Associate, Human Resources

Babban Gona seeks to hire a Human Resources Associate.

Key Responsibilities

Manage Babban Gona’s Onboarding and Mentoring Programs

  • Develop and execute a world-class onboarding program for new hires
  • Develop and manage mentorship programs and monitor mentoring cycle end-to-end
  • Plan and implement succession planning process for high potential employees
  • Recommend strategies to motivate employees.
  • Assist with the recruitment process by identifying candidates, conducting reference checks and issuing employment contracts.
  • Investigate complaints brought forward by employees.
  • Coordinate employee development plans and performance management.
  • Perform orientations and update records of new staff.
  • Manage the organization’s employee database and prepare reports.
  • Assist with budget monitoring, payroll and other adhoc HR projects.
  • Maintain digital copies of employees’ records.
  • Undertake tasks around talent and  performance management
  • Schedule meetings, interviews, HR events and maintain agendas.
  • Coordinate training sessions and seminars.
  • Produce and submit reports on general HR activity.
  • Conduct employee onboarding and help organize training & development initiatives
  • Provide support to employees in various HR-related topics such as leaves and compensation and resolve any issues that may arise
  • Promote HR programs to create an efficient and conflict-free workplace
  • Assist in development and implementation of human resource policies
  • Gather and analyze data with useful HR metrics, like time to hire and employee turnover rates
  • Enhance job satisfaction by resolving issues promptly, applying new perks and benefits and organizing team building activities
  • Assist with all internal and external HR related inquiries or requests.
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest HR trends and best practice.

Reporting Line

This position reports to the Head of Human Resources.

Profound know-how in Learning & Development

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, English, Communications, Education, or a related discipline (Master’s degree and /or Project Management Certification is preferred)
  • 3+ years of experience in Human Resources Generalist or Specialist role.
  • Exposure to Labor Law and employment equity regulations.
  • Understanding of general human resources policies and procedures
  • Outstanding knowledge of MS Office and HR Information systems
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Aptitude in problem-solving
  • Desire to work as a team with a results driven approach
  • Effective HR administration and people management skills.
  • Exposure to payroll practices.
  • Full understanding of HR functions and best practices.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Highly tech-savvy with capability in MS Office and related business and communication tools.
  • Fantastic organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Professional certification in HR (e.g SHRM-CP, PHRi) is a plus

Start-Up Environment 

  • Thrives in a fast-paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities. 

Detailed Orientation and Managing Complexity

  • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and passion for getting into details to identify root cause of issues and create innovative solutions. 

Work Location 

  • Babban Gona currently operates a decentralized model with 10 offices spread across Nigeria. 
  • This role would be based in Lagos, Nigeria.


All interested candidates send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line.