Human Resource & Administrative Officer Job at Save the Children

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Human Resource & Administrative Officer

Job Identification: 6130
Job Locations: Abuja and Lagos
Job Category: Business Support

Role Purpose

  • The role holder will be responsible for the provision and management of effective HR and administrative services in the Lagos and Ondo office repectively.  
  • The Human Resource and Administration Officer will contribute to ensuring that Save the Children’s commitment to improving quality and accountability in humanitarian work is upheld, through reference to Save the Children Quality Standards and endeavours to implement effective administration systems

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Receive applications from prospective candidates and maintain an applicant database
  • Develop a standard induction pack and maintain an induction schedule for new staff
  • Participate in panels as well as in the short listing and interviewing as well as negotiating offers for prospective staff
  • Participate in the planning and facilitation of Global Inductions for new hires within Save the Children in Nigeria on a monthly basis.


  • Assist Field Manager in developing and maintaining contacts with other key INGO players to undertake a regular review of their terms and conditions of their salary structures.
  • Assist with the analysis of HR needs of the programme and look for sustainable solutions. *Provide a generalist HR service to managers across a full range of HR issues

Human Resource Management:

  • Assist the Human Resource Manager in the CO in the development of annual needs for development / training through the formal performance review process.
  • Identify training courses and their costs and maintain a list of available courses.
  • Research training opportunities as prioritised by the SMT or as requested by supervisors.
  • Provide support to supervisors to arrange training opportunities for staff.
  • Preparation of consultancy contracts for national consultants as well as keeping an updated and accessible database of consultants in line with acceptable SCI procedures.

Administration and Office Management:

  • Management of office facilities and travels for the Ondo field office.
  • Ensure the Ondo office is adequately equipped with sufficient levels of supplies (consumables, stationery, equipment) etc, is fully functioning and fit for purpose to enable all staff to operate with maximum efficiency
  • Oversee the maintenance of the office premises/residences, furniture, fittings and all equipment in a fully functioning state
  • Liaise with Programme Operations (field and Abuja) to ensure that shared office support functions run smoothly, and resources are used efficiently and effectively.
  • Pro-actively identify potential problems affecting staff, proposing solutions and working to put them in place
  • Develop, manage, and oversee effective relationships with service providers suppliers, landlords, etc, ensuring transparency and value for money.
  • Manage and supervise the Administrative Assistants and Cleaners
  • Manage contractual agreement for the office, liaise with relevant Admin staff at the CO (Country Office) to initiate a rent renewal request and onboarding.
  • Ensure compliance with Save the Children Quality Standards, Global Policies and Guidelines

Travel, Logistics & Events:

  • Oversee the management for all travel, and accommodation for visitors, consultants, and staff on official Save the Children business in Ondo. Ensure that travel is on schedule and cost effective and that visits to Ondo state programmes occur with a minimum of disruption and downtime.
  • Ensure that meetings and conferences are effectively managed ensuring value for money and transparency in all the processes.


  • Act as a safeguarding focal person in the state to enable all functions fulfil their safeguarding responsibilities.
  •  Assist in organising and facilitation of safeguarding induction for newly recruited staff, volunteers, beneficiaries, stakeholders and partners in the field office.


  • University Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or equivalent in relevant field

Experience and Skills:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a Human Resources and Administration role in a corporate or INGO environment
  • Proven ability to provide high level support to management teams
  • Experience of negotiating service contracts and ensuring value for money
  • Excellent communication skills in order to deal tactfully and sensitively with a wide range of people
  • Excellent organisational skills and a track record of consistently prioritising delivering on time
  • A high level of computer literacy
  • Ability to plan and organise a substantial workload that including complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Experience of managing and developing teams
  • Experience of setting up and maintaining management information systems and office systems
  • Experience of effective budget development and management
  • Good judgement, initiative and problem solving ability
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s mission and values


  • Staff & Performance Management
  • Willing and able to travel around the state as needed.
  • Experience working with a diverse team
  • Experience working in Emergencies.