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HR &Admin Officer at International Rescue Committee

  • Full Time
  • Onsite
  • Permanent
  • Nigeria

Website International Rescue Committee

HR &Admin Officer

Job Description

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.


The IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In February 2014 the IRC moved into Adamawa State in NE Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectoral, integrated approach for conflict affected populations. IRC Nigeria now operates a country office in Abuja and field offices in Mubi and Yola of Adamawa State, Maiduguri and Monguno of Borno state and Damaturu of Yobe State. Currently, IRC Nigeria implements programs primary health care, nutrition, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection, child protection, education, food security & livelihoods.

Job Overview/Summary

The HR & Admin Officer technically reports to the Human Resources Manager in Maiduguri and Administrative Manager in Abuja. The Human Resources & Admin officer will be responsible in all HR and Admin matters, functions, and general office management of the IRC office, and to assist the HR Manager & the HR Lead in all related HR & Admin functions and ensuring compliance with IRC Way .

Major Responsibilities

Human Resources
Ensure compliance to hiring policies and procedures.
Support in the recruitment cycle, along with our recruitment team
Manage staff contracts and all personal files, & track the new hires on boarding, this includes file all their new paper works in both personal & E personal files.
Liaise with the hiring managers regarding staff contracts, paperwork, ATCs & all other documents related to the new hires.
Compile and submit updated IRC for office location contact list by the 1st of every month.
Follow up on employee’s benefits, health insurance, life insurance, & social security.
Maintain knowledge of national staff entitlements and benefits.
Maintain up-to-date leave tracking record, and follow up on leaves for all staff, make sure that everything is reflected on the report.
Make sure to collect the timesheet for all staff on a timely manner and track it.
Maintain tracking for the IRC staff emails, and coordinate with IT department for any new updates in this regard.
Make sure to follow up correctly on the exit process following the IRC internal manual & practice for all employees and release the final settlement and other paperwork to Finance department on a timely manner.
Always maintain the confidentiality of all sensitive HR information
Perform other job-related tasks as requested by the HR Manager and HR Lead
Assist in ensuring payment request for office consumables are raised.
Provide support for New Hire orientation and onboarding including communicating orientation timetables to all facilitators, coordinate new hire documentation to foster positive attitude toward organizational objectives as may be required.
Work with the HR Manager to identify and assess training needs and development opportunities using staff performance and development plans as a standard and working with Unit Heads.
Facilitate staff annual PME processes.
Provide regular briefings to HR Manager and Senior HR Coordinator on HR matters, including the status of trainings, leave balances, timesheet submission etc.
Serve as a link between the HR and employees by handling questions, interpreting, and administering contracts, and helping to resolve work related problems in consultation with HR Manager and Coordinator.
Educate and support management & staff in implementation of HR programs, practices, and initiatives.
Assist with monthly payroll documentation and process flow.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Manage the day-to-day administrative running of the office/Guest house and supervise cook/cleaner.
Management and reconciliations of all payments related to accommodation/travel bookings including petty cash liquidations.
Liaise with Supply Chain and support settlement of administrative cost and office utility bills (electricity, water supply, Gas, vehicle hire, consumables etc.) by raising non-POs as at when due.
Provide any other relevant support to payment processes as maybe required by Supply Chain or Finance (PRs, supporting document etc.).
Ensure that all facilities are functioning well, including office supplies, electricity, maintenance and repair, internet and other communications functions and flag any concern/request to Supply Chain. This includes daily routine checks of lights-out and switching-off of appliances after close of business.
Manage lease agreement in close coordination with Admin Manager
Keep proper records of documents in hard copy and in relevant Box (online) folders.
Be an ambassador of IRC ‘s way as a standard for professional conduct.

Coordination & Representation : He/she will represent the department in meetings and serves as the focal point for department in Zamfara/Katsina.

Key Working Relationships: Sector leads, Payroll, Supply Chain, Humanitarian Access Safety & Security, Senior Area Manager etc.

Position Technically Reports to:HR Manager, Maiduguri .

Indirect Reporting: Senior Area Manager

Position directly Supervises: Cook and Cleaners

Key Internal Contacts
Country Program:Nigeria
Region/Global: West Africa
Key External Contacts:Sister INGO’s, CBO’s in Katsina/Zamfara, Sema etc.


Education: University Degree in Management, Human Resources, Administration, or related fields or HND.

Work Experience: Approximately 2-3years of professional experience in HR, Administration/Office Management.

Demonstrated Technical Skills: Previous experience with Human Resources generalist.
INGO experience preferred.
HR certifications and trainings if any, will be an added advantage.
Good understanding of labor law.
Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
Demonstrated Managerial/Leadership Competencies: Strong sense of personal integrity, attention to detail, flexibility, and ability to work with people with diverse culture, religious background, and ethnicity.

Languages: English, Hausa and Kanuri will be an added advantage.

Computer/Other Tech Requirements
Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
Ability to Travel: 5 % of time if applicable.

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