12 Jan 2017

ACF-International Jobs in Nigeria : Liaison Officer

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Action Against Hunger | ACF-International works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

Liaison Officer

Objective 1:

  • Carry out the necessary administrative procedures concerning expatriate staff:
  • Deposit, follow and obtain legal administrative documents such as visa, stay permit work permit, travel authorization
  • Maintain a tracking sheet of dates of expiry of all administrative documents and ensure they are extended on time
  • Provide support required for visas needed for breaks, trainings, or meetings
  • Act as the focal point for HQ concerning immigration needs

Objective 2:

  • Represent the organization when liaising with the local administrations:
  • Establish or reinforce relations with the representatives of the different administrative services – Nigeria immigration, Ministry of National Budget and planning etc.
  • Keep informed of any changes in the administrative procedures for obtaining documents;
  • Brief new international staff on the administrative processes, rules and requirements
  • Support in compiling and submitting reports to ministries as requested

Objective 3:

  • Keep the expatriates’ administrative files up to date:
  • Prepare files for each expatriate on arrival – contracts, passport photos, photocopies of the passport, visa, etc.
  • Ensure international employees’ documents are filed accordingly
  • Update the HR Information System and expat files with all leave details and monthly timesheets for international employees


  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, HR, Business Administration or related field of study from a recognized institution.
  • 3 years’ work experience with at least 1 year in a related role.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Understanding of national labor law and employment norms and practices
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Approachable, diplomatic, able to work effectively in diverse, cross-cultural teams in a complex, multi-site work environment
  • Computer literacy including all Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
  • Excellent attention to detail, highly organized, rigorous, self-motivated, strong sense of responsibility, ability to work independently
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Capacity for analysis, synthesis and reporting of large amounts of information
  • Commitment to ACF charter and values
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  •  An understanding of the relevant ministries and local authorities, and their procedures
  • Commitment to humanitarian work

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their application by email to [email protected]al.org, To be considered, applications must include a CV and letter of interest, and indicate the full position title and location in the email subject line, or on the application envelope. For example, “LIAISON OFFICER - ABUJA”. Any application received without these specifications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidate will be contacted. Qualified women and men are encouraged to apply.

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