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  • Posted: Sep 7, 2014
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Seplat is a leading independent oil and natural gas producer in the Niger Delta area in Nigeria. The Company’s focus is on maximising hydrocarbon production and recovery from its existing assets, acquiring and farming in to new opportunities in Nigeria (specifically those which offer production, cash flow and reserve replacement potential, with a part...
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    HR Business Partner

    Overall Purpose of the Job:

    The HR Business Partner will work closely with line managers to achieve shared organisational objectives by providing daily general HR support/advisory service on a range of HR issues to defined client groups to become strategic business partners, will be the single point of contact for client population (Technical/Support Functions) and will partner with the Shared Services Center, and Centres of Excellence to deliver customer focused proactive solutions and problem solving. 

    Business Partner support will include coaching, employee relations, performance management, recruiting/staffing, organizational effectiveness and development and first line support for compensation and benefits (Total Rewards) queries.

    Principal Accountabilities:

    (Describe the important end results of the job, i.e., what has to be achieved and why. Start with the most important and number each one separately)


    • Manage unsolicited applications in a professional and timely manner
    • Carry out initial search & shortlisting of suitable candidates internally first and then externally through the most cost effective medium
    • Devise & utilize appropriate selection criterion to assess candidates
    • Liaise with recruitment agencies in sourcing suitable candidates at the secondary stage
    • Coordinate all interview process to include but not limited to scheduling and inviting candidates, participating in interviews, providing feedback to candidates/agencies, updating related databases and negotiating and preparing offers


    • Support & guide line managers and client population in all employees relations matters in-line with Company policies and procedures
    • Ensure maintenance of effective documents throughout employee relations issues
    • Keep abreast with updates on Labour laws and analyse effects on Company and Employees
    • Align with shared services in managing client population health issues and medical referrals


    • Align with centres of excellence to deliver training to Line Managers and Client population on a range of HR subjects
    • Assist Line Managers and Client population in sourcing and evaluating appropriate learning interventions in the implementation of organisational objectives and the Company culture and Values
    • Administers, evaluates and reports upon learning and development activities
    • Ensures that training records are maintained by HR Adviser
    • Partner with Learning & Development in the preparation and submission of annual training plans of Client population
    • Support Line Managers in the management of the outputs from Talent reviews, competency mapping and succession planning, ensuring appropriate tracking and evaluation


    • Support the implementation of HR strategy in-line with Organisational strategy
    • Ensure delivery of effective HR support and guidance to Line Managers & Client population on a range of HR issues but not limited to employees well-being, absence management, and reward & recognition
    • Assist in the development and implementation of Company policies & procedures
    • Lead and implement on-boarding; support off-boarding for management cadre of client population
    • Champion and drive employee engagement activities for population
    • Advise on people’s implication of organisational change and make recommendations
    • Lead Annual staff appraisal performance management for client population(Technical/Support departments) and on-going related HR activities and processes e.g. poor performance management
    • Represent HR and Seplat at external meetings/events as required.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    1. Excellent working knowledge of employment law with the ability to apply it practically to workplace situations. 2. Excellent understanding of HR best practices. 3. Experience of performance management and working within defined policies and procedures. 4. Experience with use of HR software. 5. Very good understanding of business requirements. Good standard education up to Degree level with a minimum of 10yrs experience in an oil & gas industry. Member of a HR professional body.


    (Technical skills, behavioural competencies, specialized  training or Defined Competencies as outlined in Seplat Competence & Training System)

    Management Skills: 1. Ability to manage time, set priorities & plan workload to meet objectives. 2. Commitment to excellent customer service delivery. 3. Ability to work under pressure & meet deadlines within available time frames. 4. Commitment to the maintenance of confidentiality. 5. Good analytical skills. 6. Very Good in use of MS office packages. 7. Good numeracy skills. 8. Excellent organisational skills and ability to multi-task.

    Interpersonal Skills: 1. Good oral & written communication skills. 2. Ability to collaborate with employees to achieve agreed results.3. Ability to work both independently and as an effective team player. 4. Ability to liaise & deal with networks/counterparts in other organisations. 5. Ability to work on own initiative and under pressure. 6. Able to work confidentially. 7. Competent in dealing with difficult situations. 8. Good attention to details

    Method of Application

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