International Rescue Committee in Nigeria Job Vacancy for Human Resources Officer

 The International Rescue Committee (IRC) 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, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to people affected by war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home

Anticipated start Date: Contingent on funding

Location: Damaturu, Yobe State

Application closing date: 14 September 2017


Reporting to the Senior Admin/HR Manager, the Human Resource Officer is responsible for providing support to the various Human Resources functions of the Country Program in the Yobe Field Office. This will include rolling out IRC’s Global HR Operating Policies and Procedures which covers recruitment, orientation, compensation, professional development, performance management and exit management. The HR Officer will have oversight over the Field Admin/HR Assistant Officer and work closely with the HR Manager to ensure compliance with IRC administrative standards and with local laws and regulations.


Recruitment and On-boarding:

  • Initiate and coordinate all the recruitment requests and follow through on hiring procedures in line with the policy for the Yobe Field Office.
  • Prepare and post all job advertisements for the Yobe Field Office in close collaboration with the HR Manager for all vacant positions in appropriate channels, as well as ensure wide and appropriate distribution; this includes e-filing of application and sending out HR communications.
  • Coordinate the recruitment tracking report for Yobe Field Office and send to all Managers on a weekly basis;
  • Liaise with Hiring Managers to ensure new staff are oriented upon hire in the Yobe IRC office.
  • Liaise with Hiring Managers to ensure new staff are oriented upon hire in the Yobe IRC office.

Training & Development

  • With support from the HR Manager, coordinate Staff Trainings in accordance with the Learning and Development Plan;
  • Monitor and track all IRC sponsored trainings, ensuring all stall fill out training bonds, feedback reports and all related training documents in total compliance with IRC’s policies and procedures.
  • Support staff learning by creating innovative ways of encouraging online learning for all staff
  • Coordinate training courses for employees as required.

Performance management

  • Coordinate timely performance appraisals and maintain an updated PME database for all staff in coordination with the Base Manager and other Managers in the Field
  • Coordinate staff welfare management initiatives in the Yobe office in collaboration with the Base Manager with support from the HR Manager

Information Management

Maintain the HR Data Base in all the Yobe Office and regularly update employee information. Maintain an accurate and timely employee filing system.

Maintain and update the Timesheet tracking system for both national and international staff and file all timesheets appropriately.

Exit Management

  • Process all termination paperwork for all staff including preparation of termination notice letters in relation to closing grants and restructuring.
  • Work closely with Supervisors to ensure exit interviews are offered to all staff and data is captured in the online exit survey to ensure a learning and reflective culture in the country program.

Other Human Resource Functions

  • Read, review and become knowledgeable of the IRC Global HR Policies and Procedures
  • Perform other related duties as required by the HR Manager and the Base Manager



Bachelor’s Degree/HND


• Human Resources • Business Administration


  • University studies/ Higher education in Human Resources, Business administration or any other related course;
  • 2 years of experience in similar position;
  • Previous NGO experience will be an added advantage
  • HR Certification will be desirable
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills;
  • Strong written and oral English communications skills
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to present information effectively; experience providing training and staff development a plus
  • Strong skills in collaboration with multi-cultural and diverse teams
  • Commitment to consistently improving and developing innovative HR solutions in response to HR/organizational Country Program challenges

Standards for Professional Conduct:

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Location: The position will be based in Damaturu, Yobe state, Northeast Nigeria. The security sitiuation is volatile.

Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

How to apply:

Application Closing Date
14 September 2017

How to Apply

Please send CVs and cover letter to email address

Addressed it to: The Country Director, International Rescue Committee,

This position is open only for national staff