Human Resource Director/Safeguarding Focal Point NGO Careers – Mercy Corps

Resource Director/Safeguarding Focal Point

Organisation: Mercy

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:Country Director


About US:

Mercy Corps is a
leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is
possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world,
we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over
adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.


Job Summary:  The Human Resource Director/Safeguarding Focal
Point will formulate a  strategy for the
department focusing on proper implementation of HR procedures in country. S/he
enforces compliance with donor regulations as well as Mercy Corps’ internal
policies and procedures and updates National Staff Policy Handbook and local
policies. The HR Director builds the capacity of all team members across all
offices. S/he provides support and advice on HR issues.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

with Program Managers to ensure all hiring requests are met and in line with
policy and develop recruitment pipeline and talent management process.

with HQ for support with the on boarding process for international new hires.

timely and effective performance review processes and train the HR team and
supervisors on how to properly conduct and track the evaluation processes.

and implement workforce development strategies and programs that support the
achievement of Mercy Corps Uganda strategies.

contribute to planning and continuous improvement, and actively share knowledge
and feedback.

with Country Director to revise salary scale and participate in regular
national salary surveys to ensure competitiveness within the market.

with operational budget for staff as requested.

stakeholder relationships, relevant data sources and contemporary thinking to
identify current and emerging trends, and design appropriate solutions that
promote organisational health.

that Mercy Corps Uganda structure is fit for purpose.

the capacity of the team, deepen understanding of their roles and assist with
career development.

the National Employee Handbook in line with latest Labour Law and clarify as
necessary with staff.

HR related laws, policies and “best practices” to ensure that
personnel policies, employment practices, and compensation packages are within
the limits of established guidelines, procedures, and policies of Mercy Corps
and national laws.

Be the
national focal point and champion on Safeguarding.

and Government liaison

lead on all staff disciplinary and Legal matters working with the key


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

 The ideal candidate should preferably hold
relevant qualifications, skills and experience


How to Apply:

All candidates
should send an updated CV and cover letter with 3 work related referees to the
e-mail below. Applications may not exceed 2MBs.



Deadline: 7th August 2020


NB: While we thank
all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be
contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.


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