Associate, Human Resources – Lagos, Nigeria

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Posted 4 months ago

Reference No. MTAFC1

Associate, Human Resources – Lagos, Nigeria

Africa Finance Corporate (AFC) is a pan-African multilateral organization focused on bridging the infrastructure deficits on the continent. AFC is a leading infrastructure & industrial solution provider enabling economic prosperity for the continent. AFC are champions for the African continent, driven to succeed, dedicated to facilitating instrumental infrastructure for transformative impact and elevating Africa’s role as a growth engine in a changing world.


CA Global Headhunters has been mandated by the Africa Finance Corporation to recruit for this position. For more information on the AFC please visit their website . Should you meet the minimum requirements and wish to apply for the position please apply directly to CA Global Headhunters.


Reference Number: MTAFC1


Job Description:

The AFC is seeking an accomplished professional to join their Human Resources department. This pivotal role involves actively participating in the implementation of the People Strategy and the annual People Plan, ensuring policy interpretation and consistent implementation of People Processes, Standards, and Tools across the organization. As the linchpin for HR Process and Systems Effectiveness and Efficiency, you will provide a single-point responsibility for the efficient operation of all key HR Processes and SAP HCM systems availability and reliability.



Compensation and Benefits Management:

  • Assist in the design and implementation of appropriate employee reward strategies, policies and programs to enable AFC to attract and retain the best talent.
  • Administer employees’ benefits i.e. housing, education, vacation, medical insurance, life insurance, etc in accordance with the Corporation’s policies, and ensure that efficient and accurate record is maintained.
  • Provide support in effective administration of the monthly payroll working together with the Financial Control and the Operations and Settlement teams Implement the outcomes of the IPF ranking exercise especially Bonus and Salary increase payments following annual IPR process.
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly schedule of pension contributions and remittance of same to the approved PFAs/Trustee, review of monthly reports from the Administrator and Trustee, preparation of appropriate management information report and maintenance of up-to-date staff pension contribution records.
  • Coordinate the yearly external audit of the pension scheme.

Cost Leadership and Budget Management:

  • Support coordination of the preparation of the yearly HR departmental budget.
  • Provide relevant input into the corporation budget with regards to people’s cost
  • Monitor and report monthly progress/variance on approved people’s cost, as a way of achieving cost leadership

People Systems:

  • Generate reports on transition process of people systems.
  • Day-to-day management/running of the AFC’s people system.
  • Act as focal point of contact for resolution of all employee’s issues with respect to SAP HCM
  • Coordinate the resolution of any identified issues on SAP HCM with the IT team and the External Consultant.
  • Provide advice on systems improvement during implementation.

Management Information Reporting:

  • Produce an array of HR Analytics monthly and quarterly as may be directed by HRD i.e.
  • Monthly status report on the implementation of the learning and development
  • Monthly status report on Workforce and Headcount as well as people cost.
  • Diversity maps with respect to AFC’s talent pool at least twice every year
  • Goal setting, mid –year review and end –year appraisal implementation status report
  • Monthly probation management report, leave utilization, etc.

Talent Management:

  • Assist in implementing resourcing plans by supporting the resourcing of vacancies in line with timelines and diversity requirement.
  • Provide required onboarding support to new employees, if any
  • Implement talent review process by undertaking high quality and timely potential ranking and succession planning.
  • Consolidate inputs from Divisional heads into the corporate promotion grid in support of the promotion panel.
  • Prepare draft remuneration proposal for new employees from Band 3 and below.

Strategy, Learning & Organizational Effectiveness:

  • Provide advice, professional support and contribute to the delivery of the HR Functional Plan and ensure compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements concerning HR matters.
  • Promote synergy and collaboration in interdepartmental activities and communication in order to embed a team culture and other corporate values in the organization.

Performance & Reward Management:

  • Assist with the implementation of effective performance and career management strategies that would help sustain a performance driven culture and ensure appropriate balance between staff’s personal and organizational goals.
  • Coordinate the Implementation AFC’s performance management system within the assigned Division/Departments, to ensure it is objective, equitable, transparent and merit driven.
  • Provide required support to the Divisional Heads for assigned client divisions for the year-end appraisal.
  • Monitor and track the compliance level of yearly goal setting, mid-year review, end-year performance appraisal and Divisional calibration exercise for assigned areas.
  • Manage performance improvement plans process for employees in assigned area.

Learning and Development:

  • Coordinate the articulation of employees’ learning needs for the assigned divisions, based on performance appraisal and business strategy of the corporation.
  • Coordinate the identification of suitable learning interventions (i.e. assigned divisions and others) locally and outside Nigeria with their cost implication and structuring the interventions in such a way that the day-to-day activities of the corporation will not be hampered.
  • Implement learning plans for client divisions.
  • Maintain learning history for client divisions.

Competency Management:

  • Assist with the review and development of competency catalogue for new positions.
  • Support line managers with staff competence assessment of job roles within their departments as output to identify gap areas.
  • Present gap areas to Division and Department heads to guide learning plans to be developed.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of transformation initiatives.
  • Provide appropriate support in the HR people system upgrade as required.
  • Support exit management (If any)
  • Support the yearly internal audit exercise by provision of inputs.



  • First degree or equivalent in any discipline, preferably in Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Sciences, or Engineering.
  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience in human resource management in international institutions or organizations.
  • Postgraduate/professional qualification in Human Resource Management is an added advantage.
  • Professional certification in Human Resource Management from CIPD, SHRM, is desirable
  • Understanding and solid experience of HR strategy implementation.
  • Global mindset and appreciation of global issues in human resource management.
  • Ability to keep abreast of country and regional trends in human resource management.
  • In-depth knowledge of Human Resources Management components and developments.
  • Ability to think strategically and holistically, understanding the systemic impact of HR policies.
  • Good knowledge of the Financial Service industry and its operations.
  • In-depth understanding of African society, cultural diversity, and regional nuances.
  • Knowledge of relevant international laws and regulations related to employment and people management.
  • Working knowledge of Nigerian and international labor and employment legislations.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Good relationship management, negotiation, and leadership skills.
  • Strong numeracy and analytical skills.
  • Excellent presentation, facilitation, and interpersonal skills.
  • High sense of responsibility, accountability, and dependability.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools and HR Information Systems such as SAP HCM.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and trust.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize assignments and work under pressure.


  • Key Performance Indicators:

    • In-depth knowledge of Human Resources Management components and developments.
    • Timeliness and accuracy of monthly payroll
    • Number of vacant positions filled vis-a-vis the recruitment plan.
    • Employee Satisfaction Index
    • Timeliness of management information and reports
    • Turnaround time for addressing HR related queries and issues.
    • Positive perception of AFC as an employer of choice in the marketplace.


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Matthew Taylor

Recruitment Specialist | Africa & Global

CA Finance

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