Head of Human Resources/Administration at Bible Society OF Uganda

The Bible Society OF Uganda, Bombo Road, Kampala, Uganda


Our Vision:

“A people fully qualified and equipped by the Word of God to do every kind of good deed”. Our Mission: “To provide affordable Holy Scriptures in languages and media that communicate effectively to the people”.
The Bible Society Uganda (BSU) works in partnership with Churches to help engage meaningfully with the Holy Scriptures.
The Bible Society of Uganda is a registered Christian Nongovernmental organization, which serves Churches and the general public by making the Holy Scriptures available in languages that people understand best at an affordable price.
Due to approaching retirement plans, we are now seeking for a qualified and passionate individual with outstanding people skills to manage our staff, ensure that our human resources programs, initiatives are effective, efficient and aligned to the overall strategic plans. The successful candidate must also be willing to share in our vision and mission to join the team in the following roles: –

Position Head of Human Resources/Administration
Reports to: General Secretary

Job Purpose

This role manages employee relations, ensures compliance with regulations, manages budgets, assesses staffing needs, hires
new employees, oversees ERP systems, designs training development programs, and manages compensation plans. The role also
involves administration and coordination of daily operational support functions, and to streamline and improve business efficiency.

Essential qualification requirements

The ideal candidate for this vacancy should have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or Industrial Psychology or Social Work & Social Administration or equivalent. A master’s degree or any relevant additional postgraduate qualifications and certifications are an added advantage. At least 6 years work experience as head of human resources department from a reputable organization, a private or public company. In-depth knowledge of accounting software, corporate principals, and financial analysis.

  • Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and problem solving skills.
  •  Meticulous attention to detail with the superb organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent report-writing and communication skills.
  • Solid proficiency in Microsoft Office, ERP systems and other financial planning software.
  • Good knowledge and experience of company board operations

Job Specifications

This is a senior role which requires extensive leadership and managerial experience, with in-depth experience of the BSU
business and HR strategies. The key deliverables of this role are as follows; –

  • Provide strategic direction to management on all human resources and administration matters.
  • Support the General Secretary in coordination of management action plans/activities by setting strategic direction, ensuring effective management according to BSU principles, objectives and values.
  • Responsible for developing appropriate human resource and organization policies, procedures and provide guidance in their implementation.
  • Provide leadership and direction in resourcing, talent management, training & staff development and staff engagement
    strategies etc.
  • Steer and monitor BSU salary/benefits, reward systems, and participate in BSU annual work plans and budgets.
  • Champion and facilitate a robust performance management system for staff. Good knowledge and practice of the balance
    score card system.
  • Develop systems that facilitate the delivery of efficient and effective office and administrative services country wide in all BSU offices.

The job holder should be self-driven, passionate, accountable with work experience in HRIS, ERP systems, and HR analytics.

Good knowledge and interpretation of local tax and labour laws.

Must dependable, with a high level of integrity and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and improve employee performance.

Applying Instructions

BSU is committed to the principles of workplace diversity. Only duly qualified people are encouraged to apply. Only short listed
candidates shall be contacted for interviews through e-mail within two weeks after the deadline

Interested candidates with relevant experience can use email or hand deliver their applications together with a detailed CV, 3
references, a recommendation letter from their top Church Leader preferably a Bishop, and copies of academic documents to:

The General Secretary/CEO,

The Bible Society of Uganda. Bombo Road,

P. O Box 3621, Kampala.

Tel: +256 41251165, 0772500329

Or Send your application on line to


Uganda, Kampala