IRC Human Resource & Administration Officer Jobs in Uganda

IRC Human Resource & Administration Officer Jobs in Uganda

Job Description

  • Under the direct supervision of the Field Coordinator, the HR/Admin Officer will support the affairs related to the day to day running of the IRC Uganda office in Kiryandongo and is the focal person providing key support on all HR functions.

  • The Human Resource/Admin Officer will assist in the human resources activities including recruitment and orientation, personnel files, staff benefits and insurance schemes, timesheets and payroll.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Recruitment and On-boarding

  • Initiate and coordinate all the recruitment requests and follow through on hiring procedures in line with the policy.

  • Prepare and post all job advertisements for all vacant positions in appropriate channels and ensure wide and appropriate distribution, this includes e-filing of application and sending out HR communications.

  • Maintain a recruitment resource database (CVs).

  • Maintain an organized recruitment resource database and bi-weekly update the recruitment status report and send it to all managers on a weekly basis

  • Organize interviews and follow through on hiring procedures in line with the IRC policy
    Liaise with hiring managers and field HR/Admin staff to ensure new staff are oriented upon hire in all IRC offices.

  • Includes providing pre-assignment information, orienting employee to the IRC Way in the office.

    Contract Management

  • Preparing and track offer letters and employment contracts.

  • Prepare CoS (Change of Status) forms as required and draft/track Staff Contracts, termination forms/notifications.

  • Ensure internal equity is maintained for staff compensation and benefits and advice programs leads accordingly.

  • Ensure staff understand their benefits package and lead an effective administration of the benefits.

  • Maintain accurate and up to date personnel records of all employees including orderly archiving.

  • Ensure the IRC way violations are captured, reported, and followed through on a monthly basis.

    HRIS Support

  • Support the management of IRC Uganda’s HRIS system and ensuring that it is accurate and maintained up to date.

  • Support the maintenance of all talent acquisition and management processes in Cornerstone and the HRIS as assigned, to ensure 100% data integrity.

  • Act as a point of contact for all Cornerstone enquiries for Kiryandongo.

  • Capacity building employees, management in use of Cornerstone and the HRIS.

  • Support Payroll process for national staff, as required.

    Performance management

  • Coordinate timely performance appraisals and maintain an updated PME database for all staff in coordination with the other field HR leads

  • Ensure that performance evaluations for all staff are conducted on time, and review all evaluations to ensure quality and consistency
    Collate training needs from the PME and ensure that they are captured in the Annual learning and development plan.

    Health Insurance Management

  • Coordinate the national staff health insurance scheme ensuring timely and accurate reports from the service provider.

  • Ensure all staff and eligible dependents are registered on to the medical insurance scheme, monitor staff medical coverage and ensure that the scheme is functioning well.

  • Liaise with the health service provider to resolve any
    issues with the services.

  • Follow up on all medical insurance matters for staff including adding and deleting staff to/from the employer’s liability and the medical and hospitalization insurance policy schemes as well as follow up on payments and claims.

    Exit Management

  • Process and track all termination paperwork for all national staff including preparation of termination notice letters in relation to closing grants and restructuring.

  • Work closely with supervisors to ensure exit interviews are offered to all staff and data is captured in the online exit survey to ensure a learning and reflective culture in the country program.

  • Ensure that staff are removed from the Health Insurance scheme and GPA schemes accordingly

  • Develop and maintain reports to update and finalize terminal benefits

  • Perform other duties as needed or requested by the HR/Admin Manager or the HR Coordinator.

    Key Working Relationships


  • Ministry of Labour, Social Welfare and Health, NGO’s, Communication & Utility Companies, Hotel/Guesthouse owners, IRC Legal representatives, Newspapers, and radio media, etc


  • HR/Admin Manager, SMT, Finance, Supply Chain and Program Departments.


  • University Degree, higher diploma in Human Resources or similar professional qualification


  • 3 years of relevant professional experience in human resources

  • Strong knowledge and experience of HRISs, and ideally in supporting others to use HRIS

  • Extensive knowledge and experience of managing a payroll, preferably for more than 400 employees

  • Previous experience working with an international NGO in a cross-cultural setting, preferably in the HR sector

  • Previous experience in using ProMISe HRMIS is an advantage

  • Strong experience in a human resource support role

    Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to analyse and interpret numerical data and processes

  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of discretion and confidentiality of HR information

  • Ability to use judgement to determine when to deal with a query to conclusion or when to pass to another member of the team

  • Organised and methodical and with good attention to detail

  • Willingness and ability to work within a multi-site, international organisation

  • Customer focused with good interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work on own initiative with limited supervision

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and work towards a resolution

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent Microsoft Office packages - Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Able to coach and support others

    Please note

  • This position is open only to Ugandan nationals.

  • Deadline for receiving applications is July 10th 2020.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; IRC Human Resource & Administration Officer Jobs in Uganda

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