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Living Goods

Living Goods

Living Goods

Living Goods is a social enterprise tackling poverty in East Africa and beyond. We empower "Avon-like" micro-entrepreneurs to deliver life-saving and life-changing products to the doorsteps of the...

Professional

Location:
Nairobi, Kenya

Posted:
25 Oct 2013

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Compensation details:

A highly competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance, vacation, and performance bonus.  The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for others.

Employer tags:
Industry:
Consumer Products
Development
Health
Social Enterprise
Esc Factor:
Entrepreneurial
Exotic
Social Impact
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Head of Talent Acquisition

Human capital detective who can sniff out superstar talent on a global scale to build fast-growing social enterprise in East Africa.

Nairobi, Kenya

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:

A highly competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance, vacation, and performance bonus.  The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for others.

Job Type:
Full-time
Escape Factors:
Exotic
Entrepreneurial
Exciting Brand
Social Impact
Function:
Recruitment
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We believe that the poor are not helpless victims; they are resilient entrepreneurs and value conscious consumers.  We equip networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who sell affordable high-impact products door-to-door.  These micro-franchisees leverage Living Goods’ brand, buying power and mobile marketing tools to deliver vital products such as solar lights, fortified foods, and simple treatments, to the people who need them most.  

By combining the best practices from the worlds of micro-enterprise, franchising and public health, Living Goods is creating a fully sustainable system to improve the health, wealth, and productivity of the world’s poor.  We seek nothing less than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in the developing world.

Living Goods has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Economist, Forbes and The Huffington Post. Check out these articles and more on our press page.


Our Culture

At Living Goods we think big but we operate small and nimble. At Living Goods you will have the chance to work with a team of changemakers to conceive and test innovative ideas every day. If you work well in a dynamic, highly collaborative culture, if you set high standards for yourself and your colleagues, if you know how to fail fast and learn fast, and if you meet challenges with calm determination and a sense of humor, you will fit right in. 



About the role

The Talent Acquisition Lead will head the charge to attract, recruit and develop top international talent for key positions based in Kenya, Uganda and the United States. For Living Goods to meet its goals, we need extraordinary individuals to join our small team that seeks nothing less than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in the developing world.

The ideal candidate will have a wide breadth of experience working with top leaders in the social enterprise sector and an eye to spot fresh talent. This person will play a hands-on role in recruiting and selecting outstanding applicants who have the right attributes to thrive in one of East Africa’s most exciting social enterprises.



Responsibilities

  • Lead Talent Acquisition for Living Goods worldwide.
  • Develop recruitment strategy.
  • Identify and source the best possible talent for current open roles within the organization.
  • Identify future talent needs and proactively develop corresponding connections and talent pool.
  • Manage the recruitment process and life cycle, including initial screening, assessments, assignments and interviews. Lead communication with candidates throughout the process.
  • Design and fine-tune selection matrix for choosing the optimum recruitment channels and sourcing. Research and maintain a cost-effective advertising process.
  • Coordinate and manage internal and out-sourced recruitment staff and consultants in Kenya, Uganda and the USA.
  • Consult and liaise with Living Goods Directors regarding their hiring needs and throughout the entire recruitment process.
  • Research, implement and manage technological systems and other best practices to support talent acquisition.
  • Position will be based in Nairobi, or possibly Kampala.



Qualifications

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least 5 years of exceptional experience and success working with a recruitment team or headhunting firms.
  • Robust professional experience leading recruitment efforts and coordinating with internal managers across multiple geographic areas and landscapes.
  • Experience working in international environment in emerging markets a plus.
  • Experience working with and implementing applicant tracking systems and on-line databases
  • Excellent interpersonal skills at all levels, with outstanding written and verbal communication.
  • A commitment to the vision and mission of Living Goods to create a sustainable system to improve the health, wealth and productivity of the world’s poor.
  • Willingness to travel within East Africa and possibly to the USA.
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