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Human Resources Manager Job Vacancy

Job Title: Human Resources Manager

Vacancy No: 2014-2

Reporting to: CEO of Kilimo Trust

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Kilimo Trust

1) Kilimo Trust (KT) is an independent regional agricultural development organization - working on agriculture for development across the EAC Region.

It is registered in the Republic of Uganda with core staff recruited from all the EAC Partner States. It implements projects across all EAC Partner States + S. Sudan.

The core business of KT is to support the transformation of food and nutrition security in the EAC Region away from high risk subsistence farming into lower risk trade-based systems.

2) KT’s vision within the next 15 years (starting 2012)

a) Specialization in production of staples in the EAC to enable smallholder producers of the key food commodities to:

i) effectively utilize comparative advantages; and

ii) “farm as business” and become competitive in the regional market.

b) A structured regional trade in food commodities and products, driven by private sector business linkages for each commodity.

c) A high proportion of the food commodities (especially perishables) produced in the EAC, being transformed to differentiated value-added products preferred by the final consumer

Purpose of the Job

The Human Resources Manager manages the day-to-day operations of the Human Resource Office, taking responsibility for implementation of the HR agenda for Kilimo Trust, the HR policies, procedures and programs.

The HR Manager’s responsibilities fall in the following functional areas: organizational development and change management; recruitment and selection management; Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS); employee relations; employee training and development; performance management, compensation management and office administration.

Key Responsibilities
  • Plan, organize, direct and control the recruitment processes, identifying staff vacancies, recruiting, interviewing and participating in the selection of applicants
  • Plan and conduct new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward organizational objectives Prepare and manage the budget for HR operations
  • Manage the organization change process Analyze training needs to design employee development, skills training
  • Maintain records and compile HR information system reports concerning personnel-related data such as recruitments, promotions, training, transfers, performance appraisals, and absenteeism rates
  • Administer compensation, benefits and performance management systems
  • Develop and administer the company health and safety programme
  • Administer the staff disciplinary and grievance systems
  • Serve as a link between management and employees by handling queries, interpreting and administering policies and procedures, contracts and helping resolve work-related problems
  • Advise managers on organizational policy matters and ensure compliance with legal requirements
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities as required by the CEO

Educational Qualifications
  • Master’s degree or equivalent post graduate qualification in Human Resources, Organization Development or related field
  • Specialized HR training in employment law, compensation management, organization development, employee relations and preventive labour relations would be an added advantage

  • A minimum of five years of progressive managerial experience in Human Resource positions.

Competence Requirements
  • Knowledge and experience in employment law, recruitment, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety, employee engagement, change management, employee development and performance management
  • Experience in the administration of benefits and compensation programmes and other Human Resources recognition and engagement programs and processes
  • Leadership and mentorship skills
  • Managerial, organizational and facilitation skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to serve as a knowledgeable resource to the management team
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Must include knowledge of Excel and skills in Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS)
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills

The application should include:
  • An up-to-date CV, highlighting relevant skills and experience (presented in relation to each of the Responsibilities and each of the experience areas listed above);
  • The names and contacts of three referees, and a daytime contact telephone number; &
  • A statement and proof of current remuneration package.

Closing date for Applications: 30th July 2014 Date of Interviews: 07th and 8th August 2014 (invites to shortlisted applicants will be sent)

(Eligibility: Only qualifying candidates from Uganda where KT is headquartered may apply)

Please apply online to:

Senior Associate Human Resources
Kilimo Trust
Plot 42, Princess Anne Drive
Bugolobi, Kampala, Uganda

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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