Human Resources Advisor (South-South Volunteer)

Uganda

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Partner name: Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association LTD (UWEAL)

Volunteer location: Uganda

Type: South-South Volunteer

Country: Uganda

Duration: 12 months (flexible)

Time commitment: Full time

Assignment Context

Are you passionate about economic empowerment for women? Do you have a background in Human Resources and want to use your skills to support a not-for-profit to build their HR practices in Uganda?

As the Human Resources Advisor E-volunteer, you would support the Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association, you would support in reviewing their HR policy documents, advise them on strategies to improve staff productivity and develop relevant HR management approaches, which in turn will help them to better meet their objectives of supporting the small-scale industries sector of Uganda in growing and gaining success.

Apply today to improve economic development opportunities for women in Uganda!

Functions

  • Review and provide feedback on Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association LTD’s current Human Resource management policies, processes and practices
  • Develop relevant Human Resources tools and templates
  • Share best practices related to increasing staff motivation
  • Participate in pre-assignment online training
  • Co-develop an E-volunteer work plan using WUSC volunteer work plan template
  • Participate in WUSC organizational and project improvement activities such as surveys, assessments and learning/planning sessions
  • Ensure the representation and engagement of women in all activities and program benefits
  • Submit volunteer timesheets, reports and deliverables as required by WUSC
  • Write reports as required by UWEAL and WUSC

Requirements

  • Degree and/or training in Human Resources or a related field
  • Experience in human resource management
  • A commitment to gender equality, youth inclusion, and international volunteering
  • Experience in conducting HR audits
  • Experience in capacity building on staff motivation, retention and exit strategies
  • Ability to work independently as part of a remote working group
  • Comfortable using online working platforms
  • Access to a reliable internet connection
  • A commitment to gender equality, youth inclusion, and international volunteering
  • Experience in capacity building, research and writing skills
  • Flexibility, adaptability, excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity
  • Written and oral fluency in English

Details

Partner Description

Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association Limited (UWEAL) was established in 1987 as a membership based organization and platform to promote women in business in Uganda and create networking opportunities with women in business globally. UWEAL’s mandate is focused on empowering women to create wealth through capacity building, networking and advocacy. The association’s membership consists of women entrepreneurs, aspiring business women and professional women from various sectors and is spread throughout Uganda, including a program for young women who are interested in business under the Girls’ Entrepreneurship Program (GEP).

WUSC’s Safeguarding Policy:

WUSC’s activities seek to balance inequities and create sustainable development around the globe; the work ethic of our staff, volunteers, representatives and partners shall correspond to the values and mission of the organization. WUSC promotes responsibility, respect, honesty, and professional excellence and we will not tolerate harassment, coercion and sexual exploitation and abuse of any form. Successful applicants will be required to sign off on the WUSC Code of Conduct and the Self-Disclosure Form.

Your work building capacity towards more resilient and inclusive economies is needed now more than ever! Though we have temporarily closed our offices globally, WUSC continues to work with our partners around the world, including through the support of e-volunteers residing in Canada. You can work remotely from your kitchen table and still make an impact through WUSC’s NEW e-volunteering program! See available e-volunteer opportunities below and click here for our e-volunteer FAQ.

We are also currently recruiting people with Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status - or people with citizenship or permanent residence status in countries in Africa or Asia - who are presently living in Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Sri Lanka or Vietnam. If this is your case, apply today specifying your current country of residence.

International Departures - On Hold

If you are currently residing in Canada and interested in volunteering internationally with us, we still want to hear from you! We are continuing to recruit for open international volunteer positions, though departures are on hold until April 2021. We will not send international volunteers until we are fully confident that it is safe to do so.

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