Human Resource Manager at Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (YEDI)

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 Human Resource Manager

Location: Pedro, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Project Description

  • The Youth-Powered Ecosystem to Advance Urban Adolescent Health Activity (referred to as YPE4AH) is a five-year (2020 – 2025) USAID-funded project implemented by YEDI and its partners.
  • The project’s primary goal is to improve the health and well-being of urban, underprivileged adolescents aged 15 – 19 by increasing voluntary family planning (FP) uptake and continued use – from a holistic, human capital perspective.
  • The youth-powered ecosystem centers on Youth Hubs – safe spaces for youth to seek and access FP and reproductive health (RH) information and referrals.
  • YPE4AH will adapt and scale up evidence-based, high-impact SKILLZ curricula, which combine sports and fun-based activities and group sessions led by Youth Coaches/mentors to spur healthy behavior change and shift attitudes for more equitable gender-sensitive norms.
  • YEDI seeks to engage a Human Resource Manager (HRM) who will support both YEDI’s organizational HR needs and the YPE4AH project.
  • The HR Manager will operate under the leadership of the Director of Finance & Admin and the Executive Director.
  • The HRM will also work closely with the YPE4AH Program Manager and take overall HR responsibilities for the project sites in both Lagos and Kano.

Job Responsibilities
Provide Strategic HR Leadership:

  • Ensure full implementation of defined HR standards and good practices.
  • Advice on organizational & job design/redesign to support changing strategic priorities.
  • Provide overall leadership in HR & staff development strategies for YEDI and its Sister Organizations.

Ensure Compliance and Governance:

  • Ensure and enforce program teams’ compliance with all set policies and procedures.
  • Ensure programs teams’ service providers/suppliers follow the terms and conditions of the relevant contracts.
  • Implement and ensure compliance with the USAID Policies, processes, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Coordinate Recruitment & Orientation:

  • Manage the recruitment of qualified and committed staff, including preparing job profiles & vacancy announcements, reviewing the applicants, and participating in the selection process.
  • Design and monitor orientation and integration of new co-workers and deliver core components of the orientation.

Facilitate Staff Training & Development:

  • Assesses staff training & development needs and designs appropriate training & development plans.
  • Coordinate the initial and ongoing training of staff cooperation with training personnel.
  • Identifies growth and development opportunities for high potential co-workers/talents.
  • Facilitate management & leadership development initiatives for key staff in the organization.

Coordinate Performance Management:

  • Implements and coordinates the performance management/appraisal system, ensuring co-workers receive regular reviews and formal appraisals.
  • Build internal competence in performance management through facilitating ongoing training and support of line managers.

Administer Remuneration & HR Policies:

  • Administer HR policies including terms & conditions of service, salaries & benefits, employment contracts, leave records, etc.
  • Regularly review and benchmark remuneration & HR policies and proposes necessary adjustments or new policies to ensure the organization remains competitive.
  • Ensures complete and up-to-date employment documentation and confidential handling of employee information. Maintains and reports on key HR data (employee turnover, etc).

Build a Positive Work Environment:

  • Advises on the correct application of employment legislation.
  • Engender an environment of positive cooperation, professional conduct, and appropriate discipline.
  • Advise on disciplinary matters and ensures correct procedures are followed at all times.
  • Provide support, understanding, and counsel to staff at all levels.
  • Help to overcome communication problems, and resolve conflicts and major employee grievances.

Facilitate Staff Phase-Out:

  • Ensure proper planning and preparation in respect of departing and retiring co-workers, including pre-retirement support, succession planning, facilitating handovers, payment of terminal dues, etc.
  • Conduct exits interviews to ascertain co-workers’ opinions and support them regarding pension & medical needs etc.
  • Advice on termination of staff and ensure compliance with legal/labor law requirements.

Child Safeguarding and Safety:

  • Maintain overall responsibility for ensuring that proper background checks are conducted during the recruitment process for co-workers
  • Ensure all staff and volunteers engaged by YEDI are trained on and assent to the YEDI’s Child Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy and enforce functional feedback mechanism to track compliance
  • Design a system to ensure staff and clients are safe in all YEDI program areas and spaces.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences or its recognized equivalent with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience Or M.S / MA Degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences or its recognized equivalent, and 5 – 7 years relevant experience.
  • Experience leading HR Management for previous USAID-funded projects/organizations will be an advantage.
  • Demonstrable experience in human resource metrics
  • Knowledge of HR systems and databases.
  • Ability to architect strategy, along with leadership skills.
  • Excellent active listening, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • In-depth knowledge of labor law and HR best practices.
  • The desired candidate must be people-oriented and result-driven.
  • Ability to build effective manager interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company.

Application Deadline
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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