HR Desk Manager
2d ago

POSITION LOCATION : Abuja, Nigeria with regular visits to Dakar and regular field visits.


The HR Desk Manager is leading and supporting the development and motivation of teams with the objective to contribute to the success and impact of our projects.

He / she ensures that all HR work is led in a collaborative manner and in a way that respects ALIMA’s Charters and empowers project teams.

Recruitment and placement

You will work with the coordination and desk teams and advice on team composition, identifying international recruitment needs as well as secondment opportunities, following the development of talents and career paths.

Together with HQ recruitment officers, pool technical advisors and HR Desk Managers, you will identify people to fill positions through internal placement or external recruitment.

You will also work with the support of our existing tools and processes (pool meetings, tests, interviews, reference checks .

  • within the given timeframe and with the objective of optimum team composition.
  • Operational support

    As part of the Nigeria DESK team, you will contribute to the operations definition, monitoring and evaluation.

    You may participate as needed in exploration missions to open new projects or set up emergency responses.

    You will act as a key person for the support of managers at all level, including the development of management trainings as appropriate.

    You will support and offer advice to the field HR teams so that their work supports our operations and help teams put the patient first.

    Projects HR and administration support

    HR global projects

    You are a member of the HQ HR team, and as such, you will :

    integrate the Desk HR Managers group who meet once a week in order to support each other

    Integrate HR working groups on different global projects, such as competency framework, recruitment strategy, learning platform, global policies update etc

    work with the whole HR team on the lessons learnt every year and strategy for the following year

    contribute to the annual HQ budget planning according to the needs of the Nigeria Desk team

    Abuja Office

    You are in charge of the HR management of the Abuja office team

    You will need to set up a team to whom you can delegate the administrative responsibilities, including payroll and with whom you will work on HQ specific objectives like employer branding and recruitment for the wider ALIMA

    Creative and open minded

    Interested in medical humanitarian operations and research

    You enjoy supporting others, giving advice and act as a service provider rather than being the boss who decides

    You are capable of making decisions when it is necessary, whether it is easy or not

    You know how to help people around you see the big picture and take it into account when they make decisions

    You love the diversity in your work and are very flexible and agile

    You don’t avoid conflict, and even more, you know how to deal with conflict whether you like it or not

    You think a job well-done means planning, anticipation, organization, and communication

    worked in the humanitarian field for a few years, meaning in the field

    moved boxes and helped your colleagues do boring but necessary tasks when they needed help and still are learning every day : you are reading on a regular basis and you like to read about all kinds of field, including HR

    learned to analyze information, situations, and facts and used your critical mind more than once to find solutions

    3. Languages

    You speak fluent French and English, meaning you can also write well in both languages.

    Contract : Open Ended Contract, 3 months probationary period renewable once - maximum 6 months of probationary period.

    Starting Date : ASAP

    Salary : this is an HQ position and as such is paid according to HQ compensation and benefits policies which are different from expatriate positions since the position and contract are long terms

    Benefits :

  • travel costs between the employee’s country of residence and Abuja, Nigeria, unless recruited locally;
  • Five weeks annual leave per year as well as a recovery system for days spent on work travels; + one additional month paid leave after 3 years at HQ
  • One round trip per year between Abuja and the employee’s country of origin for the employee and her / his dependents + one individual round trip ;
  • One-off relocation allowance at the beginning of the contract in Abuja, according to HR policy;
  • School annual enrolment fees for children from 2 to 18, according to the ALIMA HQ policy;
  • Medical cover insurance including repatriation insurance for the employee and her / his dependents, as per the definition of our insurer.
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