Nigeria – A Base Human Resources Manager
Nigeria – A Base Human Resources Manager
Ivry sur Seine
Type of contract
Fixed Term Contract
Expected start date
As soon as possible
Duration of mission
General Context :
With the biggest population in Africa, (between 178 and 200 million inhabitants), Nigeria is ranked as one of the first economy of the continent thanks to oil and petroleum products as well as mineral resources (gold, iron, diamonds, copper etc…). Despite a strong economy, Nigeria suffers from huge inequalities between rich and poor, and from a high rate of corruption, at every level. Moreover, a great ethnic diversity mixed with a federal mechanism make it a real powder keg. Within this volatile environment, the conflict in the North-East of the country (states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe) and the linked widespread violence triggered a large scale humanitarian crisis.
The conflict in the North-East
Boko Haram was created in 2001, with activity related to social actions and schooling. Over the years, the group started an armed rebellion against the government of Nigeria. Several members of the group were arrested, sparking deadly clashes with Nigerian security forces. The group’s founder and then leader Mohammed Yusuf was killed while still in police custody. This was the beginning of the radicalization of the movement and of the conflict still affecting the area in the present days. In 2015, the Nigerian army received the support of an occidental military coalition (US, France, British). The same year, Boko Haram pledged allegiance to ISIS and ended up divided into two branches: ISWAP (linked to ISIS) and JAS (the historical branch).
This ongoing conflict as well as the absence of basic services have created acute humanitarian and protection needs for those impacted by the crisis, including refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and local communities.
The armed conflict affected more than 14 million people, with 2 million forcibly displaced in the Lake Chad Basin region, and new displacement continues. Following the new conflict and military developments, several Local Governmental Areas (LGAs) of Borno State were deemed accessible to humanitarian aid by the Nigerian government. But outside of the capital cities, in the countryside, the security is not granted to the populations and to the humanitarian workers. Assessments conducted in newly accessible areas in Borno State revealed severe humanitarian and protection conditions. Still, many people remain inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity, particularly in Nigeria’s Borno State and border areas of Cameroon and Niger.
As of January 2018, close to 1,300,000 refugee returnees have been registered in Nigeria, sometimes under conditions that have not been voluntary, safe and dignified. Many of these return movements have resulted in secondary displacements as many areas of origin remain insecure and inaccessible. Projection for 2018 forecast new displacement and arrivals from the inaccessible areas (around 200,000). In total, at least 1.32 million of IDPs are located in Borno State. 50% of them are living in host communities. Around 60% of those displaced are children and the number of female and child-headed households is on the rise because male heads of households have either disappeared, been killed or fear to return to join their families. Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is widespread, and many people have suffered the trauma of violent experiences.
The Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) 2018 estimated some 7.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Nigeria across the three states of the north east (Borno, Yobe and Adamawa) with most needs concentrated in Borno State. In determining the scale of the response for 2018 (more than 1 billion USD consolidated appeal!), humanitarian partners agreed to focus on states assessed as the most affected by the violent conflict, infrastructure destruction, mass displacement, ongoing insecurity and ensuing factors. The most critical areas requiring humanitarian assistance are located in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states where millions of people are in need of urgent life-saving assistance.
Under the responsibility of the Field Coordinator, the Human Resource Manager is responsible for the management of national staff at base level through the implementation of the Nigerian mission Internal Staff Regulation (ISR) and overall internal rules, guidelines and tools. S/he supports the Human Resources Coordinator in defining and implementing the roll out of the HR pack, ensures legal and administrative support to managers for all Human Resources related matters and actively participates in implementing training and development programs for national staff. S/he actively participates in scaling and recruiting the human resources needs at base level.
Human Resource (HR) Guidelines: S/he participates to updating the ISR and pertaining guidelines and tools, and is responsible for its proper application at base level, while respecting the legal framework of the country of operation in this regard.
Administrative Oversight and Career Tracking: S/he is responsible for the administrative management of national teams at base level in close collaboration with the Field Coordinator and the HR Coordinator (recruitment, hiring, remuneration, follow-up, appraisals, training, dismissals…).
Work Organization: S/he makes recommendations and participates in the rationalization and optimization of the Human Resources of the base.
Risk Analysis: S/he analyzes risks in relation to HR questions, and issues alerts / recommendations, if necessary.
Internal coordination: S/he centralizes and disseminates information within the base, in close collaboration with the Field Coordinator and the HR Coordinator, and consolidates activities’ internal reporting in that regard.
University degree in Human Resources or a related field.
Minimum 2 years of experience in a similar position.
Good analytical and writing skills. Good management capacities and team leadership spirit.
English mandatory: Excellent Command, Writing and Editing documents in English.
Fixed-Term Contract: 6 months
Starting date: As soon as Possible
Monthly Gross Income: from 1 815 to 2 145 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
Cost Covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
Insurance: including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
Housing: in collective accommodation
Daily Living Expenses (« Per diem »)
Break Policy: 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
Paid Leaves Policy: 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months
Person in charge of this offer
Emmanuelle Gracia, Human Resources Officer for expatriates