Human Resource Manager Job in Uganda at Medical Research Council

Job Title: Human Resource Manager

Duties and Responsibilities
The HR Manager will be responsible for the day to day management of the human Ressource Department, including recruitment, performance, appraisal, promotions, managing disciplinary cases and ensuring that staffing levels are in line with the current and future needs of the organization. Working closely with the MRCUK the post holder will be responsible for updating and communicating changes in employment policies and procedures and ensuring that the staff manual is kept up to date and in line with Uganda employment law. Ensuring that the staffing costs keep within budget and allocating staff correctly to core or extremely funded projects will be a vital part of the role.


  • The Human Resource Manager will report to the Director of Operations
  • Day to day contact with Heads of Programs, Project Leaders, Section Heads and employees at the unit.
  • Regular interaction with the MRC Region Center London and fellow HR Managers across the UK and The Gambia

Qualification and Experience
Applicants must possess a minimum of Masters Degree in Human Resource Management. Membership of a chartered institute of personnel Development (CIPD) or equivalent is advantageous but not essential. Candidates are required to have a a minimum of five years post degree experience working in HR with 2 at manager level. Previous experience of dealing with international staff an advantage. An excellent level of computer literacy, especially Microsoft office and experience of using computerized Human Resource Management systems(ideally Navision), is an essential requirement for this position

Terms and Conditions
Terms and conditions for the post are within the MRC/UVRI on Aids salary scales and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply
Applications including academic Qualifications, Curriculum Vitae and names of two referees, accompanied with a supporting letter outlining why you consider your self to be suitable for this role, should either be addressed to:

Director of Operations
Medical Research Council
c/o Uganda Virus Research Institute
p.o. Box 49, Entebbe
or sent by email:

Closing Date will be Monday 5th September 2011. Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted for interviews. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.


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