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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

October 29, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Makerere University is Uganda's largest and oldest institution of higher learning, first established as a technical school in 1922. It became an independent national university in 1970.

Job Title

Director, Human Resources job at Makerere University Directorate of Human Resources

Job Description

Provide overall management and coordination of the Human Resource Function of the University.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Initiate, develop, implement and review Human Resource policies and practices in line with the University Strategic Plan

  • Act as a resource to Management of HR in the areas of job design, organizational structures and workload distribution

  • Develop and monitor HRD annual plan in line with the Human Resources Policies:

  • Develop work targets for the Human Resource Directorate in line with the Human Resource Policies:

  • Facilitate the update of HR records, information and knowledge

  • Participate in various salary, wage and benefit surveys, publications, training or other means of sharing networking: determine the optimal application of this new information or trends for the University and propose implementation to various stakeholders;

  • Provide secretariat services to all Committees of Council with a Human Resource component Mentor and coach Human Resources staff of the University and coordinate training and capacity building activities:

  • Analyze, develop and recommend sound plans. programs and procedures, in the areas of Human Resource Planning, compensation, employee recognition and other matters related to employee relations;

  • Formulate, implement and monitor organizational development and change management systems and strategies in line with the University strategic plan; 11. Introduce and implement competence based Human Resource Management Systems;

  • Design and implement performance Management and control systems

  • Coordinate and implement the payroll and terminal benefits pay schedules as well as the employee wellness program

  • Establish a measure to ensure consistency in various HR practices as it relates to recruitment compensation, job descriptions, job profiles including demand analysis and specifications organizational structure among other HR related issues:

  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Competencies

Qualifications

  • A Master's Degree in Human Resources or MPA MBA (Human Resource option) or other Master's degree

  • An Honours Bachelor's Degree in Arts or Social Sciences or Education or other humanity with a bias in Human Resource Management, Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management from a recognized Institution

  • Membership with HR Professional Body is an added advantage.


Competencies

  • Computer Literacy skills:

  • Excellent analytical ability

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Very good tactical and strategic planning skills

  • Proficient oral and written communication skills;

  • Team building and conflict management skills

  • Broad knowledge and understanding of Human Resources processes

  • Good leadership and supervisory skills.


Experience:

  • A minimum of Twelve (12) years relevant working experience three (3) of which must have been at level of Manager in a reputable Organization

  • Terms of Employment: 5-year Contract


How to Apply

Please find details of the jobs at http://ehrms.mak.ac.ug/ recruitment jobs and submit your application, details of your bio data, education, qualifications, work experience and all the other required information, including your Curriculum Vitae, Certificates, Transcripts, and at least three reference letters that are within the advert period addressed to:
The University Secretary
Makerere University P.O. Box 7062, Kampala
Closing Date: 29 October 2023

NOTE:
1. APPLICANTS SHOULD BE BELOW 55 YEARS OF AGE AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.
2. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS SHOULD BE FROM RECOGNISED ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS.
3. MAKERERE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER.

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