Recruitment Assistant – International Rescue Committee – IRC

Human Resource and Recruitment

International Rescue Committee – IRC

The International Rescue Committee is a nonprofit organization that responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and over 20 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people.  

The IRC will put in place high-impact, cost-effective solutions that help people affected by crisis. We'll also use our learning and experience to shape humanitarian policy and practice in ways that improve the lives of more people worldwide. And in all of our work we will focus on breaking down each of the barriers faced by women and girls

Background of IRC:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities that support them, as well as with those who remain within their homes and communities. At-work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. IRC leads the way from harm to home. Began work in Ethiopia, 1999 in response to severe drought that happened in Ethiopia’s Somali region. Currently, providing assistance in ten different regions implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.

Job Overview/Summary: 

The Recruitment Assistant will be responsible for supporting the staffing for open positions in the Ethiopia Country program that vary from short-term, emergency response, and full-time needs to meet demands of donors and programs in location that Ethiopia country program are working. This individual will be responsible for following the approval of personnel requisition and staffing, posting advertisements in the IRC system and s/he coordinates hiring activities, scheduling interviews, screening resumes, and maintaining candidate databases. They assist with onboarding and handling administrative tasks to ensure a smooth hiring process and short-listing candidates for open vacancies.

S/he will also follow recruitment strategies to increase the IRC’s talent pool and pipelines and will provide input to ensure the IRC has diverse global talent that performs at a high level responding to the changing needs of the organization.

Major responsibilities include:

·     Scheduling interviews and balancing calendars for interviewers and candidates

·     Working with focal field HR in processing recruitments from different field offices

·     Support the Recruitment Cycle to advertise and post vacancies, short-list CV’s, scheduling for interviews and tests, and maintain candidate employment applications.

·     Under the supervision of the Sr. Recruitment and Mobility Officer, and guidance, source for entry level positions and build connections in the local community for open vacancies.

·     Follow IRC HR Operating Policies and Procedures (HROPP) in Recruitment and ensure compliance with all Ethiopian labor laws.

·     Maintain the confidentiality of all sensitive HR/Recruitment information and other IRC pertinent information in Ethiopia.

·     Collaborate with Recruitment Officers and Manager to provide weekly updates on candidate pool and roster for entry-level staffing needs.

·     Helping with initial applicant screening

·     Process reference checks

·     Handle records and paperwork

·     Undertake clerical duties (e.g. answering emails and drafting offer letters)

·     Prepare and post job advertisements IRC site and local sites

·     Help with resume screening and initial phone screens 

·    Bachelor’s degree in business, Human Resources or related social science field

·    1 year of experience with recruitment or experience of recruitment within an HR generalist role is advantageous.

·    Experience with handling internal mobility is a plus.

·    Experience working for an INGO is a plus.

·    Ability to work in a fast paced/changing, deadline-oriented environment.

·    Proven sense of professional discretion, integrity, and ability to run situations diplomatically and to effective resolution.

 Skills required:

·    Good interpersonal and communication skills.