Human Resources Manager (Open to Nationals Only)

Kampala, Uganda


Females are highly encouraged to Apply. 

What we are looking for

The HR Manager is responsible to oversee, manage, develop and strengthen all HR functions in order to provide efficient and effective Human Resources support to the NRC Uganda Country Programme and ensure that the HR system is according to NRC standard to support programme/project implementation.


What you will do:

Generic responsibilities 

  1. Implement NRC’s HR systems and procedures.
  2. Ensure that country set up adhere to Employment standards, HR policy and other NRC policies.
  3. Ensure compliance with the local labor law.
  4. Training, support, control and development of HR teams. 
  5. Support and train of all staff with HR responsibilities/ personnel management.

Specific responsibilities 

  1. Implementation of the Global HR Standards and initiatives at the Uganda Country Office.
  2. Contribute to the Country Organization’s strategy and the Plan of Action by providing input and initiatives and follow up on completion and roll out.
  3. Represent the HR department as a key member of the Country Management Group and Extended Country Management group.
  4. Responsible for National staff development and capacity building focusing on new HR staff
  5. Support and guidance to the international staff.


Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position. 

What you will bring:

Generic professional competencies: 

  • Minimum 5 years of experience from working as a senior HR Manager in a humanitarian/recovery   context. 
  • University degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration and/or relevant discipline
  • Experience of working in complex contexts. 
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities 
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile 
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal   
  • Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience: 
  • Knowledge of the context in country.
  • Experience of the management of HR systems supporting 100 + staff.

What we offer:

  • Duty station: Kampala_ Uganda
  • Contract: national contract, 12 months (extension possible, dependent on funding)
  • Travel: up to 40% internally. 
  • Salary/benefits: grade 9 on NRC’s country salary scale. 
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Important information about the application process:

  • Internal candidates only: please click on the suitcase icon labelled “I am an employee” to be redirected to NRC’s internal careers site.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.
  • Nationals from Uganda are highly encouraged to apply as this position is only open for qualified candidates holding the Ugandan nationality.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email EAY Recruitment with the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

Watch this short video to see NRC in action.

NRC’s programme in Uganda has a community-based approach and uses protection analysis to inform the response and target the most vulnerable refugees and host communities. The programme is multisector and anchored mainly on market-based interventions, with expertise in education, protection, livelihood and food security (LFS), water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) promotion, shelter and information, counselling and legal assistance (ICLA). NRC is present in all larger refugee hosting districts. Scaling up our activities with the hard-to-reach populations is our priority, resulting in an integrated urban programme, among other activities. 

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • Do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts.
  • Join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
  • Be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity.

Learn more about NRC


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.