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Mak Position of Director Human Resources

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Makerere University is currently governed by the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001 (as amended) of the Republic of Uganda. The University is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates to take up the position of Director Human Resources.

  • Salary Scale: M3
  • Age Limit: 55 years
  • Application Deadline: 17:00 Hours (5:00PM) EAT on 7th January 2021

Qualifications:

  1. A Master’s Degree in Human Resources or MPA (Master’s degree in Public Administration), Master’s degree in Business Administration (Human Resource option) or
    other master’s degree with a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources Management from a recognized institution;
  2. An Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Arts or Social Sciences or Education or other Humanity with a bias in Human Resource Management or Bachelor’s degree in Human
    Resources Management from a recognized Institution;
  3. Membership with HR professional body is an added advantage.

Reports To:

The Director Human Resources reports to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration)

Other Essential Requirements

  1. Computer literacy skills;
  2. Excellent analytical ability;
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills;
  4. Very good tactical and strategic planning skills;
  5. Broad knowledge and understanding of Human Resource processes;
  6. Proficient oral and written communication skills;
  7. Team building and conflict management skills;
  8. Good leadership and supervisory skills.

Experience:

A minimum of 12 years relevant working experience 3 of which must have been at level of Manager in a reputable organization.

Terms Of Employment:

Contract

Tenure:

5 years

Duties/Responsibilities:

The Director Human Resources will provide overall management and coordination of the human resource function of the University.

  1. Initiate, develop, implement and review human resource policies and practices in line with the University strategic plan;
  2. Act as a resource to management of HR in the areas of job design, organizational structures and workload distribution;
  3. Develop and monitor HRD annual plan in line with the Human Resources Policies;
  4. Develop work targets for the Human Resource Directorate in line with the Human Resource Policies;
  5. Facilitate the update of HR records, information and knowledge;
  6. Participate in various salary, wage and benefit surveys, publications, training or other means of sharing/networking; determine the optimal application of this new
    information or trends for the University and propose implementation to various stakeholders;
  7. Provide secretariat services to Committees of Council with a Human Resource component;
  8. Mentor and coach Human Resources staff of the University and coordinate training and capacity building activities;
  9. Analyze, develop and recommend sound plans, programs and procedures, in the areas of Human Resource planning, compensation, employee recognition and other
    matters related to employee relations;
  10. Formulate, implement and monitor organizational development and change management systems and strategies in line with the University Strategic plan;
  11. Introduce and implement competence based Human Resource Management systems;
  12. Design and implement performance Management and control systems;
  13. Coordinate and implement the payroll and terminal benefits pay schedules as well as the employee wellness programs;
  14. Establish measure to ensure consistency in various HR practices as it relates to recruitment, compensation, job descriptions, job profiles including demand analysis and
    specifications, organizational structure among other HR related issues;
  15. Perform any other related duties assigned by the supervisor.

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A Successful Ph.D. Defense by Vianney Andrew Yiga

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The CEDAT community is proud to share our congratulations to Vianney Andrew Yiga following his successful Ph.D. defense that happened yesterday Monday 3rd October 2022 at the College of Engineering, Design, Art, and Technology (CEDAT).

His Thesis was titled; Thermal Stability of Fiber- Reinforced Polylactic Acid Composites for Flameretarded Applications.

The candidate was supervised by Eng. Dr. Michael Lubwama and Eng. Dr. Peter W. Olupot both from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at CEDAT.

Dr. John Wasswa, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences (CONAS), Makerere University was the opponent that interrogated the candidate to enable a clear understanding of the study.

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Makerere University Launches National Parenting Draft Manual

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The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo (Centre) and Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC (Right) interact with a participant at the workshop on 22nd July 2022, Kampala.

By Agnes Namaganda

On July 22nd 2022, Makerere UniversityChild Health and Development Centre (MakCHDC) launched a draft manual for the National Parenting Standards. The Centre has been working together with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) with funding from UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund), to develop standards that are agreeable to all organisations in the country that are involved in parenting work. The draft manual was being presented to members of a consortium that brings together all these organisations together, called the Parenting Agenda Consortium.

“We produce many documents and they are shelved,” Irene Ayot Chono, who was speaking on behalf of UNICEF said. “We hope that this document will not be one of them,” she emphasized.

Irene Ayot Chono-UNICEF, urging participants to utilize the manual once it is complete.
Irene Ayot Chono-UNICEF, urging participants to utilize the manual once it is complete.

Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC who presented the draft manual to participants, emphasized that if any organization is doing parenting work, there should be a minimum package that they should offer.

Draft Manual Content

The manual which will have several modules. These modules will be delivered face-to-face in 1.5 hour sessions. Some of these include; Module 6 which will focus on “understanding responsible masculinity and fatherhood” and on “understanding the concept of head of family.”The draft manual also proposed that Module 11 focuses on Parenting in the 21st Century. Some of the sessions in this module will include Children and Technology, Contemporary Influence on Children and Modernity, Culture and Morality.Module 9 will focus on Parenting for Adolescents and some of the suggested sessions within this module are Needs for Adolescents and The Art of Communicating with Adolescents. Module 5 will focus on Preventing Violent Parenting and Promoting Alternative Discipline Strategies while Module 10 will be about Parenting to Address the Mental Health for Children and Adults.

Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC presenting the contents of the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual.
Dr. Godfrey Siu, the Principal Investigator from Mak-CHDC presenting the contents of the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual.

Participants’ suggestions

After the presentation, participants raised several suggestions for discussion and consideration. These included whether there should be a module on spirituality since Uganda is a strongly religious nation. There was also the concern of how children in remand homes should be parented. Another concern raised by a participant was as to whether teachers who make an undeniable contribution to parenting, should be taken through the parenting manual.

A participant gives her input at the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual launch.
A participant gives her input at the National Parenting Standards Draft Manual launch.

In her closing remarks, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo, the Director of Cultural Affairs at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) said that the manual is for the parenting organisations to utilize and not for MGLSD.

The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo making closing remarks at the workshop.
The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Juliana Naumo Akoryo making closing remarks at the workshop.

Ms. Chono also adjured the team behind the manual to use picture illustrations in the manual that can be relatable by the Ugandan parents.

Contact: Agnes Namaganda – agnesvioletnamaganda@gmail.com

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Launch of Mak-RIF Round 4 Awards & PhD Call for Proposals

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Mak-RIF 4 Awards and PhD Call For Proposals, 29th September 2022, 9:00 to 10:00 AM EAT.

Makerere University received funding from the Government of the Republic of Uganda, earmarked to support high impact Research and Innovations. This unique initiative arose after engagements between the top University Management and the Government of Uganda. This fund illustrates the increasing importance that the Government attaches to Research and Innovation as a driver of development and transformation. The objective of the fund is to increase the local generation of translatable research and scalable innovations that address key gaps required to drive Uganda’s development agenda. 

In the Financial years 2019/2020, 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 the Government of the Republic of Uganda through Mak-RIF has funded implementation of over 750 multidisciplinary research and innovations within the various Colleges, while engaging multiple stakeholders within and outside Makerere University. The Grants Management Committee (GMC) has finalized the award process for the Mak-RIF round 4 call for funding for this Financial Year 2022/2023.

The Grants Management Committee (GMC) hereby invites you to the Launch of the Mak-RIF Round 4 awards and PhD Call for Proposals scheduled to take place tomorrow Thursday 29th September 2022 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. EAT. 

Please use the following details to join the launch.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpcu-urDIjE9ZgxdsbEmA2IkNMMiJVECt_ 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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