Human Resources Advisor

Uganda

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Assignment Type:
Canadian International Volunteer
Eligibility Requirements:
Open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada only
Assignment ID:
VA-105650
Assignment Title:
Human Resources Advisor
Partner:
Youth Social Advocacy Team
Country:
Uganda
Duration:
6 to 12 months (flexible)
Time Commitment:
35 hours per week

Assignment Context

Are you passionate about creating an inclusive environment for community empowerment to Support Peace and Development at the Grassroots Level for refugees and other displaced people in Uganda? Do you have Human Resource skills to share? 

As the Human Resource Advisor with the Youth Social Advocacy Team (YSAT), you will support the organization to review, improve and implement the YSAT human resource strategy. In this role, you will conduct an audit of the existing human resources system and policies, and make recommendations on strengthening organizational systems to enhance staff recruitment, growth, retention, and transition. 

 

Apply today to have an impact on the lives of refugees and other displaced people in Uganda!

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support Youth Social Advocacy Team (YSAT) to review existing human resource systems and assist in implementing its strategic plan 
  • In collaboration with the Human Resources department, review current management policies, processes, and practices and advise on potential improvements
  • Develop relevant human resources tools and templates for effective personnel management
  • Share best practices related to increasing staff morale and motivation 
  • Ensure that a gender equality lens is consistently applied in the execution of all activities
  • Use an intersectional lens to ensure the inclusion and participation of young women and other marginalized youth, as well as their representation, in all activities related to communications
  • Ensure that an environmental sustainability lens is consistently applied in the execution of all assignment activities 
  • Participate in pre-assignment training
  • Participate in at least 3 public engagement initiatives before, during, or after the assignment. Volunteers will be equipped with the tools, training, and support to achieve these goals. Volunteers will also have one virtual check-in with the Public Engagement Officer throughout the course of their assignment.
  • Submit reports as required by the partner organization and by WUSC

Experience and Qualifications

  • Degree and/or training in human resources or other related fields
  • Demonstrated experience in human resource management
  • Experience in conducting human resources reviews and audits
  • Experience in capacity building on staff motivation, growth, retention, and transition

Project Description

Volunteering for development is one of the important ways in which WUSC pursues its mission. The IGNI+E project, funded by Global Affairs Canada, supports over 70 partner organizations to advance gender equality and the economic empowerment of 1.2 million youth around the world. IGNI+E harnesses the knowledge, capacity and expertise of skilled Canadians through volunteer assignments and public engagement activities to assist partners in improving their performance, advocating for gender equality, and implementing more sustainable, innovative and inclusive initiatives and services for poor and marginalised youth, particularly young women. Overseas, our volunteers collaborate with a wide variety of partners, including enterprise and social enterprise development incubators, skills training centres, women's organizations, and youth groups. In Canada, WUSC works with institutions and individuals to identify, prepare, and support volunteers who travel overseas to support our partners. Our network in Canada also works with WUSC to raise awareness among Canadians to inspire greater action on global development issues. Our collective focus is on sustainable and inclusive changes to create a better world for youth.

Partner Description

YSAT is a Community Empowerment & Peace Building Refugee Youth-led Organization that works to address the increasing culture of Violence among Refugees and between them with Host communities to enrich Peaceful coexistence among different Refugee Communities in Rhino camp, Promote Youth & Women Empowerment through livelihoods & Social Innovations, lead the campaign against Hate Speech, SGBV and Gender inequalities to promote self-reliance and support peace and development at the grassroots level.

Support Package

  • Support and guidance from the WUSC Volunteer Mobilization Team prior to departure and from WUSC Country Team while on assignment
  • Pre-departure training to learn about the volunteering for development program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and network with other volunteers
  • Travel, meals and accommodation during in-person pre-departure training
  • In-country orientation upon arrival in country of assignment
  • Language training in country of assignment, where required
  • Modest monthly living and accommodation allowance
  • Airfare to and from the assignment country
  • Visa/work permit
  • Pre-departure medical exam
  • Health insurance
  • Vaccinations and antimalarial medication
  • COVID-19 PCR testing
  • Criminal record verification
  • Vacation leave entitlement
  • Debriefing after completion of assignment
  • Support for accompanying spouse and dependents for assignments of 12 months or longer
  • An incredible opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to global development, enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!

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. International and national volunteers will also be required to submit a criminal record verification.

WUSC is a signatory to the Cooperation Canada Leaders’ Pledge on Preventing and Addressing Sexual Misconduct. The pledge represents the shared commitment as Canada’s global development and humanitarian leaders to ensure the full implementation of practices and policies that will protect and respond to our own staff, volunteers and the communities we serve. We are committed to creating safe and respectful workplaces and programs that promote gender equality and are free from gender-based violence, including by addressing and responding to all abuse of power, holding people to account, and protecting the vulnerable. Read the full pledge.

International Volunteer Departures Have Resumed

Your work building capacity towards more resilient and inclusive economies is needed now more than ever! After a pause on travel since March 2020, international volunteer departures to Africa, Asia and the Caribbean have resumed.

All individuals considering volunteering internationally with WUSC must demonstrate openness, flexibility and accept to meeting the following conditions:

  • Volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and be able to provide proof of vaccination.
  • Volunteers must meet Canadian and Assignment Country Government and airline requirements related to PCR testing.
  • Volunteers must agree to follow all COVID-19 mitigation instructions as issued by the Canadian Government, WUSC and by the local authorities in the country of assignment.

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