In Country Recruitment Officer Job in Kenya – Overseas University Education

In Country Recruitment Officer – Overseas University Education

Purpose of Position: Our client is a leading global education provider that delivers an extensive range of educational services to over 80,000 students through more than 120 institutions in 31 countries.

Since 1994, this client has been a respected leader in global higher education, partnering with universities in Australia, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Singapore, New Zealand and Sri Lanka to increase students’ access to, and success in, higher education.

On behalf of our client, we seek to recruit In Country Recruitment Officer for University Education. This position acts as a representative of a specific University to be advised including branch campuses in the recruitment territory and is expected to manage end to end student recruitment activities including the servicing of agents, partner universities and government organizations.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Work with Regional Recruitment Manager to develop and execute recruitment and marketing to achieve recruitment targets.
  • Plan and facilitate digital marketing and social media activities, including management of dedicated social media pages for in region of appointment.
  • Contribute to the development of marketing and promotional material for use in regional recruitment activities. Work closely with the international marketing team to produce/deliver such materials.
  • Promote product offerings and campus lifestyle via face to face, phone, online interface to prospective international students in the country.
  • Coordinate and attend local recruitment activities in the form of agent exhibitions, university/high school open days, interview sessions, etc. This includes administration and organization for local recruitment activities and coordination of collateral requirements
  • Monitor, record and report on success of advertising, school career days, education exhibitions and other promotional events.
  • Advise and assist international applicants and other stakeholders on University admission rules, procedures and standards regarding international admissions including options for alternative pathways.
  • Liaise and collaborate with university partners, such as pathway colleges, English language training providers and branch campuses to follow up on student applications.
  • Report on competitor activity, industry best practice and identify opportunities to remain competitive in the market. This includes changes to academic systems which will inform decisions for benchmarking of academic entry requirements and assessment of potential agents to appoint.
  • Assist Regional Recruitment Manager to develop and execute enquiry and offer conversion activities in the country which may include engagement with internal stakeholders.
  • Report on international student conversion rates within territory and provide analysis as required for strategic planning
  • Engage with various recruitment channels in the country (e.g.: agents, career counselors, industry bodies).
  • Engage with agency network at a counselor level. This includes conducting student interviews, post application follow up and regular counselor training on product offerings, university admission rules, procedures and standards including options for alternative pathways and other relevant policies.
  • Report on student visa processing times and criteria to assist with regular update of compliance and SSVF documents (eg: GTE forms, Wiki, etc)
  • Organize appointments for visiting Faculty members at the request of the Regional Recruitment Manager
  • Ensure the integrity of all information systems, including accurate and concise data for individual students.
  • Provide timely reports and market intelligence (including agent performance) to Regional Recruitment Manager
  • As a member of the University community, demonstrate the highest possible standards of professional and personal conduct, modeling the Values and Signature Behaviors.
  • Undertake other activities which the incumbent might reasonably be expected to do, and which are consistent with the accountabilities and responsibilities as listed above.

Work Requirements

  • 40 hour work week
  • Frequent travel through Africa
  • Possible additional travel may be required
  • Will be required to work on weekends during recruitment period

Capabilities & Behaviours

It is a requirement that staff in leadership roles exhibit and model capabilities and behaviors consistent with the university Leadership Framework these include;

Managing Self

  • Understanding self & others
  • Modeling University Values
  • Managing time and wellbeing
  • Building working relationships

Leading Others

  • Facilitating participative decision making
  • Dealing with conflict

Leading Strategically

  • Thinking strategically & having vision
  • Setting goals & objectives
  • Thinking analytically to solve problems

Managing Operations

  • Managing University resources
  • Continuous quality improvement
  • Delivery of recruitment project

Managing Self

  • Understanding self & others
  • Modeling University Values
  • Managing time and wellbeing
  • Building working relationships

Key Requirements for Prospective Applicants

  • Experience working in similar industry two years
  • University degree in a related field from a recognized University

Job Particulars

  • Full time (Kenyan National)
  • 6 month probation
  • Attractive salary and incentives
  • Single Medical insurance policy provided
  • April start date – 2 year contract term
  • Management position

How to Apply:

Qualified and interested applicants to send their application and detailed CV, indicating current and expected remuneration to, explicitly indicating the position in the email subject line, by 5th March 2020.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Updated: February 29, 2020 — 4:24 am