Department of Human Resource Management

Department of Human Resource Management

The Department of Human Resource Management is one of the departments created under the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in 2016.

The Department is headed by a Commissioner, assisted by one Assistant Commissioner, two Principal Human Resource Officers, three Senior Human Resource Officers and two Human Resource Officers.

The Department also supervises the Agricultural Training Institutions and Coordinates activities of Support of the Institutional Development, SATIP Projects and National Farmers’ Leadership Centre.

Mandate

The department is mandated to initiate plans, programs, policies and approaches that ensure that the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries is staffed with the requisite human resources that work towards achievement of the Ministry’s objectives.

Strategic Objective:

To support control of crop pests and diseases for improved and sustainable food security and household incomes in Uganda

Outcome:

Increased stock of competent and professional workforce attracted, motivated and retained in the Agricultural Sector

Strategic Interventions:

  • Strengthening a performance management culture in the Agricultural Sector.
  • Coordinating and supporting staff welfare
  • Implementing and maintaining an effective wage bill and payroll management system for a motivated workforce.
  • Maintaining employee relations and ensuring coordinated engagement with organized Public Service Labour Unions.
  • Technical backstopping and monitoring implementation of Human Resource Management Policies, Rules, Regulations and Systems in the Agricultural Sector.
  • Continuous training and professional development of the agricultural sector staff for increased productivity.
  • Planning, budgeting and management of payment of Pensions and gratuity.
  • Instilling a culture that promotes and encourages Work-life balance and wellness in the Agricultural sector.

Performance Indicators:

  • Percentage improvement in the workforce productivity of the Agricultural Sector.
  • Vacancy rate in the Ministry against the approved establishment.
  • Proportion of the Agricultural Sector workforce that is competent and professional.
  • Percentage reduction in the turnover rate of critical skills in the Agricultural Sector.
  • Percentage of positions for internal promotion filled through open competition.
  • Percentage of staff supported to undertake courses for continuous professional development.
  • % reduction in complaints relating to salary, pensions and gratuity payments.

FUNCTIONAL STRUCTURE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCE

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OPERATIONAL STRUCTURE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

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PROJECTS UNDER HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

Project Title: Support to Agricultural Training Institutions

Sector:                                      Agriculture

Project code:                          1328

Programme:                            Policy, Planning and Support Services

Implementing Department:    Human Resource Management Department

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The project is meant to rehabilitate and retool Agricultural Training Institutions of Bukalasa Agricultural College -Luwero and Fisheries Training Institute -Entebbe, through provision of transport equipment, renovation of Infrastructural buildings, and other training facilities like laboratories; and staff residencies. It all helps to provide training equipment, as well as support policy implementation.

NDP OBJECTIVE

Strengthen Institutional Capacity of MAAIF and public Agricultural Agencies.

INTERVENTION

Revitalise and strengthen ATIs (Bukalasa College and Fisheries Training Institute), into Institutions that are responsive to knowledge and skill market in the Extension Service.

PROJECT ACTIVITIES

  1. Development and Review of curriculum and structure for the Agricultural Training Institutions (ATI'S).
  2. Procurement of transport equipment and training equipment for the ATI's and
  3. Renovation and Rehabilitation of Buildings at the ATI's.

PROJECT OUTPUTS

  1. Fully functional and practical-based curricula developed.
  2. Motor vehicles and training equipment procured to facilitate both staff and students to undertake field activities and Industrial training; and
  3. 80% of buildings and other Infrastructure in ATI's refurbished and renovated for suitability of training facilities.

PROJECT OUTCOMES

  1. Efficient and effective functional ATI'S in place;
  2. Marketable, Competitive and Skilful workforce passed out; and
  3. Improved learning environment.

Project title:  Support to Institutional Development Project

Sector:                            Agriculture

Project Code:                 076

Programme:                  Policy, Planning and Support Services

Implementing Department:    Human Resource Management Department

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The project is for retooling and equipping MAAIF headquarters, updating MAAIF land and buildings inventory, undertaking minor renovations of MAAIF buildings and clearing of tax obligations; and as well as addressing the challenges of capacity and competence of the Agricultural sector personnel through training.

NDP OBJECTIVE

Strengthen Institutional Capacity of MAAIF and public Agricultural Agencies.

INTERVENTION

Strengthen capacity and coordination between MAAIF and its associated agencies.

PROJECT ACTIVITIES

  1. Undertake training and development for sector personnel
  2. Purchase of transport equipment
  3. MAAIF land surveyed and maintained
  4. Purchase of office furniture and fittings

PROJECT OUTPUTS

  1. Capacity and Competencies of the sector personnel enhanced
  2. Transport equipment, furniture and fixtures procured
  3. MAAIF inventory surveyed and deed plan developed.
  4. ICT equipment at MAAIF headquarters installed, serviced and maintained

PROJECT OUTCOMES

  1. Capacity and Competencies of the sector personnel enhanced;
  2. Transport equipment, furniture and fixtures procured;
  3. MAAIF inventory surveyed and deed plans developed; and
  4. ICT equipment at MAAIF headquarters installed, serviced and maintained.

USEFUL CONTACTS

Herbert Kiguli

Commissioner, Human Resource Management, MAAIF

herbert.kiguli@agriculture.go.ug

Muyaka Zakayo

    Principal, Human Resource Management, MAAIF

zac_muyaka@hotmail.com

Edison Hilman

Deputy Principal, Human Resource Management, MAAIF

edisonhil@yahoo.com