Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Spain is looking for a East-Africa Recruitment Officer and Regional Pool Manager to be based in Nairobi

 
Job Context and General Objective
 
The Recruitment and Selection Officer is hierarchically under the head of the Nairobi unit and functionally under the Recruitment Coordinator in Barcelona.
 
Within the general ambitions, the main objectives and sub-objectives of the positions are:
 
1. Recruit and manage an “East-African pool” primarily for East African Missions (Field HR support for specific HR needs of East-African Operational Cell)

  • Map and approach strategic recruitment sources in East Africa region, mainly in Kenya
  • Attract and recruit HR in East Africa to answer to potential HR GAPs, mainly but not exclusively for S.Sudan and Ethiopia
  • Support Ops (Cell 5) in the development and mobility of the East African ‘Regional International Pool’: National, International and HQ Staff with capacity and/or potential and mobility within the Region,
2. Help out in Recruitment actions in Africa to feed Global OCBA field needs (fulfilling the criteria of each profile), Nairobi HQ Needs and, punctually, other OCs field needs:
  • Support HR attraction strategies and recruitment/selection processes of International Staff (IS), based on the needs of agreed with OCBA Recruitment Unit (and, punctually other OCs).
  • Carry out the attraction strategies and recruitment/selection processes of the Nairobi Unit HQ staffing needs
Main Responsibilities and Tasks
 
1. Map and approach strategic recruitment sources in East Africa region, mainly in Kenya
  • Identify, in coordination with the Missions in the region, interesting HR sources where profiles that MSF OCBA and East African Missions are facing difficulties in finding.
  • Advertise in the most effective regional channels (medical websites, hospitals, etc.) the profiles we are having difficulties to find, to feed the International pool of MSF OCBA and ad-hoc needs for the Missions in the region.
2. Attract and recruit HR in East Africa to answer to potential HR GAPs in the region
  • Build a direct link between HRCo of East African Mission (mainly Ethiopia and South Sudan) and follow the needs of International Staff in the region
  • Be informed by the field about those International posts that are facing a high risk of GAP (approx. 1 month before the vacancy date without a matched/pre-matched candidate)
  • Be fully accountable of the Regional recruitment actions for Supervisors (or lower profiles) demanded by East African Mission, since recruitment and placement of Activity Managers are, by default, responsibility of Pool Management Unit.
  • Act as back-up solution and look for regional candidates to answer to field needs (Activity Mgrs included) when there is a high risk of gap
  • Identify the most effective attraction and recruitment channels in the region
  • Launch regional advertisements (mainly in Kenya) to attract ‘back-up candidates’ with the qualifications required by a position with high risk of GAP
  • Assess language and motivation of candidates as much as their Technical and Competency profiles, evaluate the fulfilment of requirements of a position in risk of GAP and offer the selected candidate/s to the HRCos and Pool Managers.
3. Support Ops (Cell 5) in the development and mobility of the East African Regional Pool: National, International and HQ Staff with capacity and/or potential and mobility within the Region
  • Encourage the National and HQ Staff of East Africa with capacity/potential and to be available/mobile for Emergencies
  • Map and update all HR available of the East African Regional Pool with capacities/potential and mobility in the region
  • Keep information about availability and qualification of the candidates up to date on the SAP database
  • Propose re-assignments in other Missions/Projects of the East African ‘Regional International Pool’ to cover critical HR needs
  • Guarantee that all the people matched have access to information about the post, project, living and working conditions
  • Support the East African Regional Pool to reinforce their strengths and assimilate the improvement areas detected
  • Debrief the pool at the end of assignment, focusing on their future motivations and their development challenges
4. Support HR attraction strategies and recruitment/selection processes of International Staff (IS), based on the needs of agreed with OCBA Recruitment Unit (and, punctually other OCs).
  • Carry out active recruitment actions to attract the needed specialized profile available in the region that fulfils the recruitment criteria defined by profile by OCBA Recruitment Unit (based on the 1stM needs demanded by OCBA Ops)
  • Identify those profile the regional HR Market can provide (fulfilling OCBA recruitment criteria) and devote more important efforts to attract them
  • Filter the above mentioned candidates who have sent in their CV in accordance with the criteria set down with Pool Management for such profiles
  • Perform phone screenings and face-to-face interviews for selected candidates
  • Take part upon request of recruitment unit in the Assessment Centre if they are carried out in Kenya.
  • Activate references and managing candidate feedback
  • Perform the necessary SAP management:
  • Assigning vacancies and other activities of selected candidates
  • Updating candidate details and qualifications.
  • Performing the various tasks and steps required as part of the recruitment and selection process.
5. Carry out the attraction strategies and recruitment/selection processes of East-African Unit HQ staffing needs
  • Carry out all recruitment actions for the East African Unit HQ needs: Advertising, screening CV, short-listing candidates, and participating in selection interviews (when necessary)
Selection Criteria

Education and experience:

  • Qualification in Psychology, Business Administration or similar.
  • Experience in selecting and recruiting, with emphasis on active candidate searching in African context
  • High knowledge and understanding of African contexts and cultures.
  • Fluent English
  • Experience in the humanitarian sector. Ideally field experience with MSF.
  • Use of IT tools and Web 2.0 software (LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.)
  • Knowledge of the ERP-SAP system is a plus.
Required competencies:
  • Commitment to MSF’s Principles
  • Cross-cultural Awareness
  • Behavioural Flexibility
  • Stress Management
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Service Orientation
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
Others
  • Availability to travel to the various recruitment areas or countries and high mobility within/out of African continent.
Conditions
  • Location: Based in Nairobi, at the Médecins Sans Frontières-Spain Headquarters
  • Full Time Job
  • Temporary position of 1 year (possible extension)
  • Annual gross salary of Ksh. 2,885,419.5 + Secondary Benefits based on MSF OCBA Reward Policy
  • Starting date: Immediately
How to Apply:
 
All applicants should please send their CV and cover motivation letter under the reference“EAURP”: recruitment-bcn@barcelona.msf.org
 
Closing date: 28th October 2015
 
Replies will only be sent to short-listed candidates
 
Médecins Sans Frontieres, as a responsible employer, under article 38 of “Ley de Integración Social del Minusválido de 1982 (LISMI)” invite those persons with a recognised disability and with an interest in the humanitarian area to apply for the above mentioned position.
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