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Human Resources Consultant Job at Heartland Alliance International (HAI)

Heartland Alliance International (HAl) is the global arm of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, a family of organizations that has been leading anti-poverty and social justice work in Chicago for more than 125 years. HAl implements programs in nearly a dozen countries on a range of global human rights issues, providing mental health and psychosocial services, access to justice for survivors of conflict or abuse, and high-quality stigma-free healthcare.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Human Resources Consultant

Location: Abuja
Position Type: Short Term Consultancy
Duration: 3 Months with possible extension

Job Summary

  • Heartland Alliance International required the services of a Human Resources Consultant, who will be responsible for managing human resources for onboarding and off boarding consultants and staff for the Heartland Alliance International (HAl) Nigeria team.

Scope of work

  • Manage human resources activities including hiring of personnel
  • Handle confidential information with discretion and make reasoned judgments in a timely manner
  • Ensure compliance with the labour laws as it relates to the employment.
  • Develop and implement human resources management information system
  • Ensure proper coordination between finance and human resources as it affects monthly payroll documentations.
  • Provide guidelines and advise management on the administration of human resources policies and procedures.
  • The consultant shall analyze HAl’s current HR needs and develop HR strategy for various scenario planning following the complex structure of HAl programs.
  • Prepare selection memorandum and Salary Justification memorandum for new hires to be reviewed by the
  • Operations Director and subsequently approved by the Country Director.
  • Prepare all required new hire paperwork, including developing employment agreements, and conducting new staff orientations.
  • Ensure all short-term consultants submit their invoices, deliverables and verify with the technical lead before payment is processed.
  • Ensure the personnel files are updated and file
  • Ensure Heartland Alliance Nigeria implements policies and procedures in accordance with local laws.
  • Ensure scanning and proper documentation of all personnel files according to HAl procedures, donor requirements, and local laws.
  • Establish grievance mediation processes.
  • Any other task(s) assigned.


  • Provide a bi-weekly progress report on the accomplished tasks.

Education and/or Experience

  • A degree in Law, Finance, Business Administration, and/or Human Resources Management
  • At least 6 years’ experience in similar position is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience and success managing and leading technical and administrative teams in the implementation of large, multi-country, development and health programs in developing country settings:
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of USAID or other donors rules and regulations as they pertain to technical, financial and administrative project functions;
  • Minimum of 4 years of management experience in a nonprofit organization;
  • Comprehensive understanding of human resource principles, techniques and procedures as well as strategies to assess and resolve human resource issues.
  • Proven ability to interact with all levels with comprehensive consultative, partnering, facilitating, and influencing/negotiating skills.

Deadline: 10th December, 2018.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send a full CV detailing all relevant professional experience and achievements, a Cover Letter detailing qualifications in relation to the position and three professional references to:

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