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    Orlean Invest started operating in 1988 and celebrated its Silver jubilee in October 2013. Orlean Invest is Nigeria's largest free zone oil and gas logistics provider and provides her many clients with vital infrastructure and logistical support in a safe working environment.

    Development through continuous investment has been the core driver of the company since its inception and now Orlean Invest is transferring the success it has at Onne to other projects across Nigeria such as Badagry Mega port, Eko Energy Estate in Lagos and Abuja Hills Estate to name but a few of the on-going developments.

    Senior Expat HR Adviser - Recruitment and Talent


    The HR Adviser is responsible for the recruitment and talent services for the various business units within the Orlean Group. This will include involvement in international and national recruitment processes and activities and ensuring best practice is adhered to and management of development programmes including graduate, high potential and management programmes as well as working with managers to ensure succession planning.

    The Senior HR Adviser shall: 

    • Oversee and Manage the Recruitment Officer and help to co-ordinate all group related recruitment activities
    • Assist in developing a Centre of Excellence for Recruitment
    • To ensure unified, consistent and standard recruitment processes and policies across the business
    • Design and develop key developmental programmes including high potential and management programmes
    • Ensure Linked IN platform is utilised and managed as effectively as possible by the various business units
    • Advise Managers of key HR processes and policies and support them in finding an effective outcome
    • Provide support with designing and developing compensation and benefits analysis
    • Provide support with designing and developing reward and recognition programmes
    • Work closely with the HR Admin team to ensure streamlined processes across the business
    • Work closely with the Orlean Academy and hiring managers to ensure effective on-boarding processes are created and maintained across the business


    • Bachelors degree – minimum 2:1 or equivalent qualifications
    • CIPD or equivalent in HR
    • 5 -7 years minimum experience in HR
    • Previous experience in a management role
    • Significant experience in an international setting – including outside country of origin. Candidates with experience in only one country will NOT be considered
    • Significant experience in a corporate multi-sited organisation
    • Ideally a generalist that would like to specialise in recruitment and talent 

    Technical Skills 

    1/Excellent ability to ensure practical solutions to HR matters are defined and implemented and communicated across an international business

    2/Excellent ability to design, develop effective graduate programmes that are aligned to business outcomes

    3/Excellent ability to design practical solutions for succession planning and pipelining talent

    4/Ability to work with a range of attraction and selection methods, e.g.  Assessment centres / skype interviews, psychometric tests, online tests

    5/Excellent ability to use Linked IN platform as effectively as possible

    6/Good relationships with local and national recruitment agencies (or ability to develop these)

    7/Understands UK employment legislation in reference to recruitment and able to develop policies and procedures that comply

    8/Excellent ability in Excel and Word

    9/Previous experience with compensation and benefits 


    • Influencer
    • Tenacity
    • Diplomacy
    • Can demonstrate excellent communication skills at all levels of the organisation inc: Senior Management level
    • Resilient
    • Pro-active, Can-do Approach
    • Oragnisation Skills

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    Recruitment and Talent Officer


    Job description

    The Recruitment & Talent Officer is a new position within the Group HR Services unit. This position will play a key part in the provision of recruitment services through partnership with others members of our HR business units and key line managers. This role is responsible for ensuring that candidates with the appropriate skills, experience and organisational fit are recruited to our operations across Africa using international best practice recruitment tools, selection methods, online recruitment platforms and internal recruitment processes to ensure an efficient end to end recruitment experience.

    The Recruitment and Talent Officer , working in partnership with HR colleagues across our business units , is responsible for the following:

    Resource planning

    Working in partnership with managers to identify vacancies and consider the options available to fill them .This will include:

    •           Overseeing the scheduling and co-ordination of each planned recruitment campaign
    •           Developing tools for early identification of potential vacancies and assessing the best approach
    •           Supporting managers with the authorisation processes and preparatory steps before recruitment
    •           Developing efficient systems that support the collating of the required recruitment documents 


    This will include:

    •           Consistent and effective marketing with adverts, job profile and ensuring our Employer Brand
    •           Developing professional and productive relationships with our chosen media / web sites
    •           Developing and nurturing preferred supplier relationships with agencies
    •           Ensuring processes are in place for ensuring accuracy in documentation
    •           Designing and managing internal recruitment process
    •           Managing the in-house response handling service for both internal and external campaigns, 


    Responsible for giving professional advice on selection tools and managing the HR support service for the design, implementation and delivery of selection events. This will include:

    •           Developing the range of selection tools available such as : psychometric tests, assessment centres
    •           Excellent interview skills and ability to coach and develop others
    •           Answering speculative enquiries.
    •           Pre-employment checks


    Experience and Qualification
    • Degree with minimum of 2:1 or equivalent
    • CIPD HR qualification or international equivalent
    • MUST have significant international experience recruiting expats for mutiple international roles
    • Considerable experience using Linked IN to recruit


    • Fluency in English and Portuguese – written and spoken  
    • Excellent Negotiation skills  
    • Tenacity
    • Resilience
    • Pro-active, Can-do Approach
    • Excellent Organisational Skills

    Technical Skills

    1. Ability to work with a range of attraction and selection methods, e.g.  Assessment centres / skype interviews, psychometric tests, online tests
    2. Excellent ability to use Linked IN platform as effectively as possible
    3. Good relationships with local and national recruitment agencies (or ability to develop these)
    4. Excellent understanding of the global labour market
    5. Excellent ability in Excel and Word
    6. Previous experience in a corporate organisation in a specialist recruitment role
    7. Previous experience in Oil and Gas sector or related businesses
    8. Experience interviewing senior managers

    Method of Application


    Before your apply please ensure you are meet ALL the requirements and please follow the application procedure. Candidates who do not will not be shortlisted. 

    • Please email a CV and one page letter of introduction detailing your experience and motivation for the role  to  with the subject line: Attn: CS/HRADVISER
    • Please ensure your CV and letter of introduction helps us to see how your experience, skills capabilities match this Job Profile.

    The deadline for applications is 7th January 2015


    DEADLINE IS 7th January 2015

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