The Youth Connect activity is one of several activities supporting USAID’s Bridge project, devoted to addressing the development challenges at the nexus of countering violent extremism and resilience. The goal of the activity is to equip vulnerable young women and men in Niger with technical and life skills, networks, and capital for increased strategic economic opportunities. This objective supports the overall Bridge project purpose, which is to address critical unmet needs that are the main drivers of violent extremist recruitment in the Sahel: poor governance, lack of economic opportunity, and perceived exclusion from the benefits and services provided and facilitated by governments in the region.
The Human Resources (HR) Manager leads HR practices and objectives that will fosters a high-performance team culture that emphasizes employee engagement, performance management, and the recruitment and ongoing professional development of project staff. The HR Manager is responsible for the maintenance of processes and metrics that support the achievement of the project’s goals which includes ensuring compliance with Creative and donor/client human resources policies, procedures, and regulations.
Reporting & Supervision:
The HR Manager will report to the Deputy Chief of Party.
- Manage HR office operations ensuring compliance with Creative and client HR rules and regulations;
- Lead the full-cycle recruitment process including finalization of job descriptions, advertisement of vacancies, review of applicants, scheduling and conducting interviews alongside project senior management, checking candidate references, and collecting new hire documents;
- Onboard new project hires;
- Manage employee benefits enrollment and ensure all inquiries and challenges faced by employees regarding their insurances are handled;
- Coordinate the performance evaluation process;
- Provide information and advice to project staff regarding HR policies and procedures;
- Coordinate staff training and establish staff development plans based on staff appraisals and evaluations;
- Receive and log various grievances or complaints from employees;
- Consult with Regional HR Operations Manager and legal counsel regarding difficult cases and provide recommended solutions prior to forwarding complaints to management for review;
- Provide oversight related to the updating of personnel files and other related HR documents including employment agreements, amendments, time sheets, calendar holidays and leave;
- Provide information as required by Compliance Officers/Auditors during audits; and
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree is required;
- Must have at least six (6) years of general work experience and four (4) years of progressively responsible HR experience preferably working on donor-funded projects.
- Previous experience working on USAID-funded projects and knowledge of corresponding rules and regulations is highly desired;
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
- Excellent record keeping and documentation skills;
- Demonstrated knowledge of Nigerien local labor law;
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office; and
- Fluency in spoken and written English desired, and
- Fluency in French required.
Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
Position contingent upon donor funding.
- Job City Niamey