Resourcing Specialist PB6 - Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) Abuja

Published date: 12/18/2017
  • Location: Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria


Sub Saharan Africa






Human Resources

Job Category


Pay Band

Locally appointed Grade G

Vacancy Description

Pay band: 6/G; Location: Abuja, Nigeria; Contract type: Indefinite term; Requirements: Existing rights to live & work in Nigeria;/ Country – appointed terms & conditions; Closing date and time: 30th December 2017 (23:59 UK Time)

About the Job:
The Resourcing Specialist will provide strong, proactive administrative support, an efficient end to end best practice recruitment process will be delivered to our stakeholders internally and externally (customers, candidates, suppliers), resulting in recruitment campaigns being delivered well and to time.

Role Purpose:
The post holder is expected to work within the SSA Regional Resourcing Team, s/he will actively contribute to the provision of professional recruitment services ensuring the right people are in the right posts at the right time. This role will support the delivery of resourcing targets, supporting and coaching line managers in conjunction with HR colleagues in the Region.

The opportunity:
Resourcing Specialist is pivotal in ensuring resourcing services in SSA are consistent with global CoE strategies, guiding principles, policies, procedures, processes. This role will partner with the strategic business units (SBU) is critical to ensure the resourcing services are delivered to high standards of excellence. The role is expected to contribute to the successful operations of the recruitment hub as well as providing vital support to all teams.

Main Accountabilities:

Resourcing Service delivery; The post holder will partner with internal clients to understand specific resourcing requirements which inform approach and recruitment plan. Working within agreed SLAs in line with the Fit-for-Purpose Resourcing solution, relationships within the recruitment cycle are managed to ensure positive experiences and beneficial outcomes for all stakeholders. This will include:
•Creating consistently good adverts that reflect the content of the role whilst accurately representing the British Council’s employer brand and adhering to the organization’s Diversity commitments.
•Maintaining current knowledge of internal and external recruitment practices in terms of trends, technological developments, legislative changes, process change in order to contribute to innovations within the team
•Modelling and embedding a culture of service excellence for results which translate into measurable indices for value for money (VFM)
•managing activity for all roles through the applicant tracking system (ATS), advising and participating in selection activities
•Contributing to the review and development of recruitment services and standards based on prevailing market conditions and practices.

Candidate and Client (internal) Management
•Working closely with hiring managers to go through various stages of the process to ensure there’s a shared ownership of the results achieved
•Keeping up to date on new trends in attraction including social media sourcing strategies to proactively build a pool of passive candidates for various business units in line with strategic plans
•Managing candidate feedback internally and externally, deploying suitable candidates to talent pools and maintaining communication through all stages of the recruitment cycle
•Ensuring timely and accurate creation of offer paperwork (including leading on package negotiation) and relevant checks occur (DBS, ID checks, child protection checks, etc.)
•Positioning the resourcing function to effectively engage internal and external pools on opportunities through effective channels of communication.

Performance and Metrics
•Review weekly recruitment compliance metrics to improve regional performance, monitor trends and generate management information on all recruitment campaign activity
•Implement & maintain Pre-appointment Screening processes in line with global policy and local legal requirements
•Ensure all regional resourcing activities are compliant with British Council values, policies and risk management frameworks. Integrating diversity strategy, policies and principles into all recruitment activities to achieve fair and consistent selection outcomes at all times.
•Support the development of an employee value proposition (EVP) – which is understood by candidates, hiring managers, channels and suppliers
•Brief, train, coach and mentor Cluster HRM’s / hiring managers in current and new resourcing systems, policy,processes and procedures.
•Continuously review and improve resourcing strategies options, tools and technology, for candidate sourcing, testing, selection and assessment in line with external best practice. Quarterly review of induction toolkit and analysis of feedback for effective on-boarding across SSA
•Proactively mainstream the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) principles through the entire recruitment life cycle including practice and candidate experience
If you would like to see full details and understand more about this post then please see the documents below:
Resourcing Specialist - Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).pdf
BC Behaviour.pdf
BC Core Skills.pdf

Further details:
If you are interested in the post and confident that you possess the skills and experience for the role, then we would really like to hear from you. Please apply by 30th December 2017 (23:59 UK Time)

Our Equality Commitment:
Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies, and human resource as a function is absolutely committed to this.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.

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