Human Resources (HR) and Administrative Officer Job in Nigeria

 First Step Action for Children Initiative (FIRST) is a child focused organization registered with the Cooperate Affairs Commission with the headquarters in Makurdi, Benue state Nigeria. The organization has functional offices in Adamawa, Benue and Nasarawa states in Nigeria. The offices are being coordinated by the functional secretariat in Makurdi Benue state headed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the program management team.

FIRST Step Action for Children Initiative (FSACI) was founded in 1998 as a community based organization called First Step Foundation Association (FSFA). The organization worked on several projects within the state expanding its scope across many Local Government Areas, and in February 2002 it became registered with the state Ministry of Women Affairs as an NGO. The association was established with a keen desire to assist rural families to improve the quality of lives of their children. Realizing that, young children have very close ties with their mothers in Nigeria, it became expedient to include women on the programs of the association. From the successes recorded, the Board of the organization was encouraged to apply for registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission, Abuja. On December 19, 2008 the association was formerly registered by the Commission and had its name changed to the present First Step Action for Children Initiative.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Human Resources (HR) and Administrative Officer

Location: Yola, Adamawa

Employment Type: Full-time

Purpose of Assignment

  • To provide a professional and efficient HR function at local Field Office level, covering all aspects from: project implementation, maintenance of in-house HR systems and personnel files/documentation, managing the recruitment cycle, employee relations and best practice in line with FSACI values, health and safety, legislation and audit requirements, in order to ensure delivery of FSACI’s HR strategy

Recruitment, Onboarding and Offboarding:

  • To ensure the smooth running of the full recruitment cycle; placing job adverts, liaising with recruitment agencies, preparing a shortlist of candidates, arranging interviews, issuing offer letters and employee contracts and undertaking all required pre-employment checks, ensuring all new-starter paperwork is completed.
  • Facilitate the onboarding process for new hires, ensuring a smooth integration into the organization.
  • Draft and administer all aspects of employee documentation by submitting changes to employee terms and conditions, maternity, paternity, pensions etc., to ensure employee and employer needs are met.
  • Effectively monitor, maintain and update employee personnel data and files including hard copy files, such as training records, holidays, absences, timesheets, appraisals, employee feedback etc. to ensure compliance in with FSACI HR policy
  • Lead the HR function throughout the implementation of projects as required by actively participating in planning for the successful implementation of the project.
  • Manages staff separations (departures, exit interviews)
  • Provide payroll support by collating monthly Payroll updates, liaising with the Finance department for updates, making necessary benefits/deduction calculations to ensure a smooth Payroll process so that staff are paid correctly and on time.


  • Candidates should possess Bachelor's Degrees with 5+ years relevant work experience.

Application Closing Date
5th March, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume and Cover Letters to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.