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HR Specialist

Date:  Mar 16, 2023
Posting Closure Date:  Jun 30, 2023
Category:  Support Function
Career Level: 

Kampala, Kampala, Uganda

Job Role

Responsible for ensuring the day to day HR functions are performed in accordance with MAG policies, procedures and HR best practice 
Support in managing, motivating and developing business unit staff skills and aspirations in a professional, cost effective and fair manner, to ensure that they are capable of undertake their responsibilities to the required standard and are provided with an environment in which they can develop their potential to the fullest
Accountable for the implementation of the annual HR objectives and projects, supervising HR staff within the business unit to ensure they carry out their responsibilities efficiently & effectively

Job Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with Country General Manager and HR BP, assist in the development of staffing and recruitment plan to ensure that each function is staffed appropriately in an efficient and timely manner
  • Leads company compliance with all existing governmental and labor legal bodies, including the preparation of information, approves all submitted information and serves as the primary contact with the company attorney and outside government agencies
  • Manage Employee Relations including
  • Manage compensation & benefits administration, include claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment and communicating benefit information to employees as well as
  • Organize learning and development opportunities in coordination with the country general manager and direct managers for staff to achieve development goals as well as
  • Oversee the regular review and roll out of HR policies, employment policies, and procedures in compliance to MAG’s standards and national labor law
  • Represent company in Trade unions and other HR related business meetings, to ensure that the needs and interests of the region company and its stakeholders are represented, and relevant information is effectively communicated to interested parties.
  • Responsible for Performance Management System
  • Developing and maintaining HR policies and procedures in compliance with MAG’s standards and national labor law
  • Ensures appropriate planning and execution to maximize business facility space utilization and oversee resources and ensures safety and security of buildings and personnel.
  • Open, close, and secure facilities at prescribed times and check for safety and maintenance concerns and do regular rounds to all areas within the facility including the workshop
  • Plan, schedule and oversee on-premise and off premise business events including meetings, conferences, interviews, orientations, and marketing events.
  • Provide a friendly, inclusive, service-oriented environment for all staff and visitors
  • Supervise all service contracts including cleaning, safety, security, catering, maintenance, office management etc.


Bachelor Degree in Human Resources or Equivalent is prefrable

Required Qualifications & Skills

Minimum Experience:

  • Three to five years of leader experience in Human Resources positions 
  • Specialized training in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organizational development, and employee relations training, preferred.
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification preferred, not required
  • a solid understanding of budgeting and financial planning is a plus as this role involves preparing annual budgets.

Job Specific Skills:

  • Experience with all aspects of human resources and previous experience of staff supervision and human capital capacity building
  • Ability to prioritize and deal with competing demands
  • A team builder with excellent people skills; culturally sensitive and has the ability and interest to identify and work with a multicultural team.
  • Experience in developing and implementing HR policies, procedures and systems
  • Good interpersonal skills, including people-management, leadership and both written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in IT - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and HRIS (Human resources Information Systems) like SAP and SuccessFactors 
  • Up to date knowledge of business region local employment law, culture, and HR practices.

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