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  • Posted: Nov 19, 2022
    Deadline: Nov 25, 2022
  • The Aga Khan University is a private, autonomous university that promotes human welfare through research, teaching and community service initiatives. Based on the principles of quality, access, impact and relevance, the University has campuses and programmes in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, the United Kingdom, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Its facilities include ...
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    Specialist, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources Department

    Job Summary

    The Talent Acquisition Specialist will be responsible for supporting the end-to-end recruitment and talent acquisition processes which includes but is not limited to; research and sourcing, resume review and screening, candidate assessing, organizing data and other general Human Resources duties, along with maintaining an effective talent pool of candidates. The incumbent will also be responsible for contributing to the candidate experience practices for the Aga Khan University that support the effective creation of a thriving talent pipeline, a continuous integration of talent into the organization, and that build on our brand as an employer of choice.


    • Support the Managers, Senior Managers and Global Director TA in implementing a sustainable talent acquisition strategy and hiring plans for the University
    • Contribute to the design of effective and efficient Talent Acquisition processes that meet the hiring needs of the University’s various entities, including evaluation of digital systems and automation opportunities
    • Actively engage and maintain relationships with internal and external customers and key stakeholders
    • Participate in briefing sessions with hiring departments and search committees
    • Draft and post vacancy announcements to internal and external audiences on relevant job boards
    • Receive and screen applications based on agreed selection criteria
    • Prepare candidate longlists for hiring manager’s approval
    • Where applicable, review longlists prepared by Associates
    • Conduct 1st level screening interviews and fill any information gaps from applications
    • Schedule and participate in panel interviews
    • Oversee briefing of candidates at every stage of the recruitment process
    • Carry out reference checks of successful candidates before contract issuance
    • Negotiate job offers with suitable candidates for hire, and complete preparation and issuance of their contracts in line with AKU’s policies and guidelines
    • Oversee issuance of regret letters to unsuccessful candidates
    • Help design and administer any pre and post interview assessments tools
    • Contribute to the designing, planning and execution of employer branding activities
    • Promote a continuous quality improvement culture and environment across talent acquisition team function


    • Hold a Bachelors degree, preferably in Human Resources or equivalent
    • A related Master’s degree is desirable
    • Have active membership with IHRM
    • Have at least 5 years’ experience in Human Resources Management with knowledge of recruitment practices, assessments and evaluations
    • Have hands on experience with posting jobs on social media and job boards
    • Have demonstrable experience in creating and sustaining productive relationships with internal and external candidates
    • Have hands on experience with HRIS, Applicant Tracking Systems, Sourcing and Recruitment Marketing tools
    • Have in-depth knowledge of the full cycle of recruiting and employer branding techniques

    Method of Application

    Application letter together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, should be sent to the Manager, Talent Acquisition, Aga Khan University, via the email: Please quote the position title on the email subject.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Applications should be submitted latest by November 25, 2022

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