Recruiting Consultant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Job Title: Recruiting Consultant

Job Code: RC/AHC/160308
Number of Positions Open: 1

Reports To: Head of Client Service & Delivery
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Summary: Our consultants should have a strong drive to achieve.  They will be at the front end of most consulting engagements, so they need to be able to explain complex, technical and sensitive issues in simple, straightforward and intuitive ways. 

Clients rely on them to take a long-term perspective and to provide the necessary analyses to back this up. 
Consultants are expected to be decisive when action needs to be taken and to demand exacting standards from themselves and colleagues. 

They also need outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.

The Consultant will be required to abide by the mission of the Armada Careers Brand, which is to recruit, deploy and manage good quality candidates as per client specifications.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Ensure that the work processes for Armada Careers are clearly understood and carried out by all staff involved in the recruitment process.
  • Remain in constant contact with the delivery and account management team in order to update them on the status of a position, candidate or new hire.
  • Monitor the management and use of the recruitment system amongst the team in support of the Armada Careers Recruitment Process.
  • Conduct executive, temporary, temp hire contract exempt, technical, non-technical and recruiting support and counsel including sourcing, interviewing candidates, conducting reference checks, preparing correspondence, and extending employment offers (in collaboration with HRO).
  • Provide expertise on the regional employment market to ensure competitiveness in hiring
  • Stays informed of trends and innovative recruiting techniques in order to be competitive in the state of the art recruiting practices.
  • Work closely with hiring managers, human resource managers and executive leadership to participate in planning activities to determine hiring needs, trends and recruiting strategies.
  • Visit all hiring managers to develop a thorough understanding of the department culture and use those understandings to help candidates fully understand the opportunity.
  • Use cost effective recruiting strategies to fill job openings and in the development of ongoing creative sourcing strategies.
  • Develop an effective pipeline of key talent potentially available for immediate hire as succession planning needs dictate.
  • Build a pipeline of candidates and maintain relationships with qualified candidates and contacts.
  • Review resumes and credentials for appropriateness of skills, experience and knowledge in relation to position requirements.
  • Provide complete, accurate and inspiring information to candidates about the company and position.
  • Interview all candidates presented for detailed interviewing which includes face-to-face behavioral based interviewing methodologies.
  • Conduct follow up calls and quality improvement studies with hiring managers.
  • Prepare candidates for interviewing with clients hiring managers by providing detailed information on the company, their business strategy, department background, job descriptions and exceptional setting as well as other interviewing material for the recruitment teams.
  • Initiates and maintains excellent working relations within the client company’s Human Resource Organization and the account management team.
  • Uses effective communication approaches that include proactively keeping others informed, appropriately expressing ideas and thoughts verbally and in written form, and in a timely manner.
  • Participate in special projects as assigned.
  • Attending Career Fairs at various campuses
  • Helping in facilitating career workshops for Armada Careers.
  • Coaching and mentorship
Qualification Requirements:
The requirements listed below are a representative of the knowledge, skill and or ability required.
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management or related field required with a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience working as a Recruiter in a human resources environment; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Requires experience with and knowledge of all legal aspects of recruitment and selection, discrimination, equal employment opportunity, harassment, labour laws and other human resource fields.
  • Demonstrates skill in data analysis techniques by resolving missing/incomplete information, inconsistencies/anomalies in routine research/data.
  • Problem Complexity - Performs basic tasks and functions for professional field of work; Works in compliance with established procedures and/or protocols. Identifies and resolves readily identifiable, clearly-defined problems; Demonstrates skill in data analysis techniques by resolving missing/incomplete information, inconsistencies/anomalies in routine research/data.
  • Autonomy - Nature of work requires general supervision; exercises judgment; may be paired with a mentor; Work typically involves regular process checks or review of output by a coworker and/or supervisor.
  • Able to analyze issues and scenarios effectively and understand what the underlying issues are.
  • Ability to sell (new business development and cold sales) and have a successful track record in recruitment.
  • Knowledge - grasp of professional principles and skills. Knows and effectively uses fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of particular area of specialization.
  • Influence/People Leadership – strong leadership ability, able to motivate, develop and motivate others to or junior level support personnel.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Must be self-starters and self-motivated.
  • A passion to improve the effectiveness of client organizations.
  • Be able to work with a team & effectively under little supervision.
  • High Affinity for Technological advancements in recruitment.
How to Apply:

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by clicking on:Recruiting Consultant