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  • Human Resources Manager at RTI International

  • Posted on: 11 June, 2019 Deadline: 18 June, 2019
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  • RTI International in collaboration with Plan International and other partners are implementing a 4-year USAID funded Effective Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (E-WASH) program. E-WASH will provide technical assistance to and will work in collaboration with state governments to improve urban water service delivery by strengthening the governance, financial, and technical viability of six (6) state water boards (SWBs) in Nigeria. The overall goal is improvement of urban water and sanitation service delivery.

    RTI International hereby invites applications from highly resourceful, motivated and experienced professionals to fill the following vacant position;

    Human Resources Manager


    The Human Resources Manager is responsible for implementation of HR Strategies, effective delivery of HR services including recruitment; management; interpretation and application of HR policies; rules and regulations; facilitation of internal procedures and process solutions to a wide spectrum of complex HR issues. The HR Manager promotes a collaborative, client-oriented approach and contributes to the maintenance of high staff morale. He/she is to support formulation of solid HR strategies and implement project human resources initiatives to attract, develop, motivate and retain the most suitable talent throughout the projects and facilitate successful performance management. 

    Essential Duties:

    • Review, disseminate, ensure full compliance of HR policy guidelines and country employee handbooks in tandem with local labor laws, USG rules and regulations, RTI policies, values, ethics, procedures and strategies; effective implementation of the internal control framework and proper functioning of the HR policy framework.

    • Provide advice and information on RTI HR Policy adjustments, strategies, changes in rules and regulations, implementation of employee handbook, strategic use of contractual modalities, application of entitlements, change management processes.

    • Disseminate HR communication, priorities, and allocated tasks; and ensure strict adherence to procedures in the area of selection and recruitment of temporary and longer-term staff.

    • Organization of recruitment processes through the provision of input to short-listing process, screening of candidates, setting up and participation in interview panels including documentation processing for offers and deployment.

    • In liaison with the COPs, local country insurance brokers and IDG HR Business partner or RTI Regional Office track Private Medical Insurance (PMI) expiry dates and follow up on renewals.

    • Maintain HR (including non-personnel) files; track and compile the project leave schedules, setting up all staff absence by receiving and filing PTO authorizations, performing the functions of absence monitoring and recording; advise staff on their leave entitlements.

    • Coordinates preparation of contracts of LOCAL NATIONAL (LN) through timely preparation and submission of personnel action forms and offer request memos.

    • Conduct preliminary Job Grading for Regional HR and COP review and approval, determines eligibility for salaries, entitlements and benefits according to approved matrix, FSN and confirmed country benefits while applying Staff Regulations, Rules, and other official provisions with consistency.

    • Advise on salary offers

    • Provide professional advice and ensure proper staff performance management and career development focusing on achievement performance planning, documentation of reviews, and end of year performance appraisal. To ensure the deadlines for documentations and analyses are met.

    • Assists in fostering of project staff learning initiatives; talent identification and growth, facilitating learning initiatives, recommending and enrolling project teams into short-term courses that are beneficial to the project and in accordance RTI University courses and individual learning plans.

    • Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the project focusing on key HR Issues; organization of trainings for the operations/project staff on HR issues; synthesis and sharing of lessons learnt as best practices in HR as well as coordinating sound contributions into HR forums and other relevant knowledge networks or communities of practice.

    • Orientation and induction focal person; provides information to staff members on their employment conditions and entitlements, including on-entry briefings, facilitate LN orientation and file orientation reports as espoused in the project on orientation and induction.

    • Track and update the project staff census; maintain RTI’s projects manual and Excel-based personnel database and supporting use of its information by project staff for planning and administration purposes.

    • Manage staff time sheets – make on the spot checks of timesheet filing

    • Facilitate administration of staff surveys such as to gauge employee satisfaction and engagement.

    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Required Education & Experience

    Master’s degree and 6 years of experience or bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

    Skills & Abilities

    • Strong interpersonal/relationship building skills

    • Knowledge of the local labor law

    • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel.

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    • Strong influencing and coaching skills

    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines under pressure.

    • Ability to multi-task.

    • Ability to work independently and within matrix project and program teams.

    • Attention to detail and accuracy.

    • Culturally sensitive and respectful.

    • Demonstrates commitment to RTI’s mission, vision and values.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit by e-mail only an Application letter and a CV as ONE SINGLE WORD document to VERY IMPORTANT – On the subject LINE of your email you should only put the Email Subject line as indicated in each position above (no other text should be on this subject line)  that you are applying. Applications closes on Monday June 18, 2919. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as they see this advert.. Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview.

    Women are strongly encouraged to apply. We offer a highly competitive renumeration. Take note that any successful candidate will be subjected to a pre-employment background investigation. For further information about RTI International, please visit our website at

    We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V

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