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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Talent Acquisition Specialist Job at Infectious Diseases Institute ( IDI ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Talent Acquisition Specialist

Jobs at:
Infectious Diseases Institute ( IDI )

Deadline of this Job:
not later than 22nd September 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
The Infectious Diseases Institute ( IDI ) is a Ugandan not-for-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through research and capacity development. Established within Makerere University, the Institute began life in 2002 and currently has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment, Training, Research, and Outreach programmes. With support from various partners, IDI is currently implementing a number of Projects across the Country and employing a total staff force of 1,200 employees. In order to meet the ever growing human resource needs and deliver the people agenda, there has been a restructuring of the Human Resource Function within the institute resulting into the creation of new positions. lDl therefore wishes to recruit competent and highly motivated individuals with a keen interest in human resource management and development to join its vibrant Human Resource Team in the newly created position of Talent Acquisition Specialist and Talent Management & Development Specialist.
Position: Talent Acquisition Specialist
Vacancy Gone: TASX01
Classiļ¬cation: Fixed-term (contract), full time
Duty Station: Kampala
Role Definition
Reporting to the Talent Management and Organizational Development Manager, the Talent Acquisition Specialist will determine the organisations staffing needs and facilitate the effective staffing of the organization through leading the process of sourcing, attracting, recruiting, interviewing, and on-boarding of employees within IDI in line with the provisions of the IDI HR manual and the prevailing labour laws.
Key Result Areas
  • Develop the annual work plan for the Talent Acquisition function that feeds into the overall Human Resource annual work plan in line with the overall HR planning cycle.
  • Review and refine job descriptions and prepare job adverts for vacant positions
  • Provide leadership in the sourcing, recruitment and selection of candidates while effectively targeting the right kinds of candidates for the lob and make recommendations regarding new ways ot sourcing talent.
  •  Manage the Organization's recruitment and selection tracker, schedule all interviews and then prepare and advise the candidates beforeha
  • Develop tools for guiding the shortlisting and selection process to enable a fair and equitable selection process.
  • Plan and conduct selection processes of candidates using different test instruments as deemed necessary in line with the recruitment and selection processes.
  • Conduct background reference checks for prospective employees to inform hiring decisions in line with the organizations recruitment and selection policies.
  • Prepare contracts for new staff and monitor the expiry of ongoing contracts to ensure timely renewal ln line with the organizations policies.
  • Develop tools for enabling a smooth on-boarding process for new employees, and monitor the orientation process to confirm adherence to the orientation programs in line the Organizations recruitment & selection policies.
  • Plan for organizational wide orientation programs every three months to ensure that all new staff who have joined the organization during that period are properly oriented.
  • Conduct trainings for managers and other staff involved in the recruitment and selection process with regard to interviewing skills and ethical codes of conduct.
  • Develop talent acquisition metrics to monitor the talent acquisition agenda and produce talent acquisition reports and identify areas of improvement in IDI’s recruitment and selection processes.

Person Specification
  • An advanced degree in Human Resource Management, industrial Organizational Psychology, Business Psychology, or any other related filed.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a Human Resource Management, industrial/ Organizational Psychology plus a Post Graduate qualification in a similar field with good experience in Talent management may be considered.
  • A thorough and in-depth understanding of recruitment and selection as a core function of human resource management.
  • At least 5 years’ proven experience in recruitment and selection using a number of test batteries.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in job analysis and competence profiling.
  • Understanding and experience in use different and modern recruitment and selection methods and techniques including; online recruitment, videoconferencing, Skype, assessment centers, psychometrics, etc.
  • An ability to quickly understand the duties and competencies of different roles
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • An in-depth knowledge of the industry similar to what IDI is operating in is an added advantage
  • Ability to develop and keep strong relationships with the hiring managers in order to understand and appreciate the needs of the manager and the requirements and expectations of the Job.
 Job application procedure

IDI will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. Candidates that have relevant experience, know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, please send their CV, which should include details of email address (if any), present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later than 22nd September 2017. (Email your application and CV to  and let's save the environment).
Key Notes:
  •  IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other lees at any stage of the recruitment process
  • Make sure that your application letter , CV and certificates are attached as one document
  • indicate the Vacancy code as the subject for your email
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
The Senior Human Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases institute — IDI Knowledge
Centre, Makerere University Main Campus
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University
P.O.BOX 22418, Kampala, Uganda