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Department: People & Organisational Development
Reports to (title): Head of People & Organisational Development
Location: WaterAid Nigeria. (Abuja)
WaterAid is an international not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping the poor and marginalised people break free from poverty and disease, and change their lives for good through improved access to Clean Water, Decent Toilets and Good Hygiene. Since 1995, WaterAid has dedicatedly worked with the governments and people of Nigeria to support the implementation of sustainable Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) interventions and programmes.
The POD department will focus its attention on performing a catalytic role in supporting the rest of the CP in effectively and efficiently delivering the strategy goals . The spheres of support envisaged include human resources management (recruitment, orientation, performance management, compensation management, internal change management etc); management of the front desk, general office -facilities and services management; procurement, security and staff safety, logistics and travel management etc and continuous improvements to CP structure, processes and systems (ways of working).
Beyond the support to internal customers and in line with the influencing led focus of the strategy, it is envisaged that the POD department will play a strong role in delivering wider WASH sector organizational development interventions, support to the CP in managing the building blocks towards attaining self governance status, focus on Organizational Development support to current collaborators and partner in the WASH sector beyond delivery of services.
Purpose of Role
For the WANG to deliver its impact, its internal operations and ways of working must mirror efficient and best practice models. The role of the Human Resources & Administration Officer is pivotal to achieving this as part of the People and Organizational development. This role will be accountable for delivering high quality operational and tactical human resources management processes in a manner that is responsive to changing people needs; delivering an efficient procurement and contracting process, ensuring WaterAid Nigeria is in compliance with legal requirements in all its activities and liaison with WANG retained legal counsel; managing office facilities and serve as primary focal person in maintaining a collaborative relationship between WaterAid and the National Planning Commission.
1. Human Resources
2. People Leadership
Contribute to creation and maintenance of a positive environment conducive for high performance within the team.
3. Administrative systems and processes
Identify gaps in WaterAid processes and systems hindering the smooth and efficient running and make recommendations for the continuous improvement of the effectiveness and efficiency of WANG administrative management systems and processes.
4. Procurement Management & Contracting
5. Liaison with National Planning Commission
Act as primary relationship manager /liaison with National Planning Commission in managing compliance requirements of WaterAid Memorandum of Understanding with the Commission, coordinate collation of report inputs across departments and ensure timely submission of WaterAid activity reports to National Planning Commission; actively maintain positive relationship with key contacts in National Planning Commission necessary to facilitate quick turn around to request requiring NPC approvals etc
Skills / Abilities / Personal Qualities
Our People Promise
We’re looking for people who share a commitment to our vision, and a commitment to playing their part in changing normal. We’re looking for people with an appreciation and respect for different people and ideas, and the energy and expertise to help tackle the most important challenges.
In return, you can expect to get inspiration from the change you help make happen, a sense of belonging and the feeling of being part of a global community. You will also experience stimulation and fulfilment, the chance to grow, and space to be yourself at your best.
This is our pledge to you.
If you are interested in the position and have the right skills and attributes, Complete the application form above
Please note: to apply for this role you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in Nigeria.
WaterAid is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
We particularly encourage applications from women who are underrepresented at this level in the organisation.
WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct.
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