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Director, Talent Acquisition, New Opportunities

Published on 01.03.2023


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Position : Director, Talent Acquisition, New Opportunities

New Opportunities

  • New Opportunities brings the majority of our extensive breadth of technical expertise to ensure large scale transformation of education systems into one team. This team kick-starts new programs in new countries.
  • Each member of the team is responsible for a core area of expertise, and then setting up all work and functions related to that expertise in the new program/new country.
  • This includes putting all relevant policies, practices, systems and technology in place, and leading the hiring of the leader who will take charge of this work as the permanent lead for this body of work.
  • This is our SWAT team, with specialists brought together to solve the critical and urgent problem of launching a state or nation-wide new program.
  • This team must work collaboratively, thrive in creating order out of chaos, and understand that proactive problem solving is a daily task.
  • All members of this team should expect extensive travel to remote and underserved areas, and to be resident in 2 other locations per year, setting up new programs.
  • When not deployed on starting a specific program, each team member will do work with the core technical team which he or she represents, to support special projects, deepen technical knowledge, and otherwise advance in the field.
  • This team is critical to delivering on our shared vision of transforming the lives of 10,000,000+ children, and in so doing seeing peace and prosperity where we work.

Talent Acquisition

  • Talent Acquisition is responsible for bringing together purpose-driven, inspirational talent from diverse backgrounds to ensure we have the right team to deliver on our goals.
  • We are proactive and data-driven problem solvers, and actively work as ambassadors for our work, sharing our successes, and inviting selected leaders to join our teams.
  • To deliver on the promise of empowering teachers to succeed, and supporting all children to learn, the work all our teams do is all encompassing. We need team members who are ready to challenge their minds and hearts each day.
  • We need bright minds who want to be part of building a new globe, a more equitable globe, to join us. We are rigourous in our section and evaluation processes, and then own a very warm welcome to those who join us, ensuring successful onboarding.
  • We deliver excellence in candidate and new employee experience throughout this process. We pride ourselves on seeing the team members we bring build long-lasting and successful careers with us.


About the Role

  • This role will oversee Talent Acquisition of the launch phase of our new programmes globally; and so has an incredible scope. Reporting directly into both our VP, New Opportunities and our VP, Talent Acquisition, you will collaborate closely with key global stakeholders, and lead hiring for our new launches.
  • This role involves close collaboration with group and department leads, VP’s, territory MDs, and our C-suite to ensure a shared understanding of the strategy and value proposition amongst internal stakeholders and external prospects. You’ll be supported by one in-house Talent Acquisition Manager, and will functionally manage the new Talent Acquisition Managers recruited for our new programme launches, during the high-growth initial phase.
  • You’re a highly seasoned talent acquisition and search lead, with advanced sourcing, negotiation and talent attraction abilities, an extremely effective communicator, both written and verbal, and are energized by interacting with people, building relationships, and networking. These things come naturally to you and are what you crave in your working life. A keen sense of ownership, speedy execution, scrappiness and innovation is a must. You’ll be a champion of executive talent acquisition, someone who truly wants to elevate and deliver for the function. You’re someone with a strong ability to multi-task and take ownership of the current talent acquisition process from the get-go. You must be comfortable evaluating processes and creating new ones, thriving in idea generation and execution. You will be able to thrive as a hands-on and dynamic and talent acquisition leader, capable of thinking strategically, building talent networks, and overseeing hiring for high-growth areas.
  • You’ll be equally comfortable as a senior individual contributor as well as a leader overseeing highly-critical recruitment globally. This is a highly impactful and hands-on role, and the Talent Acquisition’s spearhead across sourcing, hiring strategy and delivery for NewGlobe’s new launches globally.

What You Will Do

  • Carry out executive searches and headhunt for key leadership positions, particularly in Africa and Asia.
  • Mentor, coach and lead talent acquisition managers across various geographies; advancing their capability to attract, pipeline, engage and assess candidates more effectively, bringing in and nurturing the strongest talent possible, not just recruit.
  • Oversee the hiring and onboarding of Talent Acquisition Manager you hire for each new programme - enabling them to be fully set up and empowered, as you transition to launching other new programmes.
  • Oversee searches full-lifecycle for a range of roles, primarily through your own efforts but also oversight of any contingent resources / external recruiters as needed. This will cover a range of high-growth programmes globally each year.
  • Create and deploy various hiring strategies and initiatives - around sourcing and hiring practices, talent attraction, employer branding, outreach and partnership programs and internships.
  • Champion best practices of talent acquisition, embody these and oversee the same across your Talent Acquisition teams, across a very high level usage of systems, processes and hiring quality.
  • Review current processes objectively, and relentlessly focus on iteration - across quality of hire, time to hire and experience.
  • Guide senior stakeholders and hiring groups by providing valuable insight and hiring and employment data. 
Required profile for job ad : Director, Talent Acquisition, New Opportunities

What You Should Have

  • Bachelor's degree ideally with superior academic performance.
  • 6+ years within Talent Acquisition; including experience within a recruiting leadership capacity, we particularly value experience in extreme growth situations.
  • A track record of sourcing and hiring for a range of locations globally. Leadership of hiring across regions, and any exposure working and living abroad is preferred.
  • Prior experience within a fast-paced, metric driven Talent Acquisition organization (in-house / corporate or agency), as well as in designing and implementing talent acquisition solutions encompassing talent attraction and outreach programmes to build for longer-term talent pipeline.
  • Extensive headhunting / direct recruitment experience, particularly with building diverse teams. Advanced level of Boolean / active sourcing abilities, able to leverage a wide range of talent mapping, sourcing, engagement and talent attraction channels.
  • Curiosity, grit and a relentless spirit to uncover talent across Africa, Asia and globally.
  • Experience with establishing and maintaining C-level relationships, internally and externally, demonstrating the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations. 
  • Willingness and excitement to travel significantly when New Opportunity work arises - preferably around four to six weeks when setting up a new programme and hiring and onboarding a new Talent Acquisition Manager. Expect up to 50% travel across new launches, likely in Africa and Asia.

You’re also

  • A detailed doer – You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive. You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.
  • A networking mastermind – You excel at meeting new people and turning them into advocates.  You communicate in a clear, conscientious, and effective way in both written and oral speech. You can influence strangers in the course of a single conversation. Allies and colleagues will go to bat for your ideas. You have an existing network from prior experience in the country, preferably in the regulatory, education, or business sectors.
  • A creative problem-solver – Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, NewGlobe works in often fragile, sometimes volatile low-resource communities and with complex government systems. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.
  • A relentless advocate –The children we serve and teachers we empower never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future). You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like.  Every decision you make considers their benefit, experience,
  • and value.
  • A malleable learner –You believe you can always do better. You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others.  You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.
  • A data-driven decision-maker – When making decisions, you don’t rely on your intuition alone. You collect data, you analyze it and make decisions with clear justifications.
  • A curious investigator – You ask why a lot. You don’t just take what you see and accept it. You wonder why it is that way, and are aware that the world we see is created by human choices and actions – and it could be different. You wonder, and see the world as wonderful even when you want to change a part of it that is unjust.
Job criteria for job ad : Director, Talent Acquisition, New Opportunities
Job category :
HR, training
Industries :
Education, training
Employment type :
Permanent contract - Fixed-term contract
Region :
Eastern Province - Kigali Province - Northern Province - Southern Province - Western Province - International
Experience level :
5 to 10 years
Educational level :
Key Skills :
HR training
talent acquisition
Number of Position(s) : 1
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