Human Resources Officer at Nuru Nigeria

Nuru Nigeria is a local NGO with affiliates in the US, Kenya and Ethiopia, and is starting up operations in Nigeria. The mission is to end extreme poverty in remote rural communities. Nuru’s first involvement in Nigeria was established in 2017 and began work in 2018 in Adamawa State, Nigeria with the creation of Nuru Nigeria. The long-term goal of Nuru Nigeria is the establishment of a locally led, self-sustainable, Nigerian NGO which will continue to work with local rural communities indefinitely.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Human Resources Officer

Job Code: NNJ.2021.15
Location: Yola, Adamawa (Administrative Office)
Employment Type: Full-time
Start Date: As soon as possible
Terms and Conditions: The appointment will be for a one year, renewable based on funding and performance
Reporting and Supervision: Reports to the Finance & Admin Manager

Position Summary

  • Nuru Nigeria is seeking a Human Resources Officer who will provide support to the Administrative and Finance Manager at sustaining a human resource department that will effectively attract, hire, develop and retain qualified employees.
  • S/He will manage the full complement of the HR services for all NN programmes.


  • Plan and coordinate the workforce to best use employees’ talents
  • Resolve issues between management and employees
  • Draft and review contract/ Job descriptions
  • Design yearly Human Resources plans
  • Employee relations and welfare Management
  • Learning and Development
  • Advise managers on policies and ensure compliance to policies as stated in the NN Human Resources Manual.
  • Coordinate with HR consultants(if applicable)and support NN in recruitment, selection and hiring processes.
  • Manage 360 employees’ performance appraisal process and support managers in implementing performance outcomes
  • Train employees on HR policies and procedures, update NN on new regulations or best practices in human resources.
  • Manage employees’ records, benefits, welfare, and compensation system
  • Perform any other duties as directed by the Finance and Administrative Manager.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in Human Resources or a relevant field.
  • A member of CIPM/Masters Degree in Human Resources will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of three (3) years post NYSC experience in core HR functions.
  • High Level of Confidentiality
  • Excellent knowledge of labour laws
  • Problem Solving and Analytical Ability
  • Innovation and Leaning mindset
  • Embraces the culture and values of Nuru Nigeria especially servant leadership, transparency and a high sense of accountability.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure.
  • HR Technology and Analytics
  • Manpower planning and recruitment
  • Managing the Learning and Development function
  • Employee Relations
  • Credible People’s advocate
  • Excellent ability to create a comfortable and healthy work environment for employees
  • Interpersonal and communication skills


  • Salary is competitive depending on qualifications, skills and experience.
  • Training and capacity building program and intensive mentorship by ex-pat team.
  • Life Insurance covering accident, disability and related benefits
  • Health Insurance covering employee and family.
  • Pension benefits.
  • Atmosphere of diversity committed to providing equal employment opportunity, forbidding discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age and differently able, with respect to policies and visions.
  • Positive atmosphere of dynamism and motivated team setting.
  • Atmosphere of a forefront professional and flexible NGO with a unique new development approach.
  • Annual, Maternity and Paternity leave benefits.
  • Transport costs and communication allowance.
  • 13th Month Salary
  • Other Labor best practices apply.

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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Cover Letter and Resume / CV to: using the Job Title and Location as the subject of the mail.

Non-discriminatory Employment Clause:

  • Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of ethnicity, colour, gender, religion, socio-economic status, age, disability or health status.
  • The management of Nuru Nigeria reserves the right to verify all of the applicant’s information and conduct background checks on shortlisted candidates including reaching out to his/her previous employer.


  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Application Deadline  17th September, 2021.

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