Career Opportunities at Jhpiego Nigeria

Jhpiego Nigeria – We’re one of the most gender-equal organizations in global health, and our staff from country to country reflect the myriad cultural and racial diversity of the populations we serve.

We believe that each country knows best how to help its people and achieve its goals. We listen, and we support their efforts by sharing the most up-to-date knowledge and technology that helps them lead for generations to come.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for Career Opportunities at Jhpiego Nigeria

Table of Contents

  • Human Resources Officer
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Grants and Compliance Officer
  • Method of Application
  • Deadline: November 3, 2020

Human Resources Officer

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Abuja | Nigeria. 
Job Description:
  • The Human Resources Officer (HRO) will provide administrative support to the Human Resources Department in relation to the all Human Resource related functions in the organization
  • This will include ensuring consistency of our approach to processes and policies and maintaining high quality standards across all of Jhpiego, Nigeria
  • The HRO will work with the SHRO while providing support in Talent Acquisition and Management, Recruitment, Personnel Administration & Insurance Management, Performance Management, Career Management and Support, Staff Health Insurance and Learning and Development Management, as well as with Program teams of Jhpiego.

Key Responsibilities
HR Administration:

  • Support the coordination of inductions for new staff
  • Support documentation for all employees
  • Maintain trackers of all recruitment and new staff information
  • Assist in collecting information required for HR policies and other HR related projects
  • Manage a filing system for HR information, including sensitive and confidential information
  • Support with administration relating to Learning & Development activities

Recruitment and Orientation:

  • Advertise roles in the Jhpiego website, public boards, and any other relevant forums.
  • Support in the long listing of applicants based on the minimal requirement specified by the Job Description.
  • Arrange interviews, including correspondence with candidates and panel members.
  • Together with the SHRO ensure that Cascade recruitment module is maintained and all candidates receive timely communication.
  • Keep recruitment data like job descriptions, interview grids, tests on the personal files in line with Data Protection regulations.

HR Programs Support:

  • Draft contractual documents for all staff both for national long-term employees and short terms consultancy support;
  • Provide oversight support to the state offices to ensure compliance of HR policies in relation to the recruitment of short-term consultancies and other contractual processes;
  • Periodically provide on-field support to staff to ensure consistency of all applications of the Human Resources policies as well as other policies across its operating states;
  • Lead in the scheduling of HR meetings and appointments.
  • Ensure that all employees are covered under the appropriate benefits policy.
  • Any other reasonable duties as may be designated to the role from time to time.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Degree in Business, HR Management or Administration related studies.
  • At least 5 -6 years’ experience in Human Resources with strong background in the recruitment process.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Membership of CIPM / SHRM is desired and will be an added advantage.
  • Essential computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet).
  • Desirable experience with INGO.

Human Resources Assistant

Job Specifications:

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Abuja | Nigeria. 
Job Description:
  • The HR Assistant will report to the Senior Human Resources Officer.
  • S/He will assist with the administration of the day-to-day operations of the human resources functions and duties. The successful candidate will act as the liaison between the department and staff, ensuring smooth communication and prompt resolution of all queries.
  • S/He will also assist in coordinating HR policies, processes and relevant documents.


  • Assists in raising requisitions; vacancy announcement and participating in preliminary longlisting per established criteria for some positions.
  • Monitors due dates for introductory performance reviews of new hires, enrolment for and maturity of staff life and medical polices.
  • Assists in the maintenance and updating of consultants’ database, and also temporary hires.
  • Supports the provision of HR related information as requested by responsible bodies including staff, donors and partners.
  • Assists in tracking staff Health insurance and claims and other cases as assigned;
  • Checks medical reimbursements of staff and dependents for completeness and files claims to the Insurer for refund; follows up whether these claims are reimbursed in time;
  • Assists in the implementation of HR policies as outlined in the Jhpiego Nigeria Employment Policy Manual;
  • Assists and alerts the HR Officer on any new developments with regard to local and international provisions as applicable to the HR management and functions
  • Maintain up-to-date employee’s records in both electronic and hard copy files and ensure the files are complete and all required documentation maintained in a confidential and secure manner
  • Create personal files of new Joinees as per the checklist.
  • Assist to coordinate the staff welfare initiatives and all staff events e.g. staff retreats and meetings.
  • Maintain Tracker of 90 days probationary Performance Review and following up with supervisors to complete their 90 days.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • B.Sc. degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management or related field.
  • 2 years proven experience in Human Resources functions.
  • Knowledge of international and USG donor agencies and private sector foundations.
  • Basic Knowledge of Nigerian Labour Law
  • Experience working in an iNGO.

Knowledge / Abilities / Skills:

  • Experience working in a busy office
  • Computer skills including demonstrated hands on-experience with MS Word, MS Power Point, and MS Excel.
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English
  • A broad variety of administrative and office management.
  • A team player with experience working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Be self-motivated, proactive and have a positive attitude to work requiring minimum supervision.
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to handle a variety of assignments sometimes under pressure of deadlines.
  • Be cooperative, hardworking, flexible & dependable.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, instilling trust and confidence.
  • Pleasant, warm and outgoing personality.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Be of high integrity and have a sense of confidentiality
  • Be willing to take on extra responsibilities in order to achieve the goals/objectives set by the organization.
  • Must be flexible and able to work independently and as part of a team.

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Grants and Compliance Officer

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Abuja | Nigeria. 
Job Description:

The Grants and Compliance Officer will work with the Grants and Compliance Manager to:

  • Implement grant activities at the country level
  • Identify funding opportunities, prepare and process grant applications, and oversee grant management and implementation for all public-sector opportunities
  • Ensure all sub-awards comply with the rules and regulations of governments and other multilateral donors
  • Strengthen and maintain the necessary administrative structures and interdepartmental processes to ensure grant transparency, smooth implementation, reporting, requisite controls, and monitoring
  • Serve as primary point of contact for post-award grants implementation and will ensure that all grant files are complete, accurate, and up-to-date.
  • Review internal documents and processes for compliance from time to time.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline and at least five years of relevant grants or program management experience, international experience desirable but not essential
  • Minimum of 5 – 6 years of experience managing grants for donor organizations. Experience with USAID grants management system highly preferred.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to manage large budgets and client expectations.
  • Able to communicate effectively and excellent interpersonal skills to form effective working relationships at all levels;
  • High level of computer literacy;
  • Ability to deal appropriately with sensitive issues and maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times.
  • High level of computer literacy;
  • Ability to deal appropriately with sensitive issues and maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidate for “Career Opportunities at Jhpiego Nigeria” should send their updated Cover Letter and CV as One Single Word document to: [email protected] using “the job title and location” as the subject of the email and application. 


  • The title / subject of your email and application should be the position you are applying for.
  • Candidates that do not comply with the application instruction will be disqualified.
  • Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
  • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview
  • Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
  • There will be travel requirements and opportunities both within Nigeria.
  • JHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: November 3, 2020


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