Mercy Corps Job Uganda – Human Resource Assistant

Mercy Corps Uganda Jobs 2021

Job Title: Human Resource Assistant – Mercy Corps Job Uganda

Organization: Mercy Corps Uganda

Job Location: Kampala


Mercy Corps Uganda Profile:

Mercy Corps has been present in Uganda since 2006, focusing its interventions on economic and agricultural development, maternal child health and nutrition, governance, conflict management and humanitarian response. With funding from USAID, DFID, ECHO, Sweden Government, Swiss Development Cooperation private foundations including Master Card and Nike.

Mercy Corps has been able to work together with communities in Uganda to respond to the needs of our target population, which is focused on youth and more specifically adolescent girls. In 2017, Mercy Corps had an impact on almost 1 million beneficiaries in Uganda through our work focusing on building resilience and enabling economic growth, improving opportunities to attain better health and nutrition, and improving governance and conflict management. All Mercy Corps interventions in Uganda are implemented in a conflict and gender-sensitive manner.


Job Profile:

The Human Resource Assistant is a position that will report directly to the Human Resource Coordinator.  The HRA will work closely with Mercy Corps’ operations, finance teams, as well as program staffs to provide essential support to the Human Resource Function. The Human Resource Officer will be responsible for executing some daily routine Human Resource Tasks and ensure that these are being addressed in a timely and efficient manner.


Roles and Responsibilities:


  1. Serve under the direction of the Human Resource Coordinator to process and properly put on file all daily HR personnel information obtained and any HR correspondences in an efficient and timely manner;
  2. Responsible for raising all field and head office service contracts as maybe requested.
  3. Responsible for ensuring that all HR files and documentation of all staff is current and complete;
  4. Responsible for raising all field and head office service contracts as maybe requested.
  5. Provide technical analysis and support to management and planning process in relation to the budget


  1. Ensures to follow up with the Field Administration Officers on dispatched HR documents


  1. Make offers and support with placement, follow up on new field hires on how they are settling in.
  2. Plan and implement the onboarding process for all staff.


  1. Adherence to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in MC policies and procedure manuals;


  1. Support the probationary and annual performance evaluation process by providing adequate notice (2months) for the appraisal process to begin
  2. Follow up on contracting, extensions, renewals for all staff, ensuring timely submission and sign off.


  1. Monthly support visits to the administration team upon requests.
  2. Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
  3. Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
  1. Other duties as assigned.


Finance & Compliance Management
  1. Ensure compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations related to food security programming.


  1. Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
  2. Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.


Organizational Learning 
  1. As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
Accountability to Beneficiaries
  1. Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically
    to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.


Minimum Qualifications for Mercy Corps Job Uganda: 

  • 3+ years plus experience in this similar HR support role.
  • Bachelor’s degrees in Human Resource Management or Industrial and Organization Psychology
  • A high degree of organizational skills using computer-based tools/software with demonstrated attention to details.
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to communicate frequently and effectively in both verbal and written form.
  • Willing to travel upcountry on a monthly basis to support the HR function at the field level.
  • Proven ability to conduct him/ herself professionally under pressure.
  • Previous experience as a full/part time staff with Mercy Corps and demonstrated knowledge of Mercy Corps systems, procedures and program priorities is an advantage.



  • Able to communicate effectively with all teams
  • A good team player with a sense of humor
  • Innovative and has a keen eye for detail


How To Apply for Mercy Corps Job Uganda

All interested and suitably qualified candidates should apply through the link below.

Click here to apply

Deadline: 8th March 2021


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  1. Good evening. I am akiding patricia. I am inquiring if the organization is in need of any volunteers

    1. Dear Patricia, endeavour to check the volunteer jobs category on the side bar of the website for several opportunities

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