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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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 4th May 2018

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

The mission of the Infectious Diseases Institute ( IDI ) is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through research and capacity development. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research, Laboratory services and Outreach.
In order to meet the ever growing human resource needs and deliver the people agenda, IDI seeks to recruit a competent and highly motivated individual with a keen interest in human resource management as indicated below;
Job Title: Talent Acquisition Specialist
Vacancy Code: TAQSX01
Classification: Fixed term (full time)
Reporting: Talent Development and Organisational Development Manager

Role Definition
Reporting to the Talent Management and Organizational Development Manager, the Talent Acquisition Specialist will determine the organisation's 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.
  • Implement the organization’s talent acquisition strategies in line with the organization’s strategic direction and the human resource plan.
  • Work hand in hand with the hiring Managers to determine the user departments‘ staffing needs and develop an annual organization's human resource plan.
  • 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 job and make recommendations regarding new ways of sourcing talent.
  • Manage the Organization's recruitment and selection tracker, schedule all interviews and then prepare and advise the candidates beforehand.
  • 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 demand necessary in line with the recruitment and selection processes
  • Conduct background reference checks for prospective employees to inform hiring decisions in line with the organization's recruitment and selection policies.
  • Prepare contracts for new staff and monitor the expiry of ongoing Contracts to ensure timely renewal in line with the organization's policies.
  • 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 Specifications
  • 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.
Job application procedure
IDI will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. Candidates that know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, please send their CVs, which should include details of email address (if any), present position, current remuneration, Certificates/ testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later than 4th May 2018. (Email your application and CV to  and let's save the environment).
Key Notes:
1. IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment lee or any other lees at any stage of the recruitment process
2. Make sure that your application /letter CV and certificates are attached as one document
3. Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
4. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
5 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.0. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda