At Teach For Nigeria, we recruit Nigeria’s brightest and most outstanding future leaders from varied disciplines to teach in Nigeria’s underserved schools in low-income communities through a highly selective, two-year Fellowship. The Teach For Nigeria Fellowship is a transformational leadership program that equips Fellows with transferable leadership skills to effect change beyond the classrooms in the communities we serve. After the Fellowship, these individuals (known as “alumni”) go on to become educators, public officials, policymakers, advocates, and social entrepreneurs building on their classroom teaching experience to drive long-term systemic changes in the educational sector in Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Human Resources (HR) / Administrative Officer

Job Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Position Summary

  • Teach For Nigeria seeks an HR/Admin Officer to assist managers and employees with respect to HR policies and procedures, employee relations and engagements, recruitment, benefits administration, learning and development, and health and safety.
  • The HR/Admin Officer will be responsible for coordinating recruitment, payroll, benefits administration, and employee database management.
  • The incumbent will also support the development of Performance Management strategies, driving Employee Engagement and the development of strategies towards improving the organization’s culture.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the overall HR Strategy of the organization
  • Assist with preparation of JD and sourcing for candidates and selection of qualified candidates
  • Assist with payroll and benefits administration (Pension/PAYE/NHF)
  • Liaise with all government agencies to ensure adherence to compliance laws and regulations
  • Coordinate employee engagement activities
  • Coordinate Interview sessions for candidates
  • Coordinate the seamless onboarding of new hires
  • Review and update job descriptions for all positions regularly
  • Attend to employee inquiries & grievances.
  • Settle disputes according to labor law & compliance guidelines.
  • Assist in the coordination of Performance Management Cycles and reviews
  • Liaise with third-party partners; Insurance/HMO
  • Assist in the coordination of Employee Training and Learning sessions
  • Manage Employee Database
  • Support the review of policies and adherence to policies.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related fields (essential).
  • 3 years of experience in Human Resources.
  • Exposure to labor law and employment equity regulations.
  • Effective HR administration and people management skills.
  • Exposure to payroll practices.
  • Full understanding of HR functions and best practices.
  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Works well under pressure and meets tight deadlines.
  • Highly computer literate with capability in emailing, MS Office, and related business and communication tools.
  • Fantastic organizational and time management skills.
  • Proactiveness in addressing work responsibilities.
  • Experience in the social impact space is preferred.


  • Proficiency with MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated a strong commitment to confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all levels within the organization showing maturity and discretion.
  • Demonstrated initiative and sound judgment towards the work.
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: using the Job Position as the subject of the mail.

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