Action Against Hunger Recent Available Employment Vacancy

Posted on :

14 Jan, 2020

Category :

Human Resources Jobs Nigeria

Action Against Hunger is the world’s hunger specialist and leader in a global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within our lifetimes.

For 40 years, the humanitarian and development organization has been on the front lines, treating and preventing hunger across nearly 50 countries. It served more than 21 million people in 2018 alone. We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: HR Manager
Location:  Monguno, Borno
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Human Resources
Level: Manager / Supervisor
Starting date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: Field Coordinator

Objective 1

  • Implementation and enforcement of the HR policy (staff regulations)

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Implement staff regulations and related policies; proposing change when necessary, in order to ensure on-going compliance with national labor laws. Any adjustment of existing HR policies will require prior discussion with the Head of HR and the Field Coordinator at country level, and ratification by the HQ HR Advisor.
  • Ensure that Action Against Hunger risk management policies, core values and charter are applied.
  • Monitor the compliance of AAH staff policies and procedures in addition to the Labor Laws of Nigeria at the field level. Advise the Field Coordinator and other managers on appropriate disciplinary action as situations arise.
  • Develop a leave plan for all field staff. Ensure staff are compliant with all national HR regulations including coordination with relevant internal and external stakeholders to ensure the validity of all international staff visas

Objective 2

  • Implement pay and other benefits policies, support recruitment’s and contracts management.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Collect and check salaries data from the field before submitting to the Head of HR at the country level for approval.
  • Ensure that calculations of end of contract benefits (FFS and PSB) are correctly done before approval by the Head of HR at the country level to avoid potential labor disputes and/or legal cases.
  • Follow up on annual leave planning and execution.
  • Ensure each staff has a valid ID card.
  • Implement the medical benefits policy: collect employee eligible dependent details and legal documents.
  • Organize and ensure follow-up of the recruitment process with all hiring managers, participate in interviews when necessary and ensure that best practices are observed.
  • Update the base-specific contract calendar and ensure that timely renewals and notices are received by all staff.
  • Cross-check together with the other managers the completeness of individual staff files. Carry out personnel files audits periodically.

Objective 3

  • Performance management

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate Action Against Hunger performance standards and expectations to team members which includes; 10 minutes monthly conversation, 3 months/end of probation performance appraisal and annual/ end of contract appraisal.
  • Establish performance objectives, provide feedback, identify strengths and areas for professional improvement.
  • Contribute to the professional development and improvement of team members by providing support.
  • Compile completed appraisals, update the performance appraisal tracking sheet at field level as well as the annual training plan database and submit them to the Head of HR at the country level for analysis and action.
  • Assist in training staff in the use of all HR tools and policies as required

Objective 4

  • Support to HR staff and other mission HR issues

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Organize regular exchange with the HR team in Abuja to ensure synergy of HR practices.
  • Organize regular meetings for staff at field level to update and inform on HR issues.
  • Assist in any other duty related to HR as required.

Objective 5

  • Reporting and staff management

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Compile monthly HR reports and submit a field HR sitrep to the Head of HR and the Field Coordinator every month.
  • Prepare monthly and mid-month cash forecasts for HR-related expenses.
  • Responsible for preparing field briefing schedule for new staff arriving in the field.
  • Responsible for collecting monthly timesheets for all staff.
  • Responsible for drafting return forms and submitting to the Head of HR at the country level for validation prior to approval by the Country Director.
  • Responsible for filing all documents concerning international staff, and updating their files in line with Head of HR’s direction.
  • Maintain the international staff database at the field level.
  • Update guesthouse accommodation roster and inform guesthouse staff of arrivals/departures.

Internal & External Relationship

  • Field Coordinator: Direct line manager
  • HR head of department: Technical advice/support and exchange of regular information.
  • HR Team in Abuja: Exchange of regular information and coordination of work.
  • All staff in the field: Information sharing on HR matters, consultations of HR matters, provision of HR function support, training and inductions on HR matters


  • Lawyers: Consultation on HR matters when required.
  • Insurance companies: Liaison and information exchange when required.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR Management, or Social Sciences, or related discipline preferred.
  • Post Graduate qualification in Human Resource Management will be an added advantage

Skills and Experience

  • At least 3- years of professional experience across all HR disciplines, including employment, benefits, compensation, employee relations, training and development, workers compensation and conflict resolution.
  • Must be comfortable explaining complex technical & procedural requirements in straightforward language
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite (high proficiency in Excel); comfortable working with computers with minimal IT support.
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment, taking initiative & prioritizing multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented.
  • A genuine interest in & commitment to the humanitarian principles of Action Against Hunger.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work both independently & as a member of a team.
  • Fluent written & spoken English.
  • Proven ability to model core HR values of confidentiality, fairness, and discretion


  • At least a year’s experience as an HR manager / officer within a humanitarian field program.
  • Experience of managing the HOMERE software system
  • Previous AAH experience
  • Previous experience within Nigeria or Africa.

Application Deadline: 14th January, 2020.

To apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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