Senior Talent Acquisition Officer US Non-profit Job Careers – Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps
Duty Station:
Reports To: Human
Resource Director
About US:
Mercy Corps is a US-founded global non-governmental,
humanitarian aid organization operating in transitional contexts that have
undergone, or have been undergoing, various forms of economic, environmental,
social and political instabilities.
Job Summary:  The Senior 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 (position descriptions, appropriate salary bands etc.)
and agree on attraction strategy with the Senior HR & Legal Manager.
·       Understand the hiring Managers’ requirements,
preferences and timeframes and communicate these with the HR team and other
·       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 Human
Resource Director.
·       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.
·       Develop a talent pool for Mercy Corps to
·       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;
·       Organizational Learning
·       As part of our commitment to organizational
learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are
more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect
all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit
Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
·       Accountability to Beneficiaries
·       Mercy Corps team members are expected to
support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries
and to international standards guiding international relief and development
work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the
design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s
degree in Human Resource, Industrial Psychology, Social Sciences, or Business/
Public Administration. A post graduate qualification in Human Resource
Management is highly desirable.
·       At least 4 -5 years’ relevant work experience
in recruitment.
·       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
·       Knowledge and networks in the International
Development sphere along with knowledge of competitors.
·       Knowledge and experience in data analytics
for recruitment is desirable.
·       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
·       Excellent MS Office & Excel skills
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link
Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during
and outside work hours. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a
professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies,
procedures, and values at all times and in all locations.
Deadline: 20th April 2020
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