11 May 2021

Recruiter at International Fertilizer Development Center

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Job Description

IFDC is an independent non-profit organization that combines innovative research, market systems development, and strategic partnerships to identify and scale sustainable soil solutions for improved food security and livelihoods around the world.


This position involves administering IFDC’s recruitment function. Duties may involve:

    • Work in partnership with technical teams, effectively supporting staffing, negotiation, and candidate selection processes for proposal development and project implementation efforts.
    • Establish a strong rapport with hiring managers to understand their strategic hiring needs, priorities, and constraints; to help the organization recruit and retain top talent.
    • Utilize online and in-person sourcing techniques to attract and build pipelines of essential talent for IFDC’s projects.
    • Apply continuous candidate engagement techniques to stay informed about candidates in the talent pool.
    • Develop staffing sections for proposal submission, including personnel skills matrices, tailoring of candidates’ resume and qualifications, and provide other written inputs as needed.
    • Manage recruitment administration, data collection, and HR compliance for each candidate by tracking communications and filing staffing documentation.
    • Serve as a company representative to outside organizations (e.g., community functions, professional and trade associations).


Job Requirements

This position requires a general knowledge of talent acquisition and a detailed understanding of recruitment trends, technology and practices. This job may involve the following:

  • Broad knowledge of recruiting, human resources, and business management
  • Knowledge of HR systems including online recruiting, onboarding/orientation
  • Expertise in evaluating employment factors such as education, skills, experience, knowledge, and abilities
  • Speaking and reading proficiency in English required; speaking and reading proficiency in French a plus.
  • International development experience preferred.
  • Outstanding social media skills and strategies.
  • Excellent oral and written intercultural communication skills.
  • Productivity and delivery- self-motivation, priority setting, multi-tasking.
  • Proactiveness in seeking and recommending creative solutions to challenges.
  • High level analytical skills and an eye for detail that is necessary to evaluate candidates critically.
  • Demonstrated leadership and versatility.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or other related discipline with at least 5-7 years of relevant recruiting experience
    • At least 2 years of international HR experience preferred


This position requires detailed knowledge of recruiting processes and techniques with along with proficiency in the use of applicant tracking technology. Analytical skills and judgement are needed to understand job qualifications and candidate fit for a position.


This position is responsible for making daily personnel decisions (e.g., administering recruitment practices, identifying candidate screening techniques). This position has a defined set of objectives for the recruitment function at IFDC and primarily works on their own. Occasionally, special assignments are made by the manager. Work may be reviewed by the manage for completeness and soundness. Errors, if not detected, may result in miscommunication of information to the candidate or selection of candidates who are not properly suited for the position.


The incumbent interfaces with international candidates, hiring managers, recruiting resources for job postings, and coworkers to explain requirements of the position and persuade candidates to consider joining IFDC. This position must exhibit excellent communication skills. The ability to manage vertical and horizontal relations in the organization is necessary.


This position requires working in a normal office environment with no unusual demands or exposure to hazardous situations.

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 10 June. 2021

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