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  • Posted on: 22 December, 2015 Deadline: 4 January, 2016
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  • Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in over 120 countries around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities. where we help children and families help themselves. We work with other organizations. governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation. Save the Children's mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children is looking for experienced development professionals to work within the Nigeria Country Programme These roles will be critical for the delivery of results for children expected by this programme.

    Director, Human Resources and Administration

     

    The role

    As a member of the Nigeria Senior Management Team (SMT) the Director of HR& Administration shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Country Office (CO). He/she is accountable to the Country Director for government relationships and the provision of effective HR and administrative services in both emergencies and development programming contexts

    Qualifications and experience

    • Masters and/or postgraduate specialisation in Human Resources or Business Administration (MBA) with specialisation in Human Resources
    • Recommended a minimum of 10 years of management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, including experience in the development of strategic and operational support services plans and their implementation in a professional work environment over a sustained period of time
    • Ability to plan and organise a substantial workload that includes complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities in both development and emergency contexts
    • Resourcefulness and creativity in developing the role of HR within the programme and ensuring the most effective support to line managementWillingness and ability to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
    • Experience in capacity building and setting frameworks for staff development;
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate skills in leading a multi- disciplined team through a period of change
    • Analytical, decision making and strategic planning skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities
    • Ability to coach, mentor, delegate appropriately and provide developmental guidance to supervised staff
    • Competent level skills in HRIS, IT applications, particularly MS Office
    • A commitment to the values and principles of Save the Children
    • Experience of exposure to developing countries and Nigeria will be an asset

    Method of Application

    Please note that Individuals who have previously applied for this position need not re-apply. Kindly send your CV and qualifying statements to: Nigeria.OperationsVacancy@SaveTheChildren.Org on or before January 4, 2016 explaining why you are suitable for the position you are applying for. State position clearly in the subject field as applications without appropriate subject will be disqualified.

    Also, applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Please note that applications will be treated as they are received and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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