Talent Acquisition Manager

  • Contract
  • Africa Region
  • September 30, 2022

Website THE NATURE CONSERVANCY

Who We Are:
The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube  or on Glassdoor.

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”

Since establishing the Africa Program in 2007, The Nature Conservancy’s vision in Africa is to work towards fostering a sustainable future for people and nature, partnering with indigenous communities across 55 million acres on the continent. Our efforts are firmly rooted in people, leveraging scientific and technical expertise as we collaborate with governments and organizations to conserve and enhance Africa’s shared resources in the 9 countries we operate.

TNC’s work in Africa transcends three key pillars: securing ownership rights to lands and resources for indigenous people, strengthening leadership and resource management and helping communities value nature through a holistic appreciation of its benefits while increasing revenue streams for conservation efforts and socio-economic development. Together with our partners, we are witnessing critical milestones in integrated land and fisheries management, ocean and source water protection, energy development and sustainable food production, working together and strengthening our resolve in tackling global challenges such as climate change, habitat and biodiversity loss that stands to adversely impact the nearly 1.4 billion people that share Africa. In South Africa TNC works with government, private sector, NGOs, and community stakeholders to restore priority catchments and conserve important landscapes.

What We Can Achieve Together:
The Talent Acquisition manager will report to the Human Resource Business Partner (HRBP), Africa and will be a team-oriented individual with excellent organizational skills. S/he will be responsible for consulting with hiring managers to understand their recruitment needs, develop sourcing strategies to leverage diverse high caliber candidates, screen candidates to assess their qualifications through a combination of behavioral and competency-based interviewing, monitor requisition status to ensure an efficient recruitment process.

In collaboration with the HRBP- Africa, the Talent Acquisition Manager will shape the Africa Business Unit recruitment strategy, bring forth ideas to help create new processes for the entire employee life cycle for our growing organization. This role will collaborate with the DEI Council and work to create pipelines and creative ways to attract diverse talent.

The position will be based at the any of the TNC office locations within Africa.

We’re Looking for You:

The Talent Acquisition manager will serve as the HR expert to design, develop and execute a talent acquisition strategy for the Africa Program

Specific Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Establish a strong rapport with hiring managers in the Africa BU to understand their strategic staffing needs, priorities, constraints, and fill vacancies in a timely manner.
  • Participate in strategy sessions and apply knowledge gained to all aspects of the recruitment efforts and review solicitations and workforce strategies for staffing needs.
  • Proactively build TNC’s talent pipeline and network of potential candidates by identifying, screening, interviewing and assessing candidates for future program implementation
  • Identify, engage and secure top talented candidates (both passive and active) using different sourcing strategies that are successful in attracting viable candidates for highly technical project/program implementation
  • Collaborate with hiring managers to understand hiring needs and team dynamics while building out recruiting strategies and streamlining the hiring process.
  • Act as a regional advisor in hiring processes, sourcing, global mobility, relocation and job description writing, etc.
  • Conduct thorough candidate prescreening interviews and recommend highly qualified and diverse candidates who meet the requirements for the role. Attend interview panels and serve as a HR technical expert.
  • Assist with development and implementation of Internship Program as a recruitment strategy for the BU
  • Lead recruitment for interns.
  • Continually assess the effectiveness of the recruitment & onboarding processes, research best practices, obtain feedback from new hires and hiring managers, and utilize data to refine and improve the processes over time.
  • Lead updates to and development of overall talent acquisition team processes, procedures, rapid-hire protocols and systems including the applicant tracking system for day-to-day candidate management and database.
  • Develop easy to use recruitment templates and forms (CV templates, reference check forms, common email templates, How-Tos, recruitment manuals, etc.). Evaluate and improve recruitment and related processes.
  • The duties of the job require regular attendance at least 5 days/week. The employee must be available to work outside normal office hours or on the weekends as required.
  • Ability to travel 20% of the time

What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 7years of related work experience.
  • Strong sourcing skills are required.
  • Experience managing recruitment of a diverse talent requirement.
  • Experience working with an applicant tracking system software is required.
  • A successful track record of rapid hiring and recruiting at a fast-growing organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a self-directed, results-oriented environment at a fast pace;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, organize large volume of work, perform independently; proven organizational skills, with the ability to undertake multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
  • Possess a solid understanding and a strong experience sourcing with online networking tools such as Devex, ReliefWeb, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google search, Twitter and ability to identify and access new professional networks in international markets required.
  • Exhibit excellent organizational skills, responding to internal clients and candidates in a timely and professional manner.
  • Strategic thinker with ability to support and refine an end-to-end recruiting, interviewing and hiring process.
  • Proven ability to create diverse pipelines of talent sourcing for difficult to fill roles.

What We Bring:

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughout the world!

The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including: health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.

We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!

This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this job.

Our Competencies:
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to [email protected] with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

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