Admin. HR Officer at African Youth for Peace Development and Empowerment (AFRYDEV)

African Youth for Peace Development and Empowerment Foundation, (AFRYDEV) is a youth-led non-governmental, non-profit and non-sectarian development organization established in 2013 with the mission to serve as a platform for enlightenment and empowerment of youth society for peace and development.

Location: Yobe State of Nigeria
Contract Period: 6 Month

Qualification: Bsc/BA/HND
Commencement Date: Immediately


The Administrative and Human Resource Officer will report to the Program Manager and is largely responsible for providing operational and administrative support to the organization’s operations and programs. The Administrative and HR Officer will organize and coordinate administration duties and office procedures and leads in creating and maintaining a pleasant work environment and ensuring high levels of organizational effectiveness, communication, and safety. The Administrative and HR Officer will manage the front desk, and – as such – is the initial point of contact for all employees and visitors. The Administrative HR Officer ensures that the administrative activities within the office run smoothly on a daily basis.

Tasks and Responsibilities

o   Maintain an effective administrative system, which supports the logistics and activities of the program, ensure that office equipment is maintained, relevant records are up to date and that all administration processes work effectively.

  • Maintains and organizes the office operations and procedures; designing and managing the filing systems; reviewing supply requisitions (stationery, equipment & utility payments) and supervising clerical/support staff.
  • Maint Support the development and implementation of HR initiatives and systems
  • Provide counseling on policies and procedures
  • Be actively involved in recruitment by preparing job descriptions, posting ads, and managing the hiring process
  • Create and implement effective onboarding plans
  • Develop training and development programs
  • Assist in performance management processes
  • Support the management of disciplinary and grievance issues
  • Maintain employee records (attendance, VRS, etc.) according to policy and legal requirements
  • Review employment and working conditions to ensure legal compliance aims office efficiency by planning and implementing office systems layouts.
  • Coordination and maintenance of systems related to Housekeeping.
  •  Maintaining the condition of the office facilities and arranging for necessary repairs
  • Implements office policies by establishing standards and procedures; measuring results against standards; and recommending necessary adjustments.
  • Keeps management informed by reviewing and analyzing special reports; summarizing information; identifying trends.
  • Reviewing and updating Health and Safety Policies and ensuring they are observed;
  • Being a point of contact for a range of staff and external stakeholders
  • Processing and directing mail and incoming packages or deliveries
  • Performing general duties to include, but not limited to: photocopying, mailing, binding, and filing; screening telephone calls, handling inquiries, receiving all visitors, and providing general support;
  • Maintaining hard copy and electronic filing system of all project documentation in accordance with AFRYDEV policies and regulations;
  • Scheduling meetings and appointments within the office and ensuring appropriate communication, preparing boardroom and data projector for meetings; preparing beverages and lunch for meetings;
  • Coordinating with IT provider on all office equipment and IT related issues;
  • Setting-up conference calls, booking and reserving conference rooms.
  • Preparing agendas, name tags, and attendance registers for meetings and workshops.
  • Overseeing all clerical workers and ensuring that the office is kept clean at all times and ensure office orderliness and professional appearance.
  • Ensuring that after-hours/special holiday messages are recorded, retrieved, and communicated to the relevant people where needed.
  • Maintaining an up-to-date contact list for the program, both internal and external contacts.
  • Take minutes at administrative team meetings and ensure that proper record keeping is taking place and maintained.
  • Planning in-house or off-site activities, like parties and celebrations such as birthdays and other holidays.
  • Writing and issuing emails to teams and departments on behalf of teams or senior staff
  • Perform other tasks, as assigned.  

Collaboration / Ethical Operating Standards:

  • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Builds and maintains effective working relationships with (AFRYDEV) program staff and the beneficiaries
  • Approachable and good listenership skills Ability to work independently or as part of a team on multiple tasks in a high-intensity environment.
  • Strong individual initiative, including the ability to manage daily activities and achieve expected results with minimal oversight.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills required; and
  • A creative mind with an ability to suggest improvements.

Qualification and Skills

o   HND, BSc/BA in business administration, social studies, or relevant field; further training will be a plus

  • 3 years of previous experience in managing a similar position in a nonprofit organization is highly desirable
  • Proven intellectual capacity and willingness to learn
  • Ability to work under pressure, with little or no supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, as well as knowledge of Hausa.
  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Requirements and skills
  • Proven experience as HR officer, administrator, or other HR position
  • Knowledge of HR functions (pay & benefits, recruitment, training & development, etc.)
  • Understanding of labor laws and disciplinary procedures
  • Proficient in MS Office; knowledge of HRMS is a plus
  • Outstanding organizational and time-management abilities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving and decision-making aptitude
  • Strong ethics and reliability
  • HR Credentials (e.g. PHR from the HR Certification Institute)

Method of Application

interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV and Cover Letter as a single PDF document addressed to ” African Youth for Peace Development and Empowerment Foundation, (AFRYDEV via:  Using “position title “as the subject of the mail.


  • (AFRYDEV is an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate gender, religion, or ethnicity.
  • (AFRYDEV recruitment and selection procedures do not involve any form of payment to the organization, staff, and or any assigned third party, requests of such kinds should be immediately reported.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.