Human Resource Officer Jobs – Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Job Title:     Human Resource Officer 

Organisation: Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Duty Station:  Mbale University College, Mbale, Uganda


About US:

Uganda Christian University (UCU) is an authentic Christian institution established by the Church of Uganda in 1997 in response to a call for quality university education with a Christian perspective. Uganda Christian University replaced the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College which trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. The local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the development, implementation and review of HR initiatives, policies, procedures and systems;
  • Manage the recruitment process by preparing job descriptions, posting advertisements, and managing the hiring process from the start to finish right from Identifying HR gaps to on boarding;
  • Provide support in the preparation of the monthly payroll, maintaining payroll related documents and ensuring payroll information is properly documented and filed.;
  • Assist in performance management processes, including timely probation and annual appraisal processes, contract renewals, etc;
  • Develop and implement University wide staff training and development programs.
  • Preparation of HR related statistics and periodic reports to Management and Boards;
  • Manage the Academic Staff Promotions process from start to finish;
  • Supervise Junior staff in the Directorate of Human Resource and Administration;
  • Perform any other official duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Must have a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management or a related field.
  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management will be an added advantage.
  • At least five years of working experience in HR practice, two (2) of which should have been at Officer level in a reputable Organisation.
  • Professional certification in HR and membership to HRMAU is desirable and will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge and expertise of executing HR functions is desirable.
  • An in-depth understanding of labour laws of Uganda and disciplinary procedures.
  • Superb computer literacy with capability in email, MS Office and related HR software.
  • Should be highly organized with a high level of meticulous attention to detail as enormous information is within their jurisdiction.
  • Should have a high level of Confidentiality as sensitive information is within their jurisdiction.
  • A mature, committed and practicing Christian.



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Outstanding planning, organizational and time management abilities.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, highly organized self-starter with grit, determination and passion for hard work.
  • Should have excellent communication skills such as good listening, speaking, and writing skills.
  • Strong decision-making, problem-solving and high analytical skills.
  • Ability to work comfortably under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Has a personal commitment to organizational excellence; displays honesty, integrity, reliability and a strong sense of ethics in all decision and actions.


How to Apply:

All candidates should send;

  • Two (2) copies of an application letter together with an updated Curriculum Vitae and three references (Academic, Pastoral & Leadership)
  • Two (2) copies of Certified academic certificates and transcripts from a recognized institution of higher learning


Please Note: Applications sent online should have all the attachments as ONE PDF document otherwise they will not be considered. Click Here to Apply Online


Send to:


The Director, Human Resource & Administration,

Uganda Christian University,

Pilkington Building

P.O. Box 4, Mukono. Uganda




Email to


All the attachments should be in ONE PDF document.


Deadline: 27th November 2023 by 5:00 p.m


NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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Date Posted 2023-11-14
Valid Through 2023-11-27
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Uganda Christian University (UCU)
Job Location Mbale, Mbale, Mbale, 0256, Uganda

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