Human Resources Officer at Breakthrough ACTION

Breakthrough ACTION ignites collective action and encourages people to adopt healthier behavior – from using modern contraceptive methods and sleeping under bed nets to being tested for HIV and preventing the spread of zoonotic diseases – by forging, testing, and scaling up new and hybrid approaches to social and behavior change.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Human Resources Officer

Location: Abuja

Summary

  • The HR Officer will carry out a wide variety of HR (core), administrative and finance functions including but not limited to talent management, benefits administration, employee relations, consultancy management services and HRIS management.
  • This position will work closely with Operations staff (HR, IT, Finance and Admin teams) as well as relevant Program Technical Leads.
  • S/he will also have close working relationship with staff in state offices as well as BA-N consultants and vendors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • In addition to the role summary above described above, specific duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties will be assigned.
  • Carry out end-to-end talent acquisition activities (e.g., posting new VAs, sorting CVs, interviewing, reference checks, preparing new hire paper works’ etc.)
  • Together with the HR Assistant, ensure all new hires are properly onboarded (including attending an orientation programs).
  • Assist to review staff manual and other operational documents from time to time to ensure a more efficient work process.
  • Provide end-to-end local independent consultancy management services (advertisement, selection, contract preparation, contract extension/revision or modification, invoice processing etc.)
  • Manage 3rd party relationships (e.g., relations with consultants/vendors) to ensure any form of friction is reduced to the barest minimum – escalate issues where necessary.
  • Together with other members of the HR team, ensure BA-N staff and Partners adhere to JHU-CCP & USAID HR and Consultancy (Operations) compliance requirements.
  • Manage BA-N Independent Consultancy Database – ensure all required consultancy information are inputted promptly and tracked appropriately.
  • Together with other HR team members, input relevant staff information into the HRIS/ERP as required.
  • In collaboration with relevant state teams, manage the BA-N Community Volunteer & LGA Supervisor contract lifecycle (i.e., hiring, replacement, payment, contract/benefit revisions, exits etc.)
  • Draft and coordinate relevant employee communication, letters and updates.
  • Manage and resolve employee relations issues including conflicts, grievances etc.
  • Interpret, review and provide guidance/advice to employees on HR and Consultancy Management processes, procedures and policies.
  • Support the SHRO to coordinate the implementation of staff development plans and management of annual performance review (APRs).
  • Ensure all HR Audit topics are covered and conclude all HR Audit findings.
  • Represent HR in strategic meetings in the absence of the SHRO.
  • Other duties as identified by supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This position has no supervisory requirements.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 5 years HR and Independent Consultancy Management donor-funded project experience (especially USAID) is essential for this role.
  • Experience working with an HRIS/HR Software/ERP is required for this role.
  • Hands-on knowledge of Nigerian Labour Law is compulsory for this role.
  • Membership of a relevant HR body/institute such as the CIPMN, SHRM plus relevant certifications from the institutes is a plus.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting/finance is essential for this position.
  • Customer-service orientation skills, with the motivation and ability to function independently and as a team member.
  • Excellent attention to detail is required for this role.
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal and customer-service orientation skills is a MUST for this position.
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural and fast-paced environment is essential to be successful in the role.

Languages Skills:

  • Must be fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • Knowledge of a major Nigerian language (especially Hausa) is a plus but not required.

Application Closing Date
22nd March, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward copies of their CV to: hiring@ba-nigeria.org using the Job Title and the location as the subject of the mail. e.g., “Human Resources Officer Abuja”.

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