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Human Resources Officer


This is a Full-time position in Lusaka, Zambia posted 14/07/2021.

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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a non-profit
institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most
pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource
degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we
improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment
opportunities, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of
CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. For
more information, please visit

IITA is seeking to employ the services of fully qualified and experienced
Zambian nationals to fill up the following positions at its Lusaka Station:


Under the direct supervision of the Regional Hub Administrator of the Southern
Africa Hub, the Human Resources Officer will be assisting in implementing a
sound human resources support system for IITA’s programs and projects in
Zambia following the Institute’s standard operating procedures.

IITA is a member of the CGIAR Consortium

Major duties and responsibilities:

> Responsible for the oversight of HR unit – Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS)
> Plan, develop and implement strategy for HR and development (including recruitment and selection policy/practices, discipline, grievance, counselling, pay and contract conditions, succession planning, moral and motivation, culture and attitude development, performance appraisal and quality management issues)
> Establish and maintain appropriate systems for measuring necessary aspects of HR development and internal processes.
> Monitor, measure and report on NRS HR issues, opportunities, development plans and achievement within agreed formats and timescales to the Regional Hub Administrator.
> Liaise with other functional / departmental head to understand all necessary aspects and needs of HR development, and to ensure they are fully informed of HR objectives, purpose and achievements.
> Maintain awareness and knowledge of latest HR development theory and methods and provide suitable interpretation to the Regional Hub Administrator.
> Contribute to the evaluation and development of HR strategy and performance in co-operation with the Regional Hub Administrator.
> Ensure activities meet with and integrate with organizational requirement for quality management, health and safety, legal requirement, environmental policies and general duty of care.
> Audit and authenticate all documents related to legal, salary statements and distribution, policies etc.
> Perform all other related duties that may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor

Qualifications and Experience

> Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management (HR) or related fields, master’s degree will be added advantage.
> Associate member of the Zambia Institute of Human Resource Management (ZIHRM).
> At least five (5) years relevant managerial working experience in HR is essential.
> Working experience in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams and environments desirable.
> Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills; display maturity and interpersonal skills, be patient and have high stress tolerance.
> Proficiency in the use of computers, quick at analyzing HR issues, proffering quality solution and be able to handle confidential issues.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should forward their detailed curriculum
vitae and covering letter as One Document by email to no
later than 27th July 2021. The applications should be addressed to the
Regional Hub Administrator.

IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications
from women candidates.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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