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Human Resources Officer at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Tilte: Human Resources Officer

Location: Borno


  • In the coming months, the main focus for NRC would be conflict affected populations including IDPs, returnees and the local communities in Borno State and surrounding North-Eastern states.
  • NRC initially started activities in the areas of Food Security & Livelihood, Water and Sanitation (WaSH), Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Shelter/NFI sectors and subsequently Education.
  • NRC is therefore seeking A Human Resources Officer in Maiduguri, Nigeria.
  • The Human Resources Officer reports to the HR/Admin. Coordinator.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implement delegated support function portfolio according to plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function
  • Ensure compliance with NRC HR policies and the local labor law in all procedures and processes
  • Coordinate staff recruitment and exits, introductions, trainings, staff benefits etc. on field office level
  • Ensure that staff records are up to date and filed appropriately
  • Ensure reporting, documenting and payment of staff benefits, social security, taxes etc.
  • Advice and support line managers and staff in HR processes
  • Perform any other task assigned by the HR Coordinator


  • Minimum 2 years’ experience from working with human resource management in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Relevant university degree or other educational background combined with relevant professional experience
  • Previous experience from working in a complex and volatile contexts
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • High level competency in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications)
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Fluency in one or more of the national/regional languages
  • Ability to work and deliver under pressure

Personal Qualification:

  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Ability to work in insecure environments
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable

We Offer

  • Commencement: As soon as possible
  • Contract period: 31st December, 2017 (With possibility of extension)
  • Contract Type: Full time (Working Days – 5 days per week)
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions
  • Duty station: Maiduguri, Borno State

Application Closing Date
20th June, 2017.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates can submit their “application letter, updated CV’s and a copy of valid means of national identification (Driver License, National Passport, Voters Card, National Identity Card) to: The title of the position must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail.


  • Please notice that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Note that to apply at NRC is FREE!!
  • NRC does not ask for money or any form of favour for submission of application or employment
  • Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered
  • The Norwegian Refugee Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Women are particularly encouraged to apply to this position.


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