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Senior Officer - Talent Acquisition-Senior Officer

Patancheru | Hyderabad

  • Organization: ICRISAT - The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
  • Location: Patancheru | Hyderabad
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: Closed

Key skills


Talent Acquisition

sourcing techniques

CXO Hiring Exp

Head Hunting

Executive Search

Additional/Preferred Skills

MS Excel


Preferred Qualifications




Senior Officer ? Talent Acquisition

ICRISAT seeks applications for the position of Senior Officer ?  Talent Acquisition. This position will be responsible for thorough execution of ICRISAT?s recruiting process for assigned searches, and requires an eye for detail, a passion for finding top talent, and an ability to multi-task in a fast paced multi cultural environment. The incumbent will report to the Manager ? Human Resources. This position will be based at ICRISAT?s Headquarters in Patancheru, Hyderabad, India.

ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia, Africa and beyond with a wide array of partners worldwide. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture.

ICRISAT is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and eight country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT envisions a prosperous, food-secure and resilient dryland tropics. Its mission is to reduce poverty, hunger, malnutrition and environmental degradation in semi-arid areas. ICRISAT conducts research on its mandate crops of chickpea, pigeonpea, groundnut, sorghum, pearl millet and finger millet in the arid and semi-arid tropics, with a agricultural systems approach. The Institute focuses its work on the drylands and in protecting the environment. Tropical dryland areas are usually seen as resource-poor and perennially beset by shocks such as drought, thereby trapping dryland communities in poverty and hunger and making them dependent on external aid. Please visit ?


  • Anchor a robust & seamless recruitment process. This includes finalizing job descriptions in consultation with hiring managers, advising appropriate levels based on the competencies required for the role

  • Evaluate various sourcing channels and implement appropriate best practices

  • Recommend system and process improvements to ensure streamlined, cost effective and high quality hiring practices

  • Develop and execute social media communication strategy for different job profiles and functions in the organization

  • Report and Monitor the recruitment process through effective information systems and dashboards

  • Proactively develop and maintain a strong data base of discipline wise potential candidates

  • Build a strong network of consultants / media partners who will help in identifying the talent pool as per institute?s requirement


  • Well versed with talent profiling techniques for hiring

  • Good communications and presentation skills

  • Strong knowledge of recruitment tools

  • Competency based interviewing Skills

  • Proven skills and knowledge in hiring through various social media and online forums

  • Should be a good team player and adaptable to working in multicultural team


  • MBA or PG Degree in Human Resource Management with minimum of 7 years of relevant experience

  • Proven experience as a Recruitment Specialist, Recruiter or similar role

  • Experience in recruiting for positions in developing countries and/or in the INGO or similar industry will be preferred


This position is on contract initially for a period of three years (36 months) renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the institute's continuing need for the position.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 07 April 2024, with a letter of motivation, latest Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

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