Human Resource (HR) Assistant at Search for Common Ground

Job Title: Human Resource (HR) Assistant – Nigeria
Position Summary | Job Location: Abuja | Search for Common Ground

The HR assistant will support the Human Resource Department in managing daily HR functions and supporting a staff strength of about 150 persons across several locations: gain wide exposure to recruiting, employee relations, benefits, administration, training and meeting coordination, audits and other projects as they occur day to day in the department
The HR Assistant will also work with the Finance and Admin team on the work tool procurement process for new hires and replacement for existing hires.
Reports to: Human Resource Manager
Duration: 1 year

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide recruitment support by scheduling and arranging interviews for shortlisted candidates
  • Compile and assist with the longlist of entry level candidates
  • Conducting Terrorist and reference checks, and maintaining new hiring information
  • Own the orientation program, running regular sessions throughout the year, regularly evaluate and make improvements to orientation and on-boarding processes for new hire, rehires and transfers.
  • Provide Roving HR duties to other field offices for onboarding, observation and documentation as needed.
  • Ensure employment information is up to date and available for all new employees,
  • Send out staff announcement to all staff at least one week before staff resumption
  • Send out a Welcome email to all new employees at least 3 days before the start date. Welcome email should contain one to two weeks of onboarding plan
  • Follow up with all departing employees to ensure that all exit documents in complete and exit interview is done
  • Manage all employment contracts and ensure personnel files are effectively maintained
  • Manage all extensions to existing staff conditions of employment.
  • Participate in team meetings to bring up issues, share knowledge, share achievements, and provide training and direction.
  • Develop strong and effective working relationships with the operations and Programs team
  • Effectively communicate information and insights to the team.
  • Ensure successful communication with all areas of the business.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement activities across the HR team.
  • Undertakes additional tasks or projects as assigned by the HR Manager

Required Profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, development studies, social science, international studies, public administration, or experience in related area.
  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant practical experience working with a non-profit organization as a human resource personnel or recruitment manager.
  • Experience in INGO is a plus
  • Ability to work independently and plan own work, manage conflicting priorities and deadlines;
  • Demonstrate integrity, alignment with Search’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promote the vision, mission, and strategic objectives of Search;
  • Capacity to adapt to a multi-cultural context, and tolerance and respect to issues related to gender, religion, race and nationality;
  • Excellent ability to multi-task and produce time-bound deliverables.
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism and solves problems in collaborative ways.
  • Analytical capacity, including the ability to analyze and articulate peace, violence prevention, human security and conflict issues;
  • Ability to identify problems, and to use sound judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve them;
  • Ability to work under pressure in a highly rewarding, but stressful and demanding environment;
  • Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the field;
  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to draft/edit a variety of written reports and communications and to articulate ideas in a clear, concise style;
  • Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications; and
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and collaborative working relations.

This position will close on 31st December, 2020.To apply:
Interested candidates should send the following to our career portal

  • Current resume
  • Cover Letter (which includes expectations of compensation and projected start date)

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.
-Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website for full details of our work.
All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Shared Humanity – Empathy – Impartiality – Inclusivity – Courage – Hope – Humility – Audacity. In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest and Anti-fraud. Search is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children, youth and vulnerable adults with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children, youth, and vulnerable adults.
Search for Common Ground does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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