Director Human Resources Employment Opportunity – St. Francis Hospital Nsambya

Job Title:    Director Human Resources

Organisation: St. Francis Hospital Nsambya

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer


About US:

St. Francis Hospital Nsambya strives to be a model health care facility of international status by providing sustainable quality Health care, training and research guided by our values of integrity, professionalism and hard work.


Job Summary:  The Director Human Resources oversees the Directorate of Human Resources; develops and implements Human Resource processes in line with the Hospital policies and consistent with the Hospital Strategic plan.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Talent Management

  • The DHR is responsible for developing and implementing strategies aimed at recruiting, developing and retaining top talent for the Hospital.
  • The DHR supports other managers to strengthen the employer-employee relationships.
  • The DHR focuses on workforce planning and management including succession planning and retention efforts across the Hospital right from senior management down.

Compensation and Benefits

  • The DHR shall establish and update the Hospital’s compensation structure (salary and benefits).

Training and Development

  • The DHR is responsible for building out staff training and development programs that have a direct impact on the success of the Hospital.

HR Compliance

  • The DHR is involved in developing and or reviewing all company policies included in the Human Resources Manual. The DHR advises Hospital Management on the implications of existing and new country Employment and labor laws.

Workplace Safety

  • DHR is responsible for promoting workplace safety practices and monitor injuries that happen at work to manage the Hospital’s Workers’ Compensation filings.

Risk Management

  • The DHR analyzes and reports the risks that employees pose to Hospital. The DHR addresses risks related to inadequate employee management, employees’ behavior, or risks related to termination of employees. The focus includes all full-time staff, part-time staff, interns, volunteers, students and upper-level managers, in order to identify, evaluate, mitigate, and prevent risks in a timely manner.

Quality Assurance

  • The DHR oversees quality assurance standards that relate to employee performance across the entire Hospital complex.


Key Performance Indicators:

  • Annual employee satisfaction survey, planned employee engagement forums and tools, organizational culture interventions, and a system to handle workplace conflict.
  • Annual report on identified talent and proposed intervention to retain them or grow them.
  • Aligned and equitable salary structure, evaluating the pay practices of competitors, creating job descriptions in tandem with department managers, negotiating staff health benefit coverage rates and payroll oversight.
  • Updated Annual Staffing Norms, the number of positions filled each year Vs target, Quality of candidates recruited, the time it takes to fill positions, and analysis of reasons why the best applicants may not be hired.
  • Updated HR Risk Register
  • Performance score in the Service Element #2 of the COHSASA Standard (Human Resource Management)
  • Workplace safety and compensation quarterly report
  • Position/Management papers on emerging compliance issues.
  • New employee orientation, leadership training programs, personal and professional development and managerial training.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business, or a related field required.
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Human Resources Management or a related field.
  • 7-10 years of progressively more responsible positions in human resources, preferably in at least two different firms of the size of Nsambya Hospital or larger.
  • Effective communication in writing, business presentations and interpersonal communication.
  • Expertise in employment law
  • Ability to increase productivity and continuously improve departmental contributions to the strategic goals while remaining cost-sensitive
  • Experience in organization development and change management.
  • Familiarity and skill with the tools of the trade within Human Resources including HRIS the Microsoft Office suite, file management, and benefits administration.


How to Apply:

All interested and qualified persons should submit the following in sealed envelope clearly labelled  “Application for the Position of …………………..”


Cover letter, indicating the Position for which you are applying and describing how you meet the job requirements;

Updated Curriculum Vitae/ Resume, three (3) professional referees (work and/or academic)

Copies of Academic Transcript and Certificates.

Note – All documents must be stapled as one pack.


Addressed and delivered to:


Human Resources Manager

St. Francis Hospital Nsambya

Nsambya Road Plot No. 57

P.O. Box 7146

Kampala, Uganda


Deadline: 30th September 2022 at 17:00 hours


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