Human Resource Officer in Borno, Nigeria

at Action Against Hunger

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

Duty Station: Maiduguri, Borno State
Closing Date: August 30, 2016.  Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Position Overview: Reporting to the Head of Base, the HR Officer will support the HR Department in ensuring that National staff are recruited, developed and managed in a strategic, proactive manner to ensure the mission’s human resource requirements for programs and support positions; National staff benefits, data and information administration are carried out effectively, in close coordination with supervisors/managers and administrators at all bases, to ensure smooth delivery of internal services to employees; the management team is supported with all administrative tasks related to both national and international staff.

Specific Objectives:  

  • Oversee the base’s recruitment process.
  • Ensure proper contract administration for all staff.
  • Oversee the processing of employee’s salary and benefits.
  • Support in the mission’s capacity building and career development.
  • Supervise and manage staff under your responsibility.
  • Provide overall support to the HR Department.


  • Bachelor’s degree in fields related to HR, Administration and Management; masters’ degree a plus.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • 3+ years’ experience working in HR and/or administrative support positions.
  • Understanding of national labor law and employment norms and practices.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Approachable, diplomatic, able to work effectively in diverse, cross-cultural teams in a complex, multi-site work environment.
  • Computer literacy including all Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Power point, Outlook).
  • Excellent attention to detail, highly organized, rigorous, self-motivated, strong sense of responsibility, ability to work independently.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Capacity for analysis, synthesis and reporting of large amounts of information.

Preferred Skills and Experience: 

  • Previous experience working for INGOs an asset, particularly health related INGOs.
  • Fluency in one or more National/regional languages an asset.


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