ILRI HR Officer (Recruitment) Job in Nairobi Kenya (Temporary, 6 Months, Maternity Cover)

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
Position Announcement
HR Officer – Recruitment
Ref: HRO/HR/08/13
(Temp – Maternity Cover)
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to enhance the roles livestock play in pathways out of poverty in developing countries. 

ILRI is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a global research partnership of 15 centres working with many partners for a food-secure future. 

ILRI has two main campuses in East Africa and other hubs in East, West and southern Africa and South, Southeast and East Asia. 
CGIAR is a global agricultural research partnership for a food-secure future. Its science is carried out by 15 research centres that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations.  
ILRI seeks to recruit a HR Officer-Recruitment with a bias in Recruitment to assist in the process of quality and effective talent acquisition and implementing strategies to identify, attract, and hire high quality employees.
  • Support Internationally Recruited staff (IRS) full-life cycle recruiting processes and delivery of all areas of recruitment process; including sourcing, screening, scheduling, interviewing, assessment, and extending candidate offers.
  • Reviewing, editing and posting IRS jobs on ILRI and CGIAR websites and other sites.
  • Constant communication with recruiting managers on recruitment efforts and progress.
  • Ensure recruiting processes, interviews and documentation are in compliance with ILRI’s policies and standard templates.
  • Review of applications throughout the time that the job is open and proactively inform recruiting managers in the case of few applicants.
  • Communicate with applicants.
  • Maintain e-recruitment site for IRS and ensure standardization of adverts.
  • Maintain time to fill statistics for ILRO board
  • Reduce time-to-fill as well as increasing quality of hire by constantly monitoring and responding quickly.
  • Prepare recruitment metrics to assess time-to-fill and identify process improvement opportunities.
  • Prepare of interview reports.
  • Prepare of recruitment weekly and monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Contribute in preparation and review of job descriptions and adverts for all new positions.
  • Assist managers in preparation of appropriate interview criteria questions to be used by self and others involved in the recruitment process, with emphasis on behavioural competences.
  • Assist in relocation process and on boarding of new staff by facilitating travel and accommodation
  • Bachelor’s degree in HR or Business related field.
  • Higher diploma in HRM would be an added advantage
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in general human resources function.
  • Prior experience working in a recruitment function is preferred
  • Proficient in Ms office, including word-processing, spreadsheets, database management, MS- PowerPoint, Publisher, Word press, etc.
  • High sense of confidentiality.
  • An exceptional sense of professionalism, urgency, drive, intuition, and follow up.
  • Flexibility in demanding situations.
  • Good communication and networking skills.
  • Ability to work within a team or independently.
  • Ability to work in a systematic and organized manner, with high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
Job Level: 2C/2D dependent on experience.
Duration: 6 Months
Availability: Immediately
Email your application to by 2 September 2013. 
The position title and reference number: HRO/HR/08/13 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application. 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
To find out more about ILRI visit our website at

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