Human Resource Officer

Posted 3 years ago

Our client, a fast growing professional cleaning company based in Kampala with outlets in different parts of Uganda is seeking to hire a Human Resource Officer.  Reporting to the Managing Director, the holder of the position shall provide administrative, practical and strategic solutions as well as serve as an internal employee relations/performance consultant to drive the company’s people strategy.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze the skills and qualities required for each particular job and develop job descriptions and performance targets.
  • Advertise for staff vacancies, assess applications, interview applicants, administer selection tests, prepare reports and make recommendations to management about staff appointments.
  • Maintain personal records of employees on matters such as wages, superannuation, leave and training, and prepare associated management reports
  • Arrange and conduct staff training
  • Use a number of management information systems to record, maintain, plan and manage the organization’s human resources.
  • Provide advice and information to management and employees on human resource policies and procedures, including equal opportunity, anti-discrimination and occupational health and safety programs.
  • Assist employees on work matters, career development, personal problems and industrial matters.
  • Create and distribute guidelines and documents about company policies.
  • Organize employee welfare services such as health and wellbeing programs, first aid and fire warden training, superannuation and social activities
  • Take part in enterprise bargaining talks where employees, management and unions discuss the development of specific work arrangements and conditions (pay and hours of work, for example)
  • Help put in place organizational changes (such as those to ensure planning, monitoring, and appraisal of employee work results by training managers to coach and discipline employees; scheduling management conferences with employees; hearing and resolving employee grievances; counseling employees and supervisors
  • Maintains employee benefits programs and informs employees of benefits by studying and assessing benefit needs and trends; recommending benefit programs to management; directing the processing of benefit claims; obtaining and evaluating benefit contract bids; awarding benefit contracts; designing and conducting educational programs on benefit programs
  • Ensures legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource federal and state requirements; conducting investigations; maintaining records; representing the organization at hearings.
  • Maintains management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies and procedures flowing from industrial relations legislation, revised job classification structures or technological changes

Qualifications and skills:

  • Undergraduate degree in Human Resource Management
  • Previous experience as a Human Resource and Administration Officer or similar role.
  • Familiarity with human resources information systems
  • Basic knowledge of Uganda labor legislations
  • Experience using spreadsheets
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills.  

Qualified candidates are invited to send their applications and curriculum vitae to on or before the close of business on Friday 21st May 2021.

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