Human Resources Assistant (G5) job at IOM Uganda

IOM Uganda

Human Resources Assistant (G5) job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 23 August 2022

Hiring Organization: IOM Uganda

Job Details:

Human Resources Assistant (G5)

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN
agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-
governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the
benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. IOM is
committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal candidates are eligible to apply to this
vacancy and are considered as first-tier candidates

Organizational Context And Scope
Under the Overall Supervision of the Chief of Mission (COM), the administrative and functional
supervision of the Senior Resource Management Officer (SRMO) IOM Uganda and the direct
supervision of the Human Resource Officer (HRO), and, in collaboration with relevant units at
Headquarters and the Administrative Centers, the successful candidate will be responsible for
providing human resource related functions in IOM Uganda.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

• Assist in coordination of recruitment processes, including but not limited to, providing guidance to hiring managers on preparation of Terms of Reference, drafting and posting Vacancy Notice/Special Vacancy Notice, screening and shortlisting applications, drafting interview protocols, preparing and administering written tests, taking part in interview panels as assigned, drafting candidates’ assessment forms, conducting reference checks, preparing job offers, administering recruitment mailbox, etc.
• Carry-out and coordinate pre-employment activities such as preparation of Entry On Duty (EOD) documentation and collection of supporting documentation, coordination of EOD medical exams and follow-up with Health Insurance Medical Services (Manila or Panama) on medical clearance, coordinate enrollment in insurance plans as appropriate, coordination and delivery of induction sessions, arrangement for security briefing, etc.
• Perform assigned role(s) in PRISM HR paying special attention to data consistency and accuracy; input and maintain data based on approvals and supporting documentation; verify eligibility for allowances and other benefits, monitor and follow up on contractual situation and entitlements, and initiate prompt actions and generate reports, contract extensions, personnel actions and other related documentation.
• Perform the role of Time-keeper in PRISM; monitor, maintain, update and reconcile leave quotas based on supporting documentation; generate, edit and analyse leave- related reports; respond to questions concerning leave administration; guide staff on request and approval procedure in PRISM.
• Carry-out a wide range of Human Resources actions, including but not limited to preparation of documentation for separation, classification, reclassification, promotion, disciplinary cases, etc. and coordinate with the Regional Office, Administrative Centers and Human Resource Management in Geneva as appropriate.
• Prepare all reports on personnel matters and submit timely to concerned parties; draft and review routine correspondence, letters, certifications, etc.; open and update personal files, create and maintain a systematic way to archive Human Resources documents (electronic and hard copies). Update and maintain electronic and physical archiving systems in the unit including personnel files with all supporting documentation, recruitment files, Human Resources policies, regulations, guidelines and manuals, internal controls, etc.
• Assist in monitoring compliance with the Staff Evaluation System and follow-up with staff and supervisor as needed; facilitate compliance by providing technical guidance on the use of the system.
• Organize Human Resources events including staff development and training activities in coordination with the Staff Development and Learning Unit and maintain updated records.
• Provide information to staff on their entitlements and responsibilities in line with IOM regulations, instructions, and procedures. Respond to standard inquiries and refer the most sensitive/complex ones.
• Identify areas for improvement and highlight them to the supervisor; provide inputs for new procedures to complement or to adapt existing ones taking into consideration the specific needs of the office. Assist in analyzing and resolving sensitive cases by collating background information, preparing summaries and sharing best practices.
• Participate in inter-agency Human Resources related working groups as assigned.
• Provide guidance and training to new/junior staff in the unit.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

• Completed Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology or related field with three years of relevant professional experience. Or
• High School diploma with five years of relevant experience;


• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, E-mail, Outlook; previous experience in SAP is a distinct advantage;
• Attention to detail, ability to organize paperwork in a methodical way;
• Discreet, details and clients-oriented, patient and willingness to learn new things; and,
• Prior work experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-government or government institutions/organization in a multi-cultural setting is an advantage.
• Knowledge of radio, email, telephone and other applications.

• Knowledge of SAP or Oracle ERP is key
• Strong computer skills - Word, Excel, and Internet
• Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills;
• Attention to details;
• Proven ability to communicate cross-culturally;


• Fluency in English
• Working Knowledge of any other UN languages.

Required Competencies

• The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

• Inclusion and respect for diversity respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
• Integrity and transparency: maintain high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
• Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioral indicators level 1
• Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
• Delivering results; produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
• Managing and sharing knowledge continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
• Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Application procedure

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM will only accept applications which should include a cover letter (not more than one page) and résumé highlighting the required education and experience.

Interested applicants may send their applications to  no later than 23rd August 2022. Reference Number and Position Title: VN/UG/011/2022 – Human Resource
Assistant should be specified in the SUBJECT field.
Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Date Posted: 2022-08-14




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