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International Recruiter – Vision Fund International (VFI)

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.


VisionFund International is looking for an International Recruiter, motivated by their commitment to improving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children, to find great talent to help us in the relentless pursuit of our vision for every child: life in all its fullness and our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.

We need this role to build a pipeline of diverse talent that will bring the right skills and experience, as well as commitment to our mission and leadership potential, to enable us to have a positive impact on over 4m children’s lives each year through our economic empowerment work which spans 4 regions (Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe).

As an experienced International Recruiter, you will have knowledge of how to extensively source for talent globally in the countries where we operate, the know-how to reach them, and the experience to land and bring them onboard. You will also have experience in recruiting high volume middle level management and technical positions, as well as senior leadership positions. You will have the ability to build our employer brand online and through networking, and you will bring experience of all aspects of the sourcing, selection and offer process and a commitment to ensuring a positive candidate experience.

VisionFund International is a wholly owned subsidiary of World Vision International which is a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organization devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world.

VisionFund’s 7,000+ staff members working in 29 MFIs and our ‘Global Centre’, are united through our ethos, mission and shared desire for all individuals, especially children, to overcome poverty, inequality and injustice through providing previously economically excluded adults – mainly women in rural areas - with access to financial services and training.


Stakeholder Management, Customer Service & VFI Recruitment Strategy Implementation:

  • Responsible for recruitment of all VFI GC roles that are below SET level.

  • Proactively plan, monitor and report on the progress and recommend adjustments to the recruitment strategy in line with external trends in the marketplace and changes in the overall VFI strategy.

  • Actively target the right networks (in person or online) to build the employer brand and promote VFI’s reputation as a great place to work, working in collaboration with VFI’s marketing dept and WVI’s employment brand staff.

  • Provide guidelines and/or training to hiring managers and P&C colleagues (in the GC and regional leadership) on effective recruitment and selection, including diversity, behavioural interviewing and where appropriate, additional selection methods other than interviews (e.g. assessment centres).

  • Contribute to building the capabilities of P&C staff in the MFIs on recruitment & selection, in collaboration with the Regional People & Culture (P&C) BPs.

  • When MFI leadership roles are being recruited, help with talent mapping by providing ideas of sources and potential candidates based on knowledge of internal and external talent, and use network to help local board/leader to select a suitable search firm or WVI executive recruiter.

  • Proactively provide insight from recruitment experiences to other P&C colleagues (e.g. to feed into decisions on Reward/Engagement/location/development).

  • Conduct thorough Position Brief (intake meeting) with hiring manager for each position posted.

  • Coordinate with VFI GC leaders/hiring managers to forecast hiring needs and create a diversity sourcing and recruitment strategy as needed.

  • Raise hiring managers’ awareness of and commitment to diversity and safeguarding.

  • Develop, build and maintain relationships with hiring managers and P&C staff in VFI’s global centre, in order to fill all GC vacancies in a timely manner.

Manage the end to end process of Candidate Sourcing & Screening, Interview, Assessment and Offer:

  • Develop and maintain multiple channels and networks to build deep, diverse, and reliable sourcing pools for VFI GC roles. Proactively identify and develop effective sourcing strategies (e.g. networking contacts, system queries/searches, microfinance networks, specific professional networks, religious institutions, College/Universities presentations).

  • Source potential candidates on LinkedIn, DevEx and other social media platforms. Work with assigned Sourcing Specialists in WVI on hard to fill roles as needed.

  • Craft and send personalized recruiting emails with current job openings to passive candidates. Create advertisements and job postings using VFI’s brand guidelines and templates.

  • Maintain knowledge of and sensitivity to the constantly changing environment of the marketplace relative to the sourcing and recruitment of qualified professionals in microfinance and in the wider development sector.

  • Work in close partnership with hiring managers to achieve service level agreements and recruitment objectives for assigned positions by verifying appropriate position requirements, budget and target source.

  • Conduct effective screening, interviewing, and assessments for the best candidates for a position match using behavioural interviewing techniques and other assessments as appropriate. Maintain an up to date knowledge of selection methods and train others on them.

  • Develop, build and maintain candidate relationships through ongoing communications regarding questions, updates and status during the interview process.

  • Make interview arrangements with candidates with the support of the International Staffing Administrator or VFI P&C Officer.

  • Coordinate (with support from the International Staffing Administrator or VFI P&C Officer) the timely checking of candidates’ references and criminal record.

  • Negotiate offer with selected candidate within limits specified by hiring office.

Coordination of Recruitment Administration:

  • Coordinate with the VFI P&C Officer the issuing of a contract for candidate selected and the initiation of PAF (payroll) paperwork based on candidate acceptance.

  • Act as a mentor to the VFI P&C Officer who coordinates the provision of appropriate orientation to new hires. Develop the P&C Officer’s ability to take ownership of all new-starter related processes. Support P&C Officer in making best use of materials about VFI to keep candidates engaged and prepared ahead of their start date.

  • Manage/coordinate new hire relocation with support from International Staffing Administrator in WVI.

  • Support staff and Regional or National P&C in process of relocating new hire to new assignment/location (salary & benefits administration changes, logistics, Visa/travel arrangements).

  • Utilize OurPeople recruitment tool appropriately and efficiently to ensure consistent, timely and accurate data entry and management.

  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and trends in recruitment, WVI and VFI organizational policies, benefits and compensation, relocation and repatriation

  • Conduct recruitment responsibilities in a professional, service-oriented, responsive, innovative, ethical and cost effective manner in accordance with VFI’s goals and Christian identity.

In Addition:

  • Will attend regular team meetings and training conferences.

  • May be required to travel for official matters as required and other duties as assigned up to 5%.



  • A minimum of five (5) years’ of experience in sourcing, recruiting and working in a high volume organizations.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of seven (7) years’ of on the job training in recruitment.

  • Experience in recruitment of professional and technical positions and mid-level to leadership level positions.

  • Demonstrated ability to use creative sourcing and networking skills to connect with talent in different professions.

  • Successful skills and ability to prioritize effectively and manage multiple projects in a fast paced and ever-changing multinational organization.

  • Full-cycle recruiting experience.

  • The ability to operate within a geographically dispersed organization.

  • Experience in international/global workforce and possess cross-cultural sensitivity, knowledge of and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.

  • A deep understanding and passion for recruitment , aware of the latest trends and global talent market.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English.


  • Certification in Internet Recruiting, Social Talent or equivalent certification.

  • Targeted Selection certification or behavioural interviewing training .

  • Working knowledge of Humanitarian INGOs and knowledge of/experience in the contexts where VisionFund operates.

  • Experience in forecasting of workforce/staffing needs.

  • Experience in recruiting for roles that require the candidate to relocate.

  • Experience in recruiting for microfinance roles.

  • Demonstrated computer literacy to include experience in tracking recruitment outcomes/metrics.

  • Expertise in advanced internet searching, candidate research, and cold-calling.

  • Confidence in all settings when advising/partnering with business partners, hiring managers and other stakeholders.

  • Must be in full agreement and support of WV’s Core Values, along with spiritual maturity to evaluate candidate’s motivational fit for the organization.

  • Solutions-oriented with strong problem-solving and follow-up skills.

  • A self-starter who is driven to find the best candidates for the positions and can work in an environment with minimal supervision; team player, collaborator, and able to effectively network amongst all levels within and outside of the organization.

  • Must have strong interpersonal, negotiation and oral/written communication skills - ability to provide exceptional customer service.

  • Additional languages such as Spanish or French are highly desirable.

Work Environment:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 5% of the time. Travel is minimal, is whenever required.