Human Resources and Administration Assistant needed at Danish Refugee Council

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Job title : Human Resources and Administration Assistant

Job Location : Sokoto

Deadline : July 22, 2024

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Overall purpose of the role: This role has an area focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the area. The role contributes to the development of area strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to base operations.


Duties and Responsibilities

Human Resources

  • Assist in ensuring staff compliance with human resources polices, as per DRC’s Operations Handbook and local HR Handbook.
  • Assist in communicating with interview candidates and scheduling for tests and interviews.
  • Ensure new staff receive an appropriate orientation and induction.
  • Support staff development activities including promoting the DRC Learning Catalogue.
  • Assist HR Team Leader on effective performance management and administer the collation of performance management documentation
  • Support the HR Team Leader in drafting Casual Labor Contracts e.g., programme staff/location. (approved by Base Manager)
  • Ensure to add new staff details and location on the Nigeria Staff Contact list upon request from HR Dept. Team leader
  • Support clearance and debriefing is carried out for exiting staff.
  •  Ensure that DRC staff have Identification cards (ID) with the period of validity in accordance with the employment contract.


  • Making requisition, receiving and releasing office stationery, beverages and cleaning materials
  • Submitting weekly/monthly report on use of office material.
  • Distribute information about open vacancies to all staff and announce on local notice board in a timely manner.
  • Updating Guest Accommodation space and sharing
  • Responsible to coordinate all the Guest House request with logistics and ensure the guest houses are fully equipped.
  • Takes lead to review Guest House assessments
  • Payment of office and guest house bills Administration
  • Monthly meeting and bi-weekly inspection of Guest House and sending report to HR Team Leader
  • Collaborate with HR Admin Officer in organizing Seminars, trainings, meetings and other events at location.
  • Coordinate accommodation in Guest House and/or hotel upon approval
  • Assist in follow up / guiding on enquiries from delegates.
  • Prepare casual worker payments monthly
  • Distribute monthly airtime credit and update monthly reconciliations on utilization.
  • Assist HR Team leader in developing procurement plan and to forecast procurement needs that suit admin needs.
  • Raise Purchase requisitions on request from the HR team leader.
  • Under delegation from HR Team Leader, coordinate with supply chain to facilitate procurement of supplies and services
  • Ensure adequate stock of critical supplies at all times.

Job Requirements

Experience and technical competencies:


  • Minimum 1 year work experience in field of Human Resources and Administration in an NGO/Commercial sector.
  • Thorough knowledge of HR/Admin functions
  • Highly self-driven while striving for perfection under minimum supervision.


  • Hands-on experience/skills in MS Office applications (Excellent computer skill)
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to travel to deep field locations to support in recruitments and other admin functions.
  • Ability to work independently on his or her own initiative with problems solving skills
  • Strong team and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)

  • University degree in Human Resources/Administration, Business Administration and other related discipline

Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in local spoken languages.

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