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Assistant Human Resources Officer


Human Resources

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3 weeks ago

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Job Description/Requirements


and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Desired Candidate Profile

The incumbent must be a mature person, have proven managerial skills and expertise in managing people as she/he may supervise the G6 staff in Abuja. She/He must be able to work independently with minimum supervision. She/He must display maturity in handling sensitive cases and the capacity to analyse and provide solutions to complex HR cases. She/He must have spoken and written communication skills. Moreover, being service and solution oriented and a team player is a must, as the incumbent will have to deal with staff members, managers, and other parties outside HR Unit. She must be proactive and able to make contribution to various on-going, to future HR initiatives and to various reports. She/He must make attention to detail, be flexible, ready to take more responsibilities and be able to deliver under pressure on competing priorities. She/he must have analytical skills, drafting skills, innovative approach to HR service delivery and advanced knowledge of Word and Excel.
Proven working knowledge of HR Tools, Workday, COMPASS and/or PeopleSoft software is a must.

Required languages (expected Overall ability is at least B2 level):



Desired languages



Operational context

Occupational Safety and Health Considerations:

To view occupational safety and health considerations for this duty station, please visit this link:

Nature of Position:

The Human Resources Unit is part of the Administration Section. The Unit is composed of 1 HR Officer, 1 Assistant Human Resources Officer NOA and 1 HR Associate G6 in Abuja and provide technical support to the 2 G6 HR Associates in the field.

The Assistant Human Resources Officer is the most senior national position in the HR Unit. She/He will work under the direct supervision of the HR Officer and will act as OIC of the HR Unit in the absence of the HR Officer. She/He will support the HR Officer in the implementation of HR policies, staff administration, workforce planning, recruitment, and talent development with inclusion, diversity and gender as a cross-cutting issue, the implementation of the staff health and counselling plans and in fostering an inclusive and respectful working environment. The incumbent maintains employee confidence and protects the organization and its workforce by keeping human resources information confidential.

Living and Working Conditions:

UNHCR Nigeria consists of a Representation at the Branch Office in the Federal Capital City, Abuja, a Field Office in Lagos, a Sub-Office in Maiduguri (Borno State), a Field Unit in Damaturu (Yobe State), a Field Office in Yola (Adamawa State) a Field Office in Adikpo (Benue State), a Field Office in Ikom (Cross River State) and a Sub Office in Calabar (Cross River State) under the direct supervision of the Branch Office. UNHCR Nigeria has 146 staff members in Nigeria with 46 international and 100 national staff members.

The UNHCR Representation acts as a liaison office with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission and coordinates with various departments to ensure information dissemination, capacity building, participation at various events towards ensuring the dynamic growth of the UNHCR-ECOWAS Cooperation and expansion of the protection space for persons of concern in West Africa.

Other activities of the Office in Nigeria include providing support to the Government of Nigeria through the National Commission for Refugees and some other agencies of Government; and working with other UN agencies within various theme groups. With the objective of expanding the protection space for the benefit of all persons of concern in Nigeria.

Abuja is a C duty station with good living conditions. The cost of accommodation is very high (yearly rent payment required) and safety is still a concern.

The security situation requires international staff deployed to Nigeria to undertake security briefings on terrorism related issues. Borno State is at security level 4 while Yobe and Adamawa states are at level 3 (except some LGA). The South-East of Nigeria is at level 2.

Accessibility to affected populations in the North East is difficult due to the volatile security situation. Adequate security measures and equipment, including armored vehicles, are required to operate in the area.

Additional Qualifications

FI-ERP Financial Management (SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Workday and other), FO-Operational activities in hardship duty stations, HR-PeopleSoft Human Capital Management, PG-Resource planning, UN-UN/UNHCR Administrative Rules, Regulations and ProceduresBachelor of Arts (BA): Administration, Bachelor of Arts (BA): Human Resources Management, Bachelor of Arts (BA): Law


Accountability, Analytical thinking, Change capability & adaptability, Client & results orientation, Commitment to continuous learning, Communication, Managing resource, Organizational awareness, Planning & organizing, Teamwork & collaboration

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Additional Information

A written test may be administered for this position.

Functional clearance

This position doesn't require a functional clearance

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