Department: Corporate services
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: 6 to 9 months
Due to an increase in new research projects, ILRI has a large number of new international staff vacancies and has an immediate vacancy for a professional HR consultant to support the recruitment of new staff.
Duration: This consultancy assignment is for an initial period of 6 to 9 months. The consultant must already be based in Nairobi and have the right to work in Kenya. Work hours can negotiated if flexibility is required.
Key activities include:
- Manage the recruitment, relocation and induction of international staff at the main campuses in Nairobi, Kenya and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and in locations throughout Southern Africa, West Africa, South Asia and South East Asia.
- Support the development of policies that anticipate and respond to ILRI’s changing needs and geographical expansion as the organization moves into new research areas and new locations. This includes development of new arrangements to attract needed skills on short-term and part time basis, including visiting scientists, joint appointees, consultants, interns and volunteers.
- Develop online advertising that will attract high calibre people for executive and professional research and business support positions.
- Develop the induction program and pre-joining materials for international staff
- Support the implementation of the recruitment module of a new Management Information System (MIS) that will encompass Research Management, Finance, HR, Supply Chain and bring all business processes under one system.
To be considered, candidates should have
- Masters Degree in Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Organizational Development preferred or Bachelor’s degree and considerable relevant work experience.
- Five years relevant work experience as an international HR staff/consultant working in comparable organizations operating in multi-cultural settings in developing countries
- Experience of working internationally outside home country with first-hand knowledge of the issues affecting expatriate recruitment and retention.
- Track record in attracting and securing high calibre international candidates through targeted advertising and campaigns and exploiting people and virtual networks, with skills to target advertisements to attract suitably qualified women and developing country citizens
- Experience in HR systems development including e-recruitment and job evaluation tools.
- In depth knowledge of infrastructure and facilities available in Nairobiincluding schools, housing, transport, shopping and leisure and be able to explain the benefits of living and working in Kenya. Knowledge of infrastructure and facilities in other locations where ILRI operates (Mozambique, Botswana, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Senegal, India, Thailand and Philippines) would be an added advantage.
Consultants should send a covering letter, CV and salary/fees history by email to:firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 June 2012. Include “International Staffing Consultant” in the email subject line.