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Organization: Mercy Corps
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 26 Jan 2018

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions
into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Now, and for the future. In Uganda, Mercy Corps has been operational since May 2006 by focusing its programming on empowerment, economic development, Health and Nutrition, peace building, adolescent girls’, and Refugee response.

Program / Department Summary

The position is part of the HR Department which is responsible for recruitment. The department supports all field offices – Kotido, Kaabong Amudat, Moroto, Gulu, Lira, Kitgum,Yumbe and Kampala and this position will support these offices in the full recruitment cycle.

General Position Summary

  • The Talent Acquisition Officer supports the overall contributions of the HR team to Mercy Corps Uganda, specifically by ensuring timely and efficient recruitment of employees .The role will be responsible for sourcing candidates and developing networks, screening and scheduling candidate interviews, collecting documentation, validating and substantiating applicant data.
  • Essential Job Functions
  • Collect relevant information about Mercy Corps Uganda vacancies (job descriptions, appropriate salary bands etc.) and agree on attraction strategy with the Senior HR & Legal Manager.
  • Understand the hiring Managers’ requirements, preferences and time-frames and communicate these with the HR team and other partners;.
  • Maintain the Talent Acquisition tracker of assignments and report to the HR team
  • Maintain a talent pool or talent bank for all potential candidates in all position categories.
  • Identify potential graduate and intern trainees to support all program and operations in collaboration with the Senior HR & Legal Manager ;
  • Respond to all unsuccessful candidates on their status after the pre-selection stage.
  • Apply innovative sourcing methodologies and participate in various activities such as campus visits, job fairs, conferences etc. to generate candidate referrals and networks while also using social and professional networking sites to identify and source candidates;
  • Circulate all job advertisements to all field offices and follow up on posting to notice boards and other online job boards.,
  • Adhere to Mercy Corps Policies and Procedures for Human Resources as stipulated in the Mercy Corps field Administration and National Policy manual;
  • Support talent initiatives by working closely with HR team members;
  • Screen resumes to match with required skills as per the job advert posted and shortlist candidates for interviews;
  • Schedule and coordinate interviews for candidates with hiring team and interview panel;
  • Provide updates to the HR team on a weekly basis regarding status for all ongoing recruitments.
  • Seek feedback from hiring managers to determine the effectiveness of recruiting plans and implementation

Minimum Education and Experience Required

  • A relevant Bachelor's degree in Human Resource, Industrial Psychology, Social Sciences, or Business/ Public Administration.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years relevant work experience in recruitment.
  • Knowledge of International Development.
  • Proven track record of success in a recruiting role, having had responsibility for screening, interviewing and hiring for multiple positions across different geographical regions concurrently in a record time.
  • Sound knowledge of recruitment tools and strategies.
  • Network in the international development sphere along with knowledge of competitors.
  • Exceptional standard of written and oral communications skills.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain relationships at all levels.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Good negotiation, representation skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse team.
  • Strong ability to innovatively solve problems.
  • Excellent MS Office & Excel skills
  • Willingness to travel in the field.

How to apply:


Submit your E-mailed application including a cover letter clearly stating your salary requirements, CV (with 3 referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates through the Senior Human Resource & Legal Manager to

Deadline for Submission: Close of business on January 26, 2018 Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Mercy Corps. Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer; Male candidates are preferably encouraged to apply.

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