HR and Office Manager Job Opportunity At Africapractice

Company Overview

Africapractice is a strategy and communications consultancy. We advise industry and governments, helping them to identify opportunity, manage risk and overcome critical communications challenges. We combine strategic communications with political risk analysis and advisory services.

Applications are hereby invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for the HR and Office Manager Job Opportunity At Africapractice.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: HR and Office Manager

Location: Lagos
Type of Contract: Full-time
Line Manager: Managing Director, Nigeria

The Role

  • The purpose of the role is to provide a clean, healthy, secure office environment to enhance work performance, corporate image inside and outside of the company, prepare and manage all office management related budget and implement, manage, improve the related processes and policies in relation to HR.

Essential Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Office Management:

  • Maintain office databases and subscriptions
  • Assist with organising internal events
  • Support with travel bookings, visas and accommodation
  • Administer insurances and benefits  information and updates
  • Maintain the office and the facilities including liaising with cleaner and support staff, maintenance and repair of fixtures, fittings and equipment and that the office policies are adhered to
  • Ensure that health and safety measures are implemented and maintained including testing of electrical equipment
  • Keep inventory of all equipment in the office
  • Manage general administrative document creation and modification
  • Manage orders for refreshments and office supplies
  • Deal with contractors, suppliers and deliveries
  • Maintain filing of client contracts, supplier contracts, employment contracts, employee records and all legislative and compliance documents

Human Resources Management:

  • Manage all aspects of recruitment
  • Update the office’s candidate database
  • Manage onboarding and orientation of new hires
  • Accurately manage absence
  • Coordinate training sessions
  • Support line managers with coordination and grading of performance appraisals
  • Provide performance reward support
  • Research, advise and administer employee benefits
  • Assist with monthly payroll
  • Assist with preparation of annual training budget for the hub in collaboration with Managing Director and Finance Manager
  • Manage conflicts , assist in resolving issues and support general employee relations matters
  • Support the company in ensuring employment law compliance
  • Help to promote the teamwork spirit among employees
  • Manage implementation of HR policies
  • Assist the company’s compliance in conjunction with legal requirements (such as health and safety)
  • Assist the Managing Director to engage and motivate staff
  • Any other ad-hoc admin duties related to management support, HR and the office

Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar capacity
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business, Administration or Human Resources
  • Good oral and writing communication skills and a clear telephone manner
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to adapt to a constantly changing work environment
  • Ability to work under high pressure for results and manage multiple projects/tasks
  • Work within a team environment demonstrating conscientiousness, calmness, tolerance and consistency
  • Working knowledge of employment and labour laws and other applicable regulations and company policies
  • Knowledge of HR concepts, principles, and practices related to identifying, attracting, and selecting individuals and placing them into positions to address changing organisational needs
  • Good Computer/IT skills ; proficient in MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills
  • Extremely diligent and trustworthy
  • Ensures accuracy and attention to detail
  • Superior organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Ensures accuracy and attention to detail and maintains a high level of record keeping/routine paperwork
  • Superior organisational and prioritisation skills to deliver results on deadline for multiple projects/tasks

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s, together with a cover letter specifying your availability to: [email protected] with the reference “Lagos HR & Office Manager”

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