Human Resource Officer

Job Summary

The overall duties and responsibilities will involve managing activities such as job design, recruitment, employee relations, performance management, training & development, and talent management.

  • Minimum Qualification:  Bachelor
  • Experience Level:  Mid-level
  • Experience Length:  5 years

Job Description

APHFTA is an Umbrella Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) of the private (self-sustaining) health sector in Tanzania established in 1994. It serves as a public forum for the private health sector and provides a comprehensive array of advocacy, administrative, knowledge-sharing, and networking products and services to the Private Health Care Sector (PHCS). It endeavors to link the PHCS with the community and thereby contribute towards poverty alleviation. Over the years, it has engaged the PHCS in the delivery of public health goods under the Ministry of

Health Community Development Gender Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) partnering to improve the quality of care in health sector and to achieve the objectives of the Health Sector  Strategic Plan IV, the National Strategy for Poverty Reduction and Economic Growth (MKUKUTA) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Specifically, the Human Resources Officer will;

  • Manage the recruitment and selection process of organization employees
  • Oversee and manage a performance appraisal system to ensure effectiveness, compliance and equity within the organization
  • Assess training needs to apply and monitor training programs
  • Coordinate management training on interviewing, hiring, terminations, promotions, performance review, safety and sexual harassment
  • Report to management and provide decision support through HR metrics
  • Ensure legal compliance throughout human resource management
  • Supporting employee opportunities for professional development
  • Managing succession planning of staff
  • Keep record of benefits plans participation such as insurance or pension plan, hiring processes/reports, promotions, transfers, performance reviews and terminations and employee statistics for government reporting
  • Respond to inquiries regarding policies, procedures and programs
  • Advise management in appropriate resolution of employee relation issues
  • Prepare budgets for human resource operations
  • Develops and maintains a human resources system that meets top management information needs
  • Represents organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations
  • Administers benefits programs such as life, health, and dental insurance, pension plans, vacation, sick leave, leave of absence, and employee assistance
  • Prepares reports and recommends procedures to reduce absenteeism and turnover
  • Develop and implement HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall organization strategy
  • Bridge management and employee relations by addressing demands, grievances or other issues
  • Plans and conducts new employee orientation to foster positive attitude towards organization goals
  • Support current and future organization needs through the development, engagement, motivation and preservation of human capital
  • Develop and monitor overall HR strategies, systems, tactics and procedures across the organization
  • Nurture a positive working environment
  • Contracts with outside suppliers to provide employee services, such as temporary employees, search firms, or relocation services
  • Oversees the analysis, maintenance, and communication of records required by law or local governing bodies, or other departments in the organization 

Desired Competency

  • Degree in Human Resources or related field
  • Proven working experience as HR Manager/Officer in an organization of over 50 employees for at least 5years
  • People-oriented and results-driven
  • Demonstrable experience with Human Resources metrics
  • Knowledge of HR systems and databases
  • Ability to architect strategy along with leadership skills
  • Excellent active listening, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the organization
  • In-depth knowledge of labor law and HR best practices


Instructions to interested applicants

  • Submit your updated detailed CV (Max. five pages in PDF) including a list of three referees (current/former immediate supervisor, a supervised, and a colleague/peer) with their current contacts
  • A letter of application for the position


Deadline of Submission

The application must be in English and should be submitted electronically and addressed to:

Chief Executive Officer,

Association of Private Health Facilities in Tanzania (APHFTA),

Lumumba Street, Kidongo Chekundu,

P.O.BOX 13234, Dar es Salaam-Tanzania.

E-mail [email protected]

The closing date is 17th November 2020 at 18hr00 EAT. Interested applicants should ensure that applications are delivered timely and to the correct address as indicated above. In case of late submission, the application will not be considered for evaluation.

APHFTA is an equal opportunity employer. Women are highly encouraged to apply for these positions.

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