Sep 222017

Organization: INTERSOS
Country: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mauritania, Nigeria
Closing date: 02 Oct 2017

INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

1. Terms of reference

Code: SR–200

Job Title: Human Resources Recruiter

Duty Station: Yaoundè (Cameroun) or Goma (DRC) and travels in countries of the West and Central Africa Region (Cameroun, Tchad, Nigeria, Mauritania, RCA, RDC)

Starting date: 02/10/2017

Contract duration: 3 months (renewable)

Reporting to: Human Resources Coordinator

Supervision of: n/a

Dependents: No

2. General context of the project

INTERSOS is an Italian humanitarian organization on the first line that works all over the world bringing assistance to people in danger victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts.

INTERSOS, with its own humanitarian operators, intervenes to effectively meet the needs of people in crisis, with a particular attention to the vulnerable groups, as women and children. It provides first aid, food, shelter, medical assistance and basic goods. It ensures that basic needs, as education, clean water and health, are met.

Its work primarily aims at giving an immediate response in humanitarian crises by bringing emergency relief to the victims of armed conflict, drought, famine, and other natural disasters. Furthermore, its core mission focus on providing primary emergency relief and simultaneously begin to work to promote a return to normal living conditions, the resumption of dialogue and the strengthening of peace, reconstruction and growth.

Over the years, INTERSOS has developed operations which encompass activities in multiple sectors, such as health care, legal protection and assistance, warehousing and distribution of essential goods, shelter, water and sanitation, psychosocial support and education.

INTERSOS contributes to the provision of food and basic goods and is engaged to ensure fundamental needs such as the right to education in crisis situations, access to clean water and sanitation services and access to vital primary and secondary medical services.

3. General purpose of the position

INTERSOS is looking for an experienced HR Recruiter to help with recruitment of expatriates in West and Central Africa area and to develop a collaborative approach of recruitment for uncovered markets to improve the quality of the recruitment.

4. Main responsibilities and tasks

  • Active recruitment of expatriate personnel
  • Detecting new channels and networking in the local market to target suitable candidates. Analysing the local market to improve the efficiency of the recruitment process
  • Establishing agreements with new local channels and maintaining the communication with INTERSOS
  • Preparing the vacancies based on INTERSOS standards. Guarantees the homogeneity of the vacancies
  • Posting the vacancies on the recruitment channels and republishing expired vacancies
  • Studying the applications and matching them with the vacancy’s requirements (screening/short list);
  • Interviewing the shortlisted candidates
  • Giving feedback after the interviews and keeping regular contacts with the candidates to update about the status of the process, verifying applicants references, preparing interview reports and encoding it in the HR platform
  • Creating an archive in the HR platform of candidates that have been screened/interviewed and not hired
  • Studying the CVs for future needs and analysing the applicants to profile suitable candidates for the different posts

5. Education

Relevant University Degree

6. Professional experience

Minimum 2 years experience in Human Resources Management especially on recruitment in humanitarian sector

7. Professional requirements

Excellent computer skills, particularly in Excel and all Microsoft Office Program

8. Personal requirements

  • Highly able to keep confidentiality
  • Flexible attitude
  • Able to work independently
  • Good communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work and adapt in different environments

How to apply:

Qualified applicants are requested to submit their CV, motivation letter and 2 references to with subject line: SR–200 Human Resources Recruiter – West and Central Africa”

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

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