Clara Amonia Odu

Head of Human Resources, Bonny Vocational Centre

Clara Amonia Odu

Head of Human Resources
Bonny Vocational Centre

Biography

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Head of Human Resources who adapts well to change and possesses extensive expert knowledge of human resources employment process within a variety of industries. Experienced Human Resources professional with strong learning and development, leadership and relationship-building capabilities.

SKILLS

  • Highly organized
  • Workforce planning
  • Human resources policies
  • Organisational Development
  • Employment laws and practices
  • Grievance resolution
  • Employee coaching
  • Recruitment / Staffing
  • Performance management systems
WORK HISTORY
HEAD HUMAN RESOURCES, 10/2014 to Current
BONNY VOCATIONAL CENTRE – BONNY ISLAND, NIGERIA
  • Designed and Facilitated career talk for post advanced diploma graduates of BVC
  • Designed and facilitated the on-boarding training of new hires of Bonny Vocational Centre,Bonny Utility Company and other community projects.
  • Initiated and Design/facilitated leadership training session for supervisors and other supportstaff toenhance leadership skills.
  • Develop programs and events for the Centre activities – e.g Open day, Prom night, Graduationceremony etc.
  • Oversee the general welfare of staff
  • Direct organizational catering operations for staff, students, projects, and other services
  • Formulate policies, procedures and programs for recruitment, testing, placement, classification,orientation, benefits and compensation, and labor and industrial relations.
  • Developing and implementing personnel policies and procedures.
  • Networked with industry contacts, association memberships and associates for possible learning and development business relationships.
  • Hired employees and initiated the new hire paperwork process.
  • Made salary adjustments and managed contract renewals and promotions.
  • Led the creation of recruiting plans for all open positions.
  • Coordinated meetings, developed meeting content and presented all human resources law updates.
  • In cooperation with NLNG HSEQ department - Coordinate Basic HSE pre-boarding trainingfor all their contractors.
  • Initiated and effectively managed a loan scheme for the Centre
  • In conjunction with NLNG Learning Centre, Manages all approved employee training and development needs.
  • Analyze, Plan, develop, and provide training and staff development programs, using knowledge of the effectiveness of
  • methods such as classroom training, demonstrations, on-the-job training, meetings, conferences, and workshops.
  • Prepare training budget for department or organization.
  • Assess educational needs of staff and develop instructional materials.

CENTRE SECRETARY, 05/2009 to 10/2014
BONNY VOCATIONAL CENTRE – BONNY ISLAND, NIGERIA
  • Organise/attend board meetings, take minutes, develop agendas in agreement with Director
  • Develop/modification of Centre Organizational Chart and company policies.
  • Maintains records through filling, retrieval, retention, registering any documents including forms, returns and applications.
  • Monitoring /tracking the approval /dissemination of training advance to staff for external training purposes and other logistic issues.
  • Coordinate special events ( In-house/outdoor events), office activities and committee meetings
  • Coordinate logistics for visitors, staff (International /Local travels) via SAP software. e.g. Boat, Flight, Hotel and Vehicle bookings/reservations)
  • Receiving of Incoming letters/ drafting responses to letters as requested by the management.
  • Processes /prepares letters for Students admission and registration documents / deferments issues and other centre activities and distributing to stakeholders and grassroots.
  • Development of management reports, sponsor's weekly reports and controls.
  • Materials and stationery management.
  • Planned and executed all aspects of office relocations, vehicle movements/ office allocation.
  • Managed executive calendar and coordinated weekly project team meetings.
  • Oversaw inventory and office supply purchases.

EXECUTIVE PROJECT SECRETARY, 04/2003 to 05/2009
TSKJ NIGERIA LIMITED – BONNY ISLAND, NIGERIA
  • Plan and attend all senior management meetings/ documents minutes
  • Manage all company’s correspondence, technical documentation database and project information using Documentum Software tool.
  • Interface between management levels within the organization, Client and Subcontractors.
  • Providing secretarial and administrative support to the Project Directors, Project Managers and team.
  • Maintaining the TSKJN Policy Manual, Project Directive, organizational charts, maintaining up-to-date Procedure and keeping the executive informed of changes;
  • Manage logistics ( Local & international) and organization of the Weekly Client Meeting;
  • Coordinating and facilitating the executive’s calendar to arrange appointments, Meetings.
  • Establishing and maintaining various filling and records management system
  • Conduct regular audits ensuring all Project information is filled correctly (both electronically and hard copy) and accounted for, based on the project register. Effective and efficient organization of office activities
  • composing letters and memoranda, ensuring that each correspondent has the correct document reference in response to incoming mail and calls.
  • Training other staff in office policies and procedures in order to ensure all templates used within the Company/ department conform to Company standard.

 

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