Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) Latest Job Vacancy HR/Admin Officer

Norwegian Church Aid (‘NCA’) is a member of the ACT Alliance and works with people and local actors, especially Faith-based actors in many countries where it works in their struggle to eradicate poverty and injustices. We provide humanitarian assistance in disasters and work for long-term development in local communities and societies. In order to address the root causes of poverty, we advocate for just decisions by public authorities, businesses and religious leaders.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: HR/Admin Officer

Location:

Maiduguri, Borno and some travels to the south and field locations.
Comment: 6 months with possibility of extension.
Department / division / team: HR
Reporting to: Finance and Administration Advisor

Main Duties
General Office Administration:

  • Manage all paper-based correspondence coming in and out of the office
  • Design systems to ensure effective use of office resources in particular office vehicles, generator, furniture, IT equipment, software and monitor accordingly.
  • Manage key relationships with service providers for insurance, pension, internet, telephone, electricity, water, security, IT management.
  • Manage the casual workers, security guards, cleaners, and any other support staff
  • Maintain an up-to-date registry of fixed assets closely with procurement/supply chain officer.
  • Ensure that the office remains well supplied with consumables, drinking water, office stationary, bathroom items etc.
  • Carry out all administration functions as assigned by supervisor.

Human Resources:

  • Ensure all staff leave records are monitored and kept up-to-date, including records for annual leave, sick leave, and time off at work.
  • With the finance team, be responsible for operation of payroll for all national staff and ensure compliance with the Nigerian tax legislation and Social Security and pension related.
  • Full understanding of Nigerian policies and laws
  • Ensure that recruitment procedures are understood and observed.
  • Ensure all national staff personal information concerning employees is kept according to Nigerian data protection law.
  • Ensure that all expat staff have the necessary visas, permissions, and work permits to reside and work in Nigeria and that these remain valid and up-to-date. this include renewal
  • Ensure that all staff are aware of their contractual obligations with respect to NCA policies and staff/ACT code of conduct.
  • Facilitate the on boarding of national staff
  • Ensure guest houses/hotels are booked for staff in approved NCA listed suppliers
  • Participate in the recruitment process of national staff as required by senior management.

Legal and Statutory Compliance:

  • Follow-up with NCA legal representative on all regulations and compliance as designated.
  • Stay up to date with all regulations and national laws in Nigeria.
  • Closely work with Head of mission on property leases and other contracts and agreement ensuring it complies with national laws.

Health and Safety:

  • Take responsibility for Health & Safety issues and – in conjunction with security focal point and adhere to NCA guidelines.
  • When requested by the country director, negotiate and manage local insurance policies for staff medical insurance, vehicle insurance.
  • Ensure that all staff remain aware of current health and safety issues and procedures.

Information Technology:

  • Working with relevant service-providers and/or local staff, ensure that all IT equipment in the office is well maintained with up-to-date software.

Procurement:

  • Ensure that all office equipment and stationaries are always available and updated and in line with NCA procurement policy
  • Manage and procure through advances where necessary minor office supplies as required.

Capacity Building:

  • Willing to participate in capacity building trainings, while also providing similar to other staff
  • Ensure staff have right knowledge on NCA as an organisation and stay focused to its mission.
  • Supervising and providing line and team management for all office casual staff, volunteers, security guards, etc
  • Any other responsibilities can be assigned to you as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience, and Qualification

  • Proven experience in HR and administrative functions
  • At least B.Sc. in Business Administration, Human Resources, Administration, Public Admin and other relevant qualifications
  • Two years’ minimum continued experience in similar position
  • Good knowledge of relevant Nigerian legislation governing International NGOs
  • Fluency in English, additional fluency in other local languages an advantage.
  • Good interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships with all staff within the Trust and key stakeholders externally.
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation, including relevant staff working for the NCA.
  • Previous experience managing a team and payroll system.
  • GOOD skills with experience of operating computer management systems. Competent to advanced level in Microsoft Excel.
  • Willingness and ability to take the initiative not only in identifying problems but also in suggesting and implementing solutions.
  • Willingness to travel and stay in remote areas as required.

Application Closing Date
17th August, 2018

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: [email protected] Or [email protected]

Please address all Applications to:
The Recruitment Team,
Norwegian Church Aid,
14 NTA Quarters,
Damboa Road,
Maiduguri,
Borno State.

Note

  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Candidate is required to start as soon as possible. At most 1st September, 2018.
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