Job Vacancy: Human Resources Officer Job at Helen Keller

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Job Vacancy: Job title: Human Resources Officer Job at Helen Keller

Job description: Helen Keller Intl is a global health organization dedicated to eliminating preventable vision loss, malnutrition and diseases of poverty. Cofounded by Helen Keller – and guided by her fierce optimism and belief in human potential – the organization delivers life-changing health solutions to vulnerable families where the need is great but access to care is limited. In the US, Africa, and Asia, Helen Keller’s proven, science-based programs empower people to create opportunities in their own lives and build lasting change.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Human Resources Officer

Job Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time

Scope of the position

  • The HR Officer operates under the direct supervision of the HR/Ops Manager, tasked with executing the practices and activities relevant to Human Resources management within Helen Keller Nigeria.
  • In close collaboration with the HR/Ops Manager, the HR Officer is dedicated to supporting the attainment of organizational and project goals and objectives.
  • This is accomplished through strategic development, implementation, and effective management of HR and operations initiatives.

Human Resources:

  • Collaborate closely with the HR/Ops Manager to ensure strict adherence to recruitment policies and procedures, while also identifying and recommending improvements to enhance efficiency.
  • Work collaboratively with hiring managers to review and prepare recruitment materials, encompassing job descriptions, job specifications, advertisements, and interview questions for open positions.
  • Undertake the initial shortlisting of candidates, as well as coordinate and actively participate in the interview process, contributing to the selection of qualified individuals.
  • Actively support initiatives aimed at fostering a safe, healthy, and contented workplace environment. This includes promoting an open-door policy, embracing the One Helen Keller principle, organizing relevant training programs, and implementing safeguards that enhance safety and security at the workplace.
  • Collaborate closely with Supervisors and Managers to ensure that all new staff members have clearly defined objectives for the probationary period. Manage due dates and contribute to decisions regarding the confirmation of further employment based on performance.
  • Conduct comprehensive reference checks on prospective hires and oversee the management of bio-data forms, maintaining a record-keeping system.
  • Play a pivotal role in the onboarding process for new hires by assisting in the management of new hire employment forms and providing essential information related to policies, job duties, working conditions, and employee benefits.
  • Assist to oversee the administration of health benefits and pension program, ensuring the seamless provision of these crucial employee benefits.
  • Assume responsibility for the comprehensive management of staff exits, including the conduct of exit interviews to gather valuable insights and feedback from departing employees.


  • Support in promoting and building a ‘Child Safe Organization’, and zero tolerance to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) of adult beneficiaries by working closely with field officers through awareness-raising and sensitization focusing on the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) by staff and representatives as well as facilitating confidential reporting of child safeguarding and PSEA concerns/incidents through appropriate channels.
  • Lead safeguarding capacity building and ensure that project staff, partners, volunteers and other stakeholders undergo annual training in Safeguarding and PSEA through formal and informal refresher sessions, discussion of case studies, quizzes etc.


  • Candidates should possess Bachelor’s Degrees with 3 – 5 years of relevant work experience.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV along with a Cover Letter to:

Location: Abuja, FCT

Job date: Wed, 06 Dec 2023 23:18:57 GMT

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