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People & Culture (HR) Specialist Recruitment and Intl. Staf


Title: People and Culture (HR) Specialist- Recruitment & International Staffing

Location: National Office - Kampala

Reporting to: Director, People and Culture

Purpose of the position:

To manage overall WV Uganda talent acquisition strategies and initiatives by providing end-to-end process support to hiring managers and P&C staff in identifying hiring needs, recommending recruitment strategies and actively sourcing talent to meet organization needs and; provide HR support to all international Assignees in conjunction with Global Centre Business Partners.

Main responsibilities:

  1. Recruitment process management

  • Act as advisor to Hiring Managers and P&C Business Partners on recruitment processes to determine job requirements, identify effective recruitment methods and strategies, and attract right fit candidates.

  • Manage the recruitment process and life-cycle, including sourcing, initial assessments, interviews and assessments, reference and background checks, offer negotiation and contracting

  • Identify and implement creative and effective recruitment methods, including social media channels, targeted advertising, niche job boards, and networking to attract right fit candidates.

  • Manage candidate screening, interviewing, and assessments to select best-suited candidates for roles while ensuring an engaging and memorable candidate experience.

  • Regularly research and make recommendations regarding candidate compensation, market trends and recruitment strategies

  • Maintain effective relationships with critical talent pipelines, internal business partners, and external vendors

  • Ensure continual capacity building of key managers and P&C staff in interviewing and recruitment skills

  1. Recruitment marketing and talent sourcing

  • Use social media, job boards and other appropriate mechanisms to improve WVU employer brand

  • Develop and implement recruitment campaigns for passive talent

  • Represent World Vision and champion employee value proposition at key organization, university and industry events.

  • Develop and maintain active relationships with pipelines of talent for current and future employment opportunities in World Vision Uganda.

  • Manage external recruitment/ labor provider firm(s) relationships

  1. New staff onboarding

  • Ensure appropriate orientation/on-boarding guidance and support is provided to new hires in collaboration with the P&C Manager and L&D Specialist

  • Ensure new hire paperwork is completed in time and relevant parties are notified according to policy.

  1. International staffing

  • Coordination and management of the international staff recruitment under the guidance of the P&C Director.

  • Coordinate international payroll administration and reconciliation with appropriate paying office

  • Manage/coordinate international staff relocation for International staff

  • Provide support to International HR for managing employee data in personnel files/HR data systems

  1. Hay Job Grading

Oversee the NO job grading processes including leading process of grading new jobs, building capacity in National Office to undertake grading process and updating the JEM database

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

Minimum Qualification required: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or equivalent field of study

Experience: 3 – 4 years on the job experience in recruitment and/or Human Resources Management is required.

Preferred: Corporate and/or Agency recruiting experience is preferred

Technical Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the Uganda labor and employment laws.

  • Experience in recruitment especially of professional and technical positions (both national and international applicants).

  • Proven ability to manage all recruiting processes (applicant sourcing, resume screening, applicant assessment, interview, negotiating contracts) as well strong sourcing and talent management skills.

  • Ability to be a team player, collaborator, work independently and able to effectively network (over any medium of communication e.g. Internet, phone, face-to-face) across all levels of the organization internally and externally.

  • Must have strong critical thinking, problem solving, interpersonal and oral/written communication skills with great fluency in both English