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Recruitment Assistant

Vacancy #:   4097
Unit:   Asia - Regional Human Resources Unit
Organization:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Lao PDR Country Office, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic
Reporting to:   Regional Human Resources Officer, Asia
Work percentage:   50%
Grade:   A3
Expected start date:   17 June 2019
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (6 months)
Closing date:   14 June 2019
Our goal is to deliver proactive and competent Human Resources supported by and through guidelines and procedures that enable IUCN Asia with all its diversity to reach its desired objectives.
Under the supervision of the Regional Human Resources Officer, Asia, the Recruitment Associate’s key functions is to ensure efficient administrative support to the Regional Human Resources Officer, Asia in all areas of Recruitment for WMPA Lao PDR.

Specific Duties:
•Prepare and coordinate recruitment activities for WMPA project;
•Provide assistance in advertising available positions through various channels, both online and offline (newspapers, job boards, etc.)
•Contact all shortlisted candidates to ascertain motivation, interest, suitability and availability for the relevant assignment;
•Ensure that all procedures pertaining to selection of candidates are complied with;
•Check qualifications and references received from submitted candidates ensuring that quality of candidates meet established standards of competence and integrity;
•Assist in organizing screening activities and interviews, as well as associated logistical arrangements
•Inform candidates on their non-selection as applicable;
•Maintain records of selection steps and assessments of candidates and support the preparation of statistical reports as required;
•Keep internal and external parties updated on status of identification/submissions and liase with candidates
•Perform other duties as may be assigned

•Ability to summarize and assess experience, skills and formal qualifications of prospective candidates vis-à-vis position requirements.
•Ability to interpret and understand Terms of Reference (ToR) and to undertake the successful matching of ToRs with prospective candidates
•Solid computer skills at the user level, in particular proficiency in Internet research/navigation and Microsoft Office suite.
•Familiarity with the use of database management systems, in particular as applied to recruitment processes.
•Ability to carry out a large volume of procedural duties accurately, and often under pressure.
•Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
•Strong communication, written and oral, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
•Ability to work with, and respect confidential information.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field of study to undertake the role

• 3 years of relevant work experience in recruitment and talent management

• Excellent command of both oral and written English; and fluency in Lao PDR local language

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.

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IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.

Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,300 Member organisations and some 10,000 experts. It is a leading provider of conservation data, assessments and analysis. Its broad membership enables IUCN to fill the role of incubator and trusted repository of best practices, tools and international standards.

IUCN provides a neutral space in which diverse stakeholders including governments, NGOs, scientists, businesses, local communities, indigenous peoples organisations and others can work together to forge and implement solutions to environmental challenges and achieve sustainable development.

Working with many partners and supporters, IUCN implements a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects worldwide. Combining the latest science with the traditional knowledge of local communities, these projects work to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems and improve people’s well-being.