Human Resources Officer in Rivers, Nigeria

Human Resources
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description


  • To provide support on designated projects/and or assigned areas of work
  • Administration services to HR team and Head of HR
  • HR administration, systems and procedures
  • Information and advice to service users.
  • HR database management

Main Duties & Key Responsibilities
Designated projects/and or assigned areas of work (to provide support) 45%). For example:

  • Recruitment and Selection:
    • To liaise with managers and recruitment or advertising agencies
    • To compile and dispatch application recruitment packs, arranging interviews
    • To maintain a database to monitor vacancies and applications
    • To update recruitment pages on the MS Society website
    • Processing new appointments and changes to existing employment contracts using established templates and pro-formas.
  • Learning and Development:
  • To use the database to set up courses and manage bookings
  • Maintain electronic and paper files
  • Deal with practical queries

Administrative Services to the HR Team and personal support specifically to the Head of HR. 20%:

  • To be the first point of contact for the HR Department.
  • To field calls and direct or refer as appropriate to members of the HR team.
  • To manage electronic and desk diaries, handling the mail, drafting correspondence, filing, responding to telephone calls, organising meetings, arranging flights and accommodation, and booking venues and equipment.

HR administration/record systems and procedures (develop, implement and maintain) 25%:

  • Disclosure: To ensure that effective records are kept on criminal records checks for staff and volunteers working closely with the Volunteering Development Officer.
  • To maintain budget spreadsheets
  • To support the corporate induction process by compiling lists of new starters and induction packs
  • To ensure all personnel files are maintained and kept up to date within the Data Protection Act
  • To maintain stationery supplies
  • To process probation documentation
  • To assist with pay and benefits administration.
  • To process HR invoices

Information and advice to service users 10%:

  • To deliver an effective high standard of service to internal and external customers including;
  • Providing advice to service users on general HR queries relating to terms and conditions of employment e.g. annual leave; notice periods; pay rates.
  • Responding to routine queries and requests from line managers/employees on employment and recruitment matters under the guidance of the HR Manager.
  • Responding to general enquiries from members of the general public on a range of HR issues including recruitment

Decision Making Authority:

  • Able to make limited decisions relating to the handling of a wide range of general and specific enquiries and e-mails, providing information or referring to manager for further advice where appropriate.

Qualifications & Skills Level


  • Degree or equivalent qualification


  • Experience of working in a office environment
  • Experience of working in an HR department (desirable)

Knowledge and Skills:

  • High level of competence in Microsoft Office programs in particular, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Ability to prioritise work load
  • Ability to meet specific deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Works accurately and with attention to detail
  • Ability to work positively in a team

General Attributes:

  • Proven track record of using own initiative to solve problems
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times.



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