Human Resources Manager job at GiveDirectly


Human Resources Manager job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 05 April 2022

Hiring Organization: GiveDirectly

Job Details:

Job Title: Human Resources Manager, Uganda
Start date: As soon as possible
Location: Uganda
Reports to: Senior Manager Talent & External Relations
Contract: Fixed contract (possibility of extension subject to funding and performance)

About GiveDirectly
GiveDirectly (GD) aims to reshape international giving – and millions of lives – by providing cash grants directly to the world’s poorest. The Brookings Institution estimates that $70B of cash transfers would be required to eliminate the poverty gap; the aid sector currently spends $135B each year, much of it on evidence-free interventions. GiveDirectly wants to change that, establishing cash transfers as a benchmark for foreign aid – as the index fund is a benchmark for the financial industry – and in the process accelerating the end of extreme poverty.
GD has raised over $700M since launching in 2011, delivered cash to more than 1 million people, and launched offices in 10 countries. We’ve also supported large-scale, experimental research that indicates strong recipient impact of our programs. As a result, GD has been celebrated as one of the most innovative non-profit companies by Fast Company, while the growing cash transfer movement (and GD’s leading role within it) have been featured in the New York Times Magazine, This American Life, Foreign Affairs, and The Economist.
We’re looking for exceptional talent to grow our collaborative, diverse team. Joining GiveDirectly provides the opportunity to work alongside individuals who come from 21 different countries and speak 69 different languages. We’re actively working toward an equitable and inclusive environment for all team members, and seek candidates who will bring diverse perspectives and experiences to our organization. We recruit from organizations across all industries: our team has hailed from sectors including start-ups, government, consultancies, investment banks, and nonprofits.
Across our global offices, our culture is candid, analytical, non-hierarchical, and fast-paced. We value ability, adaptability, and willingness to learn. We offer competitive salary and benefits, as well as performance-based bonuses.

Role Overview:
The Human Resources Manager (“HRM”) will play a key role in sourcing and managing talent within GiveDirectly’s growing field organization. The HRM will build robust protocols to support rapid hiring & onboarding of staff and cost-effective monitoring of ongoing performance. The role will allow GiveDirectly to meet ambitious growth targets by enabling commensurate expansion of the team and accompanying HR systems / policies. The HRM position will award exceptional communication skills, strong attention to detail, and a deep interest in building and scaling GD’s organizational culture and values.


Talent Recruitment
• Lead on recruitment and sourcing of top talent for all open positions
• Own candidate screening, including resume reviews and coordination with candidates
• Ensure high quality onboarding of new staff, including orientation on HR policies and benefits / payroll set-up
• Assist with professional development training and planning
Talent Administration
• Facilitate benefits provision and coordinate with insurance providers
• Maintain up-to-date personnel files
• Oversee leave management and staff timesheets
• Answer staff questions related to HR policy and assist with disciplinary actions
Talent and Performance management / tracking
• Design and own systems for regular performance tracking, including links to payroll where appropriate
• Provide administrative support during review cycles, including scheduling and updating system to reflect changes in title / compensation
Team Culture and Values
• Ensure organizational values and culture is maintained within Uganda programs
• Own tracking and measurement of personal sustainability and wellbeing barometers
• Lead on implementing activities and events oriented around team-building
• Facilitate initiatives to codify and promote GD’s culture and values
• Identify opportunities for morale-building (e.g. retreats, team events, incentive schemes, etc.)
• Meet the GD “bar” for online communication responsiveness (slack, email, phone)
• Present effectively to the management team (focusing on key insights, etc.)
• Communicate concisely and clearly across a variety of forms (written, presenting, verbal)

Core competencies and experiences
• Relevant University Degree
• 4+ years of work experience in a role that required problem-solving and project management
• Exceptional communication, organizational, and analytical skills
• Ability to logic through complex operational questions and propose solutions to inform programmatic decisions
• Ability to manage day-to-day operations while simultaneously building more robust, efficient systems
• Demonstrated ability to work in a highly independent and self-directed manner, while effectively communicating upwardly about gaps and risks
• Enthusiasm for fast-paced environments, which may lack a pre-defined playbook for success and involve significant “learning by doing”
• Alignment with GiveDirectly Values and active demonstration of our core competencies: emotional intelligence, problem-solving, project management, follow-through, and fostering inclusivity. We welcome and strongly encourage applications from candidates who have personal or professional experience in the low-income and/or historically marginalized communities that we serve.

Why work at GiveDirectly?

At GiveDirectly, we work to ensure that you have everything you need to excel in your role and on your team, including:
• A positive and supportive team with opportunities for advancement
• A demonstrated commitment to helping all staff develop and grow
• A competitive salary
• A health benefits plan
• Unlimited PTO (that we encourage staff to take!)
**GD is committed to observing all local, national and international laws that protect children, vulnerable adults, and basic human rights of all. GD is committed to a policy of “zero tolerance for sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (SEAH)” and expects anyone who works for GD to uphold the protection and safeguarding of our recipients as a priority.

Application procedure

Use the link below to apply.

Date Posted: 2022-03-25




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