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Talent Acquisition Assistant (GS-4)

The Hague (Netherlands)

  • Organization: OPCW - Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
  • Location: The Hague (Netherlands)
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2020-01-05

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About Us

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is the implementing body for the Chemical Weapons Convention, which entered into force on 29 April 1997. The OPCW, with its 193 Member States, oversees the global endeavor to permanently and verifiably eliminate chemical weapons.

The ultimate aim of the OPCW is to achieve our vision of a world free of chemical weapons in which chemistry is used for peace, progress, and prosperity, and to contribute to international security and stability, general and complete disarmament, and global economic development. Under the OPCW's oversight 96% of the chemical weapons stockpiles declared by possessor States have been verifably destroyed.

The OPCW was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013 for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons.

Our mission for a world free of chemical weapons makes people's lives better. Apply to be a part of our team to make the world a better place for all. 

General Information

  • Contract Type
    Fixed-term General Service
  • Grade

  • Net Salary
  • Closing Date


Job Summary

Do you have experience in providing high quality customer service and administrative support?

Are you motivated in sourcing and hiring the right employee? Do you thrive in a diverse and multi-cultural working environment? 

If yes, we would like to meet you!

Main Responsibilities

In this role, you will be responsible for helping to provide an amazing candidate journey and be the expert in end-to-end hiring processes, procedures and sourcing tools. As an integral partner in facilitating recruiting activities and building candidate relationships, the appointed candidate will be an organisational guru that will work effectively with internal/external clients and candidates. You will be challenged to find potential candidates by using different social media channels and building talent pipelines for future hiring needs. Being an open-minded and sociable person, you will have the ability to shift gears at a moment's notice and enjoy the encounters of helping to build a great organisation of talented individuals.

As a Talent Acquisition Assistant, your main responsibilities will include the following;

Recruitment and Selection (Administrative):

Administratively support the recruitment processes in assigned areas of responsibility in accordance with and following the applicable legal framework of the OPCW and its associated Administrative Directives and current practices, to ensure a professional and smooth recruitment process from beginning to end for candidates, post owners and staff, this includes but is not limited to: 

  • Maintain regular contact with post owners and confirm vacancies that need to be recruited to, as established by the HTA in the annual HRB recruitment plan set at the beginning of the year.

  • Provide current Job Descriptions (JD’s) or templates to the post owners to enable them to review these or to develop new JD’s for posts to be recruited to and ensure that all the criteria are met following established guidelines…


Under the direct supervision of the Head, Talent Acquisition, sourcing responsibilities will include using various channels to look for potential candidates, contacting passive candidates and building talent pipelines for future hiring needs; this includes but is not limited to:

  • Partnering with recruiters and post owners to formulate effective sourcing strategies based upon the overall OPCW Sourcing guidelines and strategy.

  • Liaise with the Public Affairs Branch on the publication of social media content for our sourcing efforts.

  • Under the direction of the HTA, source top talent using recruiting tools and job boards.

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Qualifications and Experience



High school diploma or equivalent diploma of higher secondary education

Knowledge and Experience


  • At least three years of related experience, with one year in the area of talent acquisition/recruitment;

  • Demonstrated experience in an administrative role;

  • Experience with major job boards, and recruiting tools such as LinkedIn Recruiter.

  • Hands-on experience with sourcing techniques (e.g. recruiting on social platforms and crafting Boolean search strings)

  • Demonstrated experience in a customer-servicing role.

Skills and Competencies

  • Flexibility and ability to work steadily with several ongoing tasks;

  • Tact, accuracy and discretion;  

  • Solid verbal and written communication skills; 

  • Proven customer-service orientation, with supportive communication style;

  • Focus on collaborative team work within a supportive environment;

  • Good interpersonal skills, and the proven ability to work harmoniously in a multi-cultural environment;

  • Computer literacy, including good working knowledge of Windows based word-processing, spreadsheets and databases as well as a working knowledge of an ERP or related HR systems.


Fluency in English is essential and a good working knowledge of one of the other official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is desirable.

Additional Information

Staff members in the General Services category are normally recruited and paid on a local basis.

This appointment is for the duration of two years, with a six-month probationary period, and is subject to the OPCW Staff Regulations and Interim Staff Rules.

The Director-General retains the discretion to not make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description. Several vacancies may be filled.

Only applications submitted before the closing date and through OPCW CandidateSpace will be considered. Only applicants under serious consideration for a post will be contacted.

Applications from qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged.

General Terms and Conditions

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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