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Talent & Administration Associate

Application Deadline: Rolling basis

How to apply: Email shamim@staffableafrica.com with your CV/resume and brief cover letter or e-mail introducing yourself with the subject line: Talent & Administration Associate

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Start Date: July 2019

About the Company

Uzima Chicken is a rapidly growing enterprise focused on making smallholder farmers healthier and wealthier. Uzima’s sister company, EthioChicken, is the market leader in Ethiopia with over 1,000 employees, eight production facilities, and annual sales of 15m day-old chicks. EthioChicken was awarded the 2018 Financial Times “Boldness in Business Award” and has attracted investments from Finnfund, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Arabica Investments, AgDevCo, and Acumen. Uzima seeks to grow to a comparable scale in Uganda and plans to deliver 1 chicken per Ugandan household per year by 2025. Uzima aims to be the leading smallholder-focused poultry enterprise in Uganda and Rwanda.

Job Summary

Uzima is seeking a highly motivated and entrepreneurial Talent and Administration Associate with a passion for improving the lives of smallholder farmers. The Talent and Administration Associate is responsible for a diverse scope of work with the primary goal of developing and maintaining a fun and high-performing work environment. The Talent and Administration Associate will report to the Managing Director.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Managing recruitment, selection, and onboarding of new Uzima team members – includes developing job descriptions, sourcing candidates through various channels, facilitating interviews, preparing offers / contracts, liaising with candidates, and facilitating orientations.

  • Managing employee database and appropriate records to track employee benefits, leave and performance.

  • Administering employee benefits, preparing payroll and submitting to Finance team in a timely manner, and ensuring employee registration with pension fund.

  • Assisting in implementation of professional development programs and regular performance evaluations.

  • Leading office set-up and management as needed (identifying office space, negotiating lease agreements, managing rental / utility payments, overseeing office furnishing).

  • Organizing office events such as meetings, workshops, retreats, and trainings.

  • Organizing transport / logistics and managing administrative requests for leadership team and visitors, as needed.

Key Characteristics

Uzima Chicken is seeking a candidate who has the following characteristics:

  • Passionate about positively impacting smallholder farmers and customers in rural areas.

  • University degree with three-to-five years of work experience.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently with limited follow-up.

  • Strong time management and organizational skills – ability to prioritize.

  • Detail-oriented, with a highly-developed sense of reliability.

  • High level of integrity and accountability.

  • Adaptive and flexible; ability to learn quickly.

  • Leadership potential - desire and capacity to grow into leadership roles.

  • Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word).

Compensation & Benefits

Uzima Chicken offers a competitive salary and benefits package, alongside a fun and entrepreneurial work environment.