Career Recruitment – 2019 Jobs Vacancy Human resource advisor Nigeria
Employment Opportunity Nigeria: 2019 Jobs Vacancy Human resource advisor Nigeria
Job Description : Today Work Nigeria

We provide services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe, with the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations and governments of other countries all benefiting from our services. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is our main commissioning party, but we also work with the private sector, fostering successful interaction between development policy and foreign trade.

All these commissioning parties place their trust in GIZ by working together with us to generate ideas for political, social and economic change, develop these into concrete plans and implement the envisaged change processes. Since we are a public-benefit federal enterprise, German and European values are central to our work. This makes us a reliable service provider that people can trust. Together with our partners, we work to deliver flexible and effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.

The registered offices of GIZ are in Bonn and Eschborn. In 2017, we generated a business volume of around 2.6 billion euros. Our 19,506 employees, almost 70 per cent of whom are national personnel, work in around 120 countries. As a recognised development service provider, we currently have 590 development workers in action in partner countries. Furthermore, in 2017, the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM), which is run jointly by GIZ and the Federal Employment Agency, placed 385 integrated experts and 484 returning experts with local employers in our partner countries, or provided them with financial support, advice or other services.

*Personnel and business figures as at 31 December 2017

GIZ has worked in Nigeria since 1974. From 2004, GIZ has maintained a country office in the capital city Abuja. Currently 280 national and 51 international employees and 4 integrated specialists are working in the country (as of 31.12.2018).


Is the central contact for management and staff for all HR questions, specifically recruitment and selection, contract issues 

Is responsible for implementing HR procedures as required, specifically operational and administrative tasks 

Implements GIZ national personnel policies in line with local conditions and maintains contact with the National Personnel Team at Head Office. 

Supports the Country Director on basic HR policy issues 

Assumes conceptual and coordination tasks in HR management on behalf of the Country Director


Personnel recruitment

The HR Professional organises and directs the recruitment and hiring process in accordance with GIZ standards. The HR Professional:

Supports Head of Programmes, Head of Administrations and the Country Director on drawing up requirement profiles and formulates appropriate job descriptions in consultation with them

Supports internal clients with band allocation for new positions based on the profiles developed and sets benchmark values for appropriate remuneration levels in individual cases

Searches for suitable staff in accordance with the requirements for the positions (identifies existing GIZ HR resources in the country and/or region, writes job advertisements and ensures publication in appropriate print and/or online media)

Evaluates applications received and shortlists candidates on the basis of the requirements or hiring criteria, obtains references, and conducts preliminary discussions

Organises and participates in personnel selection (e.g. applicant interviews) and advises if necessary on selection

Documents the selection process, archives the documentation and enters the data in existing HRM systems.

Conditions of employment and HR support

The HR Professional ensures contract processing and assists staff on all HR matters. The HR Professional:

Determines the appropriate contract based on national labour law, GIZ standards and the material and formal conditions (limited/unlimited employment contract, internship etc.), he/she consults a lawyer specialising in labour law

Draws up the employment contract on the basis of the standard GIZ contract, local hiring conditions and the contents of the advertisement 

Deals with other relevant organisational and administrative stages in processing, e.g. monthly update of entries in SAP-HR for national and regional personnel 

Maintains information on hiring conditions for national and regional personnel (remuneration system, salary groups, model job descriptions, labour law etc.), updates this and informs managers 

Adds and deletes folder of National and Regional Personnel on SAGE Payroll, in collaboration with the Controlling and Accounts unit 

Coordinates and organizes the health insurance of all national and regional personnel 

Maintains the personnel files up to date 

HR instruments and procedures

After approval by the Head of Administration, the HR Professional coordinates the key HR processes, including HR and competence development, staff evaluation and human resources management (HRM). The HR Professional identifies current issues and problems and formulates appropriate proposals for HR instruments and procedures in accordance with the national personnel policy. 

The HR Professional:

Is responsible for implementing and complying with GIZ’s national personnel policies and puts in place the corresponding HR instruments and procedures

Implements HRM for national personnel (e.g. enters competences, plans availability for assignment, considers staff for vacancies, advises, organises and implements professional development measures) 

Develops information material for new staff and organizes orientation days for them 

Supports with the updates of the employment handbook with relevant documents on current hiring conditions. In this context, he/she consults a lawyer specializing in labour law.

Supports the country director with the development of human resources instruments and procedures (e.g. staff assessment and development talks, bonus systems, development plans) and assists in their implementation

Organises the evaluation process (information on schedule for staff assessment and development talks, filing forms, monitoring documentation on qualification requirements and professional development etc.), 

Supports the preparation of the annual performance based bonus for national and regional personnel

Plans and organises training measures, including induction event for new staff, and advises managers on further training measures 

Networks with the national personnel help desk at Head Office and the other HR specialists in the region to share experience on good practices.

Monitors the leave records of National and Regional Personnel via the Employee Self Service Platform (ESS).

Other duties/additional tasks

Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management.

Required qualifications, competences and experience:

Required qualifications, competences and experiences


BA/MSc in business administration, university degree in law, economics or sociology (if possible with a focus on HR management) or similar area

Professional experience

At least 3 years’ professional experience in a comparable position. Experience in an international organization is an advantage. 

Other knowledge, additional competences

Good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office, SAP-HR)

Familiar with HR procedures with experience in advising

on HR issues

Good knowledge of national labour and social law

Impressive track record in a service provider and 

governance role

Very good knowledge of German

Awareness of how to handle HR issues appropriately 

(confidentiality, data protection)

Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management 

Good communication skills

A good team player who is willing to take on responsibility 

Innovative and possessing a positive attitude to change

Submission Guideline:

You are kindly requested to submit your CV and letter of motivation as one document with complete contact details 

(Please include vacancy no. in mail subject)

GIZ Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer; both men and women are encouraged to apply. 

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


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