Consultant – Recruitment Support – Remote

  • Anywhere
Organization: Mercy Corps
Closing date: 23 Jul 2022


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.

The People and Strategy Team ensures that Mercy Corps has the people, strategies and learning that will enable it to be a world-class, cutting edge, humanitarian organization, creating transformational change in the world. We do this through: the recruitment, retention and development of the best global talent. Our aim is to drive strategic thinking and planning at all levels of the organization; create a robust body of research to guide us internally and externally and steward the organizational culture. To achieve this we align conversations on learning; keep the organization focused on what has the greatest impact; leverage our comparative advantages in the crowded and competitive international relief and development landscape; and assure we are constantly learning from our work and the external environment.

In order to meet the dynamic talent needs of the agency, Mercy Corps is using outside recruitment support with deep experience in the relief and development industry.


Provide additional French speaking support to Talent team to meet hiring needs for the Africa region for assigned countries.

Consultant Activities:

The consultant will manage full-cycle recruitment function for assigned requisitions including:

Initiate Recruitment and Source Candidates

  • Conduct kick off meeting with hiring team for each role
  • Include relevant HQ or regional technical support in the process
  • Identify qualified applicants for assigned position(s) via advertisement and sourcing
  • Partnership with Global HR Advisor to ensure proper salary bench-marking, benefits, etc. if not clear

Screen Candidates & Follow through

  • Short list candidates using JobVite (JV) and send via JV to hiring team to identify those to interview
  • Conduct initial phone interview and share note Hiring Team as needed
  • Work with hiring teams to determine which candidates to invite for further interviews
  • Follow up with hiring teams through final interview stages

Hire Candidates

  • Work with Recruitment Officer to conduct references
  • Get necessary approvals via JV and then communicate and negotiate offer with candidate in collaboration with hiring manager
  • Consistent and regular communication and partnership with Hiring Manager throughout the interview and offer process
  • Work with Recruitment Officer to ensure PAF and other documentations submitted to HR
  • Work with Recruitment Officer to close positions and disposition candidates not selected

Manage recruitment flow through ATS Jobvite

  • Use ATS for every recruitment and every candidate
  • Use ATS for candidates’ communication
  • Ensure all needed documentation is archived in ATS (reference checks, interview notes, offers, etc.)
  • Update candidate status through the workflow

Consultant Deliverables:

The consultant will provide the following:

  • Manage 7 to 9 roles simultaneously
  • Update portfolio tracker and weekly report
  • Attend weekly recruitment check-ins with Global Talent Acquisition Manager on active recruitment
  • Attending weekly Talent team calls

Reports to: Global Talent Acquisition Manager

Works Closely With: Talent Acquisition team members, Global HR team members and Mercy Corps hiring managers.

Required Experience & Skills:

  • 5-10 years of experience with recruitment and talent acquisition related activities
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in human resources, business administration, social science or relevant field
  • Experience with successful sourcing strategies for globally representative and diverse candidates.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a high-volume and complex recruitment environment
  • Proficiency in MS Office, internet searching, and applicant tracking systems and use of social media for sourcing talent – JobVite experience a plus!
  • Experience or interest in broader HR business partner activities as the role may include these aspects in the future
  • Demonstrated interest in staffing and talent planning in international relief and development environments
  • Ability to communicate, influence and problem solve effectively across diverse cultures and geographical distances with sensitivity

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.

We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our stakeholders and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

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