Chief Human Resource Officer Employment Opportunity – (UEGCL)

Chief Human Resource Officer Employment Opportunity – Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)

Job Title:     Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO)

Organization: Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

About US:

Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd was incorporated in March 2001 under the Companies Act, 2012 on the basis of the Public Enterprises Reform and Divestiture Act, Cap 98 and Electricity Act, Cap 145 respectively. UEGCL is wholly owned by the Government of the Republic of Uganda. UEGCL’s key role is to – carry on the business of electric power generation and sale within Uganda or for export to neighbouring countries; build, operate and maintain Electricity Generation Plants; monitor the operation and maintenance of its Concessioned Assets – Nalubaale and Kiira Power Stations; provide Technical Support as and when required by the Government of the Republic of Uganda through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development; organize, support, encourage and maintain training facilities in technical and related fields, amongst others.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • The Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) serves as the senior most advisor on strategic workforce planning and human resource matters for the UEGCL Top Management (TM). The CHRO is supported by and supervises a Management Team of two Heads of sections (HR & Administration). The CHRO, in collaboration with the HR Management team, is charged with ensuring that UEGCL has the human resource capacities needed to deliver on its mandate in today’s increasingly complex human resource landscape within the framework of UEGCL’s Strategic Direction. In doing so, the CHRO follows through on the implementation of UEGCL’s People Strategy. The implementation of these strategic priorities is to be supported by a reconfiguration of the HR function to enable the department to transform from an HR administration service into a strategic business partner for field operations and senior management.
  • CHRO is instrumental in communicating the link between the importance of strategic human resources planning and delivery, including the duty of care and the effective delivery of UEGCL’s mandate. An integral part of the Top Management (TM), the CHRO is a strategic advisor on complex, sensitive and far-ranging human resources issues.
  • The CHRO, in partnership with the UEGCL Top Management, and in particular the Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, is instrumental in championing a transformative process to ensure our workforce is fully supported and optimally positioned to meet organizational needs in a respectful, inclusive, workplace environment. Particular focus is placed on the organization’s values, behaviour, and approach to performance and ensuring robust HR risk and oversight mechanisms.
  • The CHRO ensures support, alignment and leadership with broader UEGCL reforms, including the different forward- thinking and cross-cutting initiatives. CHRO develops strategic partnerships, represents the Organization at inter-agency meetings, conferences as well as meetings with senior government officials and other external officials, ensuring that the strategic vision and needs of the Organization in terms of human resources are well articulated and understood, the concerns of government are adequately considered and addressed as appropriate.
  • The CHRO is also responsible for maintaining an open dialogue with employees which is critical to advancing the organization’s goals.
  • CHRO leads and oversees the work of the HR and Administration Department which will comprise a workforce of approximately 47 personnel, based at the Head Office with support to the HR and Administration teams at the Branch Offices and Project Sites. The Department’s responsibilities include; talent recruitment and assignment, administration of benefits and entitlements, payroll management, HR policy development, staff health and welfare, strategic workforce planning, Training and Development, succession planning as well as management of UEGCL’s Resource Centre based in Jinja which plays a pivotal role in training and supporting the development of our workforce. In addition, the responsibilities include general office administration and support, transport management, security management, records and archive management and property management. The CHRO shall also monitor and ensure compliance with all applicable legislation with regard to these responsibilities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Law, Social Sciences, Social Word& Social Administration or in another field directly relevant to this position with a minimum of 10 years relevant professional experience, preferably in a credible corporate organization with regional/branch operational set-up.
  • A Master’s Degree (or equivalent Advanced University Degree) in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Law, Social Sciences, Management or in another field directly relevant to this position from a reputable Institution of Learning.
  • At least 5 years serving as a Senior Manager, including significant budgetary responsibilities, preferably in a performance-driven organization with a highly engaged workforce.
  • Professional qualifications in HR & membership to a registered HR body will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing large teams, and in inspiring and leading transformational processes and culture change in an organization.
  • Fluency in English (written/oral/comprehension).
  • Demonstrate a high level of discretion while exercising sound interpersonal skills.
  • An excellent communicator, comfortable with consultative processes and results driven.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Experience in conflict management and negotiation.
  • Exemplary track record of ethical behaviour and leadership by example.
  • Desirable Competencies: Communication, Strategic Planning and Vision, Leadership, Accountability, Teamwork & Collaboration, Client Centric & Result Orientation, Judgment and Decision Making, Empowering and Building Trust, Managing Resources, Analytical Thinking, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Stakeholder Management, Change Capability and Adaptability, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Organizational Awareness, Managing Performance, Innovation and Creativity, Planning and Organizing, Political (Company) Awareness and Computer knowledge

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their online applications with copies of their academic documents and detailed CVs indicating two referees and their full addresses addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer,

Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL),

Block C, Plot 6-9 Victoria Office park, Okot Close, Bukoto,

P.O. Box 75831, Kampala. Uganda

Applications should be submitted electronically as one attachment only in portable documents format (pdf) indicating the position applied for in the subject line to email address:

Deadline: 30th January 2019

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