Manager, Talent Acquisition

at Evidence Action
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted September 6, 2021
Category Human Resource / HR
Job Type Full-time
Currency KES


Evidence Action scales proven interventions that improve the lives of millions. We only implement cost-effective programs whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence. We identify innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and build best-practice operational models. We voraciously self-evaluate, learn, and improve our models for scaling effective interventions with a commitment to transparency, impact, and value for money.

Job Summary

Evidence Action is looking for a seasoned and experienced Talent Acquisition Manager to join our growing team. Reporting to the Senior Manager, HR – Africa Region, the Manager, Talent Acquisition is responsible for planning, developing, managing and overseeing talent acquisition processes and strategies with a focus on East and Southern Africa.  This includes succession planning, sourcing, candidate screening, background checks, legal compliance, on-boarding and metrics reporting. The incumbent will work with team leads and in country HR generalists to identify hiring needs, position Evidence Action as an employer of choice and execute top-in- class recruitment strategies to attract, select & place high caliber talent to support organization goals.

** This is a Fixed term (3 year) non-renewable contract **

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Working closely with in-country HR reps, oversee management of full cycle recruitment and placement needs
  2. Contribute to the development of a sustainable talent acquisition strategy for the Africa Region
  3. Liaise with hiring managers to determine hiring needs for open positions.
  4. Lead and manage the sourcing of qualified and suitable candidates for open positions.
  5. Design, plan and execute selection processes (conduct interviews and screening calls, design and administer assessments).
  6. In consultation with hiring managers, develop suitable salary packages and negotiate offers with candidates.
  7. Create and maintain active candidate pools to reduce hiring lead times – foster long-term relationships with past applicants and potential candidates.
  8. Use HRIS and Recruitment Marketing tools to develop strategies to maintain a talent pipeline.
  9. Maintain knowledge of recruitment trends, best practices, regulatory changes and related employment laws, and new technologies in HR talent management.
  10. Develop KPIs for talent acquisition to maintain standards and prepare a periodic reports for regional leadership
  11. In liaison with Africa Regional Leadership, create & manage a sustainable employer brand
  12. Managing sourcing platforms e.g. LinkedIn, Glassdoor, BambooHR
  13. Managing candidate experience throughout the recruitment cycle
  14. Work with line managers to review job descriptions (on hiring) and update existing job descriptions to match current roles and responsibilities
  15. Spearhead skills mapping process for the region
  16. Provide guidance and forecasting for future hiring needs


  1. Bachelor’s degree in HR or related field – additional HR qualification will be an added advantage
  2. Minimum 5 years progressive experience as a talent acquisition specialist
  3. Demonstrable experience in crafting recruitment and sourcing strategies in a multi -country, multi-cultural context
  4. In-depth knowledge of full-cycle recruiting and employer branding techniques.
  5. Experience with HRIS, Applicant Tracking System, Sourcing and Recruitment Marketing tools.
  6. A determined, creative thinker and a proactive problem solver.
  7. Prior experience in managing staffing projects and initiatives.
  8. Ability to collaborate and work well within teams.
  9. Good organizational and time-management skills.
  10. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an attention to detail.
  11. Membership to IHRM
  12. INGO experience will be an added advantage

Working conditions

  1. Normal/Office based

Position Location 

  1. The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will work closely with the Africa regional leadership and in-country HR representatives.

Direct reports

  1. None
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