Human Resource Jobs at BRAC International and International Rescue Committee

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Deadline of this Job: 11 September 2022
BRAC is an award-winning international non-governmental development organization, with the vision of a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination, where everyone has the opportunity to realize their potential. BRAC is a leader in developing and implementing cost-effective, evidence based programs to assist poor and disadvantaged communities in low income countries, including in conflict-prone and post-disaster settings. It is an organization of and for the people of the Global South, pioneering new development and social enterprise approaches to equip communities to achieve prosperity. As well as being the world's biggest NGO by number of staff and people directly reached, BRAC has regularly been ranked the number one NGO in the world by the Geneva-based NGO Advisor, an independent organization committed to highlighting innovation, impact and governance in the non-profit sector. BRAC retained the top spot in 2020 among the top 500 NGOs for the fifth consecutive year.
BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. It started its first programme outside of Bangladesh in Afghanistan in 2002, and has since reached millions of people in 11 countries in Asia and Africa. BRAC has a holistic approach to development that uses a wide array of programmes and social enterprises, including in microfinance, education, health, agriculture, gender and human rights. BRAC believes that every person has inherent potential, and when an enabling environment is created and that potential is unleashed, even the poorest can become agents of positive change in their own lives, for their families and their communities.
BRAC Uganda NGO started operations in Uganda in 2006. Through its unparalleled network of branches across the country, BRAC Uganda creates large scale, positive changes though a holistic and integrated set of programmes in Agriculture, Food Security and Livelihood (AFSL), Health, Education & youth Empowerment, Ultra-poor graduation (UPG), Emergence Preparedness & Response and a Seed Social Enterprise. BRAC Uganda Country Office is located at Plot 880, Heritage Road, Nsambya, Kampala.
About the AIM Programme In 2022, the MasterCard Foundation in partnership with BRAC International (BI) will be announcing an initiative that will create a positive and measurable impact for 1.2 million adolescent girls and young women and 9.5 million people across seven countries in East and West Africa, including Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda.
There is mounting urgency to support adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) living in poverty, which has been further amplified by the global pandemic. Through this partnership, scalable economic development approaches will be delivered in communities to foster the agency and voice of AGYW. They will have the opportunity to fulfill their aspirations, achieve sustainable livelihoods, and engage in advocacy issues. BRAC International will implement an integrated and holistic model to address the various life cycles of a young woman living in poverty, ensuring she is able to transition safely from adolescence to adulthood. She will be equipped with the appropriate skills, tools, and access to finance to effectively exercise her agency and build a fulfilling and productive livelihood.
BRAC International is seeking applications from competent, dynamic and selfmotivated individuals to fill the following positions in Uganda.

Head of Human Resource (01 Position)
Job purpose

The Head Human Resources provides customized strategic and operational Human Resource relationships management and services to all the units of BRAC Uganda.

• Lead the development and implementation of high quality Human Resource department strategic plan and AOP relevant to the local context and the organizational priorities.
• Maintains organization staff by establishing a recruiting, testing, interviewing, orientation, deployment and capacity development program; counselling managers on candidate selection, conducting and analysing exit interviews, recommending changes.
• Maintains a pay plan by conducting periodic pay surveys; scheduling and conducting job evaluations; preparing pay budgets; monitoring and scheduling individual pay actions; recommending, planning, and implementing pay structure revisions.
• Ensures 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; counselling employees and supervisors.
• Prepare and submit standard monthly, quarterly and annual reports and other supporting documents to the supervisor and relevant partners.
• Maintains employee benefits programs and informs employees of benefits by studying and assessing the 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.
• Maintains the work structure by updating job requirements and job descriptions for all positions.
• 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.
• S/he is in charge of the HR team in terms of recruitment, supervision, annual performance appraisal and capacity development

Safeguarding responsibilities:
• Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the program's goals on safeguarding implementation
• Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment
• Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action
• Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place and encourage others to do the same

Educational requirements

• Master's degree in Human Resource management, MBA or related field

Experience Requirements

• Minimum of 7+ years' experience in Human Resource management of which 5 years' experience should be in a managerial role in the development sector or with INGOs & Multilaterals.

Skills And Competencies
• Knowledge of the HR policies, labour laws and employment act
• Ability to work and manage compensation and Wage Structure
• Computer literacy and good organization and Analytical skills
• Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal and excellent attention to detail
• Report writing, facilitation and presentation skills
• Good interpersonal and networking skills Critical thinking, decision making and creativity
• Flexibility and ability to adapt easily to change.
• Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment
Employment Type: Contractual
Salary: Negotiable
Job Location: Country Office, Nsambya

Deadline of this Job: 09 September 2022
Requisition ID: req30015
Job Title: Human Resource and Administration Assistant
Sector: Human Resources
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Compensation: UGX 0 - 0 Salary
Location: Kampala, Uganda

Job Description
Reporting to the Human Resource and Administration Manager, the Human Resource and Administration Assistant is responsible for providing support for day-to-day administrative requirements, functions and general office management of the IRC Kampala office.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Support the processing of immigration paperwork for the relevant individuals (work, dependent/pupils permits, visas etc.)
• Assist with maintaining and updating of staff files both manually and electronically
• Raise purchase requests for HR goods and services (utilities, travel, and accommodation)
• Compile staff MTN-CUG telephone numbers and submit to MTN monthly
• Maintain an updated staff telephone contact (CUG) list
• Support the process of ID acquisition for new staff
• Monitor stationary supplies and procurement
• Support workshops and visit programmes
• Maintain the petty cash register and ensure monthly petty cash reconciliation
• Maintain and update the timesheet tracking database for national staff in Urban and file all timesheets appropriately.
Recruitment, On-Boarding and Exit Management
• Support recruitment activities for national employees (job adverts, interviews, contracts, and personnel files).
• Assist in preparing onboarding documents for new employees
• Prepare exit evaluation grid, collate results, and provide copies to relevant managers in liaison with the officer in charge
• Read and become knowledgeable of the IRC Admin and HR Policies and Procedures
Staff Welfare
• In liaison with the officer in charge, coordinate the national medical insurance scheme
• Update medical and GPA insurance databases
• Submit and track medical forms for the newly recruited staff
• Provide support to staff, follow up and report any issues staff are facing with the medical service providers.
• Maintain the database for employee leave, employee performance evaluation and staff training

• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or any other related course
• At least 2 years' work experience performing similar duties
• Proven skills in administration and human resources management
• Strong organizational, interpersonal skills
• Good administrative skills
• Strong written and oral English communications skills
• Excellent computer skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
• Must be able to work independently while being a strong team player
• Strong skills in collaboration with multi-cultural and diverse teams
• A team builder with excellent people skills; must be culturally sensitive

Please note:
• This position is open only to Ugandan nationals.
• Deadline for receiving applications is September 9th 2022.

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