SOS Children's Villages International National Human Resource Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

SOS Children's Villages International National Human Resource Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

Vacancy Announcement

Position : National Human Resource Coordinator (1)
Reports to : National Director

Supervises : HR Officer, Administrator

Functionally Supervises : Location HRO/Administrator

Job Reference Number : Job Ref SOS 12/19

Place of Work : Uganda

Job Summary

The National Human Resource Coordinator (NHRC is primarily responsible for leading the strategic function of human resource (HR) management within the National Association (NA).

The role supports the SOS mission and goals through effectively aligned HR/OD strategy, policy, procedure and systems and brings about organizational effectiveness and positive changes through appropriate organisation development and HR development interventions.

Under the general direction of National Director, the NHRC is accountable for the following:

Roles and Responsibilities

HR/OD Strategy, Policy and Systems

  • Provide leadership in the development, promotion and implementation of HR Strategy / policy that guides staff behaviour, conduct, and commitment to achieve organizational mission and objective.

  • Prepare department's Annual Plan & Budget to complement HR/OD strategy and policy.

  • Coordinate with the relevant departments to ensure procedures, practices and processes are in place to support strategic work and directions.

  • Regularly and continuously conducts organizational diagnostic surveys to identify system, structural gaps and recommend appropriate OD/ HRD interventions.

  • Build and promote leadership and managerial competencies of HR/OD staff by assigning higher level responsibilities as and when needed.

  • Benchmarks HR/OD policy and best practices from SOS National Associations and other similar organizations.

    Workforce Planning, Recruitment and Selection

  • Establish the HR needs for the organisation in consultation with the ND, NO Functional Heads and Programme Directors.

  • Leads workforce reviews, development and planning processes, as well as the development of HR strategies and objectives for the National Association.

  • Develops and delivers plans and processes for staff recruitment, including induction and orientation;

  • Leads staff interviews and establishes interview panels ensuring that panels are well-balanced.

  • Processes staff employment documentation including offer / appointment letters, contracts and job descriptions based on established staff employment policies and procedures.

    Compensation and Benefits

  • Design, implement, and manage salary classification and compensation programs.

  • Conduct analysis of compensation and benefits within company.

  • Prepare occupational classifications, job descriptions, and salary scale.

  • Develop job descriptions for various positions and determine appropriate base pay.

  • Analyze surveys to ensure appropriate compensation across all departments.

    Staff Performance Management:

  • Manage core Performance Management and feedback processes.

  • Develop manager capability on employing these processes to obtain results.

  • Ensure accurate and written job descriptions with clear job accountabilities reporting lines and career paths

  • Ensure that appraisals are carried out in a timely and effective manner and follows up on the practice of staff performance evaluations by project managers,

  • Works with line managers to implement recommended actions on cases of persistent poor performance.

  • Promotes a performance culture within the organisation.

    Training and Development

  • Support professional development of all staff, including strengthening capacity, building skills and delegating authority to support professional growth.

  • Develop training plans and programs; organize training sessions, workshops, and activities across the National Association.

  • Manage the approved Training budget, ensuring all operational activities are conducted within the approved budget.

  • Seeks / produces reports after every training event to be utilised as references when assessing the effects of training and in following up after-training needs.

  • Provide coaching, mentoring and opportunities for HR staff growth and career plans.

    Employee Relations

  • Provide apt advice and counsel to Line mangers on talent management, performance management, conflict resolution and other areas of employee relations.

  • Facilitate and guide various stakeholders on corrective actions, grievances, conflicts and disciplinary procedures

  • Ensure resolution of all staff welfare issues within agreed timelines.

  • Compliance with labour laws and global HR / OD Guidelines

  • Review and update HR/OD Policy to ensure consistent implementation, interpretation, communication and compliance.

  • Review current policy practices, interpretation and compliance ensuring good participation of staff teams, Management and the Board of Trustees.

  • Advises the National Director on major changes in HR policy and ensures compliance with both SOS-KDI policies as well as the Uganda Labour Laws.

  • Regularly and continuously conduct organizational diagnostic surveys to identify gaps calling for system change, structure and recommend appropriate OD/ HRD interventions.

    Other Responsibilities:

  • Works with the National Director to develop and facilitate corporate functions such as organisation wide meetings and the whole working of the National Office setup and operations.

  • Supervise preparation of department's reports, staff update and monthly update

  • Performs other duties as assigned and deemed necessary under the direction of the ND.

    Behaviours - Living Sos Values

  • Courage: We take action

  • Commitment: We keep our promises

  • Trust: We believe in each other

  • Accountability: We are reliable partners

    Qualification, Skills and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree with Master’s degree and / or Post graduate diploma in HRM/HRD/OD

  • A minimum of five years’ relevant work experience at senior level

  • A track record with sourcing, recruiting and closing extraordinary talent

  • Strong program management skills

  • Experience with defining and presenting recruiting and pipeline metrics and data

  • Working knowledge of Uganda labour laws and regulations


  • Excellent computer, interpersonal and team working skills

  • Ability to work in a multicultural work environment

  • Ability to facilitate and champion change in an organization

  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment and maintain confidentiality and discretion

  • Ability to engage and work with Partners and stakeholders

    How to apply:

    If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position, please send your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates, and names and contact details of three referees as Single Document .

    Applications that are late, do not have CV or certificates attached, will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. E-mail applications should bear the reference number of the position in the subject line of the email.

    Please note the position is open for Ugandan nationals only.

    Email to: Applications including at least three traceable referees should be sent electronically to:

    All applications should be submitted not later than 25 February 2019

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