Head of Human Resources & Training (Re-advertisement)

  • Contractor
  • Kampala Uganda
  • TBD USD / Year
  • BRAC profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.


Career with BRAC International

BRAC International is a leading non-profit organisation with a mission to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease, and social injustice. Founded in 1972 by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, BRAC is the largest non-governmental development organisation in the world and is present in 15 countries across Asia and Africa today. BRAC designs proven, scalable solutions that equip people with the support and confidence they need to achieve their potential. BRAC’s institutional expertise on various programmes, including health, agriculture, microfinance, education, and youth empowerment, is touching the lives of over 100 million people in the Global South.

BRAC International (BI) is seeking application from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position:

Head of Human Resources & Training (Re-advertisement)

The Head of HR and Training is responsible for developing and executing human resources strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization, specifically in the areas of succession planning, talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, and compensation. The HHR provides strategic leadership by articulating HR needs and plans to the executive management team and shareholders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide HR leadership; collaborate with the management team to design and implement strategies to support organizational growth and culture
  • Collaborate with the regional office HR team in rolling out organizational development initiatives
  • Conduct ongoing analysis of the organization, monitoring and interpreting trends and key HR metrics
  • Manage the full cycle of HR operations
  • Develop practices and programs that attract, retain, and develop the best possible talent in the marketplace and make the company attractive through competitive pay and an engaging culture
  • Capability building – the development of people and processes to ensure the delivery of HR services across the country and ensure greater employee engagement, motivation, and productivity.
  • Selection and special projects – proposing and delivering new HR initiatives and cascading progressive HR practices, coordinating and communicating with head office and other countries, and supporting change management programmes.
  • HR Policy review and analytics – monitoring all aspects of HR compliance, employment legislation, supporting HRIS, and evaluating relevant HR data.
  • Relationship Management – managing the above whilst maintaining all relevant internal and external relationships.
  • Implementing functional HRMS and internal databases across all departments and locations.
  • Overseeing our payroll and performance evaluation systems.
  • Review and update our employment contracts and agreements.
  • Develop and implement departmental budget.
  • Measure the effectiveness of our benefits programs and recommend improvements.

Safeguard Responsibilities

  • Establish a safeguarding culture across all levels of the program by implementing the safeguarding policy. Act as a key source of support, guidance, and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
  • Responsible to ensure team members are appropriately trained, and supported and have access to resources regarding issues that are identified and actioned in accordance with the safeguarding policy and procedure.
  • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place and encourage others to do so.

Educational Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Organizational Psychology, Industrial relations, or a related area of focus is required; a Master’s degree (e.g., MBA, MA-HR) is strongly preferred.
  • HR Certification will be an added advantage.

Required Competencies:

  • Ability to travel to domestic and international offices on short notice.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, to a diverse audience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent organizational/leadership skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and delegate them when appropriate.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s HRIS and talent management systems.
  • Commitment to BRAC mission and values

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 8 years of HR experience in generalist roles with at least 5 years in a management role
  • Experience working with a diverse workforce.
  • Prior experience working within an INGO is a plus.
  • Experience in managing a large team.
  • Experience with Human Resources Information Systems including payroll tools

Employment type: Contractual

Salary: Negotiable

Job Location: Kampala, Uganda

How to apply

If you feel you are the right match for the above-mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly:

External candidates need to email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience at [email protected]

Internal candidates need to apply with their latest CV including all job assignments in detail with BRAC PIN and email to [email protected]

Please mention the name of the position and AD# BI 62/23 in the subject bar.

Those who applied earlier need not to apply again. Only complete applications will be accepted and short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline: 1 February 2024

BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share the same commitment. We believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation – regardless of age, race, religion, and gender, status as an individual with a disability or ethnic origin. Therefore, our recruitment policy and procedure include extensive background checks and disclosure of criminal records in order to ensure safeguarding to the fullest extent.

BRAC is an equal opportunities employer

Deadline: 1 Feb 2024

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