Management-Trainee for Human Resources Management/Development Management

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The project is seeking to recruit a trainee for Human Resource Management.

Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Head People Management Unit and Head of Corporate Services Department and the Project Manager of the AFOS-LAPO project the trainee is expected to rigorously complete the full Trainee-Program and acquire the relevant certifications.

The Trainee is expected to work in close collaboration with all the operational units of LAPO MFB within the prescribed timeframe and to support project delivery in areas and functions assigned.

Target of trainings

Next to the intensive academic trainings on general management, inputs on LAPO culture, strategy, structure and systems as well as on-the-job project management capacity building, the focus of professional training is to serve the following future responsibilities:

Plan, direct, and coordinate human resource management activities of LAPO to maximize the strategic use of human resources and maintain functions such as employee compensation, recruitment, personnel policies, and regulatory compliance.

To identify all training needs of the bank and compile a list of all training programs for management decision

To develop and manage a sustainable management development scheme for LAPO.

Focus areas of professional training

To be trained to perform the following duties and tasks:

  • Plan and ensure availability and adequate management of people in areas of need (staffing);
  • Administer compensation, benefits and performance management systems, and safety and recreation programs;
  • Allocate human resources, ensuring appropriate matches between personnel.
  • Provide current and prospective employees with information about policies, job duties, working conditions, wages, opportunities for promotion and employee benefits;
  • Perform difficult staffing duties, including dealing with understaffing, refereeing disputes, firing employees, and administering disciplinary procedures.
  • Advise managers on organizational policy matters such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment, and recommend needed changes.
  • Analyze and modify compensation and benefits policies (reward system) to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • Plan and conduct new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward organizational objectives.
  • Serve as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering contracts and helping resolve work-related problems.
  • Plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate work activities of subordinates and staff (including Head Office People Management officers) relating to employment, compensation, labor relations, and employee relations.
  • Maintain records and compile statistical reports (monthly and quarterly) concerning personnel-related data such as hires, transfers, performance appraisals, and absenteeism rates.
  • Analyze statistical data and reports to identify and determine causes of personnel problems and develop recommendations for improvement of organization's personnel policies and practices.
  • Plan, organize, direct, control or coordinate the personnel, training, or labor relations activities of the bank.
  • Conduct exit interviews to identify reasons for employee termination.
  • Investigate and report on industrial accidents for insurance carriers.
  • Represent organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations.
  • Negotiate bargaining agreements and help interpret labor contracts.
  • Prepare personnel forecast to project employment needs;
  • Prepare end of year management reports for external auditor and other stakeholders;
  • Prepare and follow budgets for personnel operations (including training budgets) and monitor the bank’s performance against budget;
  • Develop, administer and evaluate applicant tests.
  • Prepare monthly key performance indicators report and oversee the evaluation, classification and rating of occupations and job positions.
  • Study legislation, arbitration decisions, and collective bargaining contracts to assess industry trends;
  • Consult with other managers to identify training needs and develop robust training program/strategy for the bank;
  • Efficiently manage trainee and talent pool programs and produce timely reports evaluating individual trainings and the overall training programs (monthly and annually);
  • Work with Executive to identify specific learning needs of individual management staff and organize the provision of tailored trainings and individual coaching;
  • Identify and recommend relevant courses to management staff to complement existing gaps in performing present function or in preparation for future function in the bank
  • Identify and secure the services of relevant experts to develop suitable course content
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities, as may be assigned by the Head, People Management unit

Education qualification

At least MBA University degree with specialized certification in Management

Other skills and competences

Sound knowledge of best practices in human resources management – including knowledge and use of standard human resources management systems and software;

Knowledge of existing regulatory framework;

Knowledge of industry and economic environment;

Ability to relate to staff at all levels – including management staff;

Strong and effective negotiation skills;

Team building, people and conflict management skills;

Strategic thinking and analytical skills;

Managerial and leadership skills;

Integrity and firmness;

attention to detail and accuracy;

strong communication skills;

information and task monitoring;

problem analysis;

Sound mastery in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, ppt., Excel, etc) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems;

Organizational skills, secretarial and office management competences;

Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;

Self-development, initiative-taking;

Learning and sharing knowledge; encourage the learning of others.

Accountable and transparent in all aspects of work;

Readiness and ability to accommodate flexible working hours;

Readiness to accommodate travels outside the regular work station (in particular travels to Benin City);

Ability and readiness to work with people of different nationalities and cultures


Not relevant in the case of fresh graduates with the relevant academic qualifications; alternatively

Minimum of five years experience in a human resource function with at least two of those years in management positions.

Key performance indicators

Timeliness in preparation of respective reports

Timeliness in preparation of annual budgets

Timeliness in conduct and completion of annual or other audits

Degree of error in reports generated;

Quality of analysis of feedbacks from trainees and correctives to dysfunctional trainee and talent pool programs;

Quality of trainings conducted and effective use of outputs from trainings;

Level of response to training and learning needs of the bank

Incidents of exceptions in the reports of internal and external auditors


Fluency in English

Age limit

Between 25 and 30 years of age

Start date

1st August 2012

Duration of program

12 months


Competitive and based on qualification

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