Position: Human Resources & Finance Manager
Background: Our Client is an International Non-Governmental Organization with affiliates in the US, Kenya and Ethiopia; and is beginning operations in Nigeria with the mission to end extreme poverty in remote rural communities. Our Client anticipates working across a spectrum of intervention areas including agriculture, rural livelihoods, small animal husbandry, farmer organization development, nutrition and healthcare. All programming will work through a locally established farmer organization through a training philosophy that focuses on participatory and learner-focused activities to build the skills and knowledge of Clients’ participants.
Overall Responsibility: The Human Resources (HR) & Finance Manager supports Our Client’s staff in developing and executing HR and Finance strategies. Reporting to the Project Director and working closely with the Human Resources consultant agency and Financial Services firm, the HR/Finance Manager will oversee and coordinate all day-to-day HR/Finance activities covering the employee lifecycle. While making sure that the administrative back office processes are running smoothly, the HR/Finance Manager will be expected to play an active role in employee relations, be a source of information and ongoing support, and actively contribute to developing the organization’s culture, making Our Client a great to work. Occasionally, the HR/Finance Manager may be expected to pitch in with activities out of the normal job scope.
Duties and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Leadership Program Manager (PM), the Human Resources (HR) & Finance Manager will perform the following duties and responsibilities:
Support the hiring process.
Manage the onboarding for new employees to inform them of Our Client’s policies and procedures and to acquaint them with the mission and values of the organization.
Coordinate staff communication and training on HR-related topics.
Provide day-to-day support for employees with inquiries regarding benefits, pay and employment questions. Manage administration of all employee benefits, including health, life/disability, 401(k), unemployment, etc. and build awareness/usage of all benefits.
Work with Senior Leadership Team to facilitate, implement and optimize a comprehensive performance appraisal process.
Manage a robust professional development strategy to support a high-performance environment (incl. development plans, performance review & 360 feedback processes).
Consult and support managers in offboarding/termination protocols.
Gather feedback on employee work satisfaction and potential retention initiatives; based on the results share specific recommendations and action steps to Senior Leadership Team.
Be a resource and thought partner for employees.
Support consultant agency to ensure compliance with all local labor and employment laws.
Assist maintaining policy and proper utilization of our client’s employee handbook.
Assist with regular and ad-hoc HR reporting.
Support staff relocation.
Consolidate annual budgets and planning processes, meet with managers monthly to support strong financial management for each department after annual departmental goals have been established with the project director.
Support monthly and quarterly reports/data, including dashboards, focusing on budget forecasting and cash flow, reconciling differences between actual and projected results.
Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures
Support internal audit activities and communicate as required with the finance partners.
Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Statistics and other relevant courses.
Four or more years of related professional financial management and analysis experience with increasing levels of responsibility; experience in an entrepreneurial, nonprofit, and/or high growth environment preferred.
Deep knowledge of nonprofit HR and finance, and grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate and foundation grants.
Solid experience coordinating audit activities and executing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments.
Proactive and independent who take initiative and to operate effectively on “commander’s intent” with little supervision.
Fully compliant with Our Client’s Code of Conduct and policies.
Specific experience with key HR processes including documentation.
Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and committed to meeting deadlines and creating and improving processes.
Meet general professional expectations for all Our Client’s staff.
Become recognized as a model servant leader in the organization.
Deliver very high-quality products directly through teams in a timely manner.
Use feedback to develop teams and to grow as a professional.
High proficiency with deliverables – even if this means long/unusual hours.
Excellent organizational, project management and prioritization skills.
Excellent Microsoft Excel skills.
Strong problem solving, analytical, and communication skills.
High attention to detail and strong work ethic.
Quick and enthusiastic learner.
High energy, passion, and commitment to Our Client’s mission.
High level of professionalism and ability to confidentially handle sensitive issues.
Superior listening and coaching skills.
Personal qualities of integrity and credibility; a proactive, hands-on thinker.
Master’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Statistics and other relevant courses.
Recent experience with QuickBooks and Salesforce.
Empathy and ability to become a trusted advisor for other team members.
Comfortable with common office computer software and training others on it.
Salary, benefits and conditions:
Salary is competitive depending on qualifications and experience.
Positive atmosphere of dynamism and motivated team setting.
Atmosphere of a forefront professional and flexible NGO with a unique new development approach.
Annual, Maternity and Paternity leave benefits.
Training and capacity building program and intensive mentorship by expat team.
Life Insurance covering accident, disability and related benefits.
Health Insurance covering employee and family.
Atmosphere of diversity committed to providing equal employment opportunity, forbidding discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age and disability, with respect to policies and visions.
Other Labour best practices apply.
Job Location: Michika, Adamawa State, Nigeria.
Method of Application:
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are invited to apply online by clicking the link below and following the instructions.
Based on Client’s equal opportunity policy, female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.