Christian Aid is a UK based organization partnering with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. With a diversity of contexts, cultures and practices, combined with a highly varied portfolio of programmes spread over 15 countries, the Africa Division offers an enriching opportunity for a HR professional to contribute their expertise to eradicating poverty and fighting social injustice.
About the role
We are seeking to recruit a HR professional to the role of Regional HR Officer to support our Country Programmes accross the Africa Division to enable them to deliver their strategy through effective people management. The role will be based in Abuja, Nigeria, as a member of a dispersed team with members hosted in different country offices. This role is recruited on a national contract basis.
Reporting to the Regional Head of People Africa, you will work within a global HR team to provide prompt professional customer service to Country Programmes, and in so doing, oversee the quality assurance of the outcomes in alignment with Christian Aid policies, labour laws and best practice. You will support the Africa HR Function to monitor implementation of work plans and report on the performance in critical HR areas to support the delivery of the people strategy, as well as develop and generate reports that promote evidence based decision making.
In this role, you will provide both transactional and advisory support to managers and country HR staff. You will be a key resource to the Head of People for the implementation of strategic interventions and projects. You will contribute to the improvement of HR processes to maintain the HR team’s excellent and efficient service. You will ensure that Country HR representatives are trained in the use of HR Systems.
To be successful in this role, you will need to be quick, approachable and adaptable. You will demonstrate an appreciation of organizational corporate objectives and be adaptable to organizational culture. You will also possess demonstrable experience of providing excellent customer service on a timely basis to meet business needs and openness to learning.
You are in possession of a qualification in a HR-related discipline or the equivalent HR experience coupled with a sound knowledge of Employment Law as well as HR best practice.
This role is a national position and requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance. Terms and conditions will vary depending on the location.
This vacancy posting will remain open until filled.
Please show your suitability for this post by giving answers to the following questions, in the space provided in the application form.
Please tell us about a time when you had to make recommendations to a team or make a decision to take a certain course of action after analysing HR related data and other information from a range of sources.
Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others.
Striving for Improvement
Describe a time when you made positive suggestions for a way forward despite being faced by challenges from others.