Consultant, Talent Acquisition and Sourcing Outreach Specialist


Job Type

Full Time Contract

Published:

04/04/2018

Application Deadline:

05/30/2018

Address

Middle East
Egypt
Egypt

Description

Company Description:

The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide.In emergencies, we get food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, we use food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives.WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded. To learn more about WFP's operations, please visit our website at: http://www.wfp.org


Job Description:

 

ABOUT WFP

 

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters.

After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 75 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

 

WFP’s greatest strength is its 14,000 dedicated people working tirelessly around the world to reduce hunger, often under difficult conditions where security threats and risks to personal safety are considerable. The global context in which WFP operates is rapidly changing which means the need for effective people management is becoming more important than ever before. In this context, WFP launched its People Strategy in November 2014. It articulates key strategic focus to build an engaged workforce, with the right skills, in the right roles enabling WFP to continue fulfilling its humanitarian response role while simultaneously building its capabilities to address the long-term goals of Zero Hunger.

 

JOB PURPOSE

 

The Consultant, Talent Acquisition and Sourcing Outreach Specialist will be based in our Cairo, Egypt Regional Bureau supporting the Middle East region. They will develop, gain support for, and implement the strategies needed to identify, attract, and acquire the best talent to meet WFP’s business needs. The ideal candidate has a deep passion for workforce diversity; constantly thinks about how to introduce new methods and ideas for identifying and engaging top talent; and successfully enlists support from the business for talent attraction, networking and workforce diversity engagement initiatives. 

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

 

Develop talent acquisition sourcing strategies by using new technologies, social media, software and networks, to identify, attract, and hire the best talent in support of WFP strategic goals.

Stay up-to-date on new media tools, best practices, and share knowledge of these best practices with HR team members of the Middle-East Region, to improve talent acquisition in the region.

In collaboration with the local HR teams, partner with managers to understand their specific functional staffing needs and plan/implement solutions to meet these needs.

Articulate WFP’s employee value proposition to enhance visibility and reputation in key sourcing channels by carrying out impactful and targeted employer branding activities.

Build partnerships, develop and maintain strong relationships that include outreach to schools, institutions of higher learning, target diversity organizations, professional associations and other recruiting sources to ensure sourcing produces a strong talent pipeline.

Increase the quality of applicant flow, including both internal and external, passive and active candidates and ensure local implementation across the region.

Handle full cycle recruitment for some positions in the organization, particularly those that have challenges with diverse talent pools.

Lead, with the support of the Regional HR team, the creation of a recruitment dashboard for the Middle-East Region, to provide management and HR a dynamic overview of the regional talent acquisition activities in support of their decision making.

Other duties as required.

 

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education:

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

Language:

Fluency (level C) in English language

Fluency (level C) in Arabic language highly desirable

Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese

Experience:

Five or more years of postgraduate professional experience in the field of Talent Acquisition, of which at least 3 at international or regional level. Experience working as part of a multicultural and diverse team, and/or leading one.

Deep knowledge of the recruiting market and trends in the Middle East

Demonstrated success developing and deploying creative, effective candidate pipeline development methodologies and effective outreach strategies.

Structured and lead multiple talent projects 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 recruitment platforms is highly desirable.

 

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

 

Ability to leverage social media to connect with diverse communities to brand and market organisation and jobs.

Sound theoretical understanding of HR concepts and principles with a broad knowledge of best practices, techniques and processes.

Good communication skills with the ability to persuade, influence and adapt communication style to different situations and individuals.

Knowledge of common business principles and processes and the ability to quickly assimilate UN/WFP specific processes and systems.

Ability to build and maintain effective work relationships with human resources counterparts, managers and staff within HQ/regional/country office.

Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Ability to establish priorities, and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under his/her supervision. Ability to draft clear concise reports or rationale for human resources decisions.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

 

Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP.

http://www.wfp.org Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

 

14 January 2018

 

.

 

Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.


Profil:

ABOUT WFP

 

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters.

After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 75 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

 

WFP’s greatest strength is its 14,000 dedicated people working tirelessly around the world to reduce hunger, often under difficult conditions where security threats and risks to personal safety are considerable. The global context in which WFP operates is rapidly changing which means the need for effective people management is becoming more important than ever before. In this context, WFP launched its People Strategy in November 2014. It articulates key strategic focus to build an engaged workforce, with the right skills, in the right roles enabling WFP to continue fulfilling its humanitarian response role while simultaneously building its capabilities to address the long-term goals of Zero Hunger.

 

JOB PURPOSE

 

The Consultant, Talent Acquisition and Sourcing Outreach Specialist will be based in our Cairo, Egypt Regional Bureau supporting the Middle East region. They will develop, gain support for, and implement the strategies needed to identify, attract, and acquire the best talent to meet WFP’s business needs. The ideal candidate has a deep passion for workforce diversity; constantly thinks about how to introduce new methods and ideas for identifying and engaging top talent; and successfully enlists support from the business for talent attraction, networking and workforce diversity engagement initiatives. 

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

 

Develop talent acquisition sourcing strategies by using new technologies, social media, software and networks, to identify, attract, and hire the best talent in support of WFP strategic goals.

Stay up-to-date on new media tools, best practices, and share knowledge of these best practices with HR team members of the Middle-East Region, to improve talent acquisition in the region.

In collaboration with the local HR teams, partner with managers to understand their specific functional staffing needs and plan/implement solutions to meet these needs.

Articulate WFP’s employee value proposition to enhance visibility and reputation in key sourcing channels by carrying out impactful and targeted employer branding activities.

Build partnerships, develop and maintain strong relationships that include outreach to schools, institutions of higher learning, target diversity organizations, professional associations and other recruiting sources to ensure sourcing produces a strong talent pipeline.

Increase the quality of applicant flow, including both internal and external, passive and active candidates and ensure local implementation across the region.

Handle full cycle recruitment for some positions in the organization, particularly those that have challenges with diverse talent pools.

Lead, with the support of the Regional HR team, the creation of a recruitment dashboard for the Middle-East Region, to provide management and HR a dynamic overview of the regional talent acquisition activities in support of their decision making.

Other duties as required.

 

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education:

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

Language:

Fluency (level C) in English language

Fluency (level C) in Arabic language highly desirable

Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese

Experience:

Five or more years of postgraduate professional experience in the field of Talent Acquisition, of which at least 3 at international or regional level. Experience working as part of a multicultural and diverse team, and/or leading one.

Deep knowledge of the recruiting market and trends in the Middle East

Demonstrated success developing and deploying creative, effective candidate pipeline development methodologies and effective outreach strategies.

Structured and lead multiple talent projects 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 recruitment platforms is highly desirable.

 

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

 

Ability to leverage social media to connect with diverse communities to brand and market organisation and jobs.

Sound theoretical understanding of HR concepts and principles with a broad knowledge of best practices, techniques and processes.

Good communication skills with the ability to persuade, influence and adapt communication style to different situations and individuals.

Knowledge of common business principles and processes and the ability to quickly assimilate UN/WFP specific processes and systems.

Ability to build and maintain effective work relationships with human resources counterparts, managers and staff within HQ/regional/country office.

Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Ability to establish priorities, and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under his/her supervision. Ability to draft clear concise reports or rationale for human resources decisions.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

 

Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP.

http://www.wfp.org Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

 

14 January 2018

 

.

 

Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency (level C) in English language

Fluency (level C) in Arabic language highly desirable

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

https://world-food-programme.contactrh.com/jobs/11918/24554467

Application:

https://world-food-programme.contactrh.com/jobs/11918/24554467


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