Regional Recruiting Associate - East Africa

Educate!

Educate!

People & HR
East Africa
Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Position Overview

Educate! has an exciting opening for a Regional Recruiting Associate who will play a critical role in ensuring we attract, hire and retain the best employees, while growing a strong talent pipeline. As the Regional Recruiting Associate, you’ll apply your experience sourcing and hiring top talent to shape the team that will drive growth at an award-winning social enterprise.

Sound like you or someone you know? Apply at this link. Keep reading or visit our website to learn more about Educate!

About Educate!

Africa has the world’s youngest and fastest-growing population. By 2035, the continent is poised to contribute more people to the global workforce each year than the rest of the world combined.

At Educate! we're obsessed with impact. We leverage iterative learning to build highly scalable youth employment solutions aimed at unlocking the potential of the world’s youngest continent.

Educate! prepares youth in Africa learn, earn and thrive in today’s economy by:

1) introducing an employment-focused school subject into secondary, and

2) delivering livelihood bootcamps for out-of-school youth, with a focus on marginalized rural girls and young women.

To date, more than 390,000 youth have been meaningfully impacted across Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya, and along the way, Educate! has become the largest youth employment and skills provider in East Africa.

Educate! is a team of over 250 largely African staff and 300 volunteer youth mentors. We prioritize building an engaging, fulfilling and growth oriented work environment. 50% of our top 30 leaders have been with us for over 5 years, 10+ alumni have started their own organizations and 6 current or former team members were Acumen Fund East Africa fellows.

We have been backed by top foundations such as Imaginable Futures, Big Bang Philanthropy, #startsmall, Generation Unlimited, CIFF and Echidna Giving. Educate! won a 2018 Klaus J. Jacobs Prize and a 2015 WISE Award, and has been highlighted by the World Bank’s S4YE's Impact Portfolio, an Al Jazeera documentary, BBC, The Brookings Institution as one of 14 case studies on scaling education, and the Gates Foundation as a Goalkeepers Accelerator. In 2022, we received a catalytic investment from philanthropist Mackenzie Scott to scale our systems change work.

Educate!'s long-term vision is to design solutions that measurably impact millions of youth across Africa each year. By 2025, we aim to scale our annual reach by 4x and measurably impact over 400,000 new youth.

Performance Objectives

Recruiting

  • Each role we hire for is unique. You’ll adapt and implement creative recruiting strategies to reach prospective applicants. Build and follow robust screening and interview techniques to adapt the process to each role.
  • Implement recruiting processes for high-level global and new country hires
  • Liaising and maintaining relationships with recruitment channel partners including developing partnership agreements and monitoring performance of these channels.
  • Ensure a positive candidate experience for all applicants by responding to enquiries from prospective applicants timely and professionally.
  • Act as a point of contact and build influential candidate relationships during the selection process
  • We value creating an engaging candidate experience throughout the entire process. Provide a memorable interview experience for the candidates.
  • Utilize the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to support interview scheduling, and building pipeline, maintaining candidate data, and analytics and reporting.
  • Work with hiring managers to develop candidate profiles, develop interview and assessment activities and maintain alignment to the recruiting processes.

Build Candidate Pipeline

  • Build networks for best-in-class talent sourcing and internal pipelines for several key functions.
  • Use our recruitment technology to leverage market data to develop insights that inform our sourcing and recruitment initiatives.
  • Implement new strategies to further develop the Educate! brand to prospective applicants.
  • Be a great Educate! ambassador by attracting top talent through innovative recruitment strategies and captivating storytelling that showcases our unique culture and mission.
  • Use our recruitment technology to leverage market data to develop insights that inform our sourcing and recruitment initiatives.

Recruiting Team Support

  • Support our in-country teams in Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda with recruiting needs as they arise.
  • Hold hiring managers accountable to following our recruiting processes 98% of the time

Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment
  • 2-3 years of experience in recruitment is preferred.
  • Attention to detail, organizational and prioritization skills
  • Skills in database management and record keeping; Proficiency in G-suites, Excel and email/internet. Familiarity or experience working with an Application Tracking System (we use Greenhouse) is preferred, but not required
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment and handle a high volume of requests in an effective and timely manner
  • Exceptional judgment in maintaining confidentiality of employee and candidate information.
  • Background in HR, BA, Pyschology preferred not required
  • Fits our Five Cultural Tenets (see What is Educate! About? below); Learn more by looking at Educate!’s culture deck here

Why You Will Brag About Working At Educate!

  • We’ve got the impact.
  • Educate! is designed for scale. We quadrupled operations in 2014, going from 54 to more than 200 schools served. We carefully measure our outcomes, and — here’s the best part — we are maintaining quality at four times the size.
  • We believe in local leadership — 97% of our on the ground staff is African.
  • Our model has gone nationwide in Uganda — Educate!’s model is now incorporated into the national curriculum and exams, impacting thousands more students than we can reach directly.
  • Educate is a well-oiled learning machine. We built our model by methodically testing hundreds of assumptions and we are constantly experimenting, evaluating, and improving.
  • We’re honored that luminaries and leaders like Oliver Wonekha, the Ugandan Ambassador to the US, and Ann Veneman, a former Secretary of Agriculture and head of Unicef, believe in us enough to have joined our advisory board.

What Is Educate! About?

We’re ambitious. Are you? Educate! is growing fast, so new opportunities are opening up and expanding all the time. We’re inspired by people with drive, and we love to help them reach their full potential. We expect everyone at Educate! to contribute above and beyond their job description, grow their skills, and advance their careers, and we are committed to supporting our staff members on that journey.

  1. We put Youth First, Impact-Obsessed - We never forget that Educate! exists to impact youth. We are purpose-driven. We obsess over impact daily and if it doesn’t lead to impact, we want nothing to do with it. We prioritize interacting with and listening to youth. We design and manage the organization to ensure every dollar creates transformative experiences that youth value.
  2. We Exceed Expectations - We take pride in going above and beyond to achieve the best results. When we know what needs to be done, we do it. We don’t wait to be asked and we don’t stop at what is asked of us. We look for solutions as much as we identify problems.
  3. We Are Always Learning - We are committed to seeking and applying new knowledge and ideas. We stay open-minded. We know there is always another way and we are excited to learn about it. We continuously look for resources of all kinds from multiple disciplines. We try new things, experiment, grow, and improve. We invest in learning for ourselves and our teams.
  4. We are One Team, Many Views - We say what we think while treating each other well. We believe that all people have the same inherent value and that diverse ideas and open dialogue fuel excellence. We constantly strive to create an environment where everyone can and does express themselves freely. We support and respect each other as people and colleagues. We act as one team: We prioritize the organization's mission and goals over team or individual goals.
  5. We have the Startup Mindset - We will always keep innovating to grow our impact. We aspire to be game-changing. We never think “we have arrived” or “we’re done.” We question the status quo in our industry. We move fast and embrace change to move towards our long-term vision. We’re not afraid of failure. We interrogate anything that slows us down.

Every person at Educate! — from interns to the executive director — is evaluated by how they live up to these five cultural tenets. They are at the core of how we achieve our mission and why we work as well as we do.

Educate is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In creating this environment, we encourage people from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences to join our diverse team.

Child Safeguarding: Educate! is committed to child-safe/youth-safe recruitment, selection and screening. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory

Certificate of Good Conduct as a condition of employment. We reserve the right to decline to offer employment to an individual or terminate an employment contract with an employee that may pose a risk to children and youth.