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  • Human Resources Consultant at Heartland Alliance

  • Posted on: 27 November, 2018 Deadline: 10 December, 2018
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  • 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.

    Human Resources Consultant


    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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Method of Application

    Applicants 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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