

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Country

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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