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Human Resources Officer [temporary]

at Regional Service Centre at Entebbe
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted November 3, 2019
Category Human Resources
Currency UGX


Human Resources Officer [temporary], Entebbe, Uganda, Entebbe, Uganda
Organization: Regional Service Centre at Entebbe
Country: Uganda
Field location: Entebbe, Uganda
Office: RSCE Entebbe, Uganda
Grade: P-3

Organisational Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Regional Service Centre, Entebbe. The incumbent will report to the Service Line Manager.

The Service Line approach serves to offer improved performance with:

A process-based approach better suited for high volume transactions (as at the RSCE)
Standardized service delivery with equivalent outcomes for all client missions
Continuous focus on improving the overall performance of the process
The emphasis is on higher client satisfaction rather than functional requirements,
demonstrated mainly by faster processing times for transactions.

It also serves to strengthen accountabilities through:

Clearly defined service delivery expectations linked to roles and responsibilities established within the service level agreements
Increased ownership of end-to-end processes and key performance indicators (KPIs)

Within delegated authority, the Human Resources Officer will be responsible for the following duties: (These duties are generic and may not be carried out by all Human Resources Officers at this level)


Projects and monitors vacant posts of assigned level/group, Secretariat or center wide and ensures adherence to policies and procedures in filling these posts.
Manages recruitment process including development of recruitment strategies and plans, coordinating with client offices in forecasting and identifying vacancies, preparing job openings, reviewing and screening of candidates.
Review job openings in consultation with hiring managers, ensuring that the evaluation criteria and responsibilities are in line with the approved or classified documents.
Conducts primary review, prepares and submit recruitment cases to approving officials/entities.
Arranges and conducts interviews for selection of candidates.


PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of human resources policies, practices and procedures and ability to apply them in an organizational setting. Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.

Experience Requirements

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administration or related area is required.
Experience in the administration of benefits and entitlements in the United Nations System is required.

A minimum of 2 years work experience with a United Nations peacekeeping mission,agency,fund or programme in a conflict or post-conflict setting desirable.

Experience with the use of HR systems such as an ERP (UMOJA), FSS, and/or INSPIRA, is desirable.

Experience in a shared service centre or operation is desirable.

Education Requirements

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in human resources management, business or public administration, social sciences, education or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.