Monday, June 1, 2020

New Job Vacancy United Nations at WFP South Africa - Talent Acquisition Specialist June, 2020

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Monday, June 1, 2020
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The World Food Programme (WFP)
New Jobs Opportunities at The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) -  South Africa, 2020
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Career Opportunities: Talent Acquisition Specialist SC9, 12 months contract renewable, Johannesburg (122601)
Requisition # 122601 - Posted 29/05/2020 - Short Term-SC WFP - Africa, Southern - South Africa, The Rep. Of - Johannesburg
WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to end global hunger. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. Present in nearly 80 countries, the organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas. We manage an operating budget of approximately $5.9 billion each year, distributing 12.6 billion rations to those most in need. We reach an average of 80 million people with food assistance in around 80 countries each year. The World Food Programme office in Johannesburg is a Regional Office coordinating and supporting the delivery of humanitarian assistance to 11 Southern Africa countries including, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana, Malawi, Madagascar, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo Brazaville.
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The Talent Acquisition, Sourcing & Outreach Specialist will be based in our Johannesburg, South Africa Regional Bureau supporting the Southern Africa region. He/she will develop, gain support for, and implement the strategies needed to identify, attract, and acquire the best talent to meet WFP’s business needs in the new normal following the COVID pandemic. The ideal candidate has a deep passion for workforce diversity; constantly thinks about how to introduce new methods and ideas for attracting, identifying and engaging top talent; and successfully enlists support from the business for talent attraction, networking and workforce diversity engagement initiatives

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
  • Modernize talent acquisition strategies and approach by using new technologies, social media, software and networks to identify, attract, and hire the best talent in support of WFP strategic goals in the region
  • Lead Strategic Talent Acquisition Projects to reduce 'Long Lead Time', ' Improve Hire Quality' and ' Enhance Talent Diversity'
  • Train and help to implement data driven and proactive talent sourcing approaches, using contemprary recruitment tools & technologies and effectively use media platforms
  • Identify opportunities to expand addressable talent pool by identifying macro level opportunities of Talent Pools drwan from demographic trends, Labour Market Analysis, Diaspora, Diversity partnership opportunities etc.
  • Improve current screening techniques, implement the us of Psychometrics and background checks on applicants and conduct trainings for hiring managers as needed
  • Build partnership, develop and maintain strong relationships that include outreach to schools, institutions of higher education learning, target diversity organizations, professional associations and other recruiting sources to ensure sourcing produces a strong talent pipeline
  • Improve the sgender diversity and drive the improvements of talent attraction and recruitment approaches, especially to attract female camdidates (with special attention on diaspora to hasrdship locations
  • Increase the quality of applicant flow, including noth internal and external, passive and actidve candidates and ensure local implementation accross the region
  • Identify and handle direct talent searches/handle full cycle recruitment for some positions in the organization, particularly those that have challenges to attract diverse talent/top manahement levels o hard to fill positions
  • Handle recruitment projects on Roster/Talent Pipeline for accross the region
  • Articulate WFP's employee value proposition to enhance visibility and reputation in key sourcing channelds by carrying out impactful and targeted employer branding activities
  • Other duries as required

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  • Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  • Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner. 
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Education: Advanced university degree in Human Resources Management, Public or Business Administration, Industrial Psychology or other relevant field

  • Five or more years of postgraduate professional experience in the field of Talent Acquisition, of which at least 3 at international or regional level. Experience working as part of a multicultural and diverse team, and/or leading one.
  • Deep knowledge of the recruitment market and trends in the Southern Africa region
  • Demonstrated success developing and deploying creative, effective candidates pipeline development methodologies and effective outreach strategies
  • Structure and lead multiple talent projects simultanously to successful completion
  • Experience in sourcing and recruiting hard-to-find profiles
  • Strong knowledhe of Applicant Tracking System, technology and sourcing tools. Experience with SAP recruitment platform is highly desirable
Language: Fluency (Level C) in both spoken and written English

  • Ability to leverage social media to connect withf siverse communities to brand and market organisation and jobs
  • Sound theoretical understanding of HR cponcepts and principles withf a broad knowledge of best practices, techniques and processes
  • Good communication skills with the ability to persuade, influence and adapt communcation style to different situations and individuals
  • Knowledge of common business principles and processes and the ability to quickly assimilate UN/WFP specific processes ans systems
  • Ability to build and maintain effective work relationship with human resources counterparts, management ans staff within HQ/regional/country office
  • Ability to work both independently ans as part of a team
  • Ability to establish priorities, and plan, coordinate and monitor own work and those under his/her supervision. Ability to draft ckear conside reports or rationale for human resources decisons
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Gross monthly salary range: R61,330-00 to R73,115-00
Benefits: Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Medical Insurance and Social Security

This position is only open to South African Citizens and non-South African Citizens with Permanent Residence Permits
Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply 

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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