CI Senior Contract Recruiter Jobs in South Africa

CI Senior Contract Recruiter Jobs in South Africa

Project Description/Terms of Reference

  • Conservation International is seeking a short-term consultant for the role of Senior Contract Recruiter. The Senior Contract Recruiter will be responsible for managing the recruitment cycle for Conservation International’s (CI) Africa portfolio. They will review application and conduct proactive sourcing for at least 30 positions on CI’s new Green Climate Fund Botswana country program and regional programs in Africa. This is a consulting role focused on recruiting local nationals in Botswana, Madagascar and Kenya.

    Objectives, Deliverables & Key Tasks

  • Conduct sourcing of passive candidates for key roles in the Africa portfolio through social media channels and creative networking (referrals, internet mining etc.).

  • Define recruitment sourcing strategy for each role based on labor market or geographic focus.

  • Review applications and assess candidate qualifications against criteria.

  • Conduct interviews, prepare notes, and make recommendations to hiring managers on candidate shortlist.

  • Schedule panel interviews and organize feedback from interviewers.

  • Provide regular reports to hiring managers and CIPO supervisors on a timely basis regarding status relating to all positions; including outreach and response for each position as needed.

  • Ensure that candidates are within salary ranges for specific positions and markets and that they understand the compensation package during the interview process.

  • Facilitate the transition of all communication and documentation to the Africa HR Business Partner for onboarding and orientation purposes.


  • 5 years of experience in talent acquisition /recruitment. Experience
    in the international development industry or conservation preferred. Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, economics or social sciences preferred.

  • Experience conducting searches on recruitment databases, social media, and relevant industry websites to proactively identify talent required. High degree of resourcefulness in identifying candidates for niche skills.

  • Strong interviewing skills and ability to provide insightful, nuanced verbal and written feedback on candidate suitability.

  • Understanding of compliance requirements and best practices for recruitment and hiring.

  • Outstanding communication (verbal and written), presentation, and diplomacy skills.

  • Ability to handle sensitive, confidential information professionally and discreetly.

  • Experience working with an applicant tracking system (ATS) or customer relationship management software required.

  • Fluent English language skills required. French proficiency a plus.

    How to apply

  • With a cover letter or table, candidates are required to demonstrate how they meet the above-mentioned criteria. Please submit your CV and hourly consulting rate along with this information to

  • Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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