HR and Administration Officer

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Abuja, Nigeria
From NGN 6,100,478 - 6,966,279 per annum, dependent on experience
Contract Type
Fixed Term
24 Months

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a dynamic, people-focused Human Resources professional to support our GAIN Nigeria team as Human Resources and Administration Officer. This role is offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of two years, subject to funding, and is based in our office in Abuja, Nigeria.

About GAIN

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with both governments and businesses, we aim to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious food for all people. In particular, we aim to make healthier food choices more desirable, more available, and more affordable. GAIN’s mission is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially the most vulnerable to malnutrition.

About the Role

Reporting to the Head of Operations, the HR Officer is responsible for the employee life cycle management of staff in the Nigeria office. The HR Officer will work in close collaboration with the global HR team ensuring compliance with local and global HR policies and the deployment of global HR initiatives and assist in day-to-day office operations. This role is offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of two years, subject to funding, and is based in our office in Abuja, Nigeria.

Specific Responsibilities include;

  • Adhering to all GAIN policies in force, promoting their applications and ensuring compliance with local labour law as well as with GAIN HR internal processes
  • Acting as the primary point of contact for HR matters and handle HR related queries from staff to resolution or escalation as necessary
  • Responsibility for all HR and Admin related communications to the office, under the supervision of the Head of Operations
  • Working closely with the global HR team to keep track of new positions, contributing actively in planning the recruitment cycle of such new requirements and implementing them
  • Liaising with the global HR team to ensure offer letters and contracts are prepared and issued in a timely manner
  • Responsibility for planning and ensuring systematic induction for all new staff ensuring that induction plans are signed off and filed in the staff personal file
  • Monitoring probation periods and reviews and ensure outcomes are communicated formally.
  • Helping to draft employment letter and contract addendum under global HR team guidance and supervision
  • Responsibility for the day-to-day delivery of all aspects of the country HR Administration local processes
  • Tracking attendance, leave, eligibility and balances of all staff ensuring records are kept updated as per organisational requirements
  • Working with the Head of Operations and global HR team members to support projects within the organisation e.g., the Staff Engagement Survey / development of the HR system, etc

About You

You must be a self-starter with proven experience of working in a similar role, preferably with an NGO or international organisation. You'll be an effective communicator and be able to use this skill to develop positive relationships to motivate the team. In addition, you will have a sound understanding of Nigerian labour law and be able to confidently apply HR management practices for the benefit of staff and management. You must be confident and fully conversant in business English, both written and verbal, and it would be advantageous if for you to be proficient in local languages

In addition to the above, you should be educated to Bachelor’s degree level in Human Resources, Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Business Administration and/or experienced in a relevant field to a equivalent level, and have a professional HR certification such as CIPM, CIPO or its equivalent.

About our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is from NGN 6,100,478 to 6,966,279 per annum, dependent on experience.

The starting date for this role, to be agreed with the successful applicant, will not commence until after the 1st January 2022.

AIN has a fair and competitive salary structure that allows for annual progression subject to good performance. In addition, GAIN offers a total of 37 days holiday per year (including annual leave, public holidays and additional office closure days), an attractive pension scheme and competitive insurance cover including health, travel and life assurance.

We are committed to the health of our staff, especially in these challenging times, and have developed a programme of wellbeing that includes flexible working, additional leave allowances, wellbeing days, mindfulness coaching and access to independent and confidential counselling.

GAIN also has a strong commitment to professional development. We will support you to grow in your career through both formal and informal training, and are committed to providing opportunities through internal recruitment, secondments and promotion. All of this is delivered in a supportive and collaborative environment.

For more detailed information please see the attached job description. To apply, follow the "Apply Now" link.

This advert closes on 6th December 2021. Early applications are encouraged. GAIN reserves the right to close this advert early should we receive suitable candidates ahead of the closing date.

Applicants must have the existing right to live and work in Nigeria. Please note that GAIN are currently unable to sponsor working visas. 

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to equality of opportunity and creating an inclusive environment where diversity is valued.  We are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation and therefore welcome applications from talented and committed people from all backgrounds, representing the diverse societies we operate in.

Job Description
Closing Date
26 November 2021