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Talent Sourcing Specialist

Cairo (Egypt)

  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Cairo (Egypt)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-25

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The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.


Assisting almost 100 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP’s greatest strength is its 18,000+ dedicated people working tirelessly around the world to reduce hunger, often under difficult conditions where security threats and risks to personal safety are considerable.


The TALENT SOURCING SPECIALIST will be based in our Regional Bureau Cairo, Egypt supporting 17 Country Offices in the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe & Central Asia region. They will develop, gain support for, and implement the strategies needed to identify, attract, and acquire the best talent to meet WFP’s Country Office needs.  The ideal candidate has a deep passion for workforce diversity; constantly thinks about how to introduce new methods and ideas for identifying and engaging top talent; and successfully enlists support from the various stakeholders for talent attraction, networking and workforce diversity engagement initiatives.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
  • Collaborate with HR colleagues and Hiring Managers to understand position objectives, determine candidate requirements and sourcing options.
  • Research availability of gender diverse talent pools for select roles to advise & consult with recruiters & hiring managers to develop a strategy to engage and attract such talent
  • Utilize multiple sourcing tools and advanced sourcing techniques to identify talent for open requisitions, such as online social networking, cold-calling, traditional networking, Boolean searches and referrals.
  • Proactively build underrepresented talent pools through active sourcing, recruiting events, sourcing campaigns, diaspora, diversity partnership opportunities
  • Improve gender diversity and drive improvements on talent attraction and recruitment approaches, especially to attract qualified female candidates (with special attention on diaspora) to hardship locations
  • Develop / Update macrolevel country specific Labour Market Reports and Presentations
  • Screen resumes and interview candidates
  • Reporting on impact of sourcing and support capability training/ transfer to colleagues in the field to create a ripple effect and truly create that capability across the region
  • Recommend (where needed) new sourcing tools or approaches through in-depth market research
  • Proactively stay informed of latest trends and developments in the area of talent sourcing and attraction to constantly support WFP to optimize and improve its practices


  • Advanced university degree in Human Resource Management, Public or Business Administration, Industrial Psychology or other relevant field.


  • Fluency (level C) in oral and written English language


  • Four or more years of postgraduate professional experience in the field of Talent Acquisition, of which at least 3 at international or regional level. Experience working as part of a multicultural and diverse team, and/or leading one.
  • Deep knowledge of the recruiting market and trends in the Middle East
  • Demonstrated success developing and deploying creative, effective candidate pipeline development methodologies and effective outreach strategies.
  • Structured and lead multiple talent projects simultaneously to successful completion.
  • Experience in sourcing and recruiting hard-to-find profiles.
  • Strong knowledge of Applicant Tracking Systems, technology, and sourcing tools.  Experience with SAP recruitment platforms is highly desirable.
  • Ability to leverage social media to connect with diverse communities to do Employer Branding and recruitment marketing
  • Sound theoretical understanding of HR concepts and principles with a broad knowledge of best practices, techniques and processes
  • Experience in psychometric and cognitive abilities assessment tools would be an added advantage
  • Experience in identifying senior level candidates highly desirable
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

This position is open for Egyptian nationals only or individuals holding a valid work and residency permit for Egypt. 

  • The Service Contract is issued for 12 months (renewable) 
  • Starting salary for this position is EGP 34,889/month
  • Monthly payment is complemented with contribution towards social security/pension
  • International Medical Insurance provided for contractor and dependents (spouse and children)
  • Attractive leave entitlements, incl. 30 annual leave days per 12 months

Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP. Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.


27 June 2020


Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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