Village Enterprise Jobs in Uganda : Senior Talent Manager

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Village Enterprise is an International non-governmental organization whose mission is to equip people living in extreme poverty with the resources to create sustainable businesses. Village Enterprise has made a strategic decision to direct its poverty alleviation efforts on people living in extreme poverty in rural, sub-Saharan Africa. Village Enterprise targets the poor, provides business training, seed capital/startup funds and on-going mentoring to over 10,000 new entrepreneurs to start 3,000 enterprises each years. Since its inception in 1987, Village Enterprise has started over 33,000 micro enterprises.

Job Summary: The Senior Talent Manager will be responsible to help take our HR and talent functions to the next level as we continue to scale our program in East Africa. Overseeing and supervising the administration of all HR functions and legal compliance for Village Enterprise’s East African employees, S/he will ensure successful integration of human resource planning, policies, procedures and training across Village Enterprise’s operations in Kenya and Uganda.

This position will involve quarterly travel to provide support to Village Enterprise’s field offices. The Senior Talent Manager will coordinate regularly with the Director of Finance and Human Resources (based in California), Kenya and Uganda Country Directors, other Director-level positions across the organization, and will manage the Kenya and Uganda Human Resource Coordinators.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Talent Management and Human Resource Strategy

  • Champion talent management mindset across the organization.
  • Advise functional team leads on practices to ensure effective supervision and motivation of staff
  • Provide HR related input to strategies, plans and processes
  • Anticipate talent needs and develop succession plans
  • Oversee implementation of Human Resource across the organization
  • Engage functional team leads to ensure proper implementation of processes and policies
  • Effective handling of all grievance and disciplinary matters with due diligence and integrity
  • Oversee compensation and reward procedures.
  • Super administrator of Human Resource Information Management System
  • Continuously improve the existing HR manual and policies in line with laws and best practices
  • Guide the management on disciplinary and termination, ensuring all relevant country laws are abided
  • Generate monthly employee reports and quarterly reports for board-level HR and Governance Committee
  • Develop HR Operations Plan in conjunction with Human Resources Coordinators.

Team Leadership and Management

  • Directly manage and mentor two Human Resources Coordinators
  • Supervise HR Coordinators on necessary tasks such as managing leave accruals and maintenance of employee files.
  • Responsible for rapidly growing the careers of these 2 individuals through weekly check-ins, ongoing feedback, and annual performance development.

Recruitment and Onboarding

  • Assess talent needs that match the aspirations of Village Enterprise
  • Develop innovative recruitment strategies which ensure we attract the best in the field
  • Implement effective on-boarding practices to improve retention

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate must hold a relevant bachelor’s degree and/or a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management. Certification by a relevant regulator, e.g. IHRM membership would be an added advantage. Demonstrated experience in assessing organizational needs and developing and implementing HR plans, policies, and systems.
  • A minimum of five to seven years of total work experience, with at least two years in a similar position working for a fast-paced organization with at least 30 staff members
  • Demonstrated experience in mentorship, negotiation and mediation skills in teams and communities to ensure win-win outcomes for employees and employer
  • Proven ability to manage teams and develop leaders; experience in remote management a plus
  • Passion for building teams, finding talent, building relationships and tackling challenging people-related issues
  • Knowledge of local and national employment laws
  • Passion for organizational development, employee relations, and training
  • Confidentiality and discretion in dealing with sensitive matters
  • Passionate about ending extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Ability to lead and manage change effectively

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should upload their CVs at the link below. Your cover letter should explain why your experience and background make you the ideal candidate for this position, and should be no more than one page.

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Deadline: 23rd August 2018

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