HR/Admin Assistant in Borno, Nigeria

at Save The Children

Human Resources
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Role Purpose
To provide administrative support and assistance for the development and management of Human Resources functions, for the development and maintenance of policies & procedures, for ensuring the health and safety of staff and for the promotion of the Child Safe Guarding Policy and also assist the Roving HR/Admin Coordinator in the discharge of administrative and HR duties.

Key Areas of Accountability
The scope of this role will include:

1.) Human Resources

  • Support the Human Resource Coordinator to timely download applications from the vacancy website.
  • Manage the scheduling and logistics of all interviews between candidates and the office.
  • Prepare candidates for interviews with office by providing detailed information on the location, job descriptions, and methodology.
  • Participate in the preparation for induction for new staff on the global and national policy guidelines and procedures
  • Provide administrative support to supervisors to arrange training opportunities for staff.
  • Ensure a timely and proper filing of all HR related documents and support in collecting and updating staff information
  • Maintaining leave-tracking sheet and performance review schedule.
  • Support in maintaining an updated personnel files in line with HR best practice standards.
  • Support the HR Coordinator in compilation of payroll related documents
  • Maintain proper and accurate records /inventory of Office supplies distribution and usage by each HR team member.
  • Organize central HR files.  Ensure documents are stored in an easy to access and understandable system.  Update and circulate the filing list regularly to HR team members
  • Process for payments to consultants and vendors for HR related expenses
  • Photocopying of documents when required
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, code of conduct, fraud, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies

2.) Administrations/Office Communications

  • Welcome and receive visitors to the office.
  • Manage general office communications, including
  • Main office telephone, transferring calls and messages to staff.
  • Managing incoming and outgoing post.
  • Disseminate formal communications to staff.
  • Maintain current contact database of other INGO, Partners, Government, Embassies and Donor organisations.
  • Receive, collate and send letters and correspondence to field offices and partner offices.
  • Manage the diaries of the Base Managers where required.
  • Maintain a general document-filing system.
  • Manage calendars and arrangement of meetings for the Borno office
  • Ad hoc typing, scanning & photocopying for Staff
  • Co-ordinate and maintain the SCI resource centre documentation system: receiving and filing official documents, publications, manuals, text and other materials in an easily retrievable manner and ensuring the security of all materials, text and documents in the centre.
  • Assist in the production and publications of all SCI official text, reports and other materials.
  • Ensure the office is well stocked (procurement and monitoring) with necessary supplies stationeries and other consumables as well as maintaining and updating store records
  • Manage the procurement and distribution of Mobile phone cards to staff
  • Monitor and supervise the activities and performance of the office cleaner(s) and security personnel.
  • Ensure the First Aid kits are stocked and replenished with genuine drugs
  • In collaboration with line manager make arrangements for meetings and conferences as required ensuring these are delivered to a high quality and cost effectively
  • Facilitate flight bookings for staff with the Country office Admin Assistants
  • Ensure accommodation is arranged for travelers (based on request). Ensure best value for money and that travelers are clearly informed well in advance of the booked hotel(s)
  • As delegated, to oversee minor repairs in the office
  • Assist the HR Coordinator in establishing and maintaining a list of contact details for preferred service providers including carpenters, electricians, plumbers, generator servicers and builders and make this list available on request.
  • Ensure that all equipment and supplies in Field Office are maintained in a safe and secure manner.
  • Ensure the staff movement board is well maintained and up to date.
  • To act as a cover for logistics functions in the field office in the absence of the Logistics/Admin Officer.


  • Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.


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