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Job Title:   Human Resource Training and Development Officer

Organisation: Hospice Africa Uganda

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Hospice:

Since 1993, Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU) (national organization) has promoted modern methods of pain and symptom control as well as “whole-person” (holistic) care for patients living with cancer and HIV/AIDS. HAU strives to uphold excellent clinical standards and provide quality education courses and advocacy activities to promote the spread of palliative care throughout Uganda and Africa.

Job Summary: The Human Resource Training and Development Officer (HRTD) will oversee the learning and professional development of HAU’s workforce. The incumbent will assess training needs of the HAU employees, learning objectives and applications from other institutions, support teams with appropriate learning schemes, coordinates training and volunteer programs within HAU.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Learning and Professional Development:
  • Develops HR training and development strategies, analyses training needs in conjunction with line managers;
  • Steer the planning, directing and delivering training and development programs including staff inductions; develops training programs that meet the skills gaps;
  • The incumbent will design and ensure the implementation of appropriate e-learning strategies.
  1. Coordination of Continued Medical Education:
  • Works closely with Clinical management and education function to organize for continuous medical trainings; case conferences and journal clubs for team members.
  • Document reports on continuous medical trainings;
  • Makes sure that certification of trainings;
  • Steer the promotion of research activities to enhance learning; writing of abstracts by team members and contributing to local and internal journals.
  1. Coordination of Internship and on job Placements at HAU:
  • Actively participate in the recruitment of interns and group applications interested in Palliative Care placements at HAU.
  • The incumbent coordinates internship placements, participate in assessments of internship programs;
  • Responsible for the training of mentors and supervisors and documentation of successes and lessons learnt on internship and placement program.
  1. Coordination of Volunteer Program:
  • Takes part in the recruitment of skilled volunteers; develop volunteer job descriptions;
  • Orient and train volunteers;
  • Manage and evaluate the volunteer program; review policies and procedures and recommend changes.
  • Identify volunteer staffing needs; ensures proper budget management;
  • In charge of proper maintenance of documentation;
  • Coordinate a reward/recognition program(s) and special events for volunteers.
  • Develop promotional materials; M&E, statistics and reports.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Public Admin, Project Planning & Management, Social Work & Social Admin, Public Relations. Possession of a Master’s degree in Training and Development, Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, or Business Administration is an added advantage.

How to Apply for the job: 

All suitably qualified and interested candidates may hand deliver, Email or post a recently updated and detailed resume / CV with a typed cover letter indicating three work related referees to the address below. Emails must not exceed 2MB.

Send to:

The Human Resources and Administration Director,

Hospice Africa Uganda, P.O. Box 7757, Kampala. Uganda

Plot 130, Makindye Road, Opposite Makindye Country Club

Email to:

Deadline: 19th January, 2015

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