Recruiter Job in Kenya


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

  • Pro-actively manage and support full cycle recruitment.  Closely work with managers and leaders to understand current and future hiring needs.
  • Work with hiring managers to develop, refine and update job descriptions and advise on best sourcing strategies.
  • Responsible for publishing job adverts in various job boards, social networks and platforms.
  • Monitor and apply HR recruiting best practices by utilizing knowledge of multiple recruiting sources and execute innovative strategies to source candidates.
  • Be a collaborator working closely with hiring managers on candidate screening processes and provide support in managing interviews, candidate assessments, background checks, sanctions screening and closing processes.
  • Be a strong partner. Provide technical support to hiring managers on internal recruitment guidelines and market best practices and work closely with Talent Manager to provide coaching to managers.
  • In close working with the Talent Manager, ensure VillageReach annual hiring plan remains updated and act as the point of contact for VillageReach recruitment needs.

  • Stay abreast of recruiting analytics, build talent networks, monitor and identify new ways to source candidates to build and expand talent pools
  • Closely work with HR Officers to support country level recruitments.
  • Deliver an exceptional high-touch candidate experience, enhancing Village Reach’s brand as a ‘best work place’ by building influential candidate relationships during recruitment processes and active candidate sourcing initiatives.
  • Create and provide reports on time to fill, candidate diversity, hiring trends and other key recruitment reports
  • As a key member of the Human Resources Community of Practice at VillageReach, contribute content and resources to the community.
  • Work closely with recruitment agencies and executive search firms to recruit for key and strategic positions.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position currently has no direct reports. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving recruitment related problems.


The following competencies reflect what is expected of all VillageReach employees; including examples of how one might demonstrate each of these competencies in one’s role.

  • Personal Motivation and Drive: Is self-directed in one’s approach to work, but asks for help when needed; holds oneself accountable; undertakes self-development activities; seeks to build and master new skills; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities within the organization
  • Collaboration & Effective Communication: Establishes and maintains effective relations with coworkers, partners & stakeholders and external parties; works collaboratively with others to accomplish organizational and team goals and objectives; works actively to resolve conflicts; expresses ideas and thoughts effectively; selects and uses appropriate communication methods and maintains meaningful communication with virtual coworkers and other parties to keep them informed
  • Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Takes personal responsibility for and supports others across the organization in creating and sustaining a diverse work environment where individuals are welcomed, valued, respected and supported; personally committed to attaining cultural competency including self-awareness of one’s own attitudes about culture and cross-cultural interactions; exhibits the willingness and ability to engage openly and respectfully around issues of race, colonialism, identity and culture; upholds equity in access to sharing of information, ideas, and opportunities throughout VillageReach
  • Commitment to Excellence: Produces a high output of work, both in terms of quality and quantity; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; monitors work to ensure quality; has a personal commitment to the mission of VillageReach
  • Solution Orientation & Innovation: Focuses on results and desired outcomes and how to best achieve them; gets the job done; sees opportunities for creative problem-solving while staying within the parameters of good practice; sees old problems in new ways and has novel approaches to solving those problems; contributes original and/or resourceful ideas to their area of responsibility; is able to consider and articulate risks and consequences of proposed innovations and factor these into decision-making


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or a related field
  • 2 – 4 years of experience in HR role, preferably in an international development or other global context.
  • 1 – 2 years demonstrated experience leading recruitment.
  • Relevant HR Recruiter certification will have added advantage.
  • Experience using ATS and HRIS systems. Fearless with technical systems. Ability to create and implement various sourcing strategies for recruitment for a variety of roles.

Other Qualifications:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) and comfortable in a fast-paced technical environment.
  • Proven success in conducting interviews using various methods (phone, video, email, in-person)
  • Familiarity with a variety of job boards.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines, prioritize tasks and the ability to be agile in a dynamic and uncertain environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, a wide range of relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Good knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations both at the local and global level preferred
  • Established cultural competency in partnering with racial, cultural and linguistically diverse groups.
  • Comply with VillageReach’s COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires full vaccination for in-person work or travel.
  • Demonstrated understanding of challenges with working in rural, underserved and low-income context; experience living in and/or working in a low-income country a plus.
  • Fluency in verbal and written English required, French and/or Portuguese preferred.

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