HR Associate (Sourcing and Talent Acquisition Specialist) Job in Kenya

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HR Associate (Sourcing and Talent Acquisition Specialist) Job in Kenya

World Food Programme (WFP)

We are hiring

Job Title: HR Associate (Sourcing and Talent Acquisition Specialist)

Vacancy Announcement No. 116/2022

Contract Type / Grade: SC6

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Contract Duration: 12 Months

Date of Issue: 13th December 2022

Closing Date: 27th December 2022

About WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide and the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.

Why join WFP Somalia?


In Somalia, the World Food Programme provides food assistance for nutrition, livelihoods, and relief through the hard work of more than 550 employees who contribute towards making Somalia hunger free in close partnership with local partners.

What will you do?

·  Ensure in close collaboration with the talent acquisition team that all vacancies announcements are sound and inspiring for the purpose of attracting best talents with a focus on gender;

·  Collate data and contribute actively to the Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding weekly reports;

·  Carry out active sourcing based on the position requirements. Uses new technologies, social media, software and networks, to identify, attract, and hire the best talent in support of WFP CO Somalia talent goals;

·  Identify opportunities to expand relevant talent pools for critical and difficult-to-fill positions;

·  Support developing and maintaining strong relationships with the different partners like universities, associations, and other recruiting sources to ensure sourcing produces a strong talent pipeline;

·  Improve the gender diversity and drive the improvements of talent attraction and talent acquisition approaches, especially to attract qualified female candidates (with special attention on diaspora) to hardship locations;

·  Increase the quality of applicant flow, including both internal and external, passive and active candidates and ensure local implementation across the operation;

·  Write concise recruitment notes for obtaining management approval for selecting candidates;

·  Travel to Area/field offices related to talent acquisition and employer branding project as necessary and possible;

·  Any other duties in line with the profile and expertise.

Do you meet the minimum requirements?

·  Education: Advanced university degree in Human Resource Management, Public or Business Administration, Industrial Psychology or other relevant field.

·  Experience: Six or more years of professional experience in the specific field of Talent Acquisition, of which at least 3 at international or regional level.

·  Language: Fluency (level C) in English language

Are you competent for this job?

Do you have

·  Experience working as part of a multicultural and diverse team, and/or leading one.

·  Deep knowledge of the recruiting market and trends in East Africa, more specifically in Somalia.

·  Demonstrated success implementing creative candidate pipeline development methodologies and effective outreach strategies.

·  Structured, organized and great planning skills to manage several recruitments simultaneously to successful completion.

·  Experience in sourcing and recruiting hard-to-find profiles.

·  Strong knowledge of Applicant Tracking Systems, technology, and sourcing tools. Experience with SAP talent acquisition platforms is highly desirable.

Application Process

·  Application Deadline: 27th December 2022.

·  1st assessment step: Multiple-Choice Assessment Date: 29th December 2022 (11:00 hours EAT).

·  Successful candidates will proceed to the second assessment step (written test) on 5th January 2023 (11:00 hours EAT).

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through our  E-Recruitment LINK HERE.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

WFP seeks applicants of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

WFP is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

Selection of candidates is made on a competitive basis.

WFP does not charge any application fees to candidates.

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