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National Human Resources Officer


The Need

International Justice Mission (IJM) is a global non-governmental human rights organization which protects the poor from violence by rescuing victims, bringing the criminals to justice, restoring survivors to safety and strength and helping local law enforcement build a safe future that lasts.

International Justice Mission (IJM) Uganda is working in partnership with the government and other agencies to build capacity for the public justice system to provide justice for survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Sexual Violence Against Women/Children (SVAW/C). As the National HR Officer, you will have the opportunity to support the National Director of Human Resources (NDHR) with some of the day-to-day office admin, staff wellness, and national human resource responsibilities.

This position is based in Kampala, Uganda, and reports to the National Director of Human Resources.


Human Resources and Staff Care

• Support NDHR with staff professional learning and development through coordinating training, issuing certificates and updating training records as required.

• Support the administration of the staff care program including staff care-related development and training activities, booking trainers, rooms, refreshments, taking bookings and cancellations etc.

• Support the NDHR with the National Office recruitment process and other HR functions as required.

Admin and Operations Support

• Assist the NDHR with the coordination and support of the National Overnight Retreat; and other National initiatives as requested;

• Maintain up-to-date records (manual and computerized) relating to all areas of HR activity in coordination with NDHR and Field Office HR/Admin persons;

• Make occasional staff presentations, team training and general office announcements as needed.

• Assist the NDHR as requested including ad hoc administration duties such as photocopying.


• Participate in IJM programs in professionalism and Christian spiritual formation.

• Be proactive and creative in dealing with HR/Admin/Staff Care programs attending meetings and providing feedback and suggestions on ways to improve and implement.

Key Working Relationships


• This position will support the NDHR in joyfully cultivating and maintaining good working relationships with all IJM staff including other FOs and HQ counterparts.


• Close collaboration and coordination with IJM’s service providers, partners, and friends.

Travel Requirements

• This position requires some travel in liaison with the NDHR.

Required Skills and Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Human Resources training is preferred;

• Two years of experience in HR/Admin or Front Office Management or similar position in an NGO is preferred;

• Excellent communicator with fluency in English and Luganda,

• Organizational and customer service skills

• Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite;

• Driver’s license and experience driving off-road vehicles preferred; and

• The successful candidate should have strong attention to detail, be able to multi-task successfully, handle stressful situations in a professional manner, and consistently present a positive image to internal and external customers.

Critical Qualities

• Mature Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed.

• Professional in demeanor, appearance, writing, and oral communication.

• Intelligent, organized, creative and proactive problem solver.

• Ability to cooperate effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

• This position requires a commitment to, understanding of and compliance with IJM’s Mission, core values, and all IJM-related policies.

The Mission

To protect the poor from violence by rescuing victims, bringing the criminals to justice,

restoring survivors to safety and strength, and helping local law enforcement build a safe future that lasts.

Send Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith*

By E-mail (preferred method):

By Mail:

International Justice Mission

Attn: Human Resources

P.O. Box 502

Ntinda, Kampala, UGANDA

*What is a statement of faith?

A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.

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