Human Resources Advisor

July 25, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

Chemonics International

Chemonics International – We're one of the world’s leading partners in international development, because where Chemonics works, development works. From our founding in 1975, we have worked in more than 150 countries to help our clients, partners and beneficiaries take on the world’s toughest challenges. Today, we re-imagine global supply chains to deliver essential medicines to the right place at the right time. Our global network of more than 4,000 specialists share an unwavering resolve to work better, driven by a conviction that the world must be better.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Human Resources Advisor
Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Chain Management (GHSC-PSM) Nigeria
This scope of work (SOW) sets forth the services to be provided by the Human Resources Advisor to SAII Associates Ltd/Gte, an associate company of Chemonics International Inc. in the implementation of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) in Nigeria.


The overall goal of GHSC-PSM is to procure and provide health commodities for all USAID health programs, including but not limited to, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Family Planning, and Maternal & Child Health, as well as provide systems strengthening technical assistance to improve supply chain management and commodity security in Nigeria.


The Human Resources Advisor will report to the Senior Human Resources Manager or his/her designee.

 Working Conditions / Duration of Assignment:

This is a long-term position for the life of the contract based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Support full cycle recruitment process in compliance with established procedures and regulations including but not limited to the creation of job descriptions and interview questions, shortlisting and pre-screening candidates as well as reference checks, and negotiating offers of employment
Support confirmation of all new hire paperwork is submitted, and personnel files are complete and compliant with PSM policy, local labour laws, and USAID regulations
Ensure new hires are provided with adequate training regarding the project and relevant PSM policies to perform the job to the best of their ability and are assimilated into the PSM culture
Maintain accurate timesheet records and ensure all timesheets are submitted on time with the correct approval
Ensure personnel and recruitment files are maintained according to the requirement, ensure confidentiality and safety of the data
Work closely with assigned supervisor on communication to staff and labor law compliance, and help to ensure a positive and thriving work environment for all staff
Manage and administer benefits according to appropriate plans and labour laws requirements, bring any required changes or suggestions for improvement to Operations Director or assigned managers' attention
Assist in the management of employee benefits, such as insurance, liaising with companies providing such benefits as needed to ensure quality services provided
Ensure project compliance with local labour laws by conducting regular audits, and keeping updated on local labour laws and HR best practices
Advise on disciplinary process ensuring all actions taken comply with local labour laws and PSM policies, and loop in appropriate Home Office department if necessary
Manage annual assessment process and ensure procedures are communicated and followed
Work with employees and supervisors to prevent and/or resolve employee relations issues in coordination with Global HR and the Office of Business Conduct (OBC). Investigate allegations of wrongdoing, i.e: sexual harassment, harassment, fraud
Ensure employee manual is up to date, communicate changes when applicable
Ensure all HR management practices conform to the project’s and PSM’s policies, best practices, USAID rules and regulations, and the local labour laws
Interpret and advise staff on PSM, USAID, and federal compliance policies and procedures
Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

Degree or Advanced Diploma in HR Management, Project Administration, Project Management or related fields
Minimum of 5 years of experience in HR for medium to large development projects and/or organizations
Experience working for a USAID implementer in Nigeria is highly preferred
Knowledgeable of Nigeria labour laws, personnel benefits and taxes required; ability to interpret local labour laws, previous experience interacting with labour counsel preferred
Ability to exercise confidentiality and high levels of professionalism
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
Fluency in English is required.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
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