HR Associate (Sourcing and Talent Acquisition Specialist) G6, Mogadishu

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  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    6 months ago
  • Category:
    Human Resources
  • Deadline:


WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

About WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide and the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.

Posting dates:

Opening date: 17th October 2023 Closing date: 31st October 2023

Why join WFP Somalia?

In Somalia, the World Food Programme provides food assistance for nutrition, livelihoods, and relief through the hard work of more than 621employees who contribute towards making Somalia hunger free in close partnership with local partners.

What will you do?

  • Ensure in close collaboration with the talent acquisition team that all vacancies announcements are sound and inspiring for the purpose of attracting best talents with a focus on gender;
  • Collate data and contribute actively to the Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding weekly reports;
  • Carry out active sourcing based on the position requirements. Uses new technologies, social media, software and networks, to identify, attract, and hire the best talent in support of WFP CO Somalia talent goals;
  • Identify opportunities to expand relevant talent pools for critical and difficult-to-fill positions;
  • Support developing and maintaining strong relationships with the different partners like universities, associations, and other recruiting sources to ensure sourcing produces a strong talent pipeline;
  • Improve the gender diversity and drive the improvements of talent attraction and talent acquisition approaches, especially to attract qualified female candidates (with special attention on diaspora) to hardship locations;
  • Increase the quality of applicant flow, including both internal and external, passive and active candidates and ensure local implementation across the operation;
  • Write concise recruitment notes for obtaining management approval for selecting candidates;
  • Travel to Area/field offices related to talent acquisition and employer branding project as necessary and possible;
  • Any other duties in line with the profile and expertise.

Do you meet the minimum requirements?

Education: Bachelor’s degree in human resource management, Public or Business Administration, Industrial Psychology or any other relevant field.

Experience: Six or more years of professional experience in the specific field of Talent Acquisition, of which at least 3 at international or regional level.

Language: Fluency in oral and written communication in English and Somali.

Skills and Experience

  • Experience working as part of a multicultural and diverse team, and/or leading one.
  • Deep knowledge of the recruiting market and trends in East Africa, more specifically in Somalia.
  • Demonstrated success implementing creative candidate pipeline development methodologies and effective outreach strategies.
  • Structured, organized and great planning skills to manage several recruitments simultaneously to successful completion.
  • Experience in sourcing and recruiting hard-to-find profiles.
  • Strong knowledge of Applicant Tracking Systems, technology, and sourcing tools. Experience with SAP talent acquisition platforms is highly desirable.

Are you competent for this job? Do you have

  • Ability to leverage social media to connect with diverse communities to brand and market organization and jobs.
  • Sound theoretical understanding of recruitment/talent acquisition concepts and principles with a broad knowledge of best practices, techniques and processes.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to persuade, influence and adapt communication style to different situations and stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of common business principles and processes and the ability to quickly assimilate UN/WFP specific processes and systems.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective work relationships with human resources counterparts, managers.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to establish priorities, and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan.
  • Ability to draft clear concise reports or rationale for human resources decisions.

Terms and Condictions:

1-year initial contract

Application Instructions

Application Deadline: 31st October 2023

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment.
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

WFP does not charge any application fees to candidates


WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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