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Head of HR and Operations Job Vacancy

VSO is a development organisation that has been working through volunteers to fight poverty for more than 50 years. We are the leading organisation in the field, working in 34 countries.

Our Ugandan country office is rapidly expanding, with new donors, new partners and new regions (e.g. Karamoja), enabling us to reach more primary actors. Our country strategy focuses on three key sectors: primary education, primary healthcare and livelihoods.

The Job

We’re looking for a dynamic and influential person to lead the country office operations and human resources function, ensuring good people management practice, an efficient customer care service and adherence to global and local policies and procedures.

The head of HR and operations will support the country director and senior management team by implementing the people plan, helping ensure that we attract and retain high calibre employees and volunteers, managed, engaged and supported in line with VSO policy to maximize their potential, and deliver on their role.

You will have a solid background in administration and human resources management as well as leadership experience gained in a development context.
You will be adept at coordination and negotiation at a strategic level.
To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to

Please quote the job title in the subject line.

The cover letter should detail the reasons you believe you are suitable for the role and outline your current salary, benefits package and your salary expectations.

Please include telephone and email contact and details of two referees (one of whom should be your current or most recent employer). CVs sent without the cover letter will not be considered.

VSO is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.

Due to anticipated interest in this post, only short-listed candidates will receive a response.

Closing date: October 15th 2013

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