Jobs at Housing Finance Bank

Title: Head, Human Resources
Housing Finance Bank was incorporated as a private company under the Companies Act in December 1967, the Bank has become a household name and has grown in leaps and bounds with a good track record among the pioneers of a mortgage lending. National Housing & Construction Corporation, a parastatal involved in real estate business has 5% shareholding and National Social Security Fund (NSSF) holds 50% and the Government of Uganda holds 45%. Today, the bank looks back with pride on the business accomplished in the mortgage lending business. Through innovation and placing emphasis on Honesty, Integrity, Efficiency and Customer care, Housing Finance Bank is the leader in the mortgage, holding a 90% market share.
Housing Finance Bank is committed to maintaining its profitability and improving delivery of shelter by availing mortgage loan facilities. The company has recorded steady growth in deposits, mortgage assets and shareholder equity.
Job Summary: Job Summary: The Head of Human Resources will be responsible for strategic and functional areas of all HR disciplines and provide leadership in the unit to enable it deliver a comprehensive HR services to the Bank. He/She will be expected to proactively advise on HR best practice and will lead the people management functions that underpin the Bank’s business culture.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Take the overall responsibility for planning and development of the bank’s strategy for people and culture management.
  • Manage the development and implementation of a comprehensive value driven performance management system.
  • Plan and implement the bank’s learning and development agenda in line with the Bank’s growth & performance plans to ensure development of key competencies across all staff levels.
  • Take responsibility for talent management, recruitment, staff development, succession planning, and exit management.
  • Offer technical advice and support to employees on company benefits
  • Provide advice on implementation of HR  policies, procedures and processes
  • Ensure Bank policies and procedures are up to date and are in line with current employment law; and that line managers are up to date with changes to any policies.
  • Work with senior managers and advise them on all people issues
  • Plan and manage HR budgets
  • Manage employee relations, welfare services and staff engagement
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should possess an honours bachelor’s degree in human resource management or in a related discipline. Masters degree in a relevant discipline and membership of HR professional association would be an advantage.
  • A minimum of seven years’ comprehensive experience in human resource management and development preferably with a large financial organization
  • Professional and commercial approach to HR, with the ability to deliver high level of employee engagement
  • Excellent communication and public relations skills
  • Past experience dealing with senior and sometimes challenging individuals
  • Possess the ability to build rapport with staff to nurture people and culture management in the Bank
  • Ability to represent the HR function as major constituent of the Bank  business picture
  • Confidence in directing HR and advising managers on all aspects of people management and development
  • Strong understanding of employment law
  • Proven and demonstrable high level of personal integrity
  • Ensure job satisfaction, appropriate staff development and reward for individuals
  • Good computer literacy skills
Age: Between 30-40 years
How to apply for the job:
The complete applications with detailed curriculum vitae, notarized copies of certificates, transcripts, salary history in the last 10 years, names of three professional referees and the applicant’s telephone contact should be sent electronically on-line in pdf form to:
Dama Consultants Limited
10th Floor Uganda House
P.O. Box 3967
Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256-414-235 944; +256-70-4843380
Deadline: 11th July 2014
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