Talent Acquisition Officer Non-profit Jobs - Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy Corps
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

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 categories.
  • 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 stage.
  • 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 panel;
  • Provide updates to the HR team on a weekly basis regarding status for all ongoing recruitments.
  • 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 competitors.
  • 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: ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org

Deadline:  26th January 2018

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