South Sudan: Recruiter

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 30 Jul 2014

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to people affected by war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.


The IRC is seeking four (4) high energy individuals with exceptional relationship building skills and creative approaches to sourcing talent. These individuals will work as part of a fast paced 3 month start-up recruitment team to ensure timely and quality national recruitment for the IRC Projects. S/he will be responsible for a portfolio assigned on geographical and/or departmental lines, including all pro-active sourcing, advertising, screening, interviewing, reference checking and final negotiations for open positions in his/her portfolio. All work will be accomplished in a spirit of partnership and service with the hiring manager. S/he will also initiate and implement recruitment strategies to increase the IRC’s talent pool and pipelines, and will provide input to ensure the IRC has diverse global talent that performs at a high level responding to the changing needs of the organization. S/he will implement industry “best practices” that ensure the timely selection of top talent, and will recruit for talent that will support IRC’s organizational culture, while contributing to IRC’s position as an employer of choice.


· Develop and maintain a collaborative relationship with key global stakeholder internally and externally; Senior Leadership Team Members, Universities, peer agencies, and private sector.

· Assist in promoting the International Rescue Committee brand as an employer of choice.

· Take ownership for national recruiting, sourcing and identification of high level talent.

· Deepen and widen the talent pools that IRC has access to and support senior level recruitment as requested.

· Provide responsive, high-quality service to candidates with additional care for internal or former team members.

· Build capacity of hiring teams to identify local talent by providing interview skills and improve recruiting process (efficiency) and ability to specify critical needs.

· Work closely with peers in recruitment and contribute to a culture of shared success


· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in human resources, business administration, social science or relevant discipline.

· 3+ years of experience with recruitment/talent acquisition required; experience in an international NGO context highly desired.

· Local recruiters in South Sudan are encouraged to apply. Current or previous recruiting experience in South Sudan is desired.

· Advanced experience with successful sourcing strategies for globally representative and diverse candidates.

· Demonstrated experience and ability to develop, implement, maintain and improve recruitment strategies and systems in a high-volume context.

· Ability to work independently in a fast paced and deadline oriented environment.

· Manage a high recruiting workload and ability to show results in a very short time.

· Ability to travel within South Sudan as assigned and required.

· Fluency in English required.

· Local Recruiters in South Sudan and Recruiters from the region are encouraged to apply.


The successful Recruiter will develop and maintain productive professional relationships with a broad spectrum of stakeholders within the organization and throughout the international relief and development community. S/he will possess the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously, while remaining focused on the quality of internal and external relationships. S/he will be able to work effectively as a member of a highly visible team whose performance is key to the enduring success of the IRC. S/he will be flexible, resilient, and possess sound judgment. This position is based in Juba, Ajoung, Ganyiel and Lake States and Jonglei and work on weekends and evenings may be required. Periodic travel to the field may be required to support recruitment needs.

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