One Acre Fund Nairobi County, Kenya
Jan 24, 2018Full time
JOB DESCRIPTION One Acre Fund’s Recruitment team has the important task of scouring the globe to find the best talent, which will enable us to achieve our goal of serving 1 million farm families by 2020. We continuously strive to meet our recruitment targets – all while building an efficient and customer service-focused recruitment process. The Recruitment Specialist will primarily be responsible for supporting the Recruitment Team’s “sourcing” initiatives, and responsibilities will include the following: General Responsibilities: Referral Program Administration – One Acre Fund has an innovative referral program which engages our staff members to refer people in their networks to open roles across the organization. The largest area of the Recruitment Specialist’s role will be to oversee and execute the administration of the Referral Program. Program Coordination – The Recruitment Specialist will ensure the Referral Program plan is up to date and all projects are on-track. They will also coordinate, set the agenda for, and lead regular program team meetings. Staff Engagement – The Recruitment Specialist will provide quality customer service to the 400+ staff participating in the program, as well as lead staff engagement initiatives which include bi-weekly newsletters, quarterly all-staff calls, quarterly campaigns, networking trainings, and resource and referral activity development. Staff On/Offboarding – As new staff members join the organization, the Recruitment Specialist will orient them to the referral program, and as staff leave, the Recruitment Specialist will be responsible for helping them understand how they can contribute to One Acre Fund’s long term recruitment goals as alumni. Reward Payouts – Staff who participate in the Referral Program are eligible for incentives which are paid out monthly, quarterly, and annually. The Recruitment Specialist is responsible for cleansing our candidate data, preparing a “scoreboard” where staff have access to information about their referrals, and sending a list of rewards payouts to the Finance team for disbursement. Reporting – Because the Referral Program is one of One Acre Fund’s top sources of hire, it is important for us to develop and review reliable metrics of program health. The Recruitment Specialist will be responsible for regular reporting and analysis of referral data. Program Planning Support – The Recruitment Specialist will assist in setting the annual Referral Program strategy and development of the program plan. Candidate Outreach – Recruitment Specialists will use recruitment tools to identify and reach out to potential candidates. They will work with the larger Recruitment Team on the outreach strategies and follow-up with potential candidates. Job Postings – A majority of our applicants hear about opportunities at OAF via online postings. Recruitment Specialists will ensure that all job postings are up-to-date and continuously posted to relevant online job boards candidates Event Support – Recruitment Specialists will assist in the coordination of recruitment events offsite (researching events, coordinating, marketing) as well as helping to plan internal department and organizational events. Research – The Recruitment Specialist will play an integral part in ensuring our talent search is effective and successful and would be called on to complete research or specialized tasks to assist with innovative strategies to recruit talented applicants. Recruitment Specialists will complete periodic research on new outreach channels, partners, events or tools to improve our overall reach. Miscellaneous – We are a young organization that is growing rapidly. This means that all staffers pitch in to ensure we are prov iding the very best support and services to both our staffers and clients. Program Fluency – The Recruitment Specialist will work to understand our field program and all of the complexities of operating at scale. Program fluency is critical as the Recruitment Specialist prepares to represent One Acre Fund externally in interviews and at events. Informational Interviews – Recruitment Specialists will conduct initial interviews with potential candidates to answer questions as they prepare their application. Data Analysis Assistance – Our team is constantly looking to optimize the recruitment process, and we collect a significant amount of data which Recruitment Specialists cleanse and analyze. Administrative Tasks – We are looking for a diligent and enthusiastic teammate who can tackle tasks quickly and accurately. Additional Responsibilities after 6-12 months in the role: Referral Program Planning – In addition to Referral Program administration, the Recruitment Specialist will work to assume full ownership of the program’s vision, strategy, and planning. Event Planning – The Recruitment Specialist will begin by shadowing and assisting with event logistics, observing how they are conducted. As a Recruitment Specialist becomes more confident, experienced, and fluent in One Acre Fund’s program, they will transition to taking on certain events (webinars and career fairs) themselves. Special Projects – The Recruitment Specialist will play an integral part in ensuring our talent search is effective and successful and would be asked to come up with innovative projects and recruitment strategies. Candidate Interviews – Recruiters complete anywhere from 4-12 interviews in a week. The Recruitment Specialist will begin shadowing interviews for 2-3 months before conducting them independently. CAREER GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager and a global support team will commit significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about. Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. QUALIFICATIONS We are seeking an early career professional (0-2 years' experience) with an interest in people and recruiting, experience in a fast-paced work environment, and a demonstrated long-term passion for sustainable agricultural development in sub-Saharan Africa. We are looking for extraordinary candidates that are proactive; please only apply if you fit these criteria: Experiences and Skills: Relevant Experience – Strong candidates are inspirational communicators and experienced networkers who will enthusiastically help One Acre Fund staff build their own networks. Leadership – We are looking for candidates with demonstrated leadership experience at work, or outside of work. Examples of demonstrated leadership experience include managing a team or initiating a new project. You should also be comfortable working in a fast-paced, innovative, results-driven environment. Communication – Excellent interpersonal skills and superior written communication skills. Computer Skills – Strong Excel skills are required. Referral Program administration requires the ability to build databases, use complex formulas and functions to mine candidate and staff data, perform analysis and offer recommendations. Organizational Skills – Superior organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail; the ability to perform tasks accurately and efficiently. The ability to multi-task while effectively prioritizing. The routine tasks of the Recruitment Specialist will often have non-flexible deadlines. Education – Top-performing academic performance. Please include grades and test scores on your CV. Language – Fluent in English. Kinyarwanda and Swahili preferred. French desirable. Qualities: Humble approach to service – We are looking for professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, humility, openness to feedback, and passion for serving smallholder farmers. You are committed to delivering quality customer service to potential candidates and hiring teams. Commitment to improvement – We are looking for someone that actively seeks feedback to improve processes and individual performance. Team player – Recruitment Specialists should be able to work independently but collaborate and support multiple team members to achieve team goals.