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Human Resource, Governance and Operations Manager – Child’s i Foundation

Location: Head Office- Kampala

Department: Senior Leadership Team

Reports to: Country Director


  • Contribute to the attainment of the Foundation’s strategic operations and objectives through effective leadership and management of the HR function.
  • Oversee the Foundation’s governance & legal matters, general administration & procurement and estate Management.


Organizational & HR Strategy and Policy Management

  • Support the development and implementation of the country strategic plan and the achievement of the organizational goals
  • Lead the design and implementation of a coherent organizational structure that fits and serves the organization’s practices and program ambitions.
  • Design and review HR policies, procedures and processes to ensure compliance to Employment Laws and HR best practices.
  • Ensure that adequate advice and support is provided to managers and staff on interpretation and application of organizational policies and procedures and on other HR related matters.
  • Ensure staff compliance for organizational policies, procedures and standards
  • Manage staff compensation & benefits
  • Lead on the development of an organizational culture that reflects our core values, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation
  • Manage the HR & Ops teams to achieve set work targets

Estate/ Facility Management

  • Oversee the overall maintenance of all Child’s i office premises, facilities assets and equipment (physical work environment) and ensure that these are secure and efficiently utilized.
  • Manage all contracts and leases and advise the SLT on lease renewals and new contracts.
  • Ensure facilities are compliant with Health and Safety regulations.
  • Ensure adequate insurance cover and keep up to date with suitability and types of cover available
  • Oversee the annual preparation of the renewal of licenses and permits.
  • Provide logistical support to guests, visitors including partner organisations involved in Child’s i activities

Governance & Legal

  • Ensure full compliance with Uganda laws and regulations with regards to HR matters; ensure that Child’s i policies are coherent with Ugandan laws;
  • Ensure adequate legal oversight, provide analysis of legal risks and legality assurance to the management
  • Support the visa processing (work permits) for expatriate staff and liaison with relevant Government entities;
  • Support on government relationships that evolve from Child’s i’s legal registration in the country.
  • Ensure all governance is adequate and tracked. Work with the SLT to flag any risks.
  • Maintain the organization’s risk register, ensuring mitigating controls are managed and tracked.

Administration, Procurement

  • Overall responsibility for the development and adherence to the Procurement policy.
  • Overall management of the support function, including the outsourced security guards
  • Ensure all Child’s i assets managed by the operations team is tracked and managed effectively – e.g. the vehicles. This includes maintenance and usage.
  • Responsibility for Data Management across the Child’s i Uganda offices.
  • Overall management of the outsourced IT resource.


Education, Knowledge & Working experience

  • Masters degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Social Sciences, or other related academic discipline, and/or a postgraduate specialization in Human Resources.
  • Minimum of 5 years Human Resources experience, including experience in the development of strategic and operational support services plans and their implementation in a professional work environment over a sustained period of time; some year of experience in an NGO environment is preferred;
  • In-depth knowledge of employee relations & develop and maintains knowledge of current employment legislation and regulations;
  • Experience in capacity building and setting frameworks for staff development;
  • Thorough knowledge of human resource management principles and best practices
  • Competent level skills in core IT applications, particularly MS Office
  • Experience with Human Resources Information Systems
  • Knowledge of data analysis and reporting

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate skills in leading a multi-disciplined team through a period of change
  • Leadership skills, including the ability to supervise and motivate qualified professional staff with strong personal value systems
  • Analytical, decision making and strategic planning skills
  • Ability to coach, mentor, delegate appropriately and provide developmental guidance to supervised staff
  • Problem-solving and Team building skills
  • Active affiliation with appropriate Human Resources networks & organizations and ongoing community involvement
  • Ability to plan and organise a substantial workload that includes complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Confident decision-making ability: ability to analyse data and information, engage stakeholders and weigh up options to make clear decisions.

Personal Attributes:

  • A commitment to the values, goals and principles of Child’s i Foundation
  • Resourcefulness and creativity in developing the role of HR within the programme and ensuring the most effective support to line management
  • Demonstrated credibility with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels of an organization;
  • Diligent and firm with high ethical standards
  • A business acumen partnered with attention to the human element
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