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Human Resources Assistant (G5)

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking to fill a number of General Services position based in WFP Nigeria. The position is based in Maiduguri and Damaturu respectively. If you are a Nigerian national, committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for people in need, we would like to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities (not all inclusive, nor exhaustive)

  • Provide assistance on general HR queries and follow up actions, to ensure consistent and high quality HR services are delivered to client.
  • Provide guidance and on-the job training to other staff.
  • Liaise with other internal units/offices on HR related matters , i.e payroll contracts, etc.
  • Extract and compile HR data on staff recruitment and selection, contractual conditions, entitlements, performance and training requirements, to support analysis and reporting needs.
  • Provide administrative support in various HR activities
  • Maintain confidential personnel records, HR databases and archives
  • Draft various HR documentation required for the specific area of ork ensuring accuracy and meeting established deadlines.
  • Use HR management system for entering and updating a variety of HR data including assistance in monitoring various deadlines
  • Support preparation of basic reports.

Qualification, Experience and Attributes

  • Five or more years progressively responsible support work experience in general administrative work, including at least three years in human resources or other related field.
  • Knowledge of specialised HR administrative work practice and methods
  • Good communication skills and good understanding of HR principles.
  • Ability to conduct basis analyses.
  • Ability to build relationship with a variety of individuals across functions and outside WFP.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.


  • Completion of Secondary school education
  • A first degree in Administration, HR Management or related discipline desirable.


  • Fluency (level C) in English.
  • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local language is desirable

Method of Application

Terms And Conditions
Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year. WFP offers an attractive compensation package. For more details please visit International Civil Service Commision website: (link:

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Resume/Curriculum Vitae as a single document to: electronically.


  • WFP will apply a rigorous and transparent selection process including thorough assessment of technical skills to ensure the best candidates are selected for the job
  • Only applications sent electronically to the designated email address with Job title clearly indicated as the subject of the mail will be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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