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Chief- Human Resource Management job at Busitema University

About the Organization

The University was established as a multicampus model with its main campus located at Busitema.

Job Description

Busitema University is a multi-campus Public University located in Eastern Uganda. Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill vacant positions at the University. Interested persons who meet the minimum requirements should submit 3 sets of applications duly signed together with detailed Curriculum Vitae with names of three referees, Academic Certificates and Transcripts, Copies of Appointment letters and 3 recent passport photographs in envelopes addressed to the University Secretary, Busitema University, P.O. Box 236 Tororo. Applications can be submitted to the Office of the University Secretary at Busitema University or at the Liaison Office at Lincoln Flats A2 Makerere University. Deadline for submission of applications is Tuesday 4, June, 2024 at 5:00 pm East African Time.

Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic HR Leadership

  • Developing HR Strategies: Formulating and executing HR strategies that support the organization’s overall business plan and strategic direction.

  • Policy Development: Creating and updating HR policies to ensure compliance with legal regulations and alignment with organizational values.

Talent Management

  • Recruitment and Retention: Overseeing recruitment processes, talent acquisition strategies, and retention programs to attract and retain top talent.

  • Succession Planning: Implementing succession planning strategies to ensure leadership continuity and career development for employees.

Employee Relations

  • Employee Engagement: Promoting a positive workplace culture and enhancing employee engagement through various programs and initiatives.

  • Conflict Resolution: Addressing employee grievances, mediating disputes, and ensuring fair and consistent application of policies.

Performance Management

  • Performance Appraisals: Designing and managing performance appraisal systems to evaluate employee performance and productivity.

  • Training and Development: Identifying training needs and overseeing the development and implementation of professional development programs.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Compensation Strategy: Developing and managing competitive compensation and benefits programs to attract and retain employees.

  • Benefits Administration: Overseeing the administration of employee benefits such as health insurance, retirement plans, and wellness programs.

Compliance and Risk Management

  • Legal Compliance: Ensuring compliance with labor laws, employment regulations, and workplace safety standards.

  • Risk Management: Identifying and mitigating risks related to HR practices and employee relations.

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Diversity Initiatives: Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the organization through targeted initiatives and programs.

  • Inclusive Culture: Fostering an inclusive workplace culture that values diverse perspectives and backgrounds.

HR Technology

  • HRIS Management: Overseeing the implementation and management of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) to improve HR processes and data management.

  • Analytics and Reporting: Utilizing HR analytics to inform decision-making and track key HR metrics.

Leadership and Team Management

  • HR Team Leadership: Leading and mentoring the HR team, providing guidance, support, and professional development opportunities.

  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Collaborating with senior management and other stakeholders to align HR strategies with organizational goals.

Qualification, Experiences and Competencies


  • Bachelor’s Degree: Typically required in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field.

  • Master’s Degree: Often preferred, especially in Human Resources, Organizational Development, or Business Administration (MBA).

Professional Experience

  • HR Experience: Extensive experience in various HR functions, with a track record of progressive responsibility and leadership roles.

  • Leadership Experience: Proven experience in a senior HR leadership position, such as HR Director or Vice President of HR.


  • HR Certifications: Professional HR certifications can be advantageous, such as SHRM-SCP (Society for Human Resource Management - Senior Certified Professional), SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources), or similar credentials.

Skills and Competencies

  • Strategic Thinking: Ability to develop and implement long-term HR strategies that align with organizational goals.

  • Leadership: Strong leadership skills to manage and inspire the HR team and influence organizational leaders.

  • Communication: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with employees, management, and external partners.

  • Problem-Solving: Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities to address complex HR issues.

  • Analytical Skills: Proficiency in data analysis and the use of HR metrics to inform decisions and strategies.

  • Change Management: Ability to lead and manage change initiatives within the organization.


  • HR Best Practices: In-depth knowledge of HR best practices, employment laws, and regulations.

  • Industry Trends: Awareness of current trends and developments in human resources and the broader business environment.

How to Apply

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