Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Human Resource Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


NRC Uganda is looking for a passionate and self driven HR professional with experience to run core HR interventions in a busy and dynamic environment. If this call is tailored for you, then go ahead and send in that application, it is still early to set that new year, new me goal.

Duty of Care & Staff Care:

Conduct periodic staff and duty of care training and sensitisation sessions for all staff Participate in Health Safety and Security assessments. Focal point person for Staff Psychosocial Support initiatives  Support Continuously asses and report compliance on Minimum staff care Duty of Care Standard Propose and organize in conjunction with staff welfare committees staff well-being initiatives. 

Recruitment, Induction, L&D

Country Office HR Focal point Support, the Administration of effective and timely recruitment processes, promoting equity, transparency, and consistency at every step of the process (i.e. review job descriptions, posting ads and supporting the hiring processes). Will also be a member of panel for positions of officer and below. Ensure the recruitment documentation is accurate and complete before sending out an offer. Draft for CD’s signature employment contracts, notices and related documentation.   Create a complete personnel file for all new staff at the centralized registry in CO plus on NRC people and O365.     Liaise with Line Managers to Implement NRC’s onboarding, Induction (NRC plus & NRC lite) within the prescribed time. Facilitate planning and implementation of staff performance management in close collaboration with departmental heads. Through the performance management cycle, ensure training needs are properly clustered and respective trainings timely planned and executed as per the annual capacity-building plan. As a Focal Point for NRC’s L&D, laisse with the trained ToTs to ensure all mandatory trainings by Face to Face or online e.g. KAYA & Plural sights plus recommended ones are completed on time, documented and reported.     Support line managers in cases involving Interns, staff exchange etc. Ensure separation procedures are timely handled and documented in line with NRC guidelines and Law" id="link" class="link">Labour Law.

Generic professional competencies:

University degree in Human Resources Management/Management or related field from a reputable university Masters is in HR or related field is an added advantage. At least 3 years' experience from working as HR officer with INGOs in a humanitarian/recovery context. Understanding of the relevant laws and statutory requirements. Good communication and interpersonal skills Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities Basic employee counseling skills


Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

Service orientation, Strong organizational and team working skills Good cultural awareness and sensitivity. Highly degree of confidentiality
Only qualified Ugandan professionals are eligible. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country. Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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