Recruiting Specialist

Site Childfund

About ChildFund

ChildFund is a child-focused international development organization that works in 23 countries to connect children with the people, resources and institutions they need to grow up healthy, educated, skilled and safe, no matter where they are.

ChildFund’s Values

ChildFund is creating a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible environment where everyone is welcomed and celebrated equally. In our culture of connection, you will have ample opportunity to grow, learn, and lead while contributing your talents and innovations to our inspiring mission.

ChildFund’s Commitment

ChildFund International has a zero-tolerance policy regarding sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment (SEAH) and all other forms of harm by its staff, partners, and other representatives in the delivery of its mission and services for children. ChildFund is committed to creating a safe environment in the workplace as well as in the communities where it delivers programs and services. ChildFund expects every staff member, partner, and representative to adhere to this commitment and to ensure all organizational policies and standards are followed. This position is subject to a range of vetting checks, including a criminal records check and/or disclosure to ensure program participants are safeguarded.

About This Role

The Recruiting Specialist is responsible for completing full-cycle recruitment, based on organization policies and best practices, for positions based in designated ChildFund country offices in our Africa region. The Recruiting Specialist is part of a global Recruiting and Talent Management team in the Global Human Resources department.
This is a full-time, remote position located in one of the following ChildFund countries of operation: Guinea, Senegal, Sierra Leone, or The Gambia. To be considered, candidates must have current residence AND work authorization in one of these locations and be bilingual in English and French.

Required Experience and Education

  • University degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least 2 years of human resources experience.
  • At least 4 years of experience in a multi-cultural, international organization.
  • Previous full-cycle recruiting experience in a corporate or NGO setting is strongly preferred.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct full-cycle recruiting activities for assigned positions, including: leading intakes; developing recruiting strategies; proactive sourcing; shortlisting; screening interviews; interview scheduling, support, and coordination; offer development and negotiation; reference checks; and pre-boarding.
  • Adhere to organization policies and procedures and industry best practices.
  • Work collaboratively with hiring managers and hiring teams to prepare for interviews; facilitate excellent, compliant experiences for hiring teams that reflect ChildFund’s values.
  • Provide an engaging, responsive, and positive experience for candidates and actively contribute to the development of talent pipelines for designated locations and recurring roles.
  • Proactively and conscientiously maintain applicant, interview, and offer records and contribute to accurate recruiting metrics.
  • Assist in enhancing the knowledge and capacity of Global Human Resources colleagues, hiring managers, and interview teams about ChildFund recruitment practices and industry best practices.
  • Communicate with Global HR Shared Services, business partners, and managers to encourage compliance with processes related to the Human Capital Management System, WeConnect.
  • Collaborate with country office colleagues related to job advertising, onboarding, and partnerships with external vendors.
  • Support Global HR projects and initiatives and participate in opportunities to learn about ChildFund’s operations and develop new professional skills.
  • Remain alert and responsive to any safeguarding risks; acquire relevant knowledge and skills to enable you to understand the safeguarding policy and procedures; promote strong safeguarding practices; perform your duty and responsibility to safeguard, report violations, and promote appropriate behavior; and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the organization’s policies and values.

Required Competencies

  • ChildFund’s Core Competencies
  • Teamwork: the ability to work effectively and collaborate with others; values and respects individual differences.
  • Communication: demonstrates empathy and tact when communicating with others and uses a storytelling approach when appropriate.
  • Results orientation: gets things done; takes proactive steps to achieve organizational goals and quality standards.
  • Decision making: uses good judgement, critical thinking, and non-traditional ways to evaluate problems and opportunities; reflects and innovates to improve decisions and outcomes.
  • Resilience: thrives and grows in rapidly changing, demanding, and complex environments.
  • Digital literacy: adopts and champions new technology to relevant contexts, stays aware of technological trends and embraces technological solutions to business challenges.

Other Required Competencies

  • The ability to speak, read, and write fluently in English and French.
  • Proficiency with applicant tracking system(s) (e.g., Workday, iCIMS, SilkRoad, Greenhouse, Lever).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Sharepoint, Teams, and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a technology-enabled, global environment; strong organization and prioritization skills when working remotely/across borders and time zones.
  • Outstanding customer service orientation and proactive, responsible approach to internal and external communication.
  • The ability to build relationships internally and externally, with sensitivity to cultural differences.
  • Demonstrated good judgment and impeccable confidentiality and compliance mindset.
  • Flexibility to changing conditions and expectations with a willingness to learn and adapt.

Other Criteria

  • The ability to travel internationally up to 10%.
  • The ability to work effectively in a remote setting—must have reliable internet connectivity and a quiet, private workspace.
  • Current work authorization and residence in Guinea, Senegal, Sierra Leone, or The Gambia.


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