Ended Recruitment Assistant

The Job

Job Title: Recruitment Assistant

Band / Level / Grade: 9A

Department: Human Resources

Location: Aden, Yemen

Background/IRC Summary: 

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and in 22 US cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.

The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

The IRC Yemen Country program has been established in 2012, and currently is implementing integrated Health, Nutrition, Environmental Health (WASH), Economic Recovery and Development, Women Protection and Empowerment and Education programming in eight governorates. The IRC Yemen Country Program operates with its Country Office in Sana’a and its main Field Office in Aden. Other subfield offices include Abyan, Hodeida and Al Dhale, with the Al Dhale office covering Lahaj, and the Abyan office covering activities in Shabwa.

Job Overview/Summary: The Recruitment Assistant will be responsible for supporting the staffing for open positions in the Yemen Country program that vary from short-term, emergency response, and full-time needs to meet demands of donors and programs in location that Yemen country program are working and other locations that IRC may expand into in Yemen. This individual will be responsible for pro-active sourcing, community engagement, posting advertisements in the local community sources, and short-listing candidates for open vacancies. S/he will also follow recruitment strategies to increase the IRC’s talent pool and pipelines, and will provide input to ensure the IRC has diverse global talent that performs at a high level responding to the changing needs of the organization.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Support the Recruitment Cycle to advertise and post vacancies in local community sources, short-list CV’s, scheduling for interviews and tests, and maintain candidate employment applications.
  • Under the supervision of the Recruitment and Mobility Officer, and guidance, source for entry level positions and build connections in the local community for open vacancies.
  • Advertise IRC open vacancies in Arabic in local sources, and build relationships with relevant stakeholders in the community.
  • Maintain a Roster of local candidates that are interested in IRC vacancies.
  • Engage community in Yemen; collect employment applications in Arabic and English from community contacts, build referral networks, and apply pre-screening qualifications to short-list qualified talent.
  • Follow IRC Global HR Operating Policies and Procedures (GHROPP) in Recruitment and ensure compliance with all Yemeni labor laws.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all sensitive HR/Recruitment information and other IRC pertinent information in Yemen.
  • Collaborate with Recruitment and Mobility Officer to provide weekly updates on candidate pool and roster for entry-level staffing needs.
  • Contribute to developing community engagement strategies for non-English speakers and those who don’t have access to IRC’s online job postings, and encouraging diversity within workforce.
  • Build referral network in IRC locations and field sites in Yemen, to attract qualified candidates for urgent and upcoming program staffing needs.
  • Other recruitment responsibilities as assigned.

Professional Standards

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to:  Recruitment and Mobility Officer
Position directly supervises:  None

Other Internal and/or external contacts: All staff and departments within the IRC field offices inside Yemen.

Job Requirements:

  • 1 - 2 years of experience required; preferably in an international NGO context desired.
  • Fluency in English is preferred.
  • Strong acumen and interest in the Recruitment and Human Resources function.
  • Ability to travel to IRC field locations and sites up to 30% of the time.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to work in a high-volume context.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources or related field or equivalent professional experience.
  • Proven experience in recruitment is an added advantage.
  • Strong organizational skills as well as interpersonal skills are necessary
  • Ability to work in a fast paced/changing, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Solid presentation and communication skills; ability to convey information effectively.
  • Proven sense of professional discretion, integrity, and ability to manage situations diplomatically and to effective resolution.
  • Good proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.
  • Diplomatic and strong acumen in establishing positive working relationships with employees and all other stakeholders to maximize cooperation and productivity.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability

How to Apply

Qualified and Interested individuals are required to apply for this position via the IRC Career at the following link: https://rescue.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=1&c=rescue&id=5743 

Deadline for Applying: July 24, 2019.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability. 

  • Employer: IRC
  • Category: Human Resources
  • Location: Aden
  • Posted on: 10 July 2019
  • Deadline: 24 July 2019