Human Resource Officer USAID Project Jobs – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

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Organization: University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:

University Research Co., LLC (URC), a US-based public health organization working in Uganda since 2005, implements the USAID’s Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in East Central Uganda Activity (USAID’s RHITES EC). The purpose of this project is to support implementation of a comprehensive, integrated investment in regional health, HIV/AIDS and nutrition assistance. This five-year activity targets 12 districts in East-Central Uganda with an estimated total population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of quality health, HIV/AIDS, nutrition and child development services.

Job Summary:  The Human Resources Officer is responsible for managing the human resource function for the central based technical and administrative staff for the Project. He/she will be responsible for managing the recruitment and selection process, staff contracts, benefits, and payroll in compliance with USAID and URC regulations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Manage the implementation of the URC Uganda Human Resource management standard operating procedures
  • Develop and manage contracts, files, and payroll processes for project staff;
  • Ensure adherence to local labor laws and practices and support staff enrollment in local benefit plans as appropriate;
  • Tasked with advising management on local labor law related issues and changes thereof e.g. review of URC HRM SOP;
  • Serve as primary point of contact for the staff medical and group personal accident insurance service providers. This includes ensuring that all staff are covered at all times while on URCI RHITES EC employment;
  • Coordinate recruitment process
  • Facilitate orientation of new employees and ensure that the URC and USAID rules/ policies/procedures are well understood by all staff, providing guidance as necessary;
  • Coordinate the staff appraisal and performance evaluation process;
  • Facilitate the separation of employees due to resignation, termination and ensure that all the necessary exit documentation is completed;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Organizational/ Industrial Psychology Organizational Development or other relevant field in Human resources;
  • Possession of a post graduate qualification in a related field is an added advantage;
  • Five to seven years’ experience working in an NGO or business environment with demonstrated Human Resources Management experience and high level of responsibility and integrity;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams;
  • Ability to multi- task in a high-paced environment; demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills with ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams; excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills;
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, with excellent MS Word and Excel skills

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should hand deliver OR send via E-mail their complete applications with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references addressed to:

Human Resource Coordinator

University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services Plot 1 Bridge Lane, Mpumudde Division P.O. Box 5053, Jinja, Uganda

E-mail to:

Deadline: 21st June 2019 by 5:00pm

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