Christian Aid NGO Regional Human Resources Officer Jobs in Abuja - Nigeria

About us

Christian Aid is a UK based organization partnering with others to end poverty in Africa.

At the heart of this vision is transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future.

With a diversity of contexts, cultures and practices, combined with a highly varied portfolio of programmes spread over 15 countries, the Africa Division offers an enriching opportunity for a HR professional to contribute their expertise to eradicating poverty and fighting social injustice.

About the role

  • We are seeking to recruit a HR professional to the role of Regional HR Officer to support our Country Programmes accross the Africa Division to enable them to deliver their strategy through effective people management.
  • The role will be based in Abuja, Nigeria, as a member of a dispersed team with members hosted in different country offices. This role is recruited on a national contract basis.
  • Reporting to the Regional Head of People Africa, you will work within a global HR team to provide prompt professional customer service to Country Programmes, and in so doing, oversee the quality assurance of the outcomes in alignment with Christian Aid policies, labour laws and best practice.
  • You will support the Africa HR Function to monitor implementation of work plans and report on the performance in critical HR areas to support the delivery of the people strategy, as well as develop and generate reports that promote evidence based decision making.
  • In this role, you will provide both transactional and advisory support to managers and country HR staff.
  • You will be a key resource to the Head of People for the implementation of strategic interventions and projects.
  • You will contribute to the improvement of HR processes to maintain the HR team’s excellent and efficient service.
  • You will ensure that Country HR representatives are trained in the use of HR Systems.

    About you

  • To be successful in this role, you will need to be quick, approachable and adaptable.
  • You will demonstrate an appreciation of organizational corporate objectives and be adaptable to organizational culture.
  • You will also possess demonstrable experience of providing excellent customer service on a timely basis to meet business needs and openness to learning.
  • You are in possession of a qualification in a HR-related discipline or the equivalent HR experience coupled with a sound knowledge of Employment Law as well as HR best practice.

    Key outcomes

  • Country teams and managers, are provided with high quality advice and customer service on
    operational day to day advice, particularly around implementing CA HR policies and procedures to ensure appropriate application.
  • Country HR staff understand HR processes and systems and are trained and supported on any issuesarising, by creating trusted relationships with key stakeholders in Country teams and at divisional level
    to enable successful people management.
  • Recruiting managers and are supported with recruitment processes on EARCU as necessary for
    timely broadcast of vacancies.
  • Heads of Regional Teams are supported in managing senior level recruitment and offered the
    necessary accompaniment and support, while making the necessary links with Country Programme
    HR staff.
  • Periodic workforce reports and updated performance scorecards are updated and submitted to ensure
    people management accountability across the AD and, inform decision making and the development
    of appropriate interventions.
  • Together with the other members of the Africa people team and the wider global people functions, a
    good and complete induction programme is in place to support the integration of new starters as
  • Contribution is made to the development and support offered for the understanding of CA policies and
    procedures, and their role out effectively coordinated.
  • Working closely with the Regional People Business Partners, complex case work is supported
    ensuring adherence to labour laws, HR policy and
    effective record management.
  • Assistance to countries on scale up support to emergencies in conjunction with the HT.
  • Backfill HR support is provided to Country Offices as necessary in change management and/or in the
    event of resource gaps or expansion of programmes.
  • Delegated projects are successfully managed and delivered according to the HR Plan Objectives.

    Role requirements



  • May liaise with third party service providers as well as support participate in external networks.


  • Works closely with other staff in the Global People Function both in the Division and overseas. Works closely with members of other regional teams such as Humanitarian, Programme Innovation and Funding,ICT Services and Divisional Leadership groups.
  • Relates to employees at all levels in Christian Aid, especially with Managers and HR staff in client areas.

    Decision making

  • Budgetary/savings responsibility N/A
  • Advises on the most appropriate and credible advice and approach to managers and employees on legal, policy and contractual HR matters, in compliance with employment legislation and best practice.
  • Offers guidance on the most appropriate method for recruiting staff.

    Analytical skills

  • The ability to make sense out of data and attention to detail is integral to this role. Work could be variedand complex.
  • Ability to make sound judgement regarding the sensitivity of matters they are dealing with
    is critical.
  • Compliance with employment legislation, good risk management principles and people
    centred form the basis for execution.
  • Developing self and others
  • Number of Direct reports N/A
  • Overall people management responsibility N/A
  • Works closely with managers and staff in designated business areas to provide proactive advice and support in dealing with people management issues.
  • Works within a peer group with other People roles and the HR Tier 1s to develop and support each other.

    Role related checks

  • Child protection clearance Not required Counter terrorism screening Not require

    Person specification

  • Applied skills/knowledge and expertise


  • At least 3 years of professional HR work experience
  • Professional qualification in Human Resources and/or related field with experience in general humanresources management.
  • Ability for capacity building and skills transfer including logical delivery of training in HR areas
  • Proven ability to plan mid-term, organized priorities and work under administrative and programmatic pressures with detail orientation and professionalism.
  • Experience of offering support across multiple teams
  • Highly collaborative and able to establish positive working relationships with all stakeholders to maximize cooperation and productivity
  • Strong proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required
  • Experience with HRIS
  • Fluent in English


  • Previous work experience in an international development organization including work within
    multicultural context.
  • Experience in data analytics
  • Working knowledge of French

    Digital/IT competencies required

  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint Intermediate Web content design & development Basic

    Internet based collaboration

  • Tools and video calling
  • Intermediate Social Media Intermediate
  • Data Visualisation Intermediate

    Further Information

  • Further details of specific tasks and duties will be agreed with the line manager and matrix manager as part of the performance agreement. Any reasonable duty may be assigned that is consistent with the nature ofthe job and its level of responsibility.
  • This role profile is not prescriptive; it merely outlines the key behaviours the role-holder requires to be successful in the role; the key behaviours and responsibilities are subject to change. Any changes will be made in consultation with the role-holder.
  • You will be expected to abide by the Code of Conduct, policies and procedures within Christian Aid which may be updated from time to time.You must be in sympathy with the aims, beliefs and values of Christian Aid as it seeks to work on relief, development and advocacy for poverty eradication.

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 13th August, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; Christian Aid NGO Regional Human Resources Officer Jobs in Abuja - Nigeria

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