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Nigeria HR Specialist- Learning and Development

Vacancy
Here is a lifetime opportunity for an experienced and exceptional L & D specialist to join our team to increase our impact per farmer by maximizing client credit size over the next 5 years.
Location
Nigeria
Career Level
Professionals

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund. 

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

About the Role

You will report to the Nigeria People Lead. You will support the People lead in designing learning and development plans to inform career growth, professional development, and equity at One Acre Fund. You will coordinate HR programs and also implement annual training initiatives and plans. You will also prepare performance development review (PDR) summary reports and design PDR training contents based on the reports. You will model One Acre Fund values, invest in people, and engage across the team and act as a business advisor and strategic partner in matters relating to learning and development and performance management.

Responsibilities

Learning and Development

  • Help create L&D solutions to support the organizational change and development outlined in the annual L&D strategy using the 70:20:10 model, a blend of methodologies including computer-based, self managed learning, remote delivery cascade, class room and on job learning.
  • Manage the annual L&D Training tracker database and share weekly and monthly reports with line managers and supervisors on training administered and new training topics to be reviewed
  • Monitor the training calendar for all upcoming training and notify teams in advance of training schedules
  • In liaison with the respective line managers, provide support training sessions for common essential HR training topics that are mandatory to be administered to all staff annually
  • Facilitate and host monthly HR department operations introductory trainings for new hires
  • Record, collate and retain management information to demonstrate progress against Goals and departmental objectives.
  • Prepare reports on training effectiveness
  • Contribute to L&D internal communications.

Performance Management

  • Work with the direct supervisors to identify and design development plans to bridge competency gaps and areas for improvement.
  • Support the People lead in developing standards for competency assessment for recruitment, development and promotion of employees.
  • Implement the competency framework system and train department heads to carry out competency assessment, determine employee development needs and provide support.
  • Design communication programs to link talent development more to performance management.

HR Projects

  • Support internal HR projects by facilitating processes, creating tools and coordinate implementation
  • Coordinate with other team members to find a strategic ground on implementation

Continuous improvement

  • Identify and recommend updates to training and development procedures for continuous improvement
  • Identify process, tools and systems gaps and recommend ways to improve and bridge the gaps
  • Keep up-to-date with market leading training practices that can be used by employees for their development

Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Qualifications

Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • 5+ years of professional experience in Human Resources with at least 3+ years as a learning and development specialist with understanding of Performance Management process
  • 2+ years of experience in instructional design for trainings
  • Experienced in managing projects and people
  • Creativity thinking to look for alternative solutions to problems.

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Abuja with travel to Minna

Benefits

Health insurance, paid time off 

Eligibility

This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Nigeria

Application Deadline

9 January 2023

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Important

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here, but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

DEI

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

Anti discrimination

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.