Human Resources Business Partner at Goal international

Kampala, Uganda
negotiable Expired 4 years ago
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GOAL is currently seeking to hire competent persons to join our Uganda team. This is an exciting opportunity for you to join an extremely dynamic International NGO and to use your skills. If you are familiar with working within the international development aid sector and have a strong background in the areas mentioned, then you are the one we are looking for!

All positions are contingent to funding.

Human Resources Business Partner

About the Role: The Human Resource Business Partner provides technical support to the Human Resource Manager in the human resource function with the special focus on Performance management, staff training and development and Time and attendance.

Key Responsibilities:

Recruitment and Onboarding:

    • Provide technical advice and support on JD’s development to requestors
    • Ensure requestors follow the process for new positions
    • Support short listing activity as required by HRM
    • Ensure thorough background checks and ATCs are done and documented
    • Prepare notifications for job offers for successful candidates
  • Contracts: Prepare staff contracts upon receipt of interview report with the successful candidate and submit to relevant function for approval.
  • Onboarding: Prepare and coordinate induction schedule for all new staff; provide personnel forms to all new staff, provide new staff information to Admin Assistant and IT department for ID processing and set up of email accounts
  • Regularly update recruitment matrix and share with HRM

Performance Management

    • Support the process ensuring staff and their supervisors have set performance targets at the beginning of the year or beginning of one’s contract with clear KPIs
    • Train and refresh staff & first line supervisors on the Performance Management Process supporting them to identify staff with performance challenges who need to be on Performance Improvement Plans
  • Provide adequate notice to line managers to complete Probation and Annual Evaluations on time
  • On quarterly basis, visit offices in field to provide GOAL general training on the performance management system.
  • Ensure that all the necessary documentation for performance is on individual staff files

Staff Development and Career Support:

    • Take lead in the identification and analysis of staff development and career support needs
    • Extract and analyze skills, knowledge & competency needs from staff annual appraisals at the end of every calendar year
    • Promote inhouse online learning – LINGOS, identify relevant trainings for staff including ensuring al supervisors take on the mandatory courses
    • Prepare monitoring reports on staff development and career support programmes to the Human Resource Manager
    • Manage the training Data Base and compile an annual training calendar at the beginning of the year.
  • In liaison with the HRM, follow up on scheduled training with the training organisations;
  • Ensure Training Request Forms for trainees are completed, approved and payment done before the training and copies of payments kept on staff files.
  • Responsible for Immigration Function:
  • Process expatriate work permits, special passes, dependants passes, as well as renewals
  • Submit weekly progress report to HRM

Employee relations

  • Provide support to staff and management regarding disciplinary issues where necessary.
  • Provide general counseling to staff & management where needed

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • University degree in HR, Public Administration or a related discipline
  • 5 years INGO working experience in a similar role
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. Proficient in use of MS Word and MS Excel
  • Excellent communication and training skills
  • Proven previous experience in Managing performance is desired
  • Good PR and negotiation skills are an added advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for a cross-cultural work environment
  • Willingness to travel regularly to field locations


Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with a global team of 2,400 personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable communities. Currently operating in 13 of the world’s most vulnerable countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and sustainable livelihoods.

General description of the country programme:

First operational in Uganda in 1979, the current GOAL Uganda country programme focuses on Health (including WASH, Health Accountability and Nutrition programming); and a market based systems approach to improving agricultural livelihoods and WASH. GOAL Uganda mainstreams gender, child protection, social behaviour change and resilience strategies across all programming. GOAL works on a district focused approach and uses a mixture of direct implementation and partnerships with national and international civil society organizations, local government, the private sector and communities to give effect to our mission.

GOAL Uganda has a skilled team of approximately 100 personnel and manages an annual operating budget of approximately €8.7 million (2018). GOAL is currently operational in the North, South, East and West of Uganda with six established offices in Kampala, Lira, Bugiri, Abim, Kaabong and Agago Districts. GOAL Uganda country programme is funded by a number of donors who include Mastercard, charity: water, Irish Aid and some small foundations.

Remuneration Package and Benefits:

Our package includes a competitive salary, health insurance cover for up to 3 dependents, comprehensive 24 hour personal accident cover, terminal benefits equivalent to one month for each completed year of service and our working hours provide for a half day on Fridays.  GOAL promotes a learning and development environment with training & study opportunities aligned to our staff development policy.

Applying Instructions

Interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit their applications by email with at least 4 reference contacts (3 from the last three employers, and 1 character reference), and daytime contact number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda:

[email protected] 

indicating the title for the position applied for in the subject line


Uganda, Kampala


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