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Job title:   

Recruitment Specialist 

Work Location:

Kono- Cross Site


Human Resources 

Reports to: 

Human Resources Director

Line Management 


Organisation Profile 

Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. Our delivered services in the field are based in our partnership with the Governments and Ministries of Health and the support to education, training and mentorship to Health care workers and students is one of our pillars for the Health care system strengthening.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world. 

Our Work In Sierra Leone:

Partners In Health (PIH) began supporting the government of Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola epidemic in October 2014. Recognizing the large need for continued investments in the health system after Ebola, PIH is committed to long-term health system strengthening in support of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), guided by the same principles as our emergency response and our work around the world: public sector accompaniment, integrated and comprehensive services, social justice, nimbleness and flexibility, partnership, community ownership, and evidence-based interventions. In the aftermath of the epidemic, PIH is committed to supporting the delivery of comprehensive health services in Sierra Leone, from the community level to the health centre and to referral hospitals.

Position Overview

The Recruitment Specialist will work collaboratively with HR Director, handling of recruitment for national positions for both clinical and non-clinical new hires.  The successful candidate takes a more hands-on role in assessing and reviewing candidate resumes and credentials in line with established job requirement with hiring manager. Work collaboratively with hiring managers to ensure recruitment guidelines are followed in line with job specification. The recruitment specialist is part of the HR team and serves as the first point of contact for all local recruitment and administrative support within the HR Department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with the HR Director & HR Manager to review and finalize all recruitment guidelines, processes, and tools to develop a unified set of practices for each type of recruitment, focused on reducing the burden on the hiring manager and adhering the global best practices in recruitment 

  • Develop training content and lead roll-out to all managers related to revised hiring practices, tools, and processes under the guidance of the HR Director 

  • Fully implement recruitment process including job posting for positions, phone contacting, interview schedules, reference checks, criminal records check, screening of qualifications, coordinate new hires onboarding and communicate regular update with hiring managers on status of recruitment for each position.

  • Work with the HR Director on monitoring to improve recruitment policies and procedures following full recruitment cycle 

  • In collaboration with HR Director, prepare recruitment dashboard for each position following all inbuilt steps to final candidate selection and produce final report for every successful recruitment on metrics established during process

  • Keep track and file all recruitment documentation up to date. 

  • Work with hiring managers completing recruitment request form and ensure that completed recruitment forms are submitted with up to date Job descriptions 

  • Lead initial screening of all positions based on criteria established with hiring manager during recruitment request process and provide curated CV’s to hiring managers for second screen 

  • Manage communication with all prospective candidates, even those unsuccessful, to ensure they have a position recruitment experience and communication flow is managed effective

  • Draft offer letters for HR Director approval.

  • Collaborate with global colleagues to identify opportunities to reduce bias in recruitment practices and implement proactive solutions to ensure equitable hiring practices are continually implemented 

  • Provide reports to the Senior Management Team via the HR Director and HR Manager on key performance indicators related to recruitment practices on a quarterly basis 

  • Coordinate with HR team on onboarding planning for new hires 

  • Ensure recruitment processes follow PIH diversity goals by working with others to ensure that the recruiting methods used ensure a diverse applicant pool for all positions


Education and Work Experience Requirements: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong discretion and ability to communicate difficult information sensitively and thoughtfully 

  • Experience leading recruitment processes at high caliber organization, including experience with screening and interviewing candidates directly and ideally in an organization that recruits for clinical roles 

  • Possesses interviewing skills for both clinical and non-clinical roles within a health service delivery setting

  • Excellent computer skills of Microsoft Office Suite

  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service

  • Proactive and self-starter with an ability to suggest new ideas and processes improvements without prompting

  • Ability to translate ideas into action and move conceptual ideas into concrete implementation 

  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices

  • Bsc in Human Resources Management / Organisational development / Psychology or Business Administration or at least 5-7 years of commensurate experience 

  • Attention to details 

Safe Guarding

At Partners In Health, we are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work- including our patients, families and community members – as well as our staff are treated with dignity and respect and protected from sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment. A range of pre-employment checks will be 

undertaken in conformity with Partner In Health’s PSEAH policy. Partner In Health will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.  By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures

Method of Application

Application with detailed curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages) including names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) referees, by email to:  pihslrecruitment@pih.orgnot later than 12:00pm GMT (Midnight) on 1 November, 2021. Application for PIH-SL-0019- Recruitment Specialist

PIH is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate applicants on the basis of sex, religion, tribe, or region. Female applicants are encouraged to apply and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.