People & Culture (HR) Business Partner- East &Northern Regions
Position: People & Culture (Human Resource) Buisness Partner – Eastern & Northern Regions
Reports to: People & Culture Manager
PURPOSE OF POSITION
The People & Culture Business Partner supports line managers align Human Resources practices and systems with business objectives and deliver value added service to management and employees in designated clusters/ Eastern & Northern regions /division.
Strategic Partner: Develops and implements Human Resource solutions to business problems
Contribute to the strategy of designated clusters in Eastern and Northern Regions by providing technical guidance to Managers to identify, prioritize, and build organizational capabilities, behaviours, structures, and processes
Consult with line management and provide People & Culture (Human Resource) guidance appropriately
Develop and regularly adjust People & Culture strategies and initiatives to respond to specific needs of the designated Clusters/Eastern and Northern regions /division
Develop and implement initiatives for identifying and developing next generation of leaders within designated clusters/region/division.
Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with People & Culture team to develop solutions, programs and policies.
Support line managers in forecasting and planning their talent/workforce pipeline requirements in line with cluster/regional strategy.
Identify and work with partners to develop appropriate People & Culture solutions aligned to specific needs of the designated cluster/region/division
Operations Management: Measures and monitors existing Human Resource policies and procedures
Maintain in depth knowledge of legal, National and partnership requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.
Provide Human Resource Policy guidance and interpretation to line management and build the capacity of line management to understand and implement organizational policies and procedures
Communicate and support development of mechanisms that facilitate adoption of organizational culture and values by employees
Provide day to day performance management guidance to line management (coaching, counselling, career development, disciplinary actions).
Support line managers identify business needs and develop staff competences to meet identified business needs.
Identify and drive the sharing of best practices across functions and units to facilitate continuous improvement
Coordinate specific projects as determined in the annual People & Culture operational plan and contribute to functional and cross-functional initiatives.
Employee engagement: Supports creation of solutions to drive employee commitment and contribution.
Work closely with line management and employees to improve work relationships, increase productivity and retention
Work with line management to initiate and implement projects towards improving employee engagement as a driver for organization performance
Drive Our Voice survey action plans in designated area to improve employee wellbeing and engagement
Support line management to manage and resolve complex employee relations issues.
Build capability of employees and managers to respond to and manage organizational changes
Support line managers to review processes and systems and initiate changes to improve work effectiveness.
Support managers implement, track and assess ongoing changes. (change portfolio management)
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
Minimum Qualification required: Degree in Social Sciences/ or humanities and post graduate qualification in Human Resource Management, Business Management, Organizational Development, Organisational Psychology or other related disciplines.
Experience: At least 3 years generalist and broad Human Resource experience years in a large and busy environment
Technical Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of Ugandan labour laws and legal requirements
Substantial business acumen with clear, comprehensive understanding of the link between talent and other Human Resource initiatives and organizational strategy,
Ability to effectively envision, develop, and implement new strategies to address competitive, complex business issues.
Ability to collect and synthesize data and develop recommendations based on this
Customer service orientation
Well developed interpersonal and communication skills
Good skills in conflict resolution/problem solving, teamwork, crisis management, training facilitation and coaching.
Working Environment / Conditions:
Work environment: Office-based with regular travel to the field