Key facts:

Start date: ASAP

Location: Remote

Timezone: Ideally available during standard CET business hours, from Monday to Friday

Hours and status: Fulltime, 1 year

Deadline for application: 11:59pm CET on 29 May 2022

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The New Humanitarian is an independent, non-profit newsroom that believes in journalism as a force for good. We produce fact-based journalism from the heart of conflicts and disasters to build an understanding of how to improve the lives of the millions of people affected by humanitarian crises around the world.

This year we have already started making important strides toward the five strategic priorities of our new 5-year strategy to become a transformative newsroom. Our strategy sets out our commitments to decolonise our journalism, centre impact in our work, strengthen our newsroom, build a more sustainable business model, and nurture an organisational culture of excitement, innovation, and well-being.

Our small and growing organisation consists of a diverse and dispersed team, who work from home bases around the world to produce original on-the-ground reporting and policy analysis focused on two areas that no other news organisations cover consistently: forgotten crises, and accountability and innovation within the humanitarian sector, all while paying particular attention to imbuing stories with a diversity of voices, among those in need and those responding, and in particular those of women and local communities.

To continue to do this important work we need to find and hire the very best diverse talent to drive our organisation forward.

About the role

We are seeking a Recruitment Coordinator to play a key role in our Operations Team, reporting to the Head of People and Culture, and partnering closely with our hiring managers, and third-party agencies to support us in delivering exceptional candidate and client experience as we work to strengthen and diversify our newsroom.

Our Recruitment Coordinator will be responsible for sourcing, screening, and onboarding the best talent across our globally dispersed teams, with a special attention to building our growing editorial team.

The Recruitment Coordinator proactively delivers end-to-end recruitment campaigns and supports the Head of People and Culture as an expert in providing advice and guidance to the organisation in all aspects of talent sourcing and recruitment.

TNH is evolving quickly as an organisation. The successful candidate should feel exhilarated by working in a fast-paced and changing environment and excited to help build our recruitment processes and systems. Experience procuring and/or implementing new recruitment technology (such as an ATS) is highly desirable.

As part of our ongoing efforts to decolonise our journalism, we’re proactively encouraging applications from candidates who represent the diverse communities our journalism serves, especially those who:

  • have lived experience of humanitarian crises
  • are a person of colour originating from and living in Africa, Asia, Central / South America, or the Middle East
  • are an immigrant, Indigenous, and/or bring language diversity to the team (particularly languages that are spoken in the locations from which we report)
  • are deeply rooted in or connected to the regions we cover, through family ties or by committing to living their lives there

Main responsibilities

  • Partnering with hiring managers to agree recruitment plans
  • Maintaining a close understanding of recruitment requirements and challenges for the organisation
  • Direct sourcing of candidates via job boards, networking, utilisation of talent pools
  • Screening and supporting candidates through the process to maintain a high standard of candidate experience
  • Enhancing end-to-end candidate and management recruitment experience
  • Undertaking behavioural/psychometric testing & analysis
  • Identifying and addressing areas for process, technology, marketing and system efficiency/improvement
  • Supporting the Head of People and Culture and wider Operations Team in research and implementation of an ATS
  • Supporting the onboarding of candidates to employees
  • Assisting as needed with recruitment administration tasks
  • Creating and maintaining centralised recruitment materials and templates such as job descriptions, competencies, assessment materials; saving, formatting, and updating records where required and undertaking full review and edits where necessary

Profile requirements

  • Demonstrable experience as an in-house or agency recruiter managing end-to-end recruitments for multiple roles at once, ideally internationally
  • Experience working within a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Exceptional organisational and detail-oriented skills with a track record of managing multiple projects simultaneously. Demonstrated ability to prioritise, meet deadlines, make decisions, and change course of action quickly
  • Exceptional professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong initiative. Self-driven and able to deliver results with minimal supervision
  • Proficient knowledge in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Adobe; knowledge of recruitment systems (both how to recruit without them and how to adopt them) is a plus

Priority given to candidates with:

  • Experience sourcing hard-to-find talent
  • Experience in the media sector

How to Apply

Please send a CV, a cover letter explaining your interest in the role, and a note answering the below question to: [email protected] with the subject line Recruitment Coordinator.

“What, in your opinion, is essential in order for recruiters and hiring managers to work seamlessly together?”

If you do not meet the criteria above but feel you would make a great addition to our team for other reasons, please do not hesitate to apply.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates may be contacted.

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