SOS Human Resources and Organizational Development Advisor Jobs in Nigeria

Context of the position

  • SOS Children’s Villages International (SOS CVI) is non-governmental and non-denominational organization working with communities, partners and states to ensure that the rights of all children are fulfilled in every society.

  • SOS CVI is a global federation working to protect and care for children who have lost parental care, or who stand at risk of losing the care. We respect all religions and cultures and work with trusted partners in places where we can contribute to social development.

  • Everything we do is made possible through the generous support of sponsors and donors, institutional and corporate partners, and loyal friends worldwide.

  • The mission of HR/OD Advisor is under the direction of the Director of HR/OD ESAF to be responsible for a given number of MAs ( member associations) within the Region in providing a ‘generalist’ Human resources and organization Development technical, capacity building and monitoring support as well as stand as a specialized OD/Talent Management support lead for all member association in the region, all in close cooperation with the CVI Representative.

  • The position will also have responsibility to provide HR business partner support to the regional office in Addis and Nairobi, as may be assigned, such as providing support in workforce planning, recruitment and onboarding, performance management, L&D, employee relations and other strategic and operational HROD services.

  • These goals will be achieved through strong partnership with relevant internal clients including Member association/country HR and management team, regional functional and CVI Representative office team.

  • The incumbent is also expected to keep abreast of all developments in all areas of Human Resources and Organization Development to provide upto standard support and capacity building to the client MAs.

    Main Clients

  • Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development

  • International Children’s Villages (CVI) Representatives

  • National Human Resources Coordinators

  • National Directors

  • ESAF Regional Teams Members

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for supporting the development of an effective National HR function in the assigned Cluster MAs to meet international HR & CB quality standards & guidelines. He/she will also provide guidance and strategic support in development and review of HROD policy and procedure reviews.

  • Support the regional office and member associations in compensation and benefits management, organization design, restructuring and change management processes

  • Supports the regional office and member associations in individual and organizational capacity assessment processes, design and delivery of capacity building strategies and plans.

  • Guided by regional HROD strategy, the HROD Advisor delivers HR & CB input to the MAs´ strategic & annual plan and budget processes. Support MAs in workforce planning and personnel budget processes, provide inputs do budget check and validations.

  • Provide follow up support in HROD reporting and analytics and compilation of cluster reports.

  • Support in Recruitment and onboarding processes for the region

  • as well as Member associations

  • Support MAs and regional office on areas such as Learning and Development, compensation and benefit management, performance management, career development and succession planning strategies and processes.

  • Responsible for leading, developing, and supporting the cluster HR network, supporting cross-national knowledge sharing, and ensuring capacity building of co-workers, actively participate in region wide HR community network.

  • Provide support to MAs in job classification and in putting in place fair, competitive, transparent and sustainable compensation and benefits system in place.

  • Collaborate with the senior management through the advice of the Director of HROD in the region to facilitate institutional gender and diversity initiatives in the region by providing advice on equity, compliance, inclusion and diversity.

  • S/he will be responsible within own area of work and cluster countries to raise awareness of the SOS Child Protection Policy principles and to prevent and protect children from all forms of abuse, abandonment, exploitation, violence and discrimination.

  • Also responsible to report any CS suspicion, concern, allegation or incident immediately following Child Safeguarding reporting procedures. CS reports should be made to the IOR CS focal person and/or to the respective line manager.


  • Master Degree in Human Resources/Organization development/Business Administration and Public Administration or any other related field

  • At least 7 years of experience in a generalist HR Management and relevant operational services as well as Strong Technical knowledge in the field of HROD, particularly in organization Development and learning and development.

  • Of which at least 3 years managerial or senior advisory experience in the field of HR

  • Excellent competency in Human Resources process management, capacity assessment & building and organizational learning skills

    Ability to conduct capacity in the cluster MAs. Should have planning and priority setting skills.

    Strong communication, planning, analytical and creativity skills

    Fluency and Very good working knowledge of English and French is a requirement.

    Experience in multicultural and stakeholder management context – an added advantage

    Proficiency Microsoft office applications

    We offer

    A diverse range of interesting tasks in a leading INGO multicultural working environment

    As a responsible employer we provide a range of training schemes and encourage educational enhancement

    A salary that will be commensurate with experience and qualifications

    How to apply

    Email to: Applications including at least three traceable referees should be sent electronically to:

    ESAF.HROD@sos-kd.org. All applications should be submitted not later than June 25, 2021.

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