Manager, Talent Acquisition

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Vacancy No VN1992 Job Title Manager, Talent Acquisition Location Geneva Purpose of Position Partner with hiring managers and the HR team to identify and attract future Gavi talent for early career and confirmed professional roles, as well as building internal and external talent pipelines, ensuring alignment with staffing needs, mission and values. Team Human Resources Reporting to Head, Talent Management and People Partnering Career Step Level 3Job DescriptionGavi, the Vaccine Alliance is a public-private partnership committed to saving children’s lives and protecting people’s health by increasing equitable use of vaccines in lower-income countries. The Vaccine Alliance brings together implementing country and donor governments, the World Health Organisation, UNICEF, the World Bank, the vaccine industry, technical agencies, civil society, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other private sector partners. Gavi uses innovative finance mechanisms, including co-financing by recipient countries, to secure sustainable funding and adequate supply of quality vaccines. Since 2000, Gavi has contributed to the immunisation of more than 1 billion children and the prevention of more than 17.2 million future deaths.THE ROLEPlease note this is a temporary role (1 year).We are seeking for a Manager, Talent Acquisition to attract, source and select the future Gavi talent for early career and confirmed professional roles. The person is expected to develop an internal and external pipeline of talent for future roles. The Manager, Talent Acquisition will work closely with hiring managers and the HR team to identify and attract talent ensuring alignment with Gavi’s mission and values. Your role involves being a brand ambassador, a trusted internal consultant on recruitment and selection, and an active participant in talent management initiatives.Main Duties/ResponsibilitiesTalent Acquisition and AdvisoryOwn the full recruitment cycle for early career to confirmed professional roles, aligning talent acquisition strategies with team and departmental goals. Guide hiring managers on selection methods and interview questions, ensuring recruitment processes are effective, and align with role requirements and organisational objectives. Business and Position Context UnderstandingAbility to quickly grasp business needs and specific job contexts. Offer relevant advice to hiring managers, ensuring a perfect alignment between talent acquisition process and business requirements.Consistency and Insightful ChallengeEnsure consistent and equitable application of selection tools and processes across all candidates. Challenge assumptions and provide insights to identify the best fit for the role and the organisation, enhancing the overall quality of recruitment.Workforce Planning and Market Trend AnalysisParticipate in workforce planning activities in collaboration with HR BPs and hiring managers. Understand future talent needs, identify skill gaps, and stay informed about market trends and best practices in talent acquisition.Continuous Improvement and Stakeholder EngagementContinuously seek to improve talent acquisition processes, incorporating innovative tools and techniques. Foster strong relationships with stakeholders, maintaining Gavi’s reputation as an employer of choice and ensuring a positive candidate experience.Data Management, Reporting, and Brand PromotionInput recruitment data accurately in the system, able to develop recruitment metrics, report and analyse them as needed to HR and hiring managers. Promote Gavi’s brand effectively in all recruitment activities and interactions with candidates, universities, specialised professional institutions.Work Experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in recruitment and talent acquisition, preferably in an international environment, familiarity with public health sector would be an asset; Experience in managing full recruitment cycles, including specialist and volume campaigns with focus on early careers to confirmed professional roles; Excellent knowledge with and use of the latest recruitment technologies, applicant tracking systems, and social media platforms for talent sourcing and employer branding as well as recruitment Management Systems and HR Management Systems; Experience in building and maintaining professional relationships, both internally and externally, creating talent pools and sourcing candidates; Preferred experience in defining early career recruitment campaigns via Social Media; Preferred experience in analysing HR and recruitment data to identify trends, forecast needs, and measure the effectiveness of talent acquisition strategies; Good understanding of diversity and inclusion measures and their application in the recruitment process.
  • Talent Acquisition: efficiency in talent planning, including sourcing, screening, and selecting candidates, coupled with a good understanding of HR functions (HR Business Partners, DE&I, Talent Management); Business Understanding and Consultative Skills: ability to align talent acquisition with departmental needs, and provide consultative advice to hiring managers; Analytical and Project Management Abilities: Ability to analyse recruitment data to manage recruitments effectively, demonstrating organisational and planning skills. Efficiency oriented mindset and ability to optimise selection processes; Communication and Relationship-Building: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills for effective engagement with internal and external parties, relationship-building, and employer branding; Problem-Solving and solution orientation: Creative and critical thinking skills for problem-solving, with a flexible and pragmatic approach to challenges in recruitment; Multicultural Sensitivity: Good influencing skills, with a strong understanding and sensitivity to multicultural environments and inclusive practices.
  • Fluent English is required; Fluency in French is an asset.
Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences, Human Resources Management, Organisational Psychology or a related field; Complementary certifications in candidates’ assessment tools would be an asset.
  • HR Team; Gavi’s Management and Leadership; Gavi workforce; Prospective applicants; Suppliers and contractors.
Additional InformationIf you wish to apply, please provide a cover letter and resume through our Careers webpage and apply by clicking on “Manager, Talent Acquisition”. Deadline for applications is 8 January 2024.Please note that as a vaccine organisation and in order to provide duty of care towards its employees, Gavi is requiring its new employees to confirm that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition for pursuing employment with us. You can find out more by visiting this link .Become part of our community and join us on Facebook and Twitter for updates about our mission to save children’s lives! You can also follow our hashtag #vaccineswork In support of Gavi’s commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, we hire globally and welcome applications regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, national origin, family status, sex, gender identity or expression, physical characteristics, race, religion, spirituality or sexual orientation. Gavi has zero tolerance towards sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse as well as any form of discrimination or harassment. Everyone at Gavi is expected to conduct themselves with integrity and respect towards each other. Gavi is committed to creating a work environment that is safe and professional, therefore all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference checks. Read more here .Gavi brings together the public and private sectors to save lives and protect people’s health by increasing equitable and sustainable use of vaccines against 18 infectious diseases. You will be joining an organisation at the centre of the international COVID-19 response, at the most critical time in global health in a lifetime. You will work in a culturally diverse environment with over 70 nationalities. You will collaborate with partners such as WHO, UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank – and from business, civil society and government. And you will work in the first global health organisation to receive equal gender salary certification. Your unique experience, skills and talents can help us achieve our vision of leaving no one behind without the life-saving power of vaccines.

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