Talent Acquisition Officer Non-profit Jobs – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy
Duty Station:  Kampala,
About US:
Mercy Corps is an international
non-profit organization which implements high-quality, analytical development
programmes in very difficult places. Mercy Corps has been operating in Uganda
since 2006. It has and continues to implement programs in Acholi and Karamoja
sub regions. Mercy Corps is taking a community-led, market driven approach to
address poverty and food insecurity needs through interventions that get to the
root causes and contributing factors of economic vulnerability. Donors include
the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), DFID,
Mastercard Foundation, WALMART Foundation, Coca Cola Africa Foundation, US
Depart of State (DOS) /PEPFAR, ECHO and Nike Foundation.
Job Summary: The Talent
Acquisition Officer supports the overall contributions of the HR team to Mercy
Corps Uganda, specifically by ensuring timely and efficient recruitment of employees
.The role will be responsible for sourcing candidates and developing networks,
screening and scheduling candidate interviews, collecting documentation,
validating and substantiating applicant data.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Collect
    relevant information about Mercy Corps Uganda vacancies (job descriptions,
    appropriate salary bands etc.) and agree on attraction strategy with the
    Senior HR & Legal Manager.
  • Understand
    the hiring Managers’ requirements, preferences and time-frames and
    communicate these with the HR team and other partners;.
  • Maintain
    the Talent Acquisition tracker of assignments and report to the HR team
  • Maintain
    a talent pool or talent bank for all potential candidates in all position
  • Identify
    potential graduate and intern trainees to support all program and
    operations in collaboration with the Senior HR & Legal Manager ;
  • Respond
    to all unsuccessful candidates on their status after the pre-selection
  • Apply
    innovative sourcing methodologies and participate in various activities
    such as campus visits, job fairs, conferences etc. to generate candidate
    referrals and networks while also using social and professional networking
    sites to identify and source candidates;
  • Circulate
    all job advertisements to all field offices and follow up on posting to
    notice boards and other online job boards.,
  • Adhere
    to Mercy Corps Policies and Procedures for Human Resources as stipulated
    in the Mercy Corps field Administration and National Policy manual;
  • Support
    talent initiatives by working closely with HR team members;
  • Screen
    resumes to match with required skills as per the job advert posted and
    shortlist candidates for interviews;
  • Schedule
    and coordinate interviews for candidates with hiring team and interview
  • Provide
    updates to the HR team on a weekly basis regarding status for all ongoing
  • Seek
    feedback from hiring managers to determine the effectiveness of recruiting
    plans and implementation

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Talent Acquisition Officer career
    opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource, Industrial
    Psychology, Social Sciences, or Business/ Public Administration.
  • Three
    to five years of relevant work experience in recruitment.
  • Knowledge
    of International Development.
  • Proven
    track record of success in a recruiting role, having had responsibility
    for screening, interviewing and hiring for multiple positions across
    different geographical regions concurrently in a record time.
  • Sound
    knowledge of recruitment tools and strategies.
  • Network
    in the international development sphere along with knowledge of
  • Exceptional
    standard of written and oral communications skills.
  • Proven
    ability to develop and maintain relationships at all levels.
  • Demonstrated
    attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work
    independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Good
    negotiation, representation skills and the ability to work comfortably
    with an ethnically diverse team.
  • Strong
    ability to innovatively solve problems.
  • Excellent
    MS Office & Excel skills
  • Willingness
    to travel in the field.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their E-mail applications including a cover
letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV (with three
professional referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates
addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda to:
Deadline:  26th January 2018
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