HR Officer
University Research Co
Pretoria, South Africa
1d ago

University Research Co., LLC (URC)

URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide.

With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems.

  • Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health;
  • infectious diseases, including HIV / AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition;
  • and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.

    URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission ().

    Project Overview : The 5-year CDC-funded Optimizing Performance by Improving Quality (OPIQ) project will focus on HIV and HIV / TB Programs in the Republic of South Africa.

    The project will provide a technical support to national and local level governmental and non-governmental implementing partners on quality improvement (QI) and quality assurance (QA) tools and approaches, with focus on the 27 highest burden districts and priority populations for prevention and care.

  • To reach epidemic control, the project will aim to optimize HIV and HIV / TB program performance by improving : early identification of HIV / TB performance gaps;
  • the capacity of IPs and DOH at all levels to use QI and QA approaches to address those gaps; the harvesting and dissemination of best practices to scale up proven interventions;
  • and the use of innovative data-driven platforms to improve data-based planning and management. Position Overview : The Human Resources Officer is responsible for managing the human resource function for the central based technical and administrative staff for the Project.

    S / he will be responsible for managing staff contracts, benefits, and payroll in compliance with CDC and URC regulations. Job Description :

  • Manage and oversee the recruitment process, including staff onboarding and orientation;
  • Maintain and update HR policies and procedures and ensure that these are aligned with local labor law
  • Advise and support senior management decision-making on matter of recruitment, staffing, and performance management by ensuring decision are implementing in a consistent and transparent manner;
  • Lead the selection and recruitment process of consultants;
  • Prepare staff contracts and contract extensions in line with human resource policies;
  • Develop HR planning strategies with line managers, taking into consideration immediate and long-term staff requirements in terms of number and skill level;
  • Prepare payroll and tax payment and regularly liaise with finance department, to ensure the payroll and taxes are complied with national taxation.
  • Provide guidance and support to management and staff in conflicts and ensure there is amicable conflict resolutions;
  • Ensure that all project staff participate in mandatory organizational trainings, including trainings on code of conduct, values and ethical standards, conflict of interests;
  • Accurately administer capturing of personnel information onto the payroll system as well as the relevant Labour department systems;
  • Ensure that an adequate performance management system is administered and adhered to by both the Employees and the relevant Supervisors;
  • Ensure that annual performance evaluations are conducted timely for all project staff;
  • Perform HR administration duties, including : developing job descriptions, employment contracts and consultancy agreements;
  • proper filing of all personnel files;
  • Provide accurate and timely payroll information in accordance with the monthly deadlines;
  • Initiate and implement effective employee wellness initiatives to improve staff morale;
  • Any other duties as assigned
  • Required Experience & Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human resources with Advanced degree in Organizational psychology;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in an NGO or business environment with demonstrated Human Resources Management experience;
  • High level of responsibility and integrity;
  • Good knowledge on local labor laws and regulations;
  • Ability to assess and analyze development training needs;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams;
  • Ability to multi-task in a high-paced environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, particularly as related to report development; and
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, with excellent MS Word and Excel skills.
  • URC is an E-Verify Employer URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We value and seek diversity in our workforce.

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