Talent Acquisition Specialist Non-profit Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Title:          Talent Acquisition Specialist
Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Talent
Management and Organizational Development Manager
Vacancy Code: TASX01
About US:
The Infectious Diseases
Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit organization which is a
partnership of infectious diseases and public health specialists. The overall
objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems with strong emphasis on
Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity Development. IDI has five
operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention,
Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services (provided
through a partnership with the Makerere University – John Hopkins University
Core Lab) and Outreach.
Job Summary: The
Talent Acquisition Specialist will primarily determine the organisation’s
staffing needs and facilitate the effective staffing of the organization
through leading the process of sourcing, attracting, recruiting, interviewing,
and on-boarding of employees within IDI in line with the provisions of the IDI
HR manual and the prevailing labour laws.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Formulate the annual work plan for the
    Talent Acquisition function that feeds into the overall Human Resource
    annual work plan in line with the overall HR planning cycle.
  • Implement the organization’s talent
    acquisition strategies in line with the organization’s strategic direction
    and human resource plans
  • Work closely with the hiring Managers to
    determine the user departments’ staffing needs and develop an annual
    organization’s human resource plan.
  • Review and refine job descriptions and
    prepare job adverts for vacant positions
  • Provide leadership in the sourcing,
    recruitment and selection of candidates while effectively targeting the
    right kinds of candidates for the job and make recommendations regarding
    new ways of sourcing talent.
  • Manage the Organization’s recruitment
    and selection tracker, schedule all interviews and then prepare and advise
    the candidates beforehand.
  • Develop tools for guiding the
    shortlisting and selection process to enable a fair and equitable
    selection process.
  • Plan and conduct selection processes of
    candidates using different test instruments as deemed necessary in line
    with the recruitment and selection processes.
  • Carty out background reference checks
    for prospective employees to inform hiring decisions in line with the
    organization’s recruitment and selection policies.
  • Prepare contracts for new staff and
    monitor the expiry of ongoing contracts to ensure timely renewal in line
    with the organization’s policies.
  • Develop tools for enabling a smooth
    on-boarding process for new employees, and monitor the orientation process
    to confirm adherence to the orientation programs in line the
    Organization’s recruitment & selection policies.
  • Plan for organizational wide orientation
    programs every three months to ensure that all new staff who have joined
    the organization during that period are properly oriented.
  • Conduct trainings for managers and other
    staff involved in the recruitment and selection process with regard to
    interviewing skills and ethical codes of conduct.
  • Develop talent acquisition metrics to
    monitor the talent acquisition agenda and produce talent acquisition
    reports and identify areas of improvement in IDI’s recruitment and
    selection processes.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should possess an advanced
    degree in Human Resource Management, Industrial/ Organizational
    Psychology, Business Psychology, or any other related filed.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a Human Resource
    Management, Industrial/ Organizational Psychology plus a Post Graduate
    qualification in a similar field with good experience in Talent management
    may be considered.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in
    recruitment and selection using a number of test batteries.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of
    recruitment and selection as a core function of human resource management.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in
    job analysis and competence profiling.
  • Understanding and experience in use
    different and modern recruitment and selection methods and techniques
    including; online recruitment, videoconferencing, Skype, assessment
    centers, psychometrics, etc.
  • An ability to quickly understand the
    duties and competencies of different roles
  • Excellent organizational and
    communication skills.
  • An in-depth knowledge of the industry
    similar to what IDI is operating in is an added advantage
  • Ability to develop and keep strong
    relationships with the hiring managers in order to understand and
    appreciate the needs of the manager and the requirements and expectations
    of the job.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should E-mail their updated CVs, which should include
details of email address (if any), present position, current remuneration,
Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone
contact to the following address. Please make sure that your application letter
, CV and certificates are attached as one document and indicate the Vacancy
code as the subject for your email
The Senior Human Resource
Infectious Diseases Institute —
IDI Knowledge Centre,
Makerere University Main Campus
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University,
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala,
Email to: hr@idi.co.ug
Deadline:  4th May 2018
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