Human Resource Officer needed at Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG)

Job Title:    Human Resource Officer

Organisation: Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG)

Reports to: Human Resource Manager

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:

Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG) is a Company Limited by Guarantee with an NGO status, whose Vision is “A good life for all Ugandans”. UHMG works in partnership with public, private, and civil society institutions to improve the quality of life of Ugandans through the provision of superior and affordable health care solutions. Using the Good Life Platform as its launch pad, UHMG has employed uniquely designed interventions and innovative behavior change communication approaches to raise people’s awareness of and demand for health care services for Reproductive Health, HIV, Malaria, and Maternal & Child Health.

Job Summary: The Human Resource Officer will support the Human Resource Function of UHMG by providing technical support to the Human Resource Manager with specific regard to Talent Acquisition, Staff Development, Benefits Management, and Exit Management. The position requires a fast learner self-driven person with capacity in the areas of personnel management and development, and should have the capacity to work with minimum supervision, while upholding the Core Values of UHMG.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Provide support in the interpretation and implementation of the HR policies, procedures and systems.
  • Maintain and update a comprehensive physical filing system and the HRM Information System.
  • Maintain an updated staff leave plan and produce quarterly reports.
  • Provide support in the implementation of the recruitment and selection process in line with HRM Manual.
  • The incumbent will implement orientation and induction programmes for all new staff in line with the HRM Manual.
  • Regularly monitor and implement staff welfare system in line with HRM Manual.
  • Offer technical input to the performance management process and track evaluations reports, including facilitating timely feedback and development plan processes.
  • Keenly track submissions of performance appraisals, support in the development of the Annual HRD Plans, liaise with the Supervisor to ensure implementation, and track progress.
  • Manage the staff Medical Insurance Scheme, Group Personal Accident insurance, and coordinate the periodic insurance renewal process.
  • Regularly respond to employee queries; manage HR paper processes, and maintain job and personnel information.
  • Provide support in the development of the annual directorate’s work-plan and monitor implementation.
  • Prepare and submit monthly staff payroll and review staff timesheets on a timely basis.
  • Compute exiting staff severance pay and all related payments for review by the HR Manager.
  • Update the Alumni database.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the UHMG Human Resource Officer job vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Organizational Psychology, Business Administration, or related field. Post graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management is essential.
  • A professional/certified qualification in Human Resource or personal management/development is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in human resource practice of a growing organization.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent managerial and organizational abilities.
  • High degree of integrity, energetic, dynamic team player, and portray innovation.
  • Highly flexible, innovative, with good record keeping, report compilation, communication, and interpersonal, supervisory and team work skills.
  • Computer literacy skills with knowledge of MS Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook, and demonstrable experience in working with electronic Human Resource Management Information Systems (HRMIS) and electronic payroll systems.
  • Ability to work under pressure with competing deadlines in a demanding and challenging work environment.

NB: The job is available for a period of 6 months.

How to Apply:

All qualified candidates should send their applications with copies of Curriculum Vitae, names of three professional referees, copies of certified academic documents, and telephone and email contacts to: The Human Resources Manager, Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd.; Plot 20-21, 27-28, Martyrs Crescent, Ntinda, or to P. O. Box 4553, Kampala, Uganda.

N.B:  Hand deliveries should be submitted at the UHMG reception.

Deadline: 17th February, 2017 by 4:30pm

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