Global Talent Acquisition Director

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 9 April 2021
  • Nigeria | Kenya | Mexico | Nepal | India | United States
  • Remote position
  • Closing on 9 May 2021
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Job Description

About Heifer International

In 1944, Heifer International’s founder, Dan West, began outlining a simple but groundbreaking plan to tackle hunger around the world. West, a farmer from the Midwest and Church of the Brethren member, had recently returned from feeding weary refugees during volunteer service in the Spanish Civil War.

He had seen firsthand that giving people food was a short-term solution, whereas providing them with animals offered a steady supply of nutritious food for an entire family.

His philosophy still inspires Heifer’s work today. Partnering with farmers across a range of different livestock and crops, we create unique solutions to local challenges.

Today, Heifer International has operations in 21 countries around the world, working alongside local farmers, business owners and their communities, as they mobilize and envision their futures. Together, we build inclusive, resilient economies, so communities can develop effective ways to end global hunger and poverty in a sustainable way.

To date, we have supported more than 36 million farming families across Africa, Asia and the Americas and in the past five years alone, we have worked alongside 2.7 million families to close the living income gap or set them on a path to doing so. Between now and 2030, we will support an additional 10 million people to reach a living income by scaling up our signature programs. To achieve this, Heifer International relies on its passionate, committed and highly skilled staff.


Reporting to the Chief People Officer, the Global Talent Acquisition (TA) Director is a key member of Heifer’s Global People Department and will guide Heifer’s workforce planning globally and help Heifer thrive in a highly dynamic and evolving environment. The Global TA Director will collaborate with Heifer Leaders and members of the Global People Team to establish/rebuild Talent Acquisition processes and ensure great experiences for hiring managers, and a sense of hospitality for our candidates. He/She will partner with the People Team on compensation benchmarking, career development, culture initiatives, on-boarding, employer branding, diversity & inclusion programs, and training.

The Successful Candidate

To succeed in this role, you will have a track record in evaluating, designing, and promoting Global Talent Acquisition systems within the INGO sector. The Global TA Director will devise and hold oneself and others accountable for TA KPIs and metrics, develop a team that is data-centric and skilled with the Talent Acquisition principles and business needs. The Director will be joining Heifer International during an exciting time of change and needs to hire people who thrive and be creative under such climate. The TA Director will be self-motivated and enjoys delivering, managing, and be managed within a remote setting that emphasizes impact and contributions as a primary criterion for assessment.

Major Responsibilities:

· Drive workforce planning and forecasting. Leverage data and collaborate with Heifer’s Leaders to develop both short-term and long- staffing plans and identifying skill sets and competencies needed to deliver high-quality Signature Programs globally.

· Build the capacity of a proactive, and solution-oriented recruiters globally. Guide the team to execute against objectives and adjust to strategic and Signature Programs priorities.

· Optimize the Applicant Tracking System to ensure maximum value and usability and ensure interoperability with other systems within the People Department.

· Monitor and review progress against recruitment goals and objectives and analyze recruiting activity and metrics to provide insights and take corrective actions as needed.

· Develop and execute diversity and inclusion recruitment strategies and embed into TA practices.

· Collaborate with Talent Development Director on Succession Planning and Leadership Development programs design and implementation to ensure business continuity and retention of high-quality talent.

· Drive engagement with candidates using personalization and proactive, and hospitable interaction. Partner with hiring teams, to continually refine and improve new-hire experience.

· Collaborate with Talent Development Director to design and orchestrate orientation programs Ensure a smooth admin process and provide appropriate communication with new hires prior to start date to provide necessary information to ensure a smooth onboarding.

· Collaborate with stakeholders to review, redesign, and build Heifer’s capacity in the recruitment, deployment, and repatriation of expatriate and TCN staff.

· Review and, when necessary, redesign Heifer’s recruitment tools such as Job Descriptions/Terms of References Guidelines, candidate assessment forms, reference checks, background checks, record-keeping, tests, offer letters, and contracts.

· Collaborate with Business Development Teams to anticipate staffing needs and build Heifer’s capacity in proposal-related recruitment/staffing

· Build Internal, Alumni, and External Rosters and communicate talents globally for suitable assignments.

· Achieve Operational Excellence within the People function by delivering high-quality Talent Acquisition operations across Heifer’s field offices.

· Hold oneself accountable for achieving annual workplans and goals and collaborate with colleagues to help them achieve their goals as well.

Invest in oneself professional development. Stay connected with sector forums and national/international Talent Acquisition forums.

Minimum Requirements:

· BA/BS degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field. A Master’s degree is a plus.

· Continued HR education, GPHR, PHR, SPHR, or SHRM SCP certified.

· A minimum of 10 years of experience in Human Resources with a minimum of five (5) years of Talent Acquisition leadership level within a the Global for-profit or INGOs sectors.

· Demonstrable experience managing full-cycle recruiting, leadership development, and succession planning.

· Technical mindset and passion for the latest innovations in technology

· Proven experience implementing recruitment programs in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, interview training, and optimizing candidate experience.

· Negotiation and influencing skills required.

· Experience in developing processes and workflows, including needs assessment, competency modeling, and HRIS.

· Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.

· Strong initiative and solid judgment abilities/skills

· Must possess a high level of integrity and credibility. Be comfortable operating and working with teams within a matrix structure.

· Collaborative, team-oriented mindset with strong verbal and written communication skills. English language fluency is required.

· Self-motivated, agile, and detail-oriented leader with exceptional organizational, interpersonal skills.

About the Organization


Heifer International has set a goal to help 4 million families within the communities where we work achieve living incomes by 2020. This income will allow them to educate their children; feed themselves adequately every day; and have proper housing, water, hygiene and other essential resources.

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  • Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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